I am a sports lover and unfortunately I love the teams in the markets that people either love with a passion or hate with a vengeance. Those that know me know that I am a Yankee through and through and the New York Yankees are my cup of tea.
The Yankees spoiled me growing up as they won pennant after pennant. Then they started winning the World Series on a regular basis as I reached my adulthood. Life was great as a Yankees fan until recently. We used to own the best there was at every position and if our guy wasn't the best, he was on the cusp of greatness.
Now things are turning in another direction. We still have tons of talent. In fact you could argue that the entire Yankees infield will be Hall of Famer's when it is all said and done. For some reason though we just don't have that flair that was present in the mid to late 90's. Maybe it's just that I am a more knowledgeable fan or maybe it's because I want to win every game. I am not sure what it is, but something just isn't right about my team today.
The past two or three seasons have been bittersweet. We won a chip and then it seems as if the Yankees have stumbled in the post Steinbrenner era. Pitching was never an issue, but now it is. We used to find a way to get at least three aces and now we only have one sure winner in C.C. Sabathia. We used to have a slew of setup men and now we have a few guys with a ton of miles on them.
We used to win games that we were supposed to win going away, now we struggle in those games. We have a lead in the division but to be honest we got that lead with a barrage of wins in interleague play.
I know teams are up and down and some teams take longer to come up but I am not used to it being my Yankees. I have enough problems with my other teams staying on top. Being a Cowboys fan and a Knicks fan are frustrating enough. I used to always get to feel better come October because I could count on my Yankees winning me a championship.
Maybe this is just a rant from a sports fan but I feel better now that I have gotten it off my chest. Maybe we get it together and find a way to win one for old time sake. Let's send Jeter out in style. I never thought I would say that I missed George Steinbrenner but I do. There has never been an owner that put so much of his wealth back into his team because he loved winning.
Stay Breezy ~ I'm out!