Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Frustration, Concern, Anger: Emotions Still Guide Me to the Stadium Tonight

I will be heading into the Bronx tonight; though it is against my better judgment.

The past few days have resulted in an 0-5 start against the rival Red Sox, as well as continued ineptitude from the bullpen and starting rotation.

A desperate begging process for clutch hits was ultimately ignored, and yet another crushing injury to a Yankees star was realized.

The demons of the disabled list came calling for catcher Jorge Posada, landing him in baseball purgatory for anywhere from 2-5 weeks.

Jose Molina is the best backup catcher in all of baseball. Unfortunately for New York and its already anemic offensive attack, he is not quite known for his potent swing.

The Yankees now limp into a short two-game series with Tampa Bay, the reigning American League Champions. A.J. Burnett will be on the bump for New York against Tampa's Andy Sonnanstine.

Tampa Bay's young and aggressive lineup should help Burnett to expand the zone and pick up strikeouts, but the "shoulds" of baseball are less dependable than any other major sport.

The forecast calls for rain near the latter third of the game. If I am attending a Yankees game, this trend is easier to bet on than a Notre Dame-Navy football game (before 2007).

Hopefully I can help turn inconsistencies into victories with my attendance, but we shall see. Talk to you all tonight or tomorrow morning.

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