If there is any wonder why people all over the country unite in their distaste for the Yankees, just read one of New York's columnists. It isn't as though he's wrong per se, but the arrogance dripping from his mouth is as revolting as any sight-gag from Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo.
Anyone really want to beat the Yankees even more than before? I think Billy was right, I need to stop reading this crap.
Here are the highlights involving the A's:
- Or Oakland's Ken Macha.
- Or even Minnesota's Ron Gardenhire.
I'm not saying that Macha is better than Joe Torre (far from it), but look at what these other managers have to work with roster-wise. It just isn't the same as the $200 million New York hired guns. At least offensively.
They're also a lot OLDER, which could increase their chances of breaking down over the final weeks. They've already been injury-prone all season long (Harden injuries notwithstanding).
- If any city is psyched out by the Yankees, it's Cleveland.
- The A's, while outperforming expectations every year, also are in that vast group of teams that roll over for the Yankees when it counts.
You better get the A's to roll over again this year because your older, broken-down roster and barren farm system isn't going to help you in the future Yanks.