Catching up on this thread after a few days away, my notes on a few topics.
@ W/A - I wasn't saying all Yankee fans are assholes (even though most are!) so much as I was commenting on the way a particular Yankee fan acted in this thread after they won
, as opposed to, say, how an Orioles fan celebrated
O's future prospects: I'm not as sold that this is a great team. As much as I fought it during the season, that run differential did mean something.
I think the O's had great chemistry and a team of destiny aura to them, and I do believe much of it is attributable to the manager, and obviously he won't change, but some of those winds will shift. Can they really keep winning 1-run and extra inning games? That's a razor thin margin to be hanging your hat on. And while some of the players form a solid nucleus (I'm thinking Jones, Machado, Wieters), many others are shaky. McLouth played pretty well, but there's a reason he's been cut by multiple teams in recent years. Can that bullpen possibly stay in such insane form? No way. Do we suddenly think that there's a pitching rotation here? Joe Saunders? Really?
Jeter Injury: I've always hated Derek Jeter, but in recent years I've come around. Still hate the guy, but respect the fuck out of him. That catch he made charging into the stands vs. the Sawx is one of the all-time great heart plays IMO. He does it the right way, keeps his nose clean, classy guy all around. Sucks that he's hurt. Though I will say it's a bit of karma coming around... It's an ugly allegation, and I have no evidence, but I still firmly believe CC beaned Markakis on purpose. Of course, another reason to hate the Yanks is them nickel and diming Jeter on his contract just a year or two after spreading 'em for A-Fraud with no cause.
Yankees complaining about calls: LOL. I guess they're not complaining about that McLouth HR. Suddenly now they want more technology. More karma, return to sender.