Is it too soon to miss the Yanks, yet?
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nope. i miss them tons. i really kept hoping game 7 was gonna come on last nite and we were gonna rip cliff lee a new one...
sad. : (
Yeah, some banter about the Serious in the previous thread, but the truth is I'm not psyched about it at all.
Hey, let's say "World Champion New York Yankees" at least six times per day for the next week.
2) Actually, I am looking forward to the Serious. And I'm in the camp that is pleased that the Giants beat the Phillies. Hey, if the Yanks and Phils got bumped, so be it. Fresh blood. Not sure who I'll be rooting for. On Texas, there is Ron Washington and Vlad, on the Giants, well, I don't have a hard-on for the city of SF and it'd be nice to see them FINALLY win one.
Hope it goes the distance. Hope Fox and Cablevision get their act together by then so I can watch.
Yeah. In the last thread I said I was going to be rooting for the Giants. But I'm just not up for it.
Maybe I'll change when the games begin.
I love the Yanks a ton, but I'm not going to miss them for awhile. This was a really hard season to watch. We had a much better record at the break than last year and then did a terrible nosedive.....Their play in September was horrible and they look absolutely uninspired against the Rangers.
I guess it's a double edge sword though -- I commented this morning to my son that it must've been harder to be a Phils fan and watch all those 1 run losses; maybe I was more accepting by the end. It sucked but we move on.
We'll have a lot to look forward to in 2011 -- Possibly getting Cliff Lee and/or Oswalt, Pitchers and Catchers, seeing Montero on the team, Jeter getting to 3,000 hits, gearing up for another run. I'm just glad that the Yankees ownership is committed to winning year in and year out.
 Like I miss them and I don't, I miss not having them keep me company at night but unlike other years, where the Yanks have been eliminated and I'll replay decisions or a play here or there, this year the Yanks were just destroyed. The Yanks were destroyed like the NFC used to blow up the AFC back in mid-80s thru the 90s (till the Broncos decided enough was enough). I'm kind of glad it's over so I don't have to see the Yankees getting spanked.
They played like shit in September and this last series we were all witness to what we didn't want to believe in September, the Yanks just weren't that good. Cash has a lot of work to do, the Girardi "honeymoon" seems be going the way it went for Willie (post 2007 collapse) -- though, Girardi did win a championship.
 The Yanks weren't just destroyed, they played really poorly. Many teams could have beaten them. I've noticed how close and drama-packed the NL LCS was. Timely hitting and clutch pitching on both sides. Really, only one of the Yanks-Rangers game was like that. The Yanks hardly bothered to show up.
Maybe we are all just a little spoiled. Big payroll or not, these guys are still human, and they have their ups and downs. ARod, Teix, Jeter and to some extend, Posada, all had off years. That's the heart of our team, and they just couldn't pull it off this year.
Last year really was a bit of magic, as this team has been growing older for a while. It's pretty amazing that we have 4 guys who played 14 years ago. We are lucky as fans that our family has been intact for so long. No other team... none.... has that. So win or lose, we still got to go along for the ride.
As I said a few threads ago, the guard is changing. It will exciting to watch Cano lead the new kids to glory... and it will be painful watch Mo, Po, Andy and Derek get older.
The ALCS was Texas's greatest glory... yet for us, only getting there and no further was a failure.
It can be tough to be a Yankees fan.
 Right on.
The only thing, for me, that softens the aging of Jeter and A-Rod (and to some degree the aging of Posada) is their march toward various career benchmarks. for example, it will be a joy to watch even a diminished Jeter reach 3000 hits, or for Posada to add a couple of season to round out his HOF resume.
I wasn't missing the Yankees over the weekend. Usually after the Whirled Serious I need to take a break from baseball. A chance to recharge the batteries. But this morning when I went out to get the paper it was the real darkness of night, not just a simple early morning. And in the sports section, there was a story on Bochy, but nothing about the Yankees.
So yeah, much earlier than usual, I miss the Yankees. Warts and all.
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