Monday, September 29, 2008

End of the Road...

The season is over, and everyone is now looking forward to the off season. Chances are there will be a lot of changes made to the Yankees. Nothing can really get going though, until Cashman makes up his mind.

Now truly is the hardest time to be a Yankees fan here in Boston. The locals are geared up for the postseason and all I can do is sit back and shake my head.

Hey at least the Jets won.

Thursday, September 25, 2008


What Will Cashman Do?

The Yankee brass seemed on board with the 'Brian Cashman Plan' when they held back from trading their young players for Santana. That move should have signified at least a few more years of the Cashman era as he continued to retool and rebuild the farm system.

Now though, it's really up in the air.

He was given basically full control for a few seasons, but as Hank continues to take a more active role in the organization, that full control could be slipping away.

Does Cashman want to deal with having Hank over his shoulder every day? Can he deal with Hank making comment after comment without checking in with his GM first?

It's a lot for Cashman to think about, even knowing that the Yankees will offer him loads of money.

Monday, September 22, 2008


I haven't posted in a long time.

There's a whole bunch of excuses I could use, but the biggest is that the Yankees just didn't excite me enough to warrant writing about each game or player... I came here a few times and even wrote a few words down, but I couldn't find that spark that I needed to write about this team.

I found that spark again this weekend. My family and I visited Yankee stadium one last time this past Saturday, and we had an amazing time. I didn't really know what kind of feel the stadium would have going into this weekend. The Yankees are all but out of it, players are being booed on a regular basis, and no one knows what this team will look like next season.

But even with that, the Yankees and the fans brought an energy to that Stadium that reminded me of the feeling I get during the playoffs. The stadium has an aura and a vibe that only Yankee stadium can have.

I'm not really eloquent enough to put into words what watching last nights ceremony and game was like. I think there's a thousand writers who will put it better. I know it meant a lot to me and helped remind me why I'm a Yankees fan. The ceremony, the game and the post game all served to remind the sports watching world what type of organization the Yankees have. I know I'll never forget this weekend.

They reminded us of the history, the tradition and the class that makes the Yankees the Yankees.

So this season is about to end and the Yankees will go home. There will be an eventful off season, controversy with Hank, Hal and probably Arod. There will be arguments and debates about who the Yankees should keep, let go and sign. There will be people yelling again as the Yankees get hit with a luxury tax, and as always there will be people calling the Yankees bad for baseball.

In the end, a new season will begin, and a new stadium will provide new memories, history and legends.

It's been very easy to get down on the Yankees the last few seasons and for me, it's been easy to forget their history and tradition. It's been easy to get caught up more in all the controversies than the actual baseball. Now I feel renewed having watched this weekends events at Yankee stadium, and I'm truly thankful to be a Yankee fan.