“We didn’t play hard enough”

So said Joe Torre. It’s always something. Another sloppy loss, another closed-doors meeting, more quotes about underperformance and lack of effort. It’s getting tired. Sixty games is a reasonable sample. They’re not underperforming. They’re performing at just about the level that we should expect from a horrible defensive team with serious lineup issues and some questionable pitchers. So please, Yankees, accept this reality, and cut off the feedback loop of recrimination, which is only making things worse.

PS: Congratulations Derek Jeter on career hit #1,800. Derek. We always have Derek.

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  • Derek, our port in the storm. Thank the baseball gods (who,it seems, have otherwise foresaken us!)

    sweetjetes June 11, 2005, 10:23 am
  • Are you kidding me? The baseball gods have forsaken the yankees? Thats the biggest load of horse turds since dubya’s last press conference. That statement just blows my mind… Wheres SF when we need him? I’m picking up the red SF telephone (the one with the Red Sox World Championship patch on the receiver)…

    mattymatty June 11, 2005, 11:52 am
  • Checking in from the beautiful Berkshires, where I have my 15th college reunion this weekend. I am a bit (blissfully) unaware of the horrid baseball being played by the Sox and Yanks, but at least the Red Sox have a player who may assist them waiting in the wings, and someone who doesn’t require acquisition through a trade. Where have you gone, Curt? Come back soon, PLEASE.
    I will be back posting more frequently on Sunday, and hopefully the Sox can scrape a couple of wins this weekend. Murray Chass a few weeks ago said the Red Sox had really blown it by not separating themselves from the pack while the Yankees crapped the bed, but Chass should have been directing his derision towards the Orioles, who are the team that has to be wondering if they themselves are for real. The birds are the ones who have missed an opportunity, as far as I am concerned.
    Back in earnest tomorrow.

    SF June 11, 2005, 1:22 pm
  • Here’s an idea – just have a team meeting every night. When they have the meetings of such great importance, and not to mention excellent media material, they seem to look respectable the next day. So, why wait until the day after that to implode again? Just have a meeting every night, and they’re all set! Have Jeter sit down with Womack and tell him to stop running his mouth about not being an outfielder, tell needle boy to head to Trenton for a few months (or forever), remind the pitchers to not throw eggs over the heart of the plate, and remind Posada that he needs to actally hit the ball every now and then. All should be set every day with this theory.

    Brad-Sf June 13, 2005, 6:11 pm

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