A big key the last several years has been taking care of business at home. The last few postseasons the Yankees have been up and down at the Stadium. The perfect scenario is bouncing back for a split with Pettitte tomorrow, then holding serve at home to go to the ALCS. I know that the Yankees can do it!!
What…your not gonna bag on A-rod in this Post ? Why don’t you tell us the Yankees’ Postseason total records with that A-Rod guy on the team ? I mean,,,it must be bad…and all the losses must be HIS fault and all the wins he had NOTHING to do with, either with his bat OR with his glove…right ? ( OK…I feel better now ) That being said…A-Rod comes up HUGE tomorrow and the Yankees head home with the split they need !
and thanks for giving us all a place to vent tonight, and throughout the season. my wife is largely indifferent to the yanks (thankfully, though, not to me) and most of my close friends are decidely not yanks fans, so having this community of empathy, argument, and manageable insanity is a real blessing.
Pete, give everyone a break, OK? Yes, you’re right: There’s no need to panic. But for god’s sake it feels as if nothing has gone right for this club in the postseason since that collapse in 2004. Nothing. It’s just getting a little tired and fans are freaking out.
As great as that sounds, it’s not good logic. They did well despite losing the first game because they were a great team that went on to win World Series. Losing the first game means they have to win three before losing two instead of winning two before losing three, it doesn’t give them magical come-from-behind powers.
Past results do not guarantee future performance. Of Course.
That’s not the point.
The point is that at the end of the day, it’s one game. It’s not the end of the series if you lose game 1. If they go out and play like they are capable of they still have just as good a chance of winning this series as they did before tonight’s game.
And really, given the way this season has gone, did anyone think anything in this postseason would come easy and without stress?
See what happens tomorrow and then we’ll know if panic is really warranted.
History means nothing except to remind us that it CAN be done. If the team bounces back tonight, it will show that they can be mentioned in the same breath as those other Yankee teams. Unfortunately, not many will remember unless they win. Guess that’s how we can tell the bandwagon jumpers from the fans who are true: we’re still here even when they fail. It only makes it sweeter when they win. BOTTOM LINE: we need a well-pitched game from Andy tonight.
dare I say that I hope Andy’s last start in Baltimore has absolutely nothing to do with the performance we’ll see tonite….I know he’s used to playoff pressure and all that, I can’t predict squat, but I just get so nervous, I can barely watch when things go arry, it’s too painful! I hope and pray (as I sit here with my rosary!) that Pettitte is on fire tonite! and for heaven’s sake, let Matsui keep bench warm, he can get that job done for sure!