If You Ain’t First, You’re Last

That doesn’t make any sense at all, you can be second, third, fourth… hell you can even be fifth.

Sage words from Reese Bobby.  It’s not likely that the Bombers will end up fifth, but after struggling to take one of three at Seattle, fourth place is their new seat and one that will probably have to end up feeling comfortable, with the Halos, Rays, and White Sox lined up for their next 10 games.  Selfishly, the weekend felt good to me as the one game our group caught at SafeCo was the one New York ended up winning.  We turned the radio off in the fifth of Sunday’s game when Moose threw the ball away on Ichiro’s bunt attempt, figuring music would be a better choice for the ride home, avoiding some variation on this…or this.

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  • I was there. The Yanks looked flat and seemingly couldn’t care less about the game. The A-Rod pickoff play was just boneheaded, careless baseball. Phil Coke looked good in his inning of relief pitching, though, so there was a bright spot yesterday. And, Jeets cranked one out which was cool. But, you know, when you have the game tying run at the plate in the 9th, and it’s Wilson Betemit v. J.J. Putz’ 98 mph heater, you really shouldn’t expect much. Sigh…

    nettles September 8, 2008, 2:15 pm
  • Jet’s barely beat us…barely.
    At least Brady is out. That really makes me feel better even though it is dick-ish to be happy about someone getting hurt. If the Patties go away, then so do all the loud-mouthed, band wagon fans that appeared from nowhere over the last 6 or 7 years.
    As far as the yankees go…who the hell cares. This team needs some serious work or we are back to the 80’s. Wouldn’t that be great??? Last season in the stadium empty and silent…it’s a f-ing travesty.

    krueg September 8, 2008, 2:31 pm
  • i read something about damon maybe moving to first???

    krueg September 8, 2008, 2:32 pm
  • Yes, Feinsand wrote about it in the daily news.. also Matsui.

    attackgerbil September 8, 2008, 3:01 pm
  • Didn’t they try that with Sheffield? That was a frustrating experiment, though at least Damon has all off-season to learn. Sheffield had to pick it up quickly and then perform during the playoffs–no easy task.

    Atheose September 8, 2008, 3:57 pm
  • yeah, but they tried it with Sheffield in the playoffs. There is a difference there.

    Brad September 8, 2008, 4:01 pm
  • Posada might be in the mix at first, too, depending on how he recovers from his shoulder operation. Hmmm, getting pretty crowded at first base. Am I the only one who sees problems here?

    nettles September 8, 2008, 4:41 pm
  • I wonder if Damon would utilize a cut-off man if he had to throw to third :)

    dw (sf) September 8, 2008, 4:57 pm
  • dw: Whaddya think the pitcher is out there for? ;)

    nettles September 8, 2008, 7:26 pm

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