As noted in a previous post I have been a life long fan of the Yankees. Sadly I have little faith in their winning either today or at the next game in Texas if their is next game. The Texas Rangers are a better team despite having a mediocre manager, and they have never won a championship series such as is within their grasp. On the other hand the Yankees are aging and no longer have the aggressive spirit they demonstrated in the past. The eighth inning superiority they showed in Texas was a fluke. They have blown chances leaving too many men on base. Since we are in the post season now, no one can fault A.J. Burnett for his performance anymore than Andy Pettite. These are human beings who make mistakes that other players monopolize on. The main thing is that the Rangers are hungry for wins and they have the drive that could be propelled forward by one major star pitcher and a few yet to make the grade. They have the offense and defense to win and their bull pen has not let them down. So for the Yankees, it will be the old Brooklyn Dodger cry “WAIT TIL NEXT YEAR”. However the general manager and ownership of the Yankees must take a hard look at who should be kept on the roster. I would love to eat my words.
THE NEW YORK YANKEES: WHY THEY CANNOT REACH THE WORLD SERIES