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Postgame notes: “We have to click on all cylinders”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Aug 30, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Alfonso Soriano

Alfonso Soriano in the month of August: .267/.325/.600 with 11 home runs, 31 RBI and six stolen bases.

“He’s playing like an MVP,” Joe Girardi said.

Mark Reynolds since joining the Yankees: .316/.366/.553 with three doubles, two homers and seven RBI in 12 games.

“He’s a guy that can carry a club,” Girardi said.

This was absolutely the type of game the Yankees couldn’t win a couple of months ago. They didn’t have the offensive firepower to make up for CC Sabathia giving a good team two different leads, one of them coming crushingly right after Soriano had put the Yankees in front with yet another home run. That fifth-inning rally started with four straight extra-base hits from the bottom of the order? Did that ever happen in June? Was it even possible in June?

“We feel like our lineup is a lot deeper, and we have some guys who can swing the bat down there,” Girardi said. “… Let’s get the pitchers right, too. We have to click on all cylinders, basically. One night, we may score eight runs, and the next night we may not, and that’s when the pitchers have to pick up the hitters.”

Here’s the question going forward: How many games like this is the offense capable of winning down the stretch? If the Yankees rotation can’t get straightened out — if Sabathia is going to keep pitching like this, if Hiroki Kuroda can’t get back on track, if Phil Hughes can’t keep the ball in the park — is this rejuvenated lineup good enough to carry the team?

Soriano talked about simply swinging at good pitches, and Reynolds talked about his minor mechanical adjustment that’s helped his timing. They made it sound easy, and certainly the Yankees are scoring eight runs a lot easier these days. But games like this are hard to win night after night.

This felt like a big win. The trick is to do it again. And again.

CC Sabathia• Sorry for the somewhat negative tone, but it’s hard to overlook Sabathia on a night like this. Nice win for the offense — and the bullpen — but Sabathia once again failed to pitch out of the sixth inning and was pulled after just 86 pitches. He’s a different pitcher these days, and tonight he was treated that way. “I guess I can’t be surprised by anything that happens this year,” Sabathia said. “… The way the year’s been going, I don’t blame (Girardi).”

• Girardi on the decision to pull Sabathia with two outs in the sixth: “(Danny Valencia) hit a changeup out and he hit a fastball at Alex. That’s his job to fact left-handed pitchers, and he’s swung very well against left-handed pitchers, so I thought I’d bring in the righty.”

• Kind of unusual on a night when he doesn’t seem sharp, Sabathia actually said he felt alright. He usually says his arm felt OK, then picks apart his bad pitches. Tonight he said this: “I feel like I threw the ball pretty well, just a couple of times they were able to get to me and put some balls in play. It kind of turned out to be not as good.”

• The home run to Valencia was a changeup that was supposed to be down. Sabathia was hoping for a double play. He left the pitch up, and Valencia hit his sixth homer. He’s in a five-game hitting streak, batting .611 with four doubles and two homers during that stretch.

• Dave Robertson said he expects to be available again tomorrow after throwing an inning and a third on 25 pitches. “Right now it’s getting tight and we need to win every opportunity that we can,” he said. “I was prepared to come in in the seventh inning, and I”ll be prepared the rest of the year.”

Alfonso Soriano, Ichiro Suzuki, Brett Gardner• Girardi seemed to manage this game with a new urgency — going to the pen early, using Kelley in two different innings, giving Robertson four outs — but Girardi said that was at least partially because a rested bullpen gave him that luxury. “You had some guys who had three or four days off,” he said. “When you can do it, I’ll do it, but you can’t do it every day because you’ll wear them out and then they’ll struggle.”

• In the fifth inning, the first seven Yankees batters reached base safely. According to Elias, that’s their longest such streak in one inning since April 21, 2012. Seven straight also reached base in a game earlier this year, but it was spread across two innings because Zoilo Almonte was thrown out trying to stretch a second to a double, which ended an inning with the streak still going.

• Reynolds has back-to-back three-hit games … Soriano has homered three times in his past three games … Ichiro Suzuki snapped a 131 at-bat homerless stretch.

• Girardi on the Curtis Granderson bunt in the seventh when Soriano was out between third and home: “I’m ok with it because Sori can get at least halfway down the line. … It’s a read by Sori and it may have shocked him, I’m not sure what happened, but I don’t have a problem with it.” Girardi said he was fine with both of Granderson’s bunts tonight. “If they’re going to give him a base, we have some guys now that can hit the ball out of the ballpark behind him,” Girardi said.

