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THE DELUSIONAL YANKEES AND ALBERT EINSTEIN

"The definition of insanity is when  you do the same thing over and over again and expect a different result"

Albert Einstein

It's becoming an almost arduous task to read our local New York papers these days.image Before the All Star Game, they talked about the "crucial stretch" of games before the break against sub .500 teams that would put together a run and put the team in serious contention. That didn't happen and the Yankees are back where they've been all year at .500.

Now, the talk turns to yet another set of "crucial series" against the Red Sox, Orioles, and Giants. And how A-Rod is asking for and is being given a chance to play first base again - and Nathan Evoldi is being given yet another chance to prove himself as a starter next Tuesday against the Orioles......and blah blah blah........

Like I'm supposed to get excited about all this wishful thinking as a Yankee fan?

I don't think so. I'll tell you what would get me excited though......

And that's if the front office could get a grip on reality by acknowledging that the 2016 Yankees are at best a mediocre and (still) very old team with little or no chance of making the playoffs this season.

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And stop treating me like a little kid telling me, "Don't worry son, everything's gonna be all right"......

Because it isn't gonna be all right......

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ONE MONTH IN – TRAIN WRECKS AND SMOOTH TAKEOFFS…..

True enough, it’s only a one month sample, but we’re already beginning to see trends developing that warrant some attention and analysis as to whether they are permanent or fleeting .

But beforeimage we get that – just a quick comment on Dee Gordon (right) and the 80 game suspension doled out by MLB for using illegal substances. Following last year’s breakout season in which he came out of nowhere to win a batting title, Mr. Gordon was awarded a $55 million contract extension by the Marlins. 

'Who's on drugs?'

‘Who’s on drugs?’

And therein lies the problem – it is still very profitable to cheat in baseball. He’ll tell us he’s very sorry and he didn’t know what he was ingesting, and yada, yada, yada…..

But the only way baseball is going is going to rid itself of this ongoing embarrassment is to make it hurt so the player sees it in his bank account. So, how about a one year automatic suspension for a first time violation and a lifetime ban if you are stupid or greedy enough to do it again? Think Mr. Gordon won’t notice $10 or $15 million or so missing from his bank account?……..

But let’s get back to the real fun of the game…….train wrecks and smooth takeoffs so far this year…………..

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