On a Pace for 12.2

Pat Borzi in today’s Times:

Outscored by 37-9 in their losing streak, the Yankees offered a meager response to Manager Joe Torre’s fourth closed-door meeting of the season, which followed Wednesday’s loss.

That’s a lot of closed-door meetings from the manager at this point in the season. Inmates running the proverbial asylum, anyone?

5 comments… add one
  • That seems to be a typical SFian over-reach.

    YF June 3, 2005, 9:22 am
  • OK, so four closed-door meetings from a manager and one from a player (Jeter) in less than a third of a season indicates…nothing? YF has a case of denial, methinks!

    SF June 3, 2005, 9:26 am
  • I’m still trying to figure out how the manager calling a couple of meetings equates to the inmates running the assylum. They slump. Meetings are called to address issues, such as they may be addressed. End of story. (Though apparently Bernie was in the shower for the “mental errors” portion of the talkā€”that’s now two incidents in as many days.)

    YF June 3, 2005, 10:15 am
  • The thing is he didn’t call a “couple of meetings”. He’s had FIVE closed-door, team-only ass-chewing let’s pick-it-up sessions in 53 games. Not a great sign, right? Even Singleton and Kay (hardly Joe-bashers) were questioning the usefulness of these things, or whether anything was being heard in there. I imagine if another team, not the Yankees, was going through struggles, had several private team-only bitch sessions that someone, not this blogger, would be throwing out “24 guys, 24 cabs” stuff and wondering (legitimately, to be honest) when the implosion was going to happen.
    Maybe you are right, though, YF. Maybe a 27-26 record is a bigger sign of problems than numerous closed door meetings. Maybe Pavano giving up more dingers than he did through 80% of the season is the problem, or that the team gave a three-year contract to a 42 year-old, or that the team is on a pace to spend $2.5M per win based on their payroll, or that the team’s manager looks more and more emasculated every day, or that their center fielder has gone gray right before our eyes, or any one of several other issues is the major problem. Who knows. I’d rather focus on the closed-door meetings, so there you have it.

    SF June 3, 2005, 11:25 am
  • Oh, and can I assume that you spelled “asylum” the way you did for a reason? Works for me…

    SF June 3, 2005, 11:28 am

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