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The worst start of a season series with the Boston Red Sox since 1985…
Yes, Julia of Julia’s Rants has won yet again with the Red Sox sweep of the two-game series with the Yankees. I think it’s time to take a hiatus from any wagers with Julia. Maybe Canuck should step to the plate since she seems to have better luck. I am certainly not getting the job done, so I suppose I should be demoted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre.
Sadly, there is a pink Red Sox cap in my future, but it will take a few days to make its way from Boston. So, I have 48 to 36 hours before the humiliation truly begins. Hopefully, the Yanks can enjoy a reversal of fortune with the Tampa Bay Rays before they begin the weekend series with the always pesky Baltimore Orioles. Meanwhile, I will continue to wear this hat with pride…
I know that it’s still early in the season, but if the Yanks continue to underperform against key rivals, particularly the Red Sox, Joe Girardi’s future as Yankees manager will truly be in doubt. I am not a proponent of change for simply making a change, but at some point, the manager has to be held accountable. It doesn’t help that Joe Torre and the Los Angeles Dodgers just extended their home winning streak to start the season to 12 games. And they used a stellar pitching performance from noted disappointment Jeff Weaver to get the job done last night. He didn’t give up 4 runs to start the game. I am sure that’s what led to the ‘We want Torre!” chants in the 9th inning at Yankee Stadium. Of course, Torre’s not available. As much as I would like to see Donnie Baseball return as manager, I would suspect that the next Yankees manager would most likely be someone like Bobby Valentine.
Given that choice, I’d rather stay with Girardi and take my chances. It will help to get Alex Rodriguez back, however, his production will only make up for the loss of Jorge Posada so there is an incredible amount of pressure on GM Brian Cashman to do something. I said it in spring training, and I’ll say it again, The Yankees need a backup catcher that can hit. At Posada’s age, nagging injuries are to be expected. Jose Molina at bat feels like a weak-hitting pitcher in the NL. If he’s the Yankees starting catcher for an extended period of time, the Yankees season is in trouble.
The Yankees need to remember who they are, and begin to play like it…
Enjoy the victory, Julia! But as Arnold Schwarzenegger would say, “I’ll be back!”