• Final word goes to Soriano: “I’m working hard with the hitting coach. I’m very aggressive at the home plate, but at the same time, select and wait for my pitch. That’s what I try to do. … We never lost the confidence. Now we know we have a very good lineup and a very good offense.”

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59 Responses to “Postgame notes: “We have to click on all cylinders””

  1. Wang IS Taiwan August 31st, 2013 at 12:15 am

    hi chicken,

    Sadly, I don’t think Wang is going to ever come back from his shoulder injury. A real shame.

  2. Wang IS Taiwan August 31st, 2013 at 12:21 am

    “Girardi seemed to manage this game with a new urgency”

    Well, maybe if he’d managed many other games that way, the Yanks would be in a better spot at this point. Now do I think they have a post-season team? No, but Joe never seems to play to win.

    A few examples: NEVER pulling a pitcher in time (don’t want to hurt their feelings), playing Stew over Romine once Romine started hitting, putting Joba in any game that was still winnable… to name just a few.

  3. yankinvegas August 31st, 2013 at 1:13 am

    Oak is leading TB 4-3 with 1 out in 9th. Better for us if oak wins.

  4. yankinvegas August 31st, 2013 at 1:16 am

    2 out man on 1st. Zobrist up

  5. yankinvegas August 31st, 2013 at 1:18 am

    A’s win.
    Now we are 5 back of Oak and TB

  6. Bronx Zoo August 31st, 2013 at 2:31 am

    Nice W today ! !

  7. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2013 at 2:55 am

    Just got in. I see Sori’s team did it again! :D

    I cannot overstate what a thrill it is that Sori made it back to the Yankees. I always felt so bad that he was traded away, and it was obvious that he never wanted to be traded.

    Our pitching really has to get it together and hopefully they will. Right now the offense will be able to be of great help but in the postseason the pitching can be formidable. Ours needs to be equally formidable!!!

    Rhapsody in Blue and I are not sock puppets, sigh. Posters here know full well that I do not post in game threads when Arod is in the lineup, nor do I watch those games. And they also know that RIB and I are two separate individuals, though I consider it an honor to be compared to him.

    *************

    I was thrilled to see posters coming out for blog civility. I was also so pleased that Doreen was willing to accept CR’s apology and will be staying with the forum. It is so much better a place with Doreen here.

    I am so on board with MTU’s suggestion that if you don’t care for a particular poster or a poster’s style, don’t respond. Or to use the old saying, if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all. That isn’t to say that people should not vehemently disagree on baseball positions. A baseball forum is for an exchange of BASEBALL positions. But if you can’t disagree without calling someone names or feeling the need to totally insult or dehumanize the person, don’t respond.

    I find it interesting that there are posters here who are more than willing to disembowel another poster and try to present that poster in the most unflattering light because they either don’t care for the person or the person’s opinions, but those same people will get on someone like CR full bore because he “crosses the line.” Let me tell you what the Lohud TOS considers crossing the line: posting or transmitting unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane or indecent information of any kind…

    I am going to call on Chad to uphold Lohud’s TOS. Violating the above is grounds for being banned from posting. That’s Lohud’s rule.

    In addition, I would ask everyone to please refrain from using vulgarity. This is a place where young adults may decide to join in conversation, as well as new posters. It should not present as a petty or low-class site. I think we need to police ourselves as well as police each other when necessary. I add myself into this because I have the same responsibilities to this forum as do all other posters here.

    Onward and upward!

  8. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2013 at 3:07 am

    Finally, I will not ask people to forgive CR, because it is not my place to ask for forgiveness for him. But I would like to say that he truly is trying to work through his issues and would never go viral with anybody’s information, despite what he says. He has some things that are hot-button issues for him. Being called names like psychotic and the like, and being disrespected are in there. If the time comes that he is allowed back here, I would ask that people refrain from making fun of him or calling him names. That’s when he feels backed into a corner and lashes out. He knows full well that I totally disapprove of him doing anything that hurts anybody on this forum. I let him know it, too, when it happens and I’m aware of it. But it doesn’t mean that I won’t continue to be his friend.

