Monday, May 10, 2010

Overreact Much?

I just read this column by John Harper over at the Daily News and it seems a bit much. Apparently Burnett's poor start yesterday means that his first four starts were nothing but a cruel mirage. He hasn't learned to pitch well consistently at all. In fact, his other starts were cleverly staged hoaxes. The real games were all played before what we saw televised, all Yankees losses.

Okay, obviously yesterday was ugly. Burnett's record in Fenway as a Yankee? Also ugly. But maybe we should let more than one loss play out before we decide Burnett just doesn't have it.


lady gaganonymous said...

I just read this column by John Harper over at the Daily News...

you could have just stopped there.

Honestly, I'm not even the biggest AJ Burnett fan, but it seems like he gets absolutely no credit for doing well, yet people shit all over him for doing poorly. After last night's game, I kept hearing stuff like NOT A BIG GAME PITCHER!!!!!! Um, okay, there wasn't really anything about last night's game that was a "big game." And seriously? Game 2 of last year's World Series was about as big of a game as the 2009 Yankees played.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

Very true. Game 2 was huge for us. If we don't win that game, we're down two games to none heading into Philly.

It's so silly how people make flash judgments about this team, or a particular player, when we lose, but the overwhelming amount of winning we do means nothing. I guess it's a symptom of a fandom that lives and dies with every morning's standings, but let's try to have a little perspective people.

Rich Mahogany said...

According to an insipid in-game segment about Burnett's Fenway track record inexplicably shot and scored as an old-time silent movie, Burnett was a shut-down pitcher in Fenway for the Jays but has sucked in Fenway for the Yankees. The only logical explanation for this phenomenon is that Burnett will never be a True Yankee and should be released.