"A New York Treasure" --Village Voice

Why Does Everyone Hate Baseball?

Yanks are bumping along. Some guys like Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Hicks, both easy to root for, can’t stay on the field, which makes it frustrating to root for them.

Been listening to a majority of the games this year on the radio with John and Suzyn. They spend a good bit of each broadcast complaining about the state of the game today. And not just in the generic it-was-better-in-my-day kvetching, but unrelenting annoyance at what they are watching. Then I read baseball coverage or look at what’s being said on Twitter and whether you are an old school fan or a woke seamhead one thing everyone has in common is that they think the game is in a bad place aesthetically. And I cannot disagree though I have nothing insightful to suggest to make things better.

Is baseball the only sport where you see this much complaining by announcers, writers, and fans about the game itself?

More in Texas tonight.

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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1 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 19, 2021 7:05 pm

[0] Interesting. There seems to be widespread ridicule of the extra-innings rule, credit to MLB for trying 'something' but this is a one & done for sure. But there are some real problems with the game, specifically the strike out rate is just out of control. I think Kay was saying the other day that the 'average' K rate now = Doctor K's incredible 1985 season's K rate! Just not enough in-game action, not enough speed, not enough strategy. I will always love having the game on in the background but sitting and watching intently night to night..not really enjoyable when even no-hitters are becoming 'blah'.

2 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 19, 2021 7:16 pm

I've been watching a lot of basketball during the pandemic and the contrast between MLB and the NBA is very striking. The NBA isn't perfect but it does a good job in trying new things and promoting their best players. Baseball's biggest news yesterday is Tony LaRussa going full Grandpa Simpson and throwing his rookie star under the bus..

3 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 19, 2021 7:38 pm

If you're not bitching, you're not living. America's new motto. Ugh. I tune into as many games as I can. I feel like I'm one of the only people on earth who doesn't give a shit about the man on 2nd extra inning deal. Meh. Maybe wait til the 12th inning or something.
Thanks for the new thread! I had nowhere meaningful to voice my displeasure at Frazier striking out 2x looking a few nights ago! ; )

4 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 19, 2021 7:58 pm

[3] 12th inning I could get behind. Frazier..what happened with him? Can't all be the concussion, can it?

5 Boatzilla   ~  May 19, 2021 8:11 pm

[2] Good point, Jazz. I have always hated LaRussa. Not sure why. He just seems like a big jagoff. Unfortuntely he appears to be very good at his job. Hard to hate that.

Looks like the barge at Lake LaMarre is not going to make it.

6 Boatzilla   ~  May 19, 2021 8:13 pm

Hey, I just got a Japanese Uber Eats commercial on my feed. Big Brother is watching.

7 Boatzilla   ~  May 19, 2021 8:29 pm

Tyler Wade did something. Sign of the Apocalypse?

8 Boatzilla   ~  May 19, 2021 8:30 pm

Sac fly?! Who are these Yankees?

9 Boatzilla   ~  May 19, 2021 8:39 pm


10 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 19, 2021 8:58 pm

[9] Work call done, we got ANOTHER no-no going??
[6] Big middle finger to Uber and everything about them! :)

11 Boatzilla   ~  May 19, 2021 9:04 pm

Farging MLB just cut out on my phone. It does that often. Usually when Judge is up.

Then I tried to log on with my laptop and it says content unavailable. WTF! I'm paying good money for this bullshit?!

12 Boatzilla   ~  May 19, 2021 9:05 pm

Kay just said the "n" word. That's it. It's over.

13 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 19, 2021 9:11 pm

[11] My mlb.com on the Apple TV was out earlier in the morning but is OK now.

14 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 19, 2021 9:11 pm

I've never watched a full game of a Yankee no-no.

15 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 19, 2021 9:14 pm

[14] I was watching Dave Righetti's on tv back in 1983! Missed Wells' and Cone's as had just come to Japan and obviously no online baseball then, just the nightly recap shows on local J tv (which were great)

16 Boatzilla   ~  May 19, 2021 9:17 pm

[14] Me neither. I was at marching band practice during Righetti's, but some how we got the news out on the field. I forget how. Car radio during a bone break?

17 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 19, 2021 9:17 pm

Gio is so good with the glove. I used to hate those kind of grounders that just eat you up quick (which is why they moved me to 2B halfway through the season..!)

18 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 19, 2021 9:17 pm

I finally saw my 1st live Yankee triple play at some point in the last 15 years. I can't provide any details,however. I just know I saw it. Lol... 3 more outs!

