“am I being redundant when I say arrogant Yankee fans” No, but please take it to the “Bleeding Yankee Blue” thread.
I don’t think anyone, even the most arrogant of Yankee fans—am I being redundant when I say “arrogant Yankee fans? - thought the Yankees would be in 1st place in the AL East at the All-Star break. Certainly not after losing their big stud starter Michael Pineda before the season started and Mariano Rivera shortly after, not to mention the loss of Brett Gardner, who played just 9 games, and Joba Chamberlain, who hasn’t pitched all season.
And even the few fans who thought the Yankees would survive those catastrophes and contend for the top spot certainly didn’t think they would be in front by a whopping 7 games.
Regardless of how the rest of the division has underperformed, most of the credit has to go to the Yankees. No one, except for maybe Robinson Cano, is having a superstar-type year, and both Mark Teixiera and Alex Rodriguez are having sub-par seasons. But everyone on the team is contributing something. For instance, A-Rod is playing an excellent 3rd base and has been running the bases brilliantly, stealing 9 out of 10. In fact, the Yankees, though they are not a base-stealing team, have the highest base-stealing percentage in the league (tied with the Angels at 81 percent).
Posted: July 14, 2012 at 08:10 AM | 55 comment(s)
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