    As with everyone else, feel free to question his baseball opinions. Don’t call him names in the process, and don’t hurl nasty insults. Those are violations of the TOS. I’m hoping from this day forward those things will not be tolerated. (And yes I know that he also cannot violate the TOS with threats and the like. He knows that too.)

    I truly believe that if everyone observes and respects the terms of the TOS, this place will run swimmingly.

    Everyone should start with a clean slate and consider this a new beginning.

    Nighty night!

    :)

  9. theREALkevin August 31st, 2013 at 4:25 am

    The offense is nice, but the Yanks will not make the playoffs if CC keeps pitching like this.

  10. Tidrow August 31st, 2013 at 5:45 am

    Girardi should manage the rest of the games like if the team were in the playoffs. With reinforcements on the way all the starting pitchers should be on notice. Regardless of status if you’re not getting the job done you will be removed from the game. No time for coddling or worrying about hurt feelings. Same goes with position players in pinch hit or running situations. Team must play with urgency and take no prisoners approach.

  11. yanks61 August 31st, 2013 at 6:30 am

    Good morning everyone.

    “Just got in. I see Sori’s team did it again! :D

    I cannot overstate what a thrill it is that Sori made it back to the Yankees. I always felt so bad that he was traded away, and it was obvious that he never wanted to be traded.”

    I am so on board with MTU’s suggestion that if you don’t care for a particular poster or a poster’s style, don’t respond.”

    I’m with you on both points, Tricia. As to MTU’s suggestion, that’s exactly what I decided to do a while back. There’s a few people I simply ignore totally – don’t even read, never mind reply to. More are added to the list as/when necessary. Life’s too short to spend arguing with people for whom you have no respect. I realize that works for others who feel the same about me. I know other posters enjoy the back and forth, and that’s often interesting and sometimes entertaining. And that’s a large part of what blogs are all about after all. But when you really don’t care for the poster, just drop him/her from your “address book.”

  12. yanks61 August 31st, 2013 at 6:32 am

    By the way, here’s what I found on the four guys who’ve recently joined/rejoined the Yanks – stats as of before yesterday’s game, I believe):

    Granderson – .291 .410 .453 – 3 HR and 8 RBI in 86 AB
    Rodriguez – .280 .359 .451 – 4 HR and 10 RBI in 82 AB
    Soriano – .270 – .319 .579 – 12 HR (!) and 35 RBI in 126 AB
    Reynolds – .316 – .366 .553 – 2 HR and 7 RBI in 38 AB

    It indeed looks to me like this is Sori’s team right now!

    Can we imagine where this team would be if we had all these guys all season?

    The biggest concern at the moment is obviously CC and Kuroda, because it’s also hard to imagine how the Yanks will overcome both of these guy’s pitching the way they have been. They really have to pick it up if the Yanks are to have any chance of pulling off a small miracle.

  13. yanks61 August 31st, 2013 at 6:35 am

    P.S. I apologize if I’ve made any mistakes in transcribing those stats!

    (I think I’ve violated some rule about consecutive posts, so I’ll add my apologies about that as well! :))

  14. blake August 31st, 2013 at 7:25 am

    In Soriano and Reynolds the yanks added two really streaky guys…..but both are guys that can just carry you when they are hot and that’s a nice thing sometimes. Hopefully they can carry them to the finish line.

    Id like to get Reynolds back next year if possible because he’s a power RH bat that can play 3B some and he’s a good dude from most accounts

  15. yanks61 August 31st, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Blake, thanks for your input. Yeah, I’d really like Reynolds back next year for exactly the same reasons that you would. I know from my discussions with MTU the other day that he disagrees. I can understand why – Mark is another streaky hitter. But as you say, he can go on these hot streaks and he can really carry a team when he does. Same with Sori. If the Yanks roster has the space and the team has other options whyen he’s not going so well, I think they’d both play an important role.

    What’s been a surprise to me – so far – is that Reynolds and Sori seem to be much better on D than advertised.

  16. Poetkiosk August 31st, 2013 at 8:00 am

    As someone who reads almost every thread on this blog, but rarely posts, I will just observe that the two factions here that seem to be at war with each other are equally to blame, with both sides claiming the higher ground, while slinging mud. The game thread was a decent example with RIB calling everyone that disagreed with him a troll. And then telling them to get out. And this is the faction that consider themselves the good guys? I don’t get it. And Trisha, you seem like a very nice person, but if you look at your post history here from an objective point of you, you are what we call in my field (teaching) a pot stirrer. Your not necessarily the one who is slinging the most mud, but you comment on the mud slinging not stop, which just keeps the drama rolling. My best advice would be for the dozen or so of you who post here regularly to take a break. Because it makes this place seem pretty crazy to watch you guys squabble like little kids every night. I suspect it is turning away new people to the conversation, or preventing others from joining in. And yeah, like you said, can you imagine what a child would think of this behavior?

