Friday, August 15, 2008

Ice Cold

If you pull the lens back a little on a baseball season, then you will generally see that a teams season is made up of hot and cold streaks. There might be some .500 baseball in between, but most teams make their move by going on more hot streaks than cold.

This year the Yankees have had a couple nice hot streaks, but not nearly enough to overshadow the cold ones.

Right now the Yankees seem, once again, to be lost as a team. Pick whatever reason you want. Chemistry, their numbers with RISP, injuries, new manager... Doesn't really matter at this point.

They do have the talent to win, but not when everyone on the team looks as bad as they have the last 2 or 3 weeks.

I'll be at the game Saturday, so hopefully they haven't thrown in the towel just yet. Maybe they can get something going with a few wins of the Royals.

Although at this point would another hot streak matter? If the Yankees win 10 out of 12 games, how improved would their position in the standings really be? Hey at least they sent Melky to the minors finally.

Either way I'll keep following them, because thats whats fans do. Lets hope they give us something to root for the last month and a half or so.

1 comment:

Matt M. said...

Well I have the never say die when it comes to the Yankees cuz. I think the Yankees really can pull out a postseason birth. It was sad to see them let go of Sexson though.

The only good news though for the Yankees world series drought has to be that they are losing all those fickle bandwaggon fans... hmm not surprising most have head over Boston's way. Core Yankee fans are the best in the world... bandwaggon fans, make me embarrassed.