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They'll survive it the same way they survive any key injury: by throwing large, stinking gobs of cash at anyone who can stand upright.
If David Robertson becomes a yeller or a preener, I may kill myself. Hopefully he learned some balance from Mo.
The bigger problem is losing Robertson from the 8th inning, where Rafael Soriano is being paid something like 10 times as much to be not as good as Robertson. That being said, the one thing Joe Girardi has done exceedingly well since becoming Yankees manager is build the bullpen, and I think they can weather this injury on the field.
*Who* exactly is going to stop the Yanks from grabbing the first (nevermind the second) WC?
Right now it's a big honkin' mess in the American League. There is the potential for a really wild race. I think Texas and Detroit are pretty safe but after that I see five teams for three spots. Everyone has holes but I don't see the Yankees as any sort of lock. Cleveland probably belongs in there too. I'm not a believer in them but I won't be stunned if they get to an 87 win season and sneak in.
I agree with this. I also suspect that, by season's end, the consensus will be that the second wild card team (whoever that is) has no business being in any postseason funfest.
the consensus will be that the second wild card team (whoever that is) has no business being in any postseason funfest.
Why should there be animosity? Adults should be able to debate anything about baseball without taking it personally.
Goldman: Mariano Rivera: Why the Yankees Will Survive His Loss
I'm 100% confident you're wrong. Lose it in any earlier inning and you have time for a comeback.
I can't wait to see "guy who can stand upright" on the Yankees.
emotionally it is crushing to lose a game after going into the 9th with a lead. The author is technically right that a loss early is the same as a late inning loss...in the standings. But when the starting lineup and starting pitcher feel like they've done their jobs and then the closer blows it, that feels worse than losing any other way.
Not currently, no.
And when you were, it was because of personal insults, not your opinion on any issue. Certainly not an opinion on baseball.
I'm fairly certain that wasn't the line that set me off, but let's just drop it. No point in dredging up unpleasantness.
CAN YOU HEAR ME?
Personally, I just find that hilarious, YMMV.
No point in dredging up unpleasantness.
I feel bad for every future Yankees closer. No matter how good they are, they are never going to be as good as Mariano. Especially in the eyes of the fans.
And just to pile on New York, one of the Beastie Boys has died.
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