LADY AT THE BAT: Two Yankees Losses & A Rant

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Two Yankees Losses & A Rant

I guess we all worried about the wrong things.

Jaime Garcia surprised everyone by pitching well. Jordan Montgomery surprised everyone by pitching poorly. The offense surprised everyone....

Ah, never mind. There's no other way to spin this. The Yankees absolutely stunk up the joint today. After their great weekend against Seattle, during which they shaved their AL East deficit to 2.5 games, they went out and got swept away the the Cleveland Indians. Now, before the night is over, they could be as many as 5.5 games out. 

I asked the following question on Twitter during the first game of today's doubleheader:

I had to include the "no man-splaining" request. Seems like every time I try to be snarky and/or ask a rhetorical question, some guy thinks I need a lecture. In this particular case, the guy would assume I thought the season ended this week, and he'd explain that there are 162 games in a Major League Baseball season, and that it doesn't end until...yadda, yadda, yadda. Yes, it's always a guy.

Anyway, any hopes the Yankees have for winning the division could end this weekend.  In fact, their hold on the first Wild Card is tenuous at this point as well. Things need to change, and fast.

Change has to start with CC Sabathia. Sabathia has handled the Red Sox this season. Perhaps that is why his start, originally scheduled for tonight, was moved to tomorrow.  I missed any interviews of or statements by Joe Girardi as to the reason. When I tried to find out on Twitter, I got man-splained: some guy joked about Girardi's binder as if I'd never heard of it.

I'm writing this in a crappy mood, in case you haven't noticed. Crappy because the Yankees got swept, but even more crappy because of all the fans out there who think they know everything. Everybody wants to show off their analyzing skills. Everybody thinks they know everything. Hey everybody, news flash: You guys don't know anything! If you did, you'd be Major League players, managers or GMs. Most of you don't even have blogs, so stop acting like you're baseball savants. If you were actually on a baseball field, you'd fall flat on your faces. Enough!

Shut up and watch the games.

3 comments:

Jaclyn Krohn said...

Ditto
Enough said
Perfect

Anonymous said...

As to your last paragraph, I really don't care if you are a woman, a blogger, or if you even know more about the game than I do. I've read your blog many times, and it's okay. Sometimes good, sometimes less that good. Your being a woman doesn't mean you know baseball better than a man, nor does it mean your knowledge of the game is less. I guess I don't understand where it comes from. Many of us know the game of baseball, having played, taught and coached for years. I don't think being male had anything to do with my ability to understand the game. I can say, without equivocation, that your last paragraph does nothing to enforce your message. We are often our own worst enemies.

Bernadette Pasley said...

Mr Anonymous: Why do people not affected by something always feel the need to say, "Well, I didn't do it!" This isn't about you, sir. There is no need to explain or defend yourself. Unless you are guilty. As for not understanding where I'm coming from and my last paragraph doing nothing to enforce my message, the title of the post includes the word "rant." That pretty much means that needing to understand it is not a big priority. Thanks for reading.