19 RIYank   ~  May 19, 2021 9:18 pm

[1] I'm kind of enjoying this 'blah' wannabe!

20 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 19, 2021 9:19 pm

[16] Hah! I was only 9, I remember it was baking hot that day though, we were having a BBQ with my extended family, a lot of rum & cokes being poured

21 Boatzilla   ~  May 19, 2021 9:22 pm

Great insight by Paulie on the nerves.

22 Boatzilla   ~  May 19, 2021 9:24 pm

[20] Rum & cokes? Family BBQs? Salad days for sure.

My job was always shucking the corn. My dad's job was burning or under-cooking food.

23 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 19, 2021 9:26 pm


24 Shaun P.   ~  May 19, 2021 9:26 pm

Hello, Banterites! Had to check in and see how everyone is doing.

25 rbj   ~  May 19, 2021 9:27 pm

Huh, alerted to the no-no. I usually can’t stay up for later games, between the terrorists and looking after my parents.

26 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 19, 2021 9:27 pm

[22] My family from Trinidad & Tobago, rum & cokes flowed freely!
I forgot Kluber is a two time Cy winner..

27 RIYank   ~  May 19, 2021 9:28 pm

Whew! Off the bat I thought that was gonna land.
The one Tyler caught, I mean.

28 Shaun P.   ~  May 19, 2021 9:28 pm

[14] I remember watching Jim Abbott's no-hitter in 1993 like it was yesterday. Hawkins, too, the 4-0 loss against the White Sox the year everything went wrong, but of course that isn't an official no-hitter any more.

29 rbj   ~  May 19, 2021 9:29 pm

Wade is in RF?

30 RIYank   ~  May 19, 2021 9:29 pm

Oh hi Shaun, and rbj.

31 mhoward120   ~  May 19, 2021 9:29 pm

Cue up the Human Beinz!!!! I wonder who even gets that reference.

32 Shaun P.   ~  May 19, 2021 9:29 pm

Klubot delivers!

33 RIYank   ~  May 19, 2021 9:29 pm


34 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 19, 2021 9:29 pm

Yes!!!! The Klube!

35 rbj   ~  May 19, 2021 9:29 pm

No hitter!

36 Shaun P.   ~  May 19, 2021 9:30 pm

[30] Hey, RIYank - been too long! Good to see you.

37 Boatzilla   ~  May 19, 2021 9:31 pm


38 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 19, 2021 9:31 pm


39 seamus   ~  May 19, 2021 9:32 pm

wooo hooo! Just had to pop in and say hurrah!

40 yankintexas   ~  May 19, 2021 9:33 pm

Who hates baseball? KLUBBBBER!

41 RIYank   ~  May 19, 2021 9:33 pm

Gosh Kluber is so excited I'm worried he's going to have a stroke or something.

42 rbj   ~  May 19, 2021 9:34 pm

Night all.

43 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 19, 2021 9:34 pm

[41] Hah! He'll go wild after he gets home, may even drink half a Bud-Light

44 thelarmis   ~  May 19, 2021 9:35 pm


45 knuckles   ~  May 19, 2021 9:36 pm

I don’t hate baseball! What an outing by CK.

46 Boatzilla   ~  May 19, 2021 9:37 pm

Now, I fully understand the Klubot moniker.

47 seamus   ~  May 19, 2021 9:38 pm

Yep Klubot totally fitting haha.

48 Shaun P.   ~  May 19, 2021 10:22 pm

[0] Well AB, I don't watch enough other sports anymore to know if their fans complain like baseball fans complain about the aesthetics of their game these days.

I know a lot of NBA fans complained a TON back in late 90s and 2000s when Riley-style ugly defensive dominated; but some people really liked that style of play (I did not mind it at the start, but I did later). And I know NHL fans DESPISED the god awful neutral zone trap that the Devils popularized in the late 90s, claiming it ruined hockey - and it did; it was 100% why I stopped watching hockey. I suppose some fans liked it, but I don't why anyone would like a style of play that literally made such an exciting sport boring. So this isn't unprecedented.

That said, I do feel like we in baseball are stuck in a negative feedback loop: enough announcers and writers complain such that fans pick up that they should be complaining, too, and then the announcers and writers (not all of them) keep complaining because it's what the fans want, and the fans complain more, and... you get the point.

