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Heard the One About 1998?

It’s the one that goes, the Yanks are 1-4 to start the season just like they were in 1998.

That’s a gag, son: joke, that is.

Phil Hughes and the Yankee bullpen got knocked around again today (each pitcher gave up at least one run), the hitters ran into some bad luck–a few well-struck balls went for outs–and our boys lost again, this time by the tune of 8-4.

And tomorrow gives Verlander.

Got any good jokes about that?

[Photo Credit: Mr. Freakz]

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1 bartap   ~  Apr 6, 2013 9:05 pm

Optimism is good, but that team was far better than this one and not decimated by injuries and austerity plans. I'll be rooting for the pinstripes till the end, but this is going to be a LONG season.

2 cult of basebaal   ~  Apr 6, 2013 9:25 pm

Yes, yes it will.

And I, for one, am going to savor every game of it ...

3 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Apr 6, 2013 9:47 pm

No expectations = no disappointment.

4 monkeypants   ~  Apr 6, 2013 10:06 pm

[3] Disappointment --> No expectations.

5 cult of basebaal   ~  Apr 6, 2013 10:15 pm

Well, *I* have expectations.

I expect this team will lose 85+ games and be out of it come July ...

I expect "The Moat" will have tumbleweeds rolling through it come July ...

I expect the team to be even worse next year ...

I expect that the Yankees will lose as much money over the next several years as they expected to save by pinching their pennies and dragging the payroll under the 189 million mark ...

And, I expect to grimly enjoy all of it ...

6 Mattpat11   ~  Apr 7, 2013 12:55 am

There's a special kind of venom reserved for a loss that involves [i]yet another[/i] shitty Phil Hughes start and [i]yet another[/i] shitty Joba Chamberlain relief appearance sandwiched around watching our shitty, ineffective left handed reliever coming in and fail in the fifth inning for the second day in a row, allowing the shitty middle relief to push a game completely out of reach. Unfortunately, I'm far too tired to dispense said venom tonight

7 Sliced Bread   ~  Apr 7, 2013 7:43 am

A field of retirees from the 1998 Yankees could probably sweep the current 2013 model in a series.

I was away all week (family vacation in DC) so yesterday's slogfest was the first I've seen of this mess. It will, indeed, be a long season, but I'll be watching, and following them here.

Thanks fer the hit of Foghorn, Alex. He's the Babe Ruth of cartoon roosters.

8 JeremyM   ~  Apr 7, 2013 8:01 am

[5] Well said cult. For the want of a nail... The Steinbrenners are in the TV business now - and TV demands a quality product and doesn't give a fig about any luxury tax savings (which aren't even going to be as large as initially forecast, as I recall).

9 monkeypants   ~  Apr 7, 2013 9:04 am

[7] A field of retirees from the 1998 Yankees could probably sweep the current 2013 model in a series.

This is not so surprising, given that the Yankees are themselves fielding that resembles the 2003 All Star team.

10 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Apr 7, 2013 9:59 am
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