Ah, the pleasures of travel.
I tend to stay up late after games. You get wired making deadline and it’s hard to just wind down and go to sleep. So I update my stat book, try and work ahead a little and listen to music. It’s not unusual to go to bed around 3:30 a.m. and sleep until 10:30 or so, especially on the road.
So imagine my delight when the hotel decided to test its emergency system at 9:25 a.m. today. I awoke to this loud voice over the speaker I didn’t realize was in my room and a shrieking alarm.
Ideally I would have fallen back asleep, but the test lasted 10 minutes and that was that.
While listening to The Hold Steady (highly recommended) I read the comments on the blog since last night. Why so much angst over one loss? People seem ready to toss Hughes, Cano and Cabrera under the bus.
I don’t think the Yankees are making up five games on Boston in 37 games. But the wild card is readily attainable. Check out Seattle’s schedule.
Of their 40 games, 23 are on the road and 23 are against teams .500 or better. That includes an 11-day road trip that takes them to Cleveland, Toronto, New York and Detroit for 10 games.
Their 17 home games include three against the Angels and four against the Indians. If Seattle can get through that schedule, then good for them. They would deserve the wild card.
The Yankees are 1.5 games out of a playoff spot on Aug. 21. Tell me you wouldn’t have signed up for that on June 21 when they were 35-35 and seven teams in the AL had a better record.