Times Change


The playoff push, that would have
ensued had the Yankees showed up for this series, needs to be called off.  Please don’t tell me about the Rockies or other miraculous events regarding the wild card.  The Yankees post-season streak is over.  For the first time since I was a college Sophomore, the Yankees will not make the playoffs.  If you told me be back then that the Yankees would make the playoffs thirteen straight seasons and have four more World Series titles I would have called you crazy.  But back then I also thought Candlebox was going to be the best band ever, that Zima was the beer of the future and that A**hole was the greatest drinking game ever.  It was a great run for us all, but in 2008 the Yankees are best served by not making the playoffs.  This team isn’t healthy or clutch enough right now to make a legitimate push in the playoffs.  It’s not going to be easy to watch baseball in October this year, but long term this is going to be beneficial, mark my word.  (So what I was wrong about Candlebox and Zima, I am certain I right this time.  I think.)                  

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  • Carl Pavano put on waivers.

    Brad August 28, 2008, 10:12 am
  • And I’ve spent many a night as A-hole; the game is simply awesome… but….Zima?

    Brad August 28, 2008, 10:13 am
  • I wouldn’t admit to Candlebox.

    walein August 28, 2008, 10:32 am
  • I am nearing the big 3-0 and i still play smashhole whenever i binge drink with friends.

    Ric August 28, 2008, 10:36 am
  • Absolutely, Ric. Although, we play a very similar game called President. I think they’re the same thing.

    Brad August 28, 2008, 10:37 am
  • I’m a man, I have no problem admitting when I am wrong. Candlebox was good, in 1995.
    My A**hole days are over, but my Beer Pong days are in full effect. I am not ashamed of being a 33 year old Beer Pong addict.

    John - YF August 28, 2008, 10:44 am
  • I’ll see you guys next year.

    Lar August 28, 2008, 10:59 am
  • Hey, hey… HEY. A-hole *is* the greatest drinking game ever. Now f-ing drink cause I be pres-o-dent!

    DUFF - SF August 28, 2008, 11:08 am
  • Pete Abe is reporting that Alfredo Aceves has been called up and is in the locker room as we speak.

    John - YF August 28, 2008, 11:17 am
  • It seems a lot of us are around the same age…33 here too.
    Asshole is a great game, what about “Circle of Death” or “Kings”???? You can’t be serious with Zima and Candlebox sucks but then again, so do the Yankees!!! Time to flip the page to football season YF’s…pack it in for the year.
    The big question is what changes will be made? Does C.C. even want to play in NY? Doesn’t really seem so from what I’ve been reading…

    krueg August 28, 2008, 11:27 am
  • Yeah, K.
    My guess is LAA before it even starts. The article in SI last month said he’s already started building a new mansion there, and loves California.

    Brad August 28, 2008, 11:38 am
  • The other Orioles fans and I just moved over to make space for you on the non-playoff couch. We’re used to sitting here but we’ll let you hold the remote. Just don’t pass it to my Phil’s loving, overly gloating boyfriend, o.k.?

    Agategoddess August 28, 2008, 11:38 am
  • CC ends up with Dodgers that’s my guess. LAA needs Tex more than CC.

    John - YF August 28, 2008, 11:48 am
  • Asshole, Name Game, Quarters, Beirut, Beer Die, Boat Races, Speed Quarters, Flip Cup…
    I’m thirsty.

    LocklandSF August 28, 2008, 12:09 pm
  • Flip Cup –
    Herpes on a table. All that flipping your own cup onto everyone else’s already partially consumed partially not consumed beer. Cups sliding all over a small layer of beer film coating the table.
    Ugh. Once you think about it, this game gives you the creeps. ha.

    Brad August 28, 2008, 12:25 pm
  • I actually think Manny will make a push at LAA as well. But you’re right, LAD makes sense for CC as well.
    I really, really hope that happens.

    Brad August 28, 2008, 12:27 pm
  • Who the hell do we get then????
    I am great at speed quarters! What about anchorman? It’s amazing I graduated from college…I barely remember 1997!

    krueg August 28, 2008, 12:29 pm
  • I graduated Thank the Laude.

    Brad August 28, 2008, 12:39 pm
  • And I never in my life thougt I’d quote the ‘ragin ‘cajun, but he was our speaker for commencement, and that’s the joke he told to the Cum Laude section, of which, I was not a part of.
    I had a real major though, so really, I didn’t mind:)

    Brad August 28, 2008, 12:40 pm
  • I don’t know what this says about me but I like games, and I like drinking, but I never got really into drinking games. The game got in the way of actualy drinking too often. Or maybe the lack of a vibrant fraternity system at BU kept me from developing a proper appreciation for the pastime. Asshole was pretty fun though, from what I can remember. Beer pong too, though it wastes too much beer in my opinion.
    I know it’s early, but I’m thinking Angels-Brewers for the World Series this year, with LA prevailing. Cubs-Rays will have to wait for, uh, next year.

    FenSheaParkway August 28, 2008, 12:47 pm
  • Cubs vs. Angels in WS…CUBBIES WIN!!!!

    krueg August 28, 2008, 12:51 pm
  • FSP –
    I agree with some of that – especially the part about the Rays, who aren’t even going to make the playoffs:)

    Brad August 28, 2008, 12:53 pm
  • History isn’t a real major Brad???
    Pre-pharmacy, public relations, communications, education…
    What are all of Krueg’s major’s in college Alex???
    P.S. How about Fat Bobby ALMOST touching the wall last night on the play that he blew…I really thought he was going to make that play. NOT!

    krueg August 28, 2008, 12:53 pm
  • you forgot about Politcal Science, but yeah, you get the point. ha.
    Yeah, that catch was just terrible – or lack thereof.
    We gonna get a gamer going? Work day gamers are the best. Also, why is this game, the last ever, being played in the middle of the freaking day?

    Brad August 28, 2008, 1:06 pm
  • Go Cubs v. Rays. Yanks need to call up their young guys in September to see who can play and who can’t.
    Yanks would be crazy to re-sign their free agents. All this money and they can’t score runs.

    the mayor August 28, 2008, 1:21 pm