This happens every season, but the sting stays consistent as fans wonder if this might never end, but it will.
Add the Jorge Posada drama that was just sad, selfish but certainly very human as we can all relate to his situation in some sense.
The reference that is becoming a broken record is the age of the Yankee players and the toll it is taking on the team. I get that age as a professional athlete does take its toll but the media is acting like the Stadium is a nursing home and the player are in depends getting rolled onto the field.
So, I made a short list of the in-field players of the Yankees, Red Sox and the Phillies because they also make up each team’s daily batting line-ups.
I didn’t include pitching because Mariano Rivera defies all odds and older pitchers can still be effective. All around the majors pitching is dominating hitting so it just makes sense.
Shockingly the Yankees have lowest average age of the three power line-ups, not by much but you would never know it from the way they are portrayed.
Recall when Cliff Lee said he signed with the Phillies because the Yankees were getting too old, but obviously he must have failed math class.
What really got my blood boiling was one particular article, written by Michael Silverman of the Boston Globe, called Yankees: Start to finished. Mr. Silverman is making big proclamations and he portrayed the Yankees in such a demeaning way that I can’t tell if he is delusional or scared.
Mr. Silverman pitching stats are outdated as the Rays took a beating from the Orioles 9-3, so how relevant can his opinion really be.
- Sarah Silverman Isn’t A Very Good Sportscaster (wzlx.radio.com)
- Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees MLB Free Picks (sportsfreepicks4u.wordpress.com)
- Yankees Swept, Posada Wept (thesportspoet.net)
- Sarah Silverman Fails At Sportscasting (coltmonday.wordpress.com)
- Boston Red Sox: 10 Things We Learned from the Red Sox-Yankees Series (bleacherreport.com)
- Should Jorge Posada have batted ninth? (offthebench.nbcsports.com)
- New York Yankees Are Not Immune To Slumps (ladylovespinstripes.com)