Game 37: No really, what the hell is going on?
Seriously though, what the hell is going on? Has CC caught the suck now? That’s about the last thing we need at this juncture is our ace giving up 6 runs in as many innings. But hey, at least our bullpen didn’t crap the bed. Not that there was much of a bed to crap in at that point, but you take the little things where you can find them.
Since there was no offense, let’s instead direct our attention to Jorge Posada, who apparently got in a snit-fit when Girardi dropped him to 9th in the lineup….and as a result of that, asked out of the game. Dude….no. Just no. You don’t do that. Joe Torre dropped Alex to the bottom of the batting order, and he showed up and played. He didn’t come up with some lame excuse about his back or what have you, just to get out of playing because he didn’t want his ego to take the hit.
On a Yankees message board I read quite frequently, a poster there said that the “dynasty” players have basically held the team hostage over the last few years, and I can’t help but start to think that person is right. There’s no way that someone like Alex, or even AJ Burnett would be allowed to get away with behavior like this, not without getting suspended and/or fined by the the team. The fact that apparently nothing will be happening to Jorge for his temper-tantrum, speaks volumes to me. I loved the dynasty years, they were a fun time to be a Yankees fan….but it’s time to move on from that now, and the sooner the better. I just hope we don’t get swept tomorrow night.