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Trying to avoid further disaster

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on May 30, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Now 21-29, the Yankees tonight will try and avoid falling nine games under .500 for the first time since 1995, when they were 20-29.

That team finished with 79 wins in a strike-shortened season and earned the wild card.

I noticed quite a few of you complaining that Joe Torre used Scott Proctor instead of Brian Bruney in the 8th inning last night.

Well, as Mark Feinsand of the Daily News pointed out on his blog, Alex Rios was 0 for 8 against Proctor with three stikeouts and was 2 for 2 against Bruney with two doubles. But don’t let a few facts distract you from kicking the manager.

As for the Alex Rodriguez story in the Post today, I don’t really have an opinion.

My job is to cover a baseball team. What these guys do outside of baseball is their business as far as I am concerned. You hear plenty of rumors when you cover a team and usually they are just that, rumors.

If it becomes a distraction to Alex, then it concerns baseball fans. Otherwise it’s just celebrity gossip.

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