When Your Best Just Isn’t Good Enough…

 

Thoroughly and soundly defeated…

 

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Words are hard to find after the Red Sox rallied to beat the Yankees 4-3 last night to cap a sweep of the three game series and extend their 2009 record against the Yanks to 8-0.  If the Yankees had won only one game, they’d be in a tie for first.  As it is, they stand two games back with the Toronto Blue Jays nipping at their heels.  Of course, you know it is just a matter of time before the Tampa Bay Rays get hot and go on a 10-game win streak.

 

 

 

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The Yankees weak bench and dreadful bullpen were exposed in this series.  The team’s approach to resolving the issues is to do nothing.  That’s apparently not working…

 

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Congratulations to Julia and her beloved Red Sox.  They played hard and never gave up.  Like one New York paper wrote, if it is the two teams’ destiny to meet in the ALCS, Boston should go ahead and print World Series tickets…

 

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There’s no rest for the weary as the Yankees return to Yankee Stadium to face the New York Mets for a three game series beginning tonight.  The timing obviously couldn’t be any worse for what is generally a very intense rivalry.  The Mets are coming off two consecutive g extra inning defeats to the Philadelphia Phillies (who took 2 of 3 from the Mets), and are probably looking forward to finding the cure that ails them against the psychologically weakened Yanks.  The Yankees need to put the last three days behind them, and remember how they were playing before the disaster in Boston. 

 

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It’s time for Joba Chamberlain, who faces the Mets’ Livan Hernandez tonight, to continue his progression toward pitching like a frontline ace…

 

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Meanwhile, it is my hope that the Phillies continue their late inning magic at Fenway Park this weekend.

 

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Last night wasn’t a complete disaster as the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Orlando Magic, 99-91, to go up 3 games to 1 in the NBA Finals.  But this has been a frustrating week to be a sports fan with the Yankees’ ineptitude against Boston and the continued Brett Favre fiasco in Minnesota.  I am looking forward to sunnier days…

 

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Have a great Friday!

–Scott

P.S.  Julia, don’t worry, we’ll be ready to end the streak on August 5th at Yankee Stadium!  Mark your calendar, my friend!

2 Comments

Scott – last night’s come from behind win for the Red Sox is really a reflection on how far they’ve come in the last few years; especially since 2004. Games like last night were the ones we would routinely lose – and yet over the years the Red Sox have discovered whatever “it” is that allows them to dig deep down and tough out those games. Watching the Yankees over the last few games I see that they don’t whatever that “it” is inside of them. They had the demoralized looks on their faces that I know only too well being a life-long Red Sox fan. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t overjoyed at the Red Sox beating the Yankees 8 straight. But I’d also be lying if I said that “Of course I expected this!” Certainly I hoped for it – like I hope we will beat the Yankees every single time we play them – but to actually expect it to happen each time? Well, maybe this is the year that we will! ;-) Can we play your guys for the ALCS today and just call it a season? It will be interesting to see were our teams are when we meet again in August. Yes – I suspect the Phillies will be tough for us this weekend and your subway series? That will not be easy either. And fine – it appears that I can not pick basketball winners! lol! I’m dong just fine in baseball thank you and just wait for football season! ;-)

Have a great day! I think I’ll a canoe to get to school this morning, yikes!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Oh – I forgot – GO NEW YORK!! Mets that is! GO METS! ;-) Just love that Subway Series!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

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