Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Move to Sunday’s hard-to-look-at 7-3 loss the Rays handed Joe Girardi’s club at Tropicana Field. It was one of 162 games the Yankees will play this year, and even the most self-loathing Yankee fan isn’t ready to give up on a season nine innings in.
Really? I’ve already given up on the season.
The optimists can point to the ’98 Yankees winning eight straight after losing four of five, 14 of 15 and 21 of 24 on the way to 114 regular-season wins and a World Series title.
Yet, the elite talent level on that team, which had Derek Jeter, Bernie Williams, Tino Martinez, Andy Pettitte, David Wells, David Cone and Mariano Rivera, can’t be matched with the current collection of raw youth and veterans, some of whom are fading.
Yeah, let’s hold off on comparing the greatest baseball team ever with this one.
We’ll get to see just how cooked CC Sabathia is tonight.
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