Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Believing Their Own Hype

From Bryan Hoch's article on yankees.com:

"The Yankees (68-35) trail the Red Sox by 3 1/2 games in the AL East, and they find themselves in a three-way tie for the Wild Card lead, leading to a general consensus that the Bombers can settle into the driver's seat from this point out."

Well, besides the fact that their record is far from 68-35 (hey, mistakes happen, they just always HAPPEN to make the yankees seem better than they are), uh, how are they in the "driver's seat"? And in the next paragraph, there's a quote from Torre in which he says his team controls their own destiny.

I'm glad I missed their game tonight, where they scored on an error, thanks to their mystique and all, to take a lead which they never relinquished. It sounded from what I read like the Jays played like the team o' Gils we know them to be.

This whole "Jaret Wright being good" thing isn't working for me. He'll have to pitch against a team that actually tries eventually, though. Who does that dude look like? There's something about his face, reminds me of Chucky or somebody. But without the red hair, that comparison can't work. Maybe it's someone else he looks like. I'll figure it out. He just reminds me of one of those dolls; the type you just don't want to have facing you.

I saw Jaws tonight in Bryant Park. Will have pics up tomorrow. In the meantime, check out this sweet play by Todd Walker from tonight. Try to do what you can to see the entire play. It's really cool.

AP photo

So long as the Yankees stay within striking distance they still have a shot at making the playoffs (not a great shot but not as bad as people are making out). Especially considering the games they have left against us (including those last three at the end of the season).

They might not have the pitching for the postseason, but those bats could definitely keep them afloat to make the playoffs.

(Toronto is our version of the Yankees' Tampa Bay this year. They have killed us. Why can't they play the Yankees as tough as they have played us.)
Wright looked pretty right last night. And any team who has Rivera at the end of their pitching staff, unfortunately, has a chance, especially when they are tied for the WC. We have to beat them head to head. That's how it will turn out.

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