Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Was the 2008 Yankee Season a waste? Of course not, because...
Let the Yankee naysayers have their day in the sun-
The 2008 Season was an embarrassing way to say goodbye to Yankee Stadium.
Every player on the Yankees except for Rivera, Damon, and Nady had down years and contributed to the lousy season.
Cashman wouldn't trade a 4th outfielder, a 5th starter, and the new Mark Prior for Johan Santana.
The Yankees are old, and have too many has been hitters who can't field under contract.
Jeter, the clutch-hitting captain, hit into a double play every time Damon got on first.
The only player with more double plays than Jeter was A-Rod.
While the Yankees are missing the playoffs for the first time since I was in 5th grade, the Red Sox, Mets, and Joe Torre's Dodgers, and even the Goddamn Tampa Devil Rays all look to contend for a World Series ring.
Speaking of Torre, he never missed the playoffs in his 12 Yankee seasons. It took Girardi 1 season to send the Yankees home early.
The naysayers can talk smack about the Yankees all they want, but you know what they can't take from us? I'll give you 3 guesses:
The all-time hit leader?
No, dumbass. That's Pete Rose.
The all-time Yankee career hit leader?
No, that's Lou Gehrig.
The Yankee single season hit leader?
No, that's Don Mattingly.
Fuck, I don't know, tell us Devo.
Yes, that's right ladies and Gentlemen, praying to Mecca 5 times/day since the holy month of April has finally paid off! Tonight, September 16, 2008 at approximately 7:15pm, Derek Jeter became the all time leader for career hits at Yankee Stadium! Boston, you can have your October baseball, because I get to say that I was listening to John Sterling and Mrs. John Sterling when Derek Jeter, Mr. November himself, made history. (At least in a Yankee-Records-Matter-More-Than-Normal-Sports-Records-Because-We're-The-Motherfuckin- Yankees kind of way.)