And then there are the idiots who hate baseball, like John Smoltz, who deserves to be fired more than Joe Morgan did back in the day because how do you possibly market your product by having someone constantly bemoan it in the dumbest way possible? Guys like Smoltz very much feel like a baseball-only problem.

Aesthetically, I think the only issue is there aren't enough balls in play (and thus "action" on the field), and I feel like the cause of that is the crazy rise in the strikeout rate. If MLB made the umps calls the rulebook strikezone, and took away the low strike, I suspect that would fix it (forcing pitchers to throw more pitches up in the zone to try to get strikes leads to more contact, which leads to more balls in play, QED). As the wise bird once said, why make big problems out of little problems?

But all this talk I read and hear about going back to 80s baseball... man, some of it was very exciting (Rickey!), but some of it was awful (I really do NOT want to see the return of the all glove no hit middle infielder; it's almost as bad as watching a pitcher hit). I feel like the awfulness has been forgotten in these discussions.

49 rbj   ~  May 20, 2021 1:14 pm

Day baseball!

50 rbj   ~  May 20, 2021 1:29 pm

Rats, Rangers broadcST.

51 rbj   ~  May 20, 2021 1:44 pm

A, a 3-6-5 DP

52 rbj   ~  May 20, 2021 2:07 pm

wasted lead off double.

53 rbj   ~  May 20, 2021 2:55 pm

A RISP hit! A run!

54 rbj   ~  May 20, 2021 2:59 pm

Judge comes through!
Though more crappy base running.

55 rbj   ~  May 20, 2021 3:37 pm

Charlie Brown!

56 rbj   ~  May 20, 2021 3:40 pm

More crappy baserunning

57 rbj   ~  May 20, 2021 3:47 pm


58 rbj   ~  May 20, 2021 3:53 pm


59 rbj   ~  May 20, 2021 3:57 pm

Three. Though Chapman closing out a German game is not the best.

60 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 20, 2021 8:03 pm

Thanks for the game comments rbj, day games no good for us here on the other side! Two straight shutouts is nice. On to the ChiSox!

61 yankintexas   ~  May 20, 2021 8:06 pm

Shaun P., Oddly enough the guys on MLB TV the other day were arguing that the increase in strikeouts is because of two things:

1. Hitters not adjusting their swings with two strikes and stiking with the swing that generates the best launch angle.

2. Pitchers pitching UP in the zone with more regularity than in the past, which was more east/west.

I kinda of agree with that. But I also think the shift is making the sport less fun to watch. There is nothing more frustrating than watching a hitter trying to pull a ball towards the 9 fielders than hit it where nobody is at.

62 rob_smith_51   ~  May 21, 2021 8:57 am

Delino Deshields? I imagine they can find someone better in the minors.

63 Hank Waddles   ~  May 21, 2021 2:05 pm

[0] What I think is stunning is how quickly the pendulum has swung. It wasn't long ago that people were kvetching about how high-scoring the game had become, and I confess I was one of them. Remember Game 5 of the 2017 World Series? Astros 13, Dodgers 12. Out here in LA, it was the only thing anyone was talking about the next day. The universal reaction was, "Sucks that the Dodgers lost, but wasn't that a classic game?" My response was simple -- that wasn't baseball. I bemoaned the lack of drama, the lack of importance to any single run when you knew there would be a handful of runs scored the next inning.

And now just a few years later, we're up in arms about the lack of runs. It's hard for me to get too worked up over it. I've been watching baseball long enough to have seen the Astroturf-fueled go-go 80s, the steroid-fueled Bash Brother 90s, and now our current obsession with launch angle. Five years from now, perhaps when a less stubborn group of hitters forces teams to stop shifting, there will be something new about which to complain.

That's the strangest thing to me, by the way. In a numbers driven game, none of these left-handed hitters has decided to take the sure base hits that shifts are offering. Soon enough someone will.

64 Hank Waddles   ~  May 21, 2021 2:08 pm

Oh, one more thing. Remember a couple weeks ago when Judge struck out five times in a game after striking out three times the game before? When a reporter asked Boone about it afterwards, his response spoke volumes. He shrugged his shoulders and said, "I think he some good at bats. Would you rather he had rolled over on one and grounded out to third?" Um, yes.

65 rbj   ~  May 21, 2021 3:53 pm

Surgery for Hicks.

66 rbj   ~  May 21, 2021 6:32 pm

Fine form for the Yankees so far. All strikeouts.

67 rbj   ~  May 21, 2021 6:52 pm

Yay, a hit.

