Tonight's game was an absolute disgrace. I am very upset at the Yankee management tonight. Vazquez -- I don't know what to say. Is there something to say about him? I don't know how to approach this. I don't want to say I hate him because he's new to the year, but not to the team. I think that it's too soon to start pointing fingers, but Joe Girardi really shouldn't have this much faith in these guys this early in the season. Putting faith in Andy Pettitte, CC Sabathia, AJ Burnett etc. is a different story. However, if you see a starter struggling THAT MUCH, he needs to go. It's not a matter of if they'll work their way out -- you had the exhibition games to worry about that stuff. Exhibition games are over. If you wanna make it to the post season, you'd better start winning games as early as you can.
Tampa's starting pitcher, Price, was absolutely phenomenal. I'm not going to build an altar and praise him, but I love the way he presents himself. He just goes in and wants to get the job done. He hasn't even been in MLB that long, and he's that dedicated already? Damn it, can we NOT have a veteran like that? Forget about Pettitte and his determination, we need a presence like Price.
The one who I'm picking on tonight is Nick Johnson. I was not happy with him tonight. He's going through that "new guy" syndrome. I don't understand how this man can stand at home plate and not keep the ninth inning going. If we had a little rally going during the 9th inning, I would NOT be this upset right now. Brian Cashman, although we've had our differences, I'm afraid that you need to make an appearance in the clubhouse very soon.
Then again, none of this would be happening if Johnny Damon was here. But then again, THANK YOU, SCOTT BORAS FOR MAKING THE WORLD REVOLVE AROUND YOU.
I just wanted to say a word of thanks to my cousin, Jimmy. He kind of made me turn my thought process of Vazquez around. I read up on him a little bit and decided to listen to Jimmy for once. Thanks, dude. Love you like a brother.
Hopefully I'll have better things to say about tomorrow night's game. Goodnight, Yankee fans.