Tuesday, May 29, 2007

In case you were worried about Josh Beckett in his return from the DL, don't be. 7 innings, 3 hits, 2 runs, 7 K's and 1 walk. Even more important, no avulsions, blisters or any other odd skin problems on his finger. Sox win 4-2. The Yankees dropped their 5th straight to the Blue Jays and are now 14.5 games behind the Sox.

Yankee fans are totally spoiled. The New York Times printed this article (registration required) by author Jane Heller, who says she is divorcing the Yankees for "mental cruelty".

Mental cruelty? You dump your team because they're having a lousy two months? That's not being a fan. That's being a front-running, bandwagon jumper. A true fan sticks with his or her team through thick and thin. Jumping ship at the first sign of adversity doesn't cut it.

You want mental cruelty? I lived through Jim Burton, Bucky Dent, Mookie Wilson and Aaron Boone, among others, before I finally got the payoff in 2004.

So, stop whining, Yankee fans. Nobody wants to hear it.


At 6:13 PM, Blogger Brian said...

Worse yet, they're all going to jump on the Mets bandwagon.

Who needs 'em! ;-)

At 4:03 PM, Blogger John said...

Don't forget Bob Bailey... I just read something about the '78 season and the author pointed out that Bailey had 19 strikeouts but only 18 hits as pinch hitter that fateful season.


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