Unless you think it’s already too late, this is probably the Yankees’ biggest game of the season thus far, and Andy Pettitte — who has not received any significant run support since roughly 2003 — will take the mound against the blogosphere’s own Curt Schilling. It’s hard to overstate just how much the Yanks need a win tonight. You have to expect a good game out of Schilling, and it should be an exciting matchup… but don’t get your hopes up, Sox fans. I mean, after all, he’s no Julian Tavarez.
Anyway, I realize the team has bigger issues right now, but this has been a pet peeve of mine for years now: Yankee fans, can we all agree that enough is enough with the “Red Sox Suck” chants? And are there any SFs out there who feel my pain here? Don’t get me wrong, it’s not the obscenity issue — I curse like a sailor, and will happily do so in front of small children. It’s just that it’s so excruciatingly unoriginal. New York is a city full of writers and artists and intellectuals: is this really the best we can do? I’m not at all sure that this year’s team can crawl out from under its ten-game deficit, but I am confident that Yankee fans can do better on the Stadium insult front, if we just put our heads together.
Comment on all the action here, as the Yanks fight for their AL East lives and, sitting in the bleachers, I try to think of something that rhymes with "fake blood".