Hey Yankee fans? You like apples?
How do you like these apples?
(With thanks to Phil West.)
I thought I’d feel at least a twinge of sympathy for the Yankees, as I always do for the losing team in big games, but seeing A-Rod pick his nose while watching the Red Sox celebrate their improbably lopsided victory kept the feeling at bay. Fuck ’em!
Appropriate that their two big free agent pitchers – Brown and Vazquez – blew it for them in the end. At some point, no matter how much money you have, you run out of things to buy. Quality things, at least. And lacking any prospects of note in their farm system, dark days lie ahead for the Bronx Bombers. 1981 all over again?
Now, who does Steinbrenner fire first?