2017 MLB Season Thread - Page 109
the worst part is they don't stand by their team at all. they lose 2 in a row and all the fans are like fire girardi, arod is a pansy fag. but they win one and they're heroes? you see it in all sports, but it's the worst with the yankees.
And then there's the smugness of the fan, or the fact that the Yankees are one of the teams where any moron from any city can magically become a "Yankees fan" by buying a hat and shouting a lot.
You act like all baseball teams wouldn't do the same thing if they had the money that the Yankees do. For what it's worth Derek Jeter grew up a Yankees fan in NJ. Posada, Pettitte, Mo and Cano were also first signed by the Yankees.
Calmate cariño, it will all be over for Cinderella tomorrow night.
Same old BS... Let's run the numbers....
Number of home-grown starting pitchers:
Yankees: 2 (Pettitte, Hughes)
Orioles: 2 (Gonzalez, Chen... and that's a stretch considering his experience in Japan)
Number of home-grown players in the starting lineup tonight:
Yankees: 2 (Jeter, Cano)
Orioles: 3 (Wieters, Flaherty, Machado)
Yankees: Not right now, but technically, yes.
Key home-grown relievers:
Yankees: Joba, Robertson, Phelps
Orioles: Matusz. That's it.
So we're pretty even on that front. And as far as strategy goes, wouldn't you agree that pinch-hitting a 40-year-old (who is barely making a million dollars this season!) who winds up hitting the game-tying and game-winning home runs for a guy who makes 28 TIMES as much is strategy?