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Aug
27
2008

Red Sox Push Yanks To The Brink

It's over, Johnny.

Sidney Ponson struggled, Bobby Abreu's miscue in right opened the door to a seven-run eighth inning and Dustin Pedroia and Jason Bay combined to knock in eight runs as the Red Sox pounded the Yanks 11-3 in the Bronx.  The loss dropped the Bombers seven games back of the wild-card leading BoSox with 30 games remaining.  The Yankees may still be mathematically "alive" for a playoff berth and I'm not one to give up easily, but that would require a serious run.  And if you use your eyes, your common sense, you would realize that this team hasn't made a run the entire season.  Why, or how, would they rip one off now?

My brother and I were at my cousin's for this one and we were all hard pressed to come up with a positive spin for the rest of the year.  I wish I could persevere through this latest setback and do my little roundup, but I'm tired.  Sick and tired.  So, no roundup.  I knew there would come a year when the Yanks wouldn't make the postseason during their recent playoff run (and had a feeling that this could be it at the start of the season), but it still didn't prepare me for it.

It's only fitting that I put up a final video/song for the Yanks and the 2008 season -- "Pull The Plug" by Death.


Mike Mussina (16-7, 3.45 ERA) will go against Jon Lester (12-5, 3.49 ERA) in Thursday's afternoon finale.  Again, I usually do a little "scouting" in this spot, but I'm just not up to it.

And I don't think the Yanks are, either.
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2 Comments
[August 28, 2008 6:34 AM]  |  link  |  Reply
Phil said

I agree. Hard pressed to find any positives now. Song choice is perfect. You had me rocking at 6:30 a.m.

[August 28, 2008 8:11 PM]  |  link  |  Reply
Mike replied to Phil

Yeah, I didn't want to "pull the plug," but these past two games were a real reality check.






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