A Circus

Alex Rodriguez has been benched, Mark Teixeira is batting cleanup, and Curtis Granderson has been moved UP one spot in the order.

Such is life in the land of the New York Yankees.

I can only laugh at what has transpired the last week.

Alex Rodriguez has been many things in his career.  A juicer, a choker, an MVP, and a bad teammate are all labels that have been affixed to him.  ARod can now add scapegoat to his resume, and make no mistake about it, that is exactly what this is all about.

Curtis Granderson and Nick Swisher have been even more dreadful than ARod has, yet in the lineup they remain today.

Mark Teixeira has hit only THREE home runs in 121 postseason at-bats as a Yankee and yet in the lineup he remains.

The Yankees inability to score rests squarely on the shoulders of a group of choking underachievers, of which ARod is only one member.

Never has a more negative aura surrounded a postseason Yankee team.

Try and enjoy the game.

About Michael P.

I am a Saratoga Springs, Ny resident whose been sports obsessed since I was 5 years old.

Posted on October 12, 2012, in No Category. Bookmark the permalink. 44 Comments.

  1. Why you bring up Tex when he has been one of the few people producing this series I have no clue

  2. AGAIN,,…. AROD SHOULD NOT BE A SCAOPEGOAT,….. WHEN YOU HAVE A TEAM WITH TIEXERA, CANO, SWISHER, ANDS GRANEWRSON ON IT,…. THE NEW CORE THAT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR POSSIBLE UPCOMING CHAMPOIONSHIPS,… MAYBE EVEN STARTINGF THIS SEASON

    WITH JETER ON THE TEAM , AND YOUNGER PLAYERS THAT CAN HIT,. LIKE NIX AND NUNEZ,

    AND FLAT OUT PITCHING

    AROD HAS A MEDICAL ISSUE, I TRULY BELIEVE IT

    EYE CORTRECTION, LASEC SURGEY,.. AND THEN PEACTICE IN THE OFF SEASON HITTING
    ]
    WHY HE HAS THIS ISSUE, IS SPECULATIVE, …… BUT HOW MANY TIMES DO WE NEED TO SEE PEDS BREAKING PLAYERS DOWN, BEFORE WE RECOGNIZE IT

    ALCOHOL, COCAUINE,… ALSO HURTS YOUR ABILITY TO GET A HIT

    WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT ARODS PROBLEM IS

  3. To me, this a BAD Reality show entitled “the Dysfunctional Yankees”!!

  4. I DONT KNOW OR REMEMBER how many players wore presciption glasses in the majors,…

    but, i have a memory of skip lockwood, a mets pitcher, wearing actual glasses while pitching

    no?

    you need 20/20 vision at least, to play in the biog leagues,.. corrective leneses,… can make one 20/20

    maybe arod needs his eyes checked, and corrected

  5. Now I know A-Rod has been hitting just awfully, but look at his career numbers vs. Hammel: .364 AVG / .462 OBP / .909 SLG / 4 HR / 9 RBI!

    Swisher has hit .286 AVG / .444 OBP / .571 SLG off Hammel in his career.
    Granderson has hit just .214 off him, with 1 HR in 14 AB.

    Good thing is that the Yanks have a bunch of guys who have done really well against Hammel:

    Ichiro: .583 AVG / .615 OBP / .583 SLG in 12 AB.
    Cano: .348 AVG / .333 OBP / .522 SLG, 1 HR, 4 RBI in 23 AB.
    Jeter: .318 AVG / .318 OBP / .500 SLG, 1 HR, 4 RBI in 22 AB .

  6. THE YANKEES HAVE TO STRIKER EARLY, OR THEY ARE DONE,…BUCVK WILL REIGHTY LEFTY THE YANKEES TO DEATH, AND ALSLO USE THE SIDEWINDER,…….

    THE YANKEES ARE FINISHED UNLESS THEY JUST HAMMER THEM BALTIMORES OUT OF IT WITHIN THE FIRST 5 INNINGS

  7. How exactly has Cano been left off this list of underperformers of 2012???

    Speaking of bad aura, if you read the blogs and message boards, that’s all there is is bad aura. This group of miserable, spoiled, self entitled group of whiners known A’s Yankee fans makes you want to throw up in both shoes and take a five mile hike through a volcano. These arethe people that have been complaining all year about an offense that ranks at or near the top in pretty much every important category in the AL. These are the people that have pointed to teams like Texas (where are they now?) and Detroit (had FIVE earned runs through their first four games) an said “why can’t we be that consistent?”. It sucks that so many of them have gone cold; even our biggest offensive threat is back to swinging at everything. After last night there’s calls for blowing up the team and rebuilding, A’s if these same fans have the emotional fortitude to withstand any sort of rebuilding process.
    What a pantload.

  8. If you want to blame someone for the loss last night put it on Girardi. He failed to get Gardner into the game defensively. If he did Ichiro would have moved to right field and easily would have held Manny to a single.

  9. WHAT BIS BIGGER,——IN NEW YORK YANKEE LORE——— BILLY TAKING REGGIE OUT OF A GAME BECAUSE OF A FLY BALL ,. KIOR AROD BEING BENCHED

    IT ISNT EVEN CLOSE IN MY MIND

    PULLING REGGIE FROM A GAME WASA WAY BIGGER DEAL THAN WHATS GOING ON WITH AROD

    YIOUY REMOVE PED’S FROMN AROD, AROD COULDNT SHINE REGGIES SHJOES AS A PLAYER

    THEN YOUY LOOKM AT POST SEASONS

    FORGETABOUTIT

    REGGIE WAS WAY MORE CLUTCH THAN AROD

    REGGIE GOT 5 RINGS, AND ALMOST GOT 5 MORE
    ]

  10. HERE IS A REOCKING BLUES,, I COULDA PICKED JOHNNY WINTER, OR OTHERS,…. BUT ILL GO WITH ERIC ON THIS ONE,…FROM UNPLUGGED—– CREDIT GOES TO MT\V,…. CBS, NATYIONAL AMISMENYTS, COPYWRIGHT

  11. GOOD AFTERNOON, URBAN BLOGGERS! ….5 PM GAME, FROM WHAT I AM TOLD. ALSO, A NEW, AND CREATIVE LINE-UP. SOON, DELIA WILL POST IT, AND WE SHALL SEE WHAT COURSE JOE GIRARDI WILL TAKE TODAY………………I’LL BE DARNED, IT’S TOMMY ‘GUN’ TWASP!..WELCOME BACK.

  12. no, gthe lkinesups been posted patrick,…….. take a look,…… just after wfan posted itm,,…. they postec it hours early,.. to clear quuestions aboubt arod niot in the klineup

    tommy gun is dead?, no?,…… nhe had aids,.. the guy from rockie 5,…….. he was a real contender

    how he got aids ius specuculative,…. but they did allow him to fight with it in real life

  13. DELIA…OUR SPECIAL LADY…THANK YOU FOR POSTING THE LINE-UP CARD. …AND, THANK YOU JIM2222/444 FOR THE HEADS UP…..ALSO, ERIC CLAPTON, NICE CHOICE.

  14. Geez, I spend hours writing and editing 2000 word columns that draw a handful of comments. I write this little tiny article and get 40 comments in two hours? LOL!!

  15. Comments and music videos

  16. You picked the Yankees to beat the Orioles, how did you do in the other 4?

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: