With the Yankees losing 4 straight games including a sweep at Fenway park, many are looking for answers. The fact that the Yankees often field three automatic outs at the bottom of their lineup is no excuse for their losing streak and the fans are growing restless. However, our intrepid undercover reporting team uncovered some revealing information that gives great insight into the causes of the recent struggles.
"It seemed like a good idea at the time, but now looking back on it, I can see why it may not have been the best idea."
These words were spoken by Yankee manager Joe Girardi after another one of his team field trips that was meant to build team unity. However this particular field trip, which occured on the off day before the Boston series proved to be rather harmful.
"With all the information we have now, I guess it sounds bad, but I really thought a day trip to a Mexican pig farm would be a lot of fun. We left right after our game with Oakland, and got back before the Boston game. If I knew then what I know now, I probably wouldn't have done it."
With the Yankees playing as horribly as they have been, some can't help but wonder if this trip had anything to do with it.
"I don't know." Said Joe Girardi. "No one's come down with any symptoms. Unless playing bad baseball is a symptom of swine flu, but you'd have to ask a doctor that."
We spoke with Doctor Anderson who recently has been working towards preperations to contain swine flu.
"Yes, swine flu would negatively effect how you play baseball. You probably won't be able to play baseball at all if you have swine flu."
And just like that, the recent Yankee struggles made perfect sense. The Yankees have not been playing baseball, which we confirmed is a symptom of swine flu.
"Really?" Said Yankees GM Brian Cashman. "This could be bad."
But not nearly as bad as the Yankees. The only hope now lies in the one uninfected member: Alex Rodriguez.