68 rbj   ~  May 21, 2021 7:44 pm

Another pitching duel.

69 rbj   ~  May 21, 2021 8:05 pm

Combined 24 Ks so far.

70 rbj   ~  May 21, 2021 8:12 pm

Hey, a run!

71 Hank Waddles   ~  May 21, 2021 8:12 pm

Gleyber Day!

72 rbj   ~  May 21, 2021 8:14 pm

Hmmm, Lasagna for the eighth in a 1-0 game.

73 Boatzilla   ~  May 21, 2021 8:15 pm

Dare I say, this seem to be going according to plan?

74 Hank Waddles   ~  May 21, 2021 8:26 pm

I don’t mind John and Suszyn as much as some, but let me tell you what drives me crazy about Sterling. He’s so wrapped up in his home run calls that he starts his routine with every fly ball. But when the other team is batting, he has no sense of emotion that might tell you what’s happening, even in big moments. Like just now — up 1-0 with a runner on third, Madrigal bloops a ball to right. Sterling called it like there was nobody on base in the first inning, then as an after thought — “Eaton scores on the play.” It’s maddening.

75 Boatzilla   ~  May 21, 2021 8:28 pm

I shouldn't have dared. But nonetheless, this is a fantastic game.

76 rbj   ~  May 21, 2021 8:36 pm

Dammit, walking the terrorists had the reverse effect.

77 rbj   ~  May 21, 2021 8:43 pm

Gawd, awful luck.

78 Boatzilla   ~  May 21, 2021 8:45 pm

Jaysus H. Fucking Christ! That was not acceptable.

I hate the contact play.

79 BobbyB   ~  May 21, 2021 8:51 pm

Fio fucks sake.

80 rbj   ~  May 21, 2021 8:51 pm


81 rbj   ~  May 21, 2021 8:53 pm

Holy crap, a triple play!

82 Boatzilla   ~  May 21, 2021 8:55 pm

This is one of the best baseball games I have ever seen.

83 rbj   ~  May 21, 2021 8:57 pm

Gotta be a walk off.

84 BobbyB   ~  May 21, 2021 9:01 pm


85 knuckles   ~  May 21, 2021 9:01 pm

I am wracking my brain to determine if I’ve ever seen a triple play before other than on sportscenter. If I have it was definitely not in as high a leverage position as that.
Honestly, I’m slightly giddy right now.

86 knuckles   ~  May 21, 2021 9:02 pm

Huge W!

87 rbj   ~  May 21, 2021 9:02 pm

The Yankees win! With good old fashion base hits.

88 BobbyB   ~  May 21, 2021 9:03 pm

Three singles win the game. Maybe that’s the combination.

89 knuckles   ~  May 21, 2021 9:04 pm

Gleyber seems to be settling into a groove now too. Bodes well.

90 Boatzilla   ~  May 21, 2021 9:07 pm

[85] It's my first live one.

91 rbj   ~  May 21, 2021 9:08 pm

I think I’ve seen one live before, but can’t remember any details.

92 Boatzilla   ~  May 21, 2021 9:08 pm

I think deep down, Gleyber is the heart & soul of this team. Judge may be the poster boy and certainly a stud, but I think the team rises and falls with Gleyber.

93 rbj   ~  May 22, 2021 12:08 pm

So I guess today is going to be a slugfest.

94 rbj   ~  May 22, 2021 12:31 pm

Bad umping again

95 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 22, 2021 1:14 pm

Gleyber day! You hang 'em, I bang 'em!

96 rbj   ~  May 22, 2021 1:14 pm

I like this RISP hit thing.

97 rbj   ~  May 22, 2021 1:16 pm

And adding to it.

98 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 22, 2021 1:16 pm

Hell yeah. Runs without homers? Who knew?

99 rbj   ~  May 22, 2021 2:03 pm

More runs. Walking the terrorists does work, I just can't have the game on on my phone.

100 rbj   ~  May 22, 2021 2:39 pm

Gee even more [98]

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101 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 22, 2021 2:54 pm

Christ! That's a routine out for MLB left fielder. Thanks, sox.

102 rbj   ~  May 22, 2021 3:16 pm

Great win!

103 rbj   ~  May 23, 2021 12:19 pm

Not fond of seeing Miggy Jr. in the outfield.

Um, he caught it.

104 rbj   ~  May 23, 2021 12:37 pm

Yes, even more RISP hits. I like this new philos0phy

105 rob_smith_51   ~  May 23, 2021 12:44 pm

Gleyber es en fuego.

