Thursday, June 11, 2009

Ninety Percent Is Not Enough

Woody Allen once said, "Ninety percent of life is just showing up."

On Tuesday night, the Yankees may have been present at Fenway Park for the opener of their crucial series with the Red Sox, but they didn't "show up," and lost, 7-0, getting only two hits.

Last night, they showed up. They came back from 4-1 and 6-3 to make it 6-5. In the 9th inning, Alex Rodriguez, Mr. Anti-Clutch, actually got on base. There was hope. But the Yanks couldn't push him across.

Check the standings: No, the Yankees did not get credit for 90 percent of a win just for showing up and fighting.

Ninety percent is not enough. Useless bastards.

Now 0-7 against The Scum this season. Chien-Ming Wang is obviously not back yet. We can't beat the Sox. They still hold the hammer over us.

And after tonight's what's-the-point game, we have to defend the George M. Steinbrenner Memorial Coliseum against The Other Team. The boys from the House of Wilpon. The Blue and Orange. At least they're not doing so hot, either.

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