10 Things We DIDN’T Learn This Weekend

1. Pedro Martinez isn’t as good as he used to be.
2. The Yankees can still beat the Red Sox.
3. The Red Sox can beat the Yankees.
4. Mariano Rivera isn’t invincible.
5. It’s very difficult to win when your starter doesn’t make it out of the second inning.
6. Mike Mussina still deserves to be in the Majors.
7. That losing 11-1 and 14-4 is embarrassing now, but that these games are really no big deal come October.
8. The Yankees YES announcers are dumbasses, saying things like “Pedro Martinez is a better all-around pitcher than he was a few years ago”, then an inning later saying “Pedro doesn’t look the same as he used to”.
9. The Wild Card means a lot.
10. The Division doesn’t, despite the panic that set in here after Friday’s loss and despite the same panic that might set in up in Boston tonight.

3 comments… add one
  • Uncle! With our limited intellect, this post has us thoroughly confused—we had less trouble with the logic section on the GREs. (Apparently the Boston school system forgot to teach SF to avoid double negatives).
    We will come to the defense, however, of the YES team. I somehow missed the comments in question, though I suspect their meaning was that he has become a more crafty pitcher of late since he has lost some of his velociity. Thus he could be a better “pitcher” yet not have the same stuff as in years past. Now, do I agree with this? Not really. Pedro, so long as I have known him, has always been thoughtful and powerful. Be that as it may, I would hardly call Michael Kaye, Jim Kaat, and Paul O’Neill dumbasses.
    We do wish, however, that Kitty would ease up on the praise of Manny’s “soft” hands and “relaxed” attitude at the plate. This is becoming a noisome cliche. Manny may have soft hands, and he may be relaxed in the box, but let’s face reality: his power comes primarily from his incredible quickness and strength, and not his use of Juergens.

    YF September 19, 2004, 7:12 pm
  • Uh, “things we didn’t learn”, as in “things we already knew, that this series had no bearing on our understanding of”. Or, “stuff that’s obvious, that two blowouts and a close game showed to us, but which isn’t really rocket science, but will be all over the media as if the world is ending”.
    It isn’t that hard to figure out, really. Too many G&Ts last night? (inside joke, there.)

    SF September 19, 2004, 7:40 pm
  • An impressive display this weekend by the Yanks at the plate and on the mound. Great job guys! Keep it going!

    JCL (YF) September 19, 2004, 8:42 pm

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