106 rbj   ~  May 23, 2021 1:13 pm

Now that’s our Gleyber.

107 rbj   ~  May 23, 2021 1:21 pm


108 rbj   ~  May 23, 2021 2:13 pm

Oh, boo!

109 yankintexas   ~  May 23, 2021 2:13 pm

Don't get the Peralta love.

110 yankintexas   ~  May 23, 2021 2:15 pm

Argh. I knew that was going to happen. Not sure why we wasted an assest for someone not better than what's in AAA.

111 yankintexas   ~  May 23, 2021 2:18 pm

Lol. Peralta a victim of the 3 hitter rule? Did he really say that? If you can't get right-handed hitters out you're not a major leaguer.

112 rbj   ~  May 23, 2021 2:18 pm

Le Machine with the glove

113 rbj   ~  May 23, 2021 2:32 pm

I accept gift runs

114 rbj   ~  May 23, 2021 2:40 pm


115 rbj   ~  May 23, 2021 3:02 pm

Insurance, please.

116 rbj   ~  May 23, 2021 3:18 pm

Nope, but one down.

117 rbj   ~  May 23, 2021 3:19 pm


118 rbj   ~  May 23, 2021 3:36 pm

Almost had a heart attack on Clint's steal

119 rbj   ~  May 23, 2021 3:45 pm

Walk off walk!


120 OldYanksFan   ~  May 24, 2021 11:07 pm

Greetings folks... A little something to think about, and that is... how valuable has Gritner been to the Yankees? So (one method) I looked up, BR-WAR says:
14. Robinson Cano 44.4
15. Graig Nettles 44.4
16. Earle Combs 43.9
17. Brett Gardner 43.0
18. Jorge Posada 42.7
19. Charlie Keller 42.4
29. Don Mattingly 42.4
21. Phil Rizzu 41.9

The guy has been solid. We paid him about $2,000,000 / WAR.

121 rbj   ~  May 25, 2021 6:20 pm

Let’s go

122 rbj   ~  May 25, 2021 6:51 pm

Damn, a hit.

123 rbj   ~  May 25, 2021 6:54 pm

And now a starter gives up a run.

124 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 25, 2021 7:12 pm

Kluber suddenly taken out?? :(

125 rbj   ~  May 25, 2021 7:14 pm

Hmm, not liking the Klubot being taken out.


126 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 25, 2021 7:16 pm

[120] Hi OYF! Interesting to see Gardner has more WAR than Posada..

127 rbj   ~  May 25, 2021 7:46 pm

Runs would be nice.

128 rbj   ~  May 25, 2021 7:47 pm

Tightness in Klubot’s right shoulder.

129 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 25, 2021 7:56 pm

Not much energy in this game tonight..Vladdy Jr is no joke though.
Looking forward to Lakers - Suns at 1130 here

130 yankintexas   ~  May 25, 2021 8:18 pm

Well the good news about Kluber is at least Cashman should be able to go out and get someone else having saved money filling out the rotation shopping at the clearance rack this past off season.

131 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 25, 2021 8:32 pm

Is Kay having some depth perception problems with his eyes? I get it when announcing remotely for the away games, but his call on Frazier just now..that wasn't even close to going out but he couldn't tell.

132 OldYanksFan   ~  May 25, 2021 9:31 pm

[130] Klubot is making $11m. Is that considered dumpster diving?
And somehow our Pitching has been great, while our Offense has been pathetic. We are lucky to be only 1 game out. To me, I have been watching under .500 team play.

133 yankintexas   ~  May 25, 2021 9:58 pm

[132] Didn't say dumpster diving but a 1 year deal for a 35 year old is like the Webster's definition for bargain shopping.

134 rbj   ~  May 26, 2021 4:19 pm

Rain out, DH tomorrow @ 4 pm.

135 yankintexas   ~  May 26, 2021 7:32 pm

Kluber being on the shelf was probably to be expected given his age and injury history but what the heck is Voit's problem? Did he swing too violently or do something stupid (again) at the gym?

Man this team is so hard to follow. Can't wait for the annual "next man up" to be uttered by Boone. Every time I hear that it translates to "oh maybe next year we'll do better after we bring in some more brittle players".

136 rbj   ~  May 26, 2021 7:36 pm

[135] I heard him say that today.

