Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Mostly Dead

Splice Today's Russ Smith comes this close to writing the Yankees' obituary, but stops short. Why? Because as a longtime New Yorker and a longtime Sox fan he has long known what most of us have learned over the past few years: you don't declare the Bombers dead until you see the corpse, and even then you get a second opinion.

7 comments:

Michael said...

I'm pretty sure they're dead this time. You don't throw Pavano, Rasner and Ponson against Garza, Kazmir and Sonnanstine and expect to win.

Jason @ IIATMS said...

/broad generalization alert

Funny that the Yanks fans KNOW the Yanks are done but it's the Sox fans that seem to think the Yanks still have a chance.

Chadillac said...

Jason: It's a Pavlovian response Sox fans have adopted.

Mark said...

Sox fan here: No, they're dead.

aarif said...

Sox fan here, too. I'd agree with the mostly dead since they have so many teams ahead of them, not as much because of the amount of games behind they are.

Also: I strongly recommend that there be more Princess Bride references on this site.

Rob said...

Count me as another Sox fan waiting to see the corpse. With the Yankees, you need to go Rasputin on them before you're ever truly sure.

John said...

Yanks fan here: they dead.

They've all but conceded defeat by letting Rasner and (especially) Ponson start this many games. On Sunday I saw Alfredo Aceves throw two perfect innings against the Jays in his MLB debut; he has a 94 fastball and a great curve and made Lind, Overbay and Rolen look silly. I understand they regret rushing Hughes and Kennedy up to the majors too quickly and are reluctant to interrupt the development of any more prospects. I don't necessarily disagree with this. But they should drop any pretense of an attempt to make the playoffs while keeping guys like Aceves out of the rotation. I know it would be a crapshoot, but with Ponson you least know what you're getting, and it ain't pretty.