I yield to no man in my admiration for Olympian closer Mariano Rivera, but really – the Yankees have got to stop playing the boneheaded baseball they’ve descended into.
Regardless of the ballclub’s performance, the Friday New York Times homepage was all upbeat about the hometown team’s victory over the Philadelphia Phillies:
The Yankees defeated the Phillies 3-1 in typical fashion, with home runs, strong starting pitching and Mariano Rivera. The Series is now tied at one game apiece.
Typical fashion? You wish there was anything typical about this post-season for the Yankees.
Exhibits A through C:
• What was the inestimable Derek Jeter thinking when he bunted – foul – two strikes down with two on in the bottom of the seventh last night?
• Why does Johnny Damon keep swinging at the first pitch?
• Can the Yanks squander that many opportunities and still win the World’s Serious?
I seriously doubt it.