  17. blake August 31st, 2013 at 8:11 am

    “Blake, thanks for your input. Yeah, I’d really like Reynolds back next year for exactly the same reasons that you would. I know from my discussions with MTU the other day that he disagrees. I can understand why”

    Oh don’t listen to him….he was probably sauced at the time :)

  18. blake August 31st, 2013 at 8:13 am

    “What’s been a surprise to me – so far – is that Reynolds and Sori seem to be much better on D than advertised.”

    I agree particulary with Soriano…..Reynolds is a pretty decent 1B…..he’s just kinda sketchy at 3rd and I think he still probably would be of he played there a lot.

    But Soriano is really better than he used to be…..significantly so even

  19. blake August 31st, 2013 at 8:14 am

    “My best advice would be for the dozen or so of you who post here regularly to take a break”

    Or just talk about BBQ and food

  20. austinmac August 31st, 2013 at 8:15 am

    I readily admit Soriano and Reynolds have been better than I expected offensively and defensively. They have been rejuvenated. Let’s hope they stay hot.

    I wouldn’t object to having Reynolds back but not as the regular 3B. I join MTU in wanting a good everyday one.

  21. MTU August 31st, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Bon Jour 61-

    It not that I dislike Reynolds as much as I would like to see us get a young 3b for the future.

    I think Reynolds is Ok as a Utility guy but not an everyday player.

    And thought he is not old he is certainly not a youngster.

    That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.

    ;)

  22. joeman August 31st, 2013 at 8:23 am

    life and times of a NYY baseball fan this year..mood goes up when they win and down when they lose….the SPing hasn’t been good & they are 18-19 since the break, has the looks of a 85-86 win season don’t think that’s good enough

  23. Jesus Bustero August 31st, 2013 at 8:23 am

    With a win today, Yanks will move past the O’s in wild card race & move either 3 or 3.5 behind second wild card. Oak-TB pay again Sat.

    ______________

    What?

    I don’t see how we can get to 3.

    The best we can do is 3.5 if TB loses.

  24. MTU August 31st, 2013 at 8:24 am

    And Blake.

    I was NOT sauced when I said it.

    :)

  25. joeman August 31st, 2013 at 8:25 am

    like to see a 4-5 game win streak…instead of the W-L one pace

  26. GregD August 31st, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Reynolds has a month to audition for a place on next years team…..I’m not drawing conclusions based upon a week

  27. GregD August 31st, 2013 at 8:28 am

    I was hoping that CC’s 5 inning stint of great pitching was a start of getting back closer to what he was

  28. MG August 31st, 2013 at 8:29 am

    rather than copy and paste the way too long posts from last night, I’ll only say one thing-Trisha, your attempts to play both blog policeman and defender of someone who deserves no defense (this is a blog, not a court room) ring both hollow and phony. And don’t take the silence of many others as acceptance as well.

    back to baseball…

  29. yanks61 August 31st, 2013 at 8:29 am

    “Oh don’t listen to him….he was probably sauced at the time :)

    Blake, MTU drinks!? I thought he was too busy out hiking and taking award winning photos.

    Austinmac, I agreed with MTU as well. As I said in reply, I wouldn’t mind having Reynolds around as a backup at several positions. I agree with you and Blake that he’s better at 1B. But I think he can handle it from time to time while getting a lot of playing time in elsewhwere. Even emergency services at 2B! Of course I may feel very differently by the end of the year!

    Oh, and the way Tex has been going health-wise these last few years, who knows how many games he’ll be good for?

    Incidentally, is Reynolds a soon to be free agent?

  30. RhapsodyInBlue August 31st, 2013 at 8:29 am

    poetkiosk

    Another one who drops out of the blue who has read the blog forever but determines that know is the correct time to step out of the darkness.

    Gee, why should I be skeptical?

    Talk about timing my response to some of the nonsense being spewed during the game thread was not premeditated but was long overdue.

