Saturday, October 23, 2010

Teams from Texas...

  The Yankee baseball season ended last night with their loss to the Texas Rangers in Texas. The Yankees didn’t hit or pitch well enough to even have a chance to win this series. The starting pitchers habit of giving up runs in the first inning was a big problem. It was a lot easier for the Ranger pitchers to pitch with a lead all the time instead of feeling the pressure of a close game. In last night’s game, Phil Hughes gave up a run in the first inning and as soon as the Yankees managed to get a run to tie the game up, Hughes immediately gave up 2 runs and his relief pitcher gave up 2 more runs to seal the game and series. All in all, it was a bad year for the Yankees. The center fielder, Curtis Granderson was big in the playoffs, but the 2 young pitchers, Chamberlain and Hughes have not proven they can be counted on. A new pitching staff is likely in order.

  Except for the filthy Red Sox, I don’t really care who the Yankees lose to when they lose, but it bothers me when the fans of these teams that rarely have any success when their team manages to beat the Yanks start crawling out of the woodwork. The Indian fans in 2007 were especially annoying, but I can take solace a few years later knowing that they’ve been awful since and to boot, their ace pitcher Sabathia helped the Yankees win the World Series last year.

  I won’t be watching much more baseball now that the Yankees are out of it. I am much more of a Yankee fan than a baseball fan. It was very comforting to see the Iowa State Cyclones, losers of their last 2 games by the combined score of 120 to 27, beat the Texas Longhorns for the first time ever today. I’m also going to be rooting for the New York Giants to beat the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night. I’m not one to hold too much of a grudge, but for now teams from Texas can’t lose enough for me.