A Whole New Meaning To ‘Bronx Bombers’

The New York Yankees are a ghost ship.

Derek Jeter’s broken ankle is just the exclamation point. From the very start of postseason play, the Yankees have been anemic at the plate.

Stats (via ESPN):

Fun fact to know and tell: The Yanks might be just above the Mendoza Line, but their opponents are even below them.

Regardless, the Yankees strand runners like the MBTA strands riders. So they’re down 2-0 to the Detroit Tigers in the ALCS.

They’ve gone from anemic to pathetic at the plate, mindlessly flailing away without a clue.

That doesn’t mean they can’t come back.

But it’s a long road if they do.



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6 Responses to A Whole New Meaning To ‘Bronx Bombers’

  1. I can’t wait until your followup featuring stats from the 1960 World Series. (Game 7 is my first baseball memory, yet I remained a Yankee fan until the Steinbrenner/Martin ship of fools era.)

    • Campaign Outsider says:

      It’s nothing like 1960, Stephen. That was a bungee series. This is more Chernobyl.

      • Well, if you only score runs in one inning of a series, you’re not gonna win it. That’s one stat that can’t be refuted. (In ’63, the Yankees only scored in 3 innings out of the entire series.)

  2. Laurence Glavin says:

    In honor of the Yankees, the Boston Lyric Opera will be performing the most famous “ghost ship” opera, Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman” next spring: http://blo.org/events/wagners-the-flying-dutchman/ The Yanks will not be in town during that run, nor will the Red Flops who could also be described as a “ghost ship”.

  3. Calcaterra flags what might be “the most New York Post story ever”. “A-Rod: not hitting, but still trying to score.”

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