Your team thumped the Yankees again this weekend, taking two of three and continuing to look awesome.
The Yankees have used at least five pitchers in ten straight games, which appears to be a record of pitching ineptitude unequaled in the history of baseball. What the team wouldn’t do for John Wetteland now….or, for that matter, Roger Clemens?
There is even talk that George Steinbrenner will fire Joe Torre, which is bizarre on so many levels, not the least of which is that Steinbrenner’s brain is supposedly turning into mashed potatoes, so how does he even know what’s going on?
More seriously, how could you even think about firing a manager for the Yankees’ current dilemma? Torre has had three hurt startersâMike Mussina, Chien Ming-Wang, and Carl “Even My Girlfriend Thinks I’m a Wimp” Pavano. His ace reliever has an ERA around 10, and his set-up guys aren’t doing much better. HIs hitters are also flailing. Bobby Abreu can’t buy a hit, Hideki Matsui is ice-cold, Robinson Cano isn’t hitting well, Johnny Damon is at .240-something, and even A-Rod has dropped off a bit.
So, let’s see: no pitching, not much hitting. Definitely must be the manager’s fault.
As for the Sox, they look very impressive…if their pitching can sustain its current level, and they can stay healthy, they’re going to be tough to beat.