Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Yanks Drop First Game to Os, Tied to Various Trade Possibilities

The Good

The Yankees continue to lose, because whenever the Yankees do anything, they make a tradition out of it. A proud one. Filled with home runs (three in this game).

The Bad

The Yankees lost another game to a division rival. The Yanks like winning pennant races, but they can only do that if they're in one, so they must create the necessary conditions.

Once the conditions are created, Cashman can make that one big splash before the deadline that guarantees the Yankees prevail in the pennant race. Cliff Lee? Ty Wiggington? Albert Pujols? Anything's possible . . . if the Yanks are in a pennant race, that is.

The Ugly

Randy Levine recently gave an interview in which he was asked why the Yankees have won so many World Series in the last 20 years, while the Kansas City Royals have won so few.

"I read some books, and I genuinely believe that the reason we have been so successful, and the Royals not, is because of culture. Our culture allows us to win, to make the right moves, and develop our talent."

These statements have caused considerable controversy, particularly because they seem deaf to the fact that the Yankees have had a significant spending advantage over the Royals. It is yet to be determined whether this controversy will derail the Yankees' season, or be forgotten come the fall.

Donations Will Continue

The Yankees continue to help the kids, hitting three more home runs last night (One each from Ibanez, Chavez, and Ichiro), yielding another $6.

Raul Ibanez 14hr = $28
Nick Swisher 14hr = $28
Andruw Jones 12hr = $24
Derek Jeter 8hr = $16
Curtis Granderson 28hr = $56
Alex Rodriguez 15hr = $30
Robinson Cano 22hr = $44
Mark Teixeira 20hr = $40
Eric Chavez 9hr = $18
Russell Martin 12hr = $24
Jayson Nix 4hr = $8
Dewayne Wise 3hr = $6
Chris Stewart 1hr = $2
Ichiro Suzuki 1 hr = $2

Total 163hr = $326


Tigs said...

Derek's new girlfriend (according to page 6) was born in 1990.


Tigs said...

Derek's new girlfriend (according to page 6) was born in 1990.


Roberto E. Alejandro said...

That is gross. I'm a fair bit younger than Jeter, and if I was dating a girl born in 1990, it would still be gross.