LADY AT THE BAT: The Page Has Been Turned. Almost

Monday, April 27, 2009

The Page Has Been Turned. Almost

The Yankees are back at .500 after being swept by the Red Sox over the weekend. Being at .500 at the end of April is not a bad thing at all. Neither is being swept by the Red Sox in April (contrary to what some fans might think). What's bad is how the Yankees were swept: Mariano's blown save on Friday night, Bruney's injury and the implosion of the bullpen on Saturday and Jacoby Ellsbury's steal of home last night.

Last night. Over the weekend. Not tonight. Not this week. That's the way the Yankees will look at this series. They've turned that page and are looking toward the next series in Detroit. Well, almost. While Joe Girardi gets his team ready for the Tigers today, you can rest assured that wood is being gathered and matches are being lined up. As the wood is piled up and the matches are being taken out of their boxes, you'll start to hear the cries: "Fire Joe Girardi! "Fire Joe!" "Joe must go!"

If they take at least 2 out of 3 in Detroit you wont' hear this. The wood will be abandoned and the matches will be forgotten. If they don't, put this together with Girardi's 2008 failure to make the postseason and you'll definitely hear calls for Joe Girardi's head.

Bernadette

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