June 25, 2007

Schadenfreude 2 (A Continuing Series)

George King, Post:
You watch the games and can't help but feel the Yankees' run of nine straight AL East titles is finished. What happened to that nine-game winning streak that injected life into the pinstripes? Where did the swagger go? ... What will a dark October feel like? ...

When they look at today's standings, the third place Yankees find themselves 11 1/2 games behind the first-place Red Sox and one half-game back of the Blue Jays. ...

Unfortunately for the Yankees, they are back to the way it was when they dropped 15 of 23. Five of six isn't as bad, but three straight to the Rockies and two of three to the Giants tells you one thing: This is a bad team.
Anthony McCarron, Daily News:
Can it only be a week ago that they seemed firmly in contention?

5 comments:

Bartman said...

The Moose once again gets no support and grouses to high heaven. He shoulda stayed in Baltimore.

By the way, where is Steinbrenner?

phrenile said...

Shuffling to the fridge in his bathrobe and slippers in search of yogurt, I suspect.

L-girl said...

Shuffling to the fridge in his bathrobe and slippers in search of yogurt, I suspect.

This just might be my favourite comment of the entire season.

phrenile said...

Thanks. Can I trade it in for a SoSH membership?

Zenslinger said...

I am feeling this schadenfreude perhaps even more strongly than when we were 14 1/2 up. For one, I got to see the Yanks lose Saturday in 13 innings.

But more importantly, there was that sense several weeks ago that they were a sleeping giant. But now, despite Clemens' arrival and their streak, it's obvious that their weakness are indeed going to be persistent. They will surely win some games from here on out, but I'm getting more and more optimistic that they'll miss the playoffs. They won't be a bad team, of course, not truly bad by objective standards. But like a lot of so-so teams, they won't be in the postseason.

It's really nothing to cry about. Unless you insist of winning the World Series year in and year out. Then it might bother you.