If it were earlier in the season it would be easy, as a fan, to follow that well-worn player mantra about turning the page and moving on. But it's August 30th, and with the Orioles nipping at the heels of the Yankees, it's very hard to get a loss like yesterday's out of one's system. At least, for me it is. I keep thinking about everything that went wrong in that game and, as a result, it is very hard for me to feel positive about the remaining games of the season.
I don't feel hopeless yet, but I do feel helpless, especially today, an off-day for the Yankees. The Orioles close out their series with the White Sox this afternoon. An Orioles win would bring them to within 3 games of the Yankees, which would mean that, by the time their showdown with the Yankees ends on Sunday, they could be tied for first place in the division. The Orioles! With a loss today, the worst that could happen would be a
Update, 8/31/12: So the division lead is 3 games now. I want so much for it to be 6 on Monday morning, but I'll settle for 4. Go Yankees!
Update, 9/1/12: Two games! Last night's game reminded me a of a playoff game: the kind the Yankees have been losing the past few years. It's getting harder not to feel hopeless.
Update, 9/2/12: Today the Yankees have a chance to end this series with a division lead bigger than it was when it started. If that doesn't happen, at least they'll still have sole possession of said lead. Go Yankees!