137 rbj   ~  May 27, 2021 3:42 pm

Oh, Florial for game two

138 OldYanksFan   ~  May 27, 2021 5:39 pm

They need to close the weight room and have these guys do an hour of yoga every day. Remember Ichiro? 12 years in a row of over 600 AB. I think he was only DL'ed once in 19 years. The guy was always stretching. Always stretching. We need more fat, less muscle. (j/k.... but ya know... ya can't pull fat!)

139 rbj   ~  May 27, 2021 5:52 pm

Ah, an URP.

140 rbj   ~  May 27, 2021 6:25 pm

Who didn’t see that out at home coming.

141 rbj   ~  May 27, 2021 6:50 pm


142 rbj   ~  May 27, 2021 7:04 pm

Tied up

143 rbj   ~  May 27, 2021 7:17 pm

Kraken is only mostly dead.

144 yankintexas   ~  May 27, 2021 8:19 pm

By mostly dead, you meant brain dead right?

145 yankintexas   ~  May 27, 2021 8:21 pm

Nevermind. I guess he was waved in by the coach. How that happened seems inexplicable to me.

146 rbj   ~  May 27, 2021 8:33 pm

Home run. Catchers and pitchers should only go base to base. Obligatory nod to Chief Ming Wang.

147 rbj   ~  May 28, 2021 5:54 pm

Had second Moderne shot yesterday. Fever, headache, nausea so I’m taking a pass on tonight’s game.

148 yankintexas   ~  May 29, 2021 6:31 pm

Oddly enough those are the same symptoms I have watching this team's offense.

149 rbj   ~  May 30, 2021 12:16 pm

Of course a DP.

150 rbj   ~  May 30, 2021 12:38 pm

Yankees should copycat other teams and get hits with RISP.

151 rbj   ~  May 30, 2021 1:02 pm

Fuck you blue

152 Boatzilla   ~  May 30, 2021 1:11 pm

What the hell is Stanton swinging at?

153 Boatzilla   ~  May 30, 2021 1:12 pm

Man, this team as a bad vibe and it's bringing me down. Good luck fellas, I'm going to bed.

154 rbj   ~  May 30, 2021 1:25 pm

This is not a good team.

155 rbj   ~  May 30, 2021 1:28 pm

Off t walk the terrorists.

156 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 30, 2021 1:40 pm


157 rbj   ~  May 30, 2021 2:52 pm

Bad hitting, mediocre pitching, and poor fielding. But at least this team excels in baserunning blunders.

158 Evil Empire   ~  May 31, 2021 3:50 pm

It's really time to fire Aaron Boone.

159 rbj   ~  May 31, 2021 4:31 pm

I didn’t even bother watching.

160 rob_smith_51   ~  May 31, 2021 4:37 pm

Can't they find a good fielding outfielder who can hit at least .700 OPS to cover CF? Gardner is not the answer, but appears to be the only one who can field the position.

161 yankintexas   ~  May 31, 2021 6:27 pm

[160] Well, it would ruin this team's chances of having the MLB's lowest team batting average. Seriously though, this team used to hit homers but they arent even good at that. No little ball, no big ball, no speed, no defense but we got a Cole and a Chapman and a next man up strategy.

162 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 1, 2021 6:16 pm

Sheeaht, it's bad enough that the Yanks are struggling, but do we have listen to Flash in the booth. Can't stand that guy.

163 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 1, 2021 6:21 pm

Mike Ford is batting 5th. So that's what it's come down to?

164 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 1, 2021 6:51 pm

Every time I blink the Yankees have batted and are back on the field for defense.

165 rbj   ~  Jun 1, 2021 7:27 pm

I’m not wasting my phone’s battery on this team until they show me something.

166 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 1, 2021 7:32 pm

I've been keeping one eye on this suckhole of a team for a week. I've been too busy rooting for certain hockey teams to lose in the 1st 2 rounds. Glad to see them not losing in the 5th inning. Huzzah!

167 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 1, 2021 8:17 pm

Atta boy, Gary! Unfuckingbelievable!

168 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 1, 2021 8:38 pm


169 yankintexas   ~  Jun 1, 2021 9:54 pm

How did this team go from breaking home run records just two years ago to being one of the most anemic offenses in all of baseball with basically the same lineup? Which is another way of saying, how is Thames still employed?

170 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 1, 2021 9:54 pm

Most satisfying.

171 yankintexas   ~  Jun 1, 2021 9:55 pm

Frazier's one hit per month not with standing. Lol

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