lest their deeds be fOrgetted

19-23 Team is 0-6 against fat, overpaid, stinking Yankees and Yankees are literally laughing at Team.

Blog of Team knows you know that Blog knows that Blog saw Nick Swisher COLD LAUGHING at Team after 3-run double put Pynstrypz up 5-0 in first inning. Swisher and rest of Yankees knew from that point they’d be tasked with recording 27 workmanlike outs and hopping Acela back to Bronx or wherever Traveling All-Stars are heading next.

Losses have been excruciating but, unlike some excruciating memories, Blog for some reason doesn’t want to forget them. Blog wants to remember, so let’s quick-like go back and see:

LOSS ONE, April 13 — Team 4 @ Yankees 7: ARod, coming off flu symptoms, smacks 3-run homer run in first inning off Chris Tillman, getting Team’s Spring of Futility off on right foot. By top of 3rd it was 6-0 in favor of Fat Yankees.

LOSS TWO, April 14 — Team 5 @ Yankees 6, 10 inn.: Behind Jake Arrieta, Team runs out to 5-0 lead and things appear sort of normal on pretty night in Bronx (Blog of Team bought $5 walkup stub) until bullpen melts down behind Kevin Gregg and Michael Gonzalez. Added painful bonus: Felix Pie slap-tagged in face by Joba Chamberlain in play at plate and Nick Swisher pie faced after game-winning sac fly:

Ralph! via MLB.com

In defense of Team, LOSS TWO was at midway point of 8-game losing streak. So it’s not like Team was only losing to Yankees at that point.

LOSS THREE, April 23 — Yankees 15 @ Team 3: Keeping up time-honored, alternating blowout, extra innings torture motif, Team cold gets stomped at home. A-Rod hits grand slam, his 2,956th home run against Brad Bergesen.  

LOSS FOUR, April 24 — Yankees 6 @ Team 3, 11 inn.: Read all about it here. Or not. Robert Andino tagged out at plate in Bottom of 9th to keep Team from ending game.

LOSS FIVE, May 18 — Yankees 4 @ Team 1, 15 inn.: Little wrinkle for ya here. Team hangs around for 15 innings but loses. Luke Scott comes up with bases loaded and one out in 11th and strikes out on four pitches. But at least, like April 24, Team got to Mariano Rivera, AGAIN, you know. AT LEAST Team did that before LOSING.

LOSS SIX, May 19 — Yankees 13 @ Team 2: Like April 23rd game, a C.C. Sabathia vs. 3e mismatch. This one was literally over in 15 minutes. And Swisher again had first, middle and last laugh. Want to see his laffy taffy face again? Blog doesn’t. 

So, three blowouts and three extra-inning affairs capped by inches separating Team from victory. Dunno which is worse. Blowouts probably are harder to watch in terms of story line, since there is none. Sorry, Team. Blog didn’t want to do this. In immortal words of Ted Knight, or Judge Smails, Blog felt it owed it to you.

One Response to “lest their deeds be fOrgetted”

  1. Sponsort Says:

    This is the biggest test for a manager. Buck has a beat-up bunch of kids who don’t believe in themselves right now. Seeing B-Rob and D-Lee go down only adds to the funk. If he can right the ship and get some wins, fine. If he can’t, well …