LADY AT THE BAT: 11 Comeback Wins & Counting, Plus A Word About Melky

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

11 Comeback Wins & Counting, Plus A Word About Melky

After the Yankees secured their 11th comeback win last night, a feeling came over me that I haven't had since the 2009 season. You remember 2009, right? That was the season the Yankees had 15 walk-off wins. During that season it seemed as if they were capable of winning every single game they played. I hardly ever got down when they were trailing in a 2009 game because they were, most likely, going to come back and win it end the end.

Though the Yankees have yet to record a walk-off win, this season is shaping up to be just like 2009. Why did I only just start feeling that way last night? Because it was King Felix Hernandez they faced, and because the Mariners have a great bullpen. The odds were stacked against them but, they prevailed nonetheless. Final score: Yankees 4, Mariners 3.

A little more about that thrilling 2009 season: A man who was right in the middle of a few of those 15 walk-off wins is now with the Toronto Blue Jays. Yes, I'm talking about Melky Cabrera. The Melkman Delivers. That phrase was uttered dozens of times by Yankees Universe in 2009, and dozens more times in 2012 by fans of the San Francisco Giants. However, after he fell from grace, the Giants and their fans seemed to have forgotten him. He wasn't allowed back on the roster after his suspension and he took himself out of the running for the batting title. So, you would think that his ties with the Giants were completely severed. Then comes the news yesterday that Melky received a World Series ring from the team. What? They banish him from the team, keep him from participating in their playoff and World Series run, then give him a ring?  How in the world does that make sense?

It doesn't, apparently. The fact that the ring was presented to him "in private," and that he didn't even open the package in front of his presenters is proof positive that this is the one of the stupidest moves in baseball this year. I couldn't believe it when I read about it.

I can believe in the Yankees this year, however, and I'm looking forward to more wins. Go Yankees.

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1 comment:

Uncle Mike said...

If I were a Dodger fan, I'd be making a big deal about how this proves the Giants are a corrupt franchise and haven't really earned their 2 titles... and go back to worrying about my team that hasn't won a Pennant in a quarter of a century and is run by a guy who can't manage and an owner who wasn't much of a coach in that other sport, either.

Ah, but I'm not a Dodger fan. I'm a Yankee Fan -- always capital Y, capital F. And I'm enjoying this. The Why'd-Cashman-get-HIM? guys are coming through, Pettitte and Rivera have turned back the clock as well, Granderson is back, Hughes has snapped out of it, and no A-Rod drama. And the AL East has once again, as it was when I was a kid, become a battle between New York, Boston and Baltimore. It's a pleasure.