    All of us can see that both CC and Kuroda are not pitching as well as they should be or as well as we expect but the put downs and name calling is what angers me.

    There are reasons why they are not pitching well and those reasons are worth discussing but leave the nasty comments and name calling at the door.

  31. MTU August 31st, 2013 at 8:29 am

    Buster-

    You talked about Dr. Hyman yesterday.

    I read some of his stuff and tried his diet. Very impressive.

    When I did I never felt better.

    I think he is definitely onto something.

    Just takes a lot of discipline is all.

    But the way you feel is definitely worth it.

    Nutrition is an area that is sorely neglected by most conventional Physicians.

    But it shouldn’t be.

  32. Jesus Bustero August 31st, 2013 at 8:29 am

    Does anyone know how we could possibly get to 3 back after today as Marchand tweets?

  33. 86w183 August 31st, 2013 at 8:29 am

    Good morning all and welcome to a full Saturday of College Football

    Didn’t see much of the game last night but it’s obvious the additions have made a world of difference in the lineup as outlines by Yanks61 above.

    Reynolds to me is like a RH hitting Eric Chavez. He’s an excellent fit IF the Yanks find a regular 3B (assuming no Alex) that hits LH. Mike Moustakas would suit me and shouldn’t cost that much in talent with the struggles he’s been having.

  34. blake August 31st, 2013 at 8:30 am

    MTU says:
    August 31, 2013 at 8:24 am
    And Blake.

    I was NOT sauced when I said it.”

    Why not? ;) I got a pork butt, runs , and tenderloin on the menu today. What time you be here?

  35. MG August 31st, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Nice win last night-there are no style points in baseball, they need to do the same thing again this afternoon and tomorrow…

  36. GregD August 31st, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Going to the game today……hoping Nova has the goods today

  37. joeman August 31st, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Reynolds 4th team in 7 years..3rd team in the last 1.5 years….he’s a decent fielder who can play multi positions hits with some power and K’s a lot

  38. exiledintampa August 31st, 2013 at 8:32 am

    Poetkiosk August 31st, 2013 at 8:00 am
    As someone who reads almost every thread on this blog, but rarely posts, I will just observe that the two factions here that seem to be at war with each other are equally to blame, with both sides claiming the higher ground, while slinging mud.

    You’ve expressed much of howI feel. A lot of displaced anger to observe too. I find it odd that the two sides pay such close attention to what the other side says but not to posters who post infrequently. The feeling I get is that It’s your blog not mine. If it’s your blog than take better care of it.

    Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind.

  39. 86w183 August 31st, 2013 at 8:32 am

    The only way that happens if is a past loss by the Yanks to Oakland or Tampa Bay is reversed on appeal and becomes a win.

    Math is not Marchand’s thing….. neither are facts sometimes.

  40. MG August 31st, 2013 at 8:32 am

    and thank you A’s, two more times, please…

  41. MTU August 31st, 2013 at 8:32 am

    Blake-

    What time will your jet arrive ?

    Then I can tell you.

    ;)

  42. blake August 31st, 2013 at 8:33 am

    “Blake, MTU drinks!? I thought he was too busy out hiking and taking award winning photos.”

    He just sips……he’s way too refined to get sauced…..and also it would make it easier for a bear to eat him

  43. joeman August 31st, 2013 at 8:33 am

    I feel the same way

  44. RhapsodyInBlue August 31st, 2013 at 8:34 am

    I don’t know what happened while Reynolds was in Baltimore but clearly when he looks across the field at the orange and black he sees red, I say put into the games against the O’s as much as possible.

  45. MTU August 31st, 2013 at 8:34 am

    61-

    “MTU drinks…..”

    Doesn’t every sane person ?

    How could possibly accept this World as it is sober all the time.

    :)

  46. MTU August 31st, 2013 at 8:34 am

    edit: could you. sorry.

  47. Poetkiosk August 31st, 2013 at 8:35 am

    RhapsodyInBlue August 31st, 2013 at 8:29 am
    poetkiosk

    Another one who drops out of the blue who has read the blog forever but determines that know is the correct time to step out of the darkness.

    Gee, why should I be skeptical?

    Talk about timing my response to some of the nonsense being spewed during the game thread was not premeditated but was long overdue.

