If you had any remaining hope that Derek Jeter might get to play in one more post-season, tonight’s 11-3 loss to the Orioles should have crushed that foolish hope once and for all. These Yankees really do suck.
This morning, for the first time all season, I clicked on “Expanded Standings” at the Yankees web site to see where they are in the Wild Card race. I don’t see it happening for them to win the AL East, where they are now six games back. But only one game in the Wild Card. Actually, I don’t see it happening there either, and if it did, how long would these Yanks last in the playoffs?
You can say that last night’s game, a 4-3 loss in the 12th against the Tigers, was a great effort, especially since David Price was Detroit’s starter. But great efforts don’t count, only W’s and L’s, and it was another L.
At the World Economic Forum in Davos (I wonder if he crossed paths with Derek Jeter), Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak expressed confidence that the choice isn’t between a nuclear Iran and a major war:
“What we basically say is that if worse comes to worst, there should be readiness and an ability to launch a surgical operation that will delay them by a significant time frame and probably convince them that it won’t work because the world is determined to block them.”
He said that President Obama directed the Pentagon to come up with “quite sophisticated, fine, extremely fine, scalpels. So it is not an issue of a major war or a failure to block Iran.”
Sounds good to me.
Interview with Christopher Dickey, Newsweek/The Daily Beast
Brian Cashman says that A-Rod might miss the entire season because of his hip surgery.
I love my Yanks, but I enjoy the games so much more when he’s not in the lineup.
Palin out at Fox News, A-Rod out at the Stadium, what a great day this has been.
Forty years ago today, George Steinbrenner bought the New York Yankees — for $10 million! He bought the team on the same date that the Yankees bought Babe Ruth from Boston in 1920.
And 37 years ago today, I got married. Each of us came to the marriage, in the middle of our second year of law school, with a negative net worth — lots of student loans.
But Steinbrenner and I both got a good deal.
“Where Will Yankees Finish in 2013? Try Last Place.”
Tom Van Riper, Forbes
Wow! Girardi has both A-Rod and Swisher out of the line-up tonight.
Gardner is batting leadoff and playing left, with Ichiro moving to right. Chavez is at third.
I hope both the Yankees and Obama do what they have to do tonight.
I’m not sure if I’m more worried about Verlander or Mitt.
I am kind of bouncing off the walls, “going mental” like the Ed Grimley character (Martin Short) on SNL.
Joe Biden did a great job tonight saying what Obama should have said, and the Obama campaign is back on track. Now Obama just has to keep it there.
I wasn’t really worried that Biden would have a gaffe, and he didn’t. I was more worried about the age contrast. When you have two candidates who are a generation apart, you wonder if the younger guy will make the older guy seem over the hill, or if the older guy will make the younger one seem callow. Tonight it was clearly the latter.
Biden was passionate, engaged, energetic, fluent, and forceful. He came across as authentic and sincere, as someone who speaks from the heart.
I always think of Mitt as Eddie Haskell, and tonight Ryan was Eddie Haskell, Jr. He was slick and smarmy. He seemed over-rehearsed. He’s turning into a robot like Mitt. He was his far-right self, and so he raised doubts about that Moderate Mitt we saw last week.
My favorite moment was his Dan Quayle, deer-in-the-headlights look when Martha Raddatz asked if those who support abortion rights should be worried if he and Mitt win. The correct answer was “Well, duh!,” but Ryan refused to answer it directly, sputtering about unelected judges versus elected representatives deciding. How about women deciding for themselves, how about that?
Martha Raddatz did a great job.
If only the Yankees had won tonight…
I think Raul Ibanez should replace Obama in the remaining debates.
Does A-Rod have to be in the lineup?