Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Bookmark this Column for October

Here, Bob Klapisch documents the monumental pitching problems the Yankees are going to have to overcome in order to contend this year.

Here, a New York sportswriter notes just how Alex Rodriguez is literally carrying the Yankees on his back thus far with his unprecedented April. There have been many other articles like it.

It's been a nice month of coverage for Rodriguez, but given that the New York media seems to go out of its way each year to slag on A-Rod despite his Hall of Fame-worthy performances, I am willing to bet my children that if the Yankees fall out of contention in the AL East, someone, somewhere, will write the "A-Rod only puts up good numbers on losing teams" column, somehow blaming him for the Yankees missing the playoffs for the first time in 13 years.

So, bookmark Klapisch and deploy as necessary this October.