LADY AT THE BAT: Yankees' Pregame Delay: The Sum Of All Bad Decisions

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Yankees' Pregame Delay: The Sum Of All Bad Decisions

Before an MLB game begins, it is up to the home team to decide if it should be delayed and/or cancelled due to inclement weather. Last night, the Yankees decided to delay their game for nearly half hour, because someone or something told them rain was about to pass through the area.

Of course, it didn't rain, until much later, when the game was half over. We all know what happened after that, even if some of us were too busy sleeping to actually witness it. While the weakest link in the bullpen was the direct "cause of death" last night, the indirect cause was the Yankees' pregame decision to delay the start of the game.

A bad decision. I see it as the sum of all the bad decisions the Yankees have made over the last few years, among them agreeing to bad player contracts and making it too hard for fans to buy tickets on the secondary market. The latter was rectified yesterday when the team and Stub Hub announced a new partnership (although at least one blogger believes the fans are still screwed).

During the press conference yesterday announcing the deal, Yankees president Randy Levine essentially defended the Yankees'  years of bad decision-making when he objected to the media asking if the team would become sellers. According to the New York Daily News, Levine roared, "You (reporters) obviously have nothing more to write about than to write nonsense about that. When we decide to become sellers, if we decide to become sellers, or if we decide to become buyers, you'll know about it. I guess the difference is most of you guys have never run anything. We have a lot of history here of knowing what we're doing, and a lot of confidence in our baseball operations people, so we'll see what happens."

We have a lot of history here? Uh, no, Randy, we had a lot of history here. All we have now are the results of the bad decisions you, Lonn Trost and the rest of your incompetent cronies have made over the past several years. You all need to go.

But, of course, no one is going anywhere, and that is the crux of the problem.

1 comment:

thomas catanzarita said...

There needs to be a change up top. The brass are too out of touch with the fan base. I agree their decision making is questionable at best.