Ooh Ungowah, Yanks Have Got that Magic Powah

What a beautifully nasty night in the Bronx. A-Rod’s MVP march continues. Homers from both sides of the plate for Jorge. (And you thought he was wearing down? Turns out he’s just getting started.) Sheff’s wrist seems okay enough. Moose goes 7 strong, with 6 ks and 0 bbs. Things went so well the boys even threw a couple of gimmes to their ex-mates, Rondell and Marcus. Meanwhile, the Sox took a plunge in Canada, and by now have all but lost their massive lead in the standings. By week’s end, we hope to have them in our rearview, and permanently. Which means no division crown. Which means, as Murray Chass has so intelligently noted, the Sox season will be a failure, no matter its final outcome. Whoopeee!

PS: A note to all comers: Don’t eff with Paulie Q.

9 comments… add one
  • And, following the pattern of the last few years, the Yankees will fold tragically in the post-season on the cusp of success. No problem with that.

    SF May 25, 2005, 9:08 am
  • Yes, Aaron Boone certainly helped the Yanks fold tragically in 2003 didn’t he?

    Fitzy May 25, 2005, 11:02 am
  • Did you watch him in the World Series that year? Yeah, he helped us fold pretty f$&@#ing well.

    Clay May 25, 2005, 11:05 am
  • Yeah, we all believe that the Yanks are going to continue to get so lucky with the balls being hit right to them, Wang somehow keeping them in the game with that garbage he throws, and Moose keeping this pace? You were getting the shakes early in the year, and they’ll be back again from time to time all year – for Both squads.

    Brad-SF May 25, 2005, 11:15 pm
  • overpaid itiots. yankees suck

    maria May 26, 2005, 11:59 am
  • Wait a minute, I thought the Red Sox were the “Idiots”?
    And they have the second biggest payroll in the universe, so I’m certain many of them are paid beyond their worth…

    Clay May 26, 2005, 1:05 pm
  • I wish I was paid beyond my worth, but yet I totally make up for in in YF v. SF time while here. Second highest payroll? Let’s not get carried away here Clay. I understand what you are saying here, and in some sense I agree, but it’s almost like putting me in a giant aquarium with a Great White shark – I’m the second biggest thing in the tank. Being second does not count when you are so far behind. Like racing Carl Lewis, or riding with Lance Armstong- being second is just like being last. Statistically, second place doesn’t stand a chance, but in reality, anything could happen. The payroll argument will not ever fly with YFSF – even the midget minded person, with just enough economical sense to balance a checking account knows what the Yankees have done, and what they have forced the teams around them to do, and that ruins baseball in it’s truest form. It takes away from the genuine good feeling you get while watching a college game. When it costs 80$ for a ticket to Fenway, and I have to dish that out twenty or thirty times a year, I blame the Yankees. And yes, the Sox did not have to spend that much, and yes they did it on their own, but what would you suggest they do? Much like Baltimore this year and their ever increasing payroll – it’s something they had to do, and will have to continue to do, at least until one certain old man is called on to give up the soul he sold to the devil in the seventies.

    Brad-SF May 26, 2005, 11:46 pm
  • So you think that if the Steinbrenner had not bought the Yankees that payrolls would have stayed nice and low? No other owners would have run up the prices of free agents? I can see Steinbrenner as an accellerant, but the free agent price fire was already going to flare up with or without him.

    Clay May 27, 2005, 11:02 pm
  • i hope your PS wasnt talking about Paul Quantril!! Wow what a game he pitched today!

    edgah May 28, 2005, 7:06 pm

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