Not Thinking Like a Yankee Fan

After the Yankees lost 3-2 last night against the Dodgers in the bottom of the ninth on Mark Ellis’ walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth, I found myself thinking, “Well, that was a good game.”

And I’d thought the same when we lost to the Rays, 1-0, earlier this week.

But this isn’t how Yankee fans are supposed to think  — there’s no such thing as a good game that we lose.  If there were, you’d see some of them on Yankees Classics on YES.

On the other hand, I know this isn’t our season, too many injuries, too many over-the-hill players, some folks in both categories.  And I don’t want to stop watching.  So I’m having to dumb down my hopes, I’m having to damn my team with the soft bigotry of low expectations just to get through 2013.

And soon the day will come when I won’t be able to think “Good game” because we lost by one run, when I’ll have to fall back on that pathetic refrain of hopeful fans of hopeless teams — “Wait till next year.”

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