    ———————

    A fair point. I just meant that if we just let everyone express their views with minimal comment, and focus only on baseball and not on whether people are trolls or not (because it seems like a troll here is anyone with negative views about the Yankees), then the conversation here gets elevated. I only even poked my head in to this topic when it seems like the actual baseball talk here is getting overwhelmed by all the drama.

  48. Wang IS Taiwan August 31st, 2013 at 8:36 am

    GregD August 31st, 2013 at 8:25 am
    Reynolds has a month to audition for a place on next years team…..I’m not drawing conclusions based upon a week

    ~~~~~

    Probably wise.

    I’m with MTU — would like to see a younger everyday 3B, and then keep Reynolds on the bench.

  49. MTU August 31st, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Blake-

    Mint J’s work well for me too.

    I like those.

    Brings me back to my Plantation days.

    :)

  50. MTU August 31st, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Neuvo Hilo ——–>

  51. GregD August 31st, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Army won last night….we’re 1-0!!!!!!!

  52. MG August 31st, 2013 at 8:38 am

    86w183 August 31st, 2013 at 8:32 am
    The only way that happens if is a past loss by the Yanks to Oakland or Tampa Bay is reversed on appeal and becomes a win.

    Math is not Marchand’s thing….. neither are facts sometimes.
    ——————–
    I didn’t read what he said but if the Rays lose the next two and the Yankees win two the gap will be 3 in the loss column…

  53. Madrugador August 31st, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Reynolds has had a nice couple of games but I expect his performance will regress to his lifetime average. IMO he is just another member of the bandaid brigade and I don’t see him sticking around much next season.
    Didn’t the Yanks draft a 3rd basemen pretty high this year? To me it looks like they will cobble something together with the pieces they have until he is ready. $189M cap and all don’t you know.

  54. Jesus Bustero August 31st, 2013 at 8:38 am

    MTU,

    He’s a prolific writer as well for a Harvard academic, certainly not trapped in his own head with his smarts. He knows how to clearly translate complex scientific information to the public. For me, all it took was the combining of two words for me to understand the gist of his approach to nutrition and health. He said we have “ancient genes” and he kept repeating that phrase throughout one of the books of his I read. That’s all we need to know in order to adjust our eating/lifestyle. We need to look at how our distant ancestors ate and how they thrived and how nature impacted our biology, particularly the development of our genetic code. What foods are familiar to our genes and thus our biology? What foods are alien and thus potentially can complicate our functioning?

    The grandfather of his way of thinking is actually a dentist, Dr. Weston A. Price.

    Dr. Price was fascinated by the impact of nutrition and oral health so while he studied hunter-gatherer tribes as some first became exposed to western diets high in sugar and grains, he noted soaring incidences of chronic diseases in those populations. His documentations in Nutrition and Physical Degeneration formed the basis for how Hyman and Deans and Cordain and many of the others turning their eyes back to the past think about health through the lens of history.

  55. Wang IS Taiwan August 31st, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Exiled — nice reminder about the big picture.

    “Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind.”

  56. joeman August 31st, 2013 at 8:40 am

    next season Reynolds will be with his 4th team in two years

  57. RhapsodyInBlue August 31st, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Poetkiosk

    My exchange last night was brief and directed at an individual who imo seems to take pleasure whenever the Yankees fail, and I base my opinion over the course of time reading all of the game threads.

    I admit I lost my temper, I guess the answer in my particular case is not to read the game threads, there is just too much negative commentary going on beyond what I would consider to be healthy criticism.

    Maybe I expect too much from my fellow Yankee fans.

  58. Poetkiosk August 31st, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Poetkiosk

    My exchange last night was brief and directed at an individual who imo seems to take pleasure whenever the Yankees fail, and I base my opinion over the course of time reading all of the game threads.

    I admit I lost my temper, I guess the answer in my particular case is not to read the game threads, there is just too much negative commentary going on beyond what I would consider to be healthy criticism.

    Maybe I expect too much from my fellow Yankee fans.

    ——————————-

    I don’t read it as “pleasure” when the Yankees fail. It’s more that they really think the team needs a new direction and the current moment of “failure” validates that point of view. It’s not happiness int he traditional sense, but just that we all want to have our views validated.

  59. RhapsodyInBlue August 31st, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Poetkiosk

    Would you like me to retrieve some of his/her game thread posts to validate my opinion?

    All it would take is a trip back to Kuroda’s last start in Toronto.

    For that matter Red Sox fans trolling here also want their views validated.

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