Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Sobering Statistics

Here are a couple of items that show just how pathetic these d-bags in pinstripes are these days:

--Despite a ninth-inning rally off one of my fantasy closers, the Yank'ums lost their ninth game in 10 tries. Following last night's 2-1 loss, the Yanks are now 4-24 when trailing after six innings, 2-27 when trailing after seven and 0-28 when trailing after eight. That's a far cry from the '98 Yanks, which seemed to win EVERY game when trailing after six or seven. Good.

--Hideki Matsui weakly grounded out to second with the bases loaded last night, extending the Yank'ums' streak of hitless at-bats with the bases juiced to 25. Yes, the Yanks are now 0-fer their last 25 with the bases jacked, the longest such streak for an American League team since the advent of the designated hitter some 32 years ago. Great.

--According to this dude, the Yank'ums' payroll is $208 million (as of the start of the season). They got swept by the Royals, whose payroll is $36.9 million. They lost two of three to the Twins, whose payroll is $56.2 million. And now they're one game away from a sweep at the hands of the Brewers, whose payroll is $39.9 million. Add all that shit up and the Yanks have lost seven of the last eight games to three teams whose combined payroll is $133 million, or $75 million less the Yanks' $208 payroll. Grand. No yelling on the bus.

So, we got all that goin' for us, which is nice.

Slack Song of the Day: Let's turn the clock back on Langerado, in honor of the never-ending Michael Jackson Verdict Watch on CNN...

Here's the String Cheese Incident with Don't Stop 'Til Ya Get Enough. And if you're boycotting the King of Pop, here's Ring of Fire from the next night of the fest, featuring Karl Denson on the saxomaphone.


At 10:59 AM, Blogger jp said...

Looks like Georgie's deal with the devil expired last October.

At 11:22 AM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Kurt Warner had a deal with the Devil. Big Stein was just a solid businessman. Still is, but he lost sight of the forest through the trees. That's all.

Season's not over. As Rocky says, I didn't hear no bell.

At 12:05 PM, Blogger Matty Mac said...

Kurt Warner's wife is the devil. His deal was made at the altar.

The Yanks, as always, will pull themselves up by the bootstraps and wallets and turn this around, it's inevitable and pains me to say that.

But the current "streak" that they are on is pretty sad. The Sox haven't been much better, even though they are losing to the best team in beisuboru right now.

At 12:43 PM, Blogger ethan said...

about the only good thing from this series in miller town is that i have doug davis and ben sheets in my NL-only league.

yup, that's what yanks fans are left with these days - the silver lining.

but even as gross as the yanks are, they're still within striking distance of the sox, and the o's are sure to tumble.

At 1:22 PM, Blogger Teddy said...

I'll be in next weekend to watch D. Lee & Co turn the Stadium into "Wrigley Stadium" so Jeff Gordon can look like less of a total retard. I still can't believe Ozzy beat him out for worst 7th inning stretch rendition ever. At least Ozzy incoherently mumbled what could have been either words or sounds of left over indigestion from that bat in time to the tune. Gordon had nothing, not the words, not the tune, not in time.

At 1:45 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

That is the only saving grace, that the Os and Sawx are well within our reach. But after seeing the last 10 games, it's very difficult to envision these guys getting their large heads out of their loose asses.

Teddy, any tix for Cubs/Yanks for your ol' pal Ace?!

At 1:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reason Rocky, "didn't hear no bell" is cause he had the crap pounded out of his head, again and again.

At 1:58 PM, Blogger TJ in OH said...

Remember when I jokingly told you that the only team worse than the Reds was the Yanquis? I think this is actually good for Yankees fans. It'll give you all a little perspective, remind you of what it's been like to be a fan of a non-superhuman team for the last 10 years.


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