Yankees lose playoff series in close game, after choking many opportunities to win
Irv P., former baseball coach and Yankees fan, writes to a friend who says the Yankees are like Nazis who won’t anyone else live, with a cc to me:
You’ll be happy to note that the Yankees got knocked out of the playoffs last night by a score of 3-2 against Detroit. All of them failed miserably in the clutch to come up with a key hit that would have won the game. Very frustrating for those of us who know they are Nazis but love them anyway.The friend who says the Yankees are like Nazis who won’t let anyone else live replies:
The lead photo in the Post and the Times is of Alex “$200,000 per game” Rodriguez walking dejectedly away from the plate after striking out for the last out in the game as the Detroit catcher, behind him, starts to jump up in celebration.Irv replies:
The real failure came in the 7th inning when he came up with the bases loaded and one out. A single ties the game and a fly ball would bring in a run to narrow the deficit to one run. The second strike which he fouled off, was a mistake by the pitcher…a fastball right down the middle, belt high. (What we call a “cookie”). He struck out. Failed to put the ball in play. As I said, he wasn’t the only culprit. They all choked at one time or another in this disaster. They’re all overpaid! I considered going, but the prices for a decent seat were just too high.
There is something which is missing from all the analysis of the Yankee’s loss to the Detroit Tigers in this year’s ALDS. The Yankee roster, management, style, coaching, defense, pitching, hitting, trade choices and schedule have all been minutely examined in order to determine “what went wrong” for the Yankees. How could they have lost?
Posted by Lawrence Auster at October 07, 2011 03:35 PM | Send