TomS wrote:$%^$ing Stienbrenner and his bottomless checkbook! Fat lot of good it's doing him this year. He He.
Good news for Red Sox Nation. Schilling is getting healthy again. He pitched 5 innings in Pawtuckett yesterday.
Hey here's an idea. You do a Yankees theme on your rig, and I'll do a Red Sox theme on mine. We'll park 'em side by side teardrop getherings.
Yankee fans are not in love with Steinbrenner EITHER, but the guy will do anything to win, regardless of cost. He's fortunate to be in the biggest money market, so what he would do in another, smaller market, I don't know. But I don't think it would be that much different.
The son of a bitch wants to win at any cost. Torre's been doing that for him, and that's why Torre is still THERE after so long.
As far as paying the big bucks for the big players, that HASN'T gotten us that many championships. Most of those guys crap out. They just want that last big paycheck before retiring. Take a look at Randy Johnson. Conseco. Boggs. Arod. The list goes on and on--90% of them don't PRODUCE when it matters. It's the utility players and the bench that win you championships--and if you look at the Yankees pitching, besides our RELIEF pitching, it ain't very impressive.
With so much talent on the bench, and platooning--which the Yankees may not have invented but that they were really the first to make major use of years ago...
And with everyone scared of not getting on the field and that it's all over for them, THAT'S what makes these guys perform.
Believe me--last year was a MISERABLE series for us Yankee fans. But as a Yankee fan, being 6 games back now, before July 1st, really means nothing to us. That's not bravada--there are just so many games to go that it doesn't matter--especially the way Steinbrenner and Torre make their moves.
Now, when the Mets beats the Yankees last week, THAT really killed us!!!
But as far as a Yankees TD--I don't like them THAT much!!!