Random thoughts following a split with the Marlins

Guess who’s back, back again, Stacey’s back, tell a friend…

Yes, I’m back after a bit of a hiatus. To be honest, I was burnt and couldn’t come up with things to write about which is odd because if any team has had things to write about, it’s 2018 Yankees. Between the injuries, losing to crap teams and Aaron Boone’s mindboggling in-game decisions, I could have been writing non-stop.

So now that I’m feeling a bit more like myself, I have decided to get back into things by writing a random thoughts post because those are easy to write and my goodness do I have a lot of thoughts after Wednesday night’s disaster.

  • It’s embarrassing that the Yankees split their season series with the Marlins.
  • A team that’s filled with guys you don’t know.
  • A team that’s going nowhere.
  • A team that can’t draw 10,000 fans to a game.
  • And what on earth was Aaron Boone thinking leaving Lance Lynn in the game in the sixth inning?
  • Did he not see the disaster that was about to happen?
  • Everyone else did!
  • Lynn had been lucky all game, was up to around 100 pitches but sure, leave him in. That’ll go well.
  • Nope.
  • The sixth inning was embarrassing.
  • The eighth inning was just downright confusing.
  • Why was Chance Adams in for a second inning?
  • Was there no one else available?
  • I realize a lot of guys the bullpen were used in the 12 inning game on Tuesday but Thursday is an off day. They can rest then.
  • Boone turned a possible comeback win into a 9-3 loss.
  • I’ve tried to be nice and I’ve tried to accept the fact that this is Boone’s first season as a manager on any level but he has cost this team at least 10 wins.
  • Because of lineup construction.
  • Because of his in-game decisions like either taking starters out too early or leaving them in too long.
  • He goes to guys like A.J. Cole instead of Dellin Betances.
  • Now, his inexperience is starting to bug me because we’re getting down to the wire and with injuries to Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Didi Gregorius and Aroldis Chapman, the Yankees need every win they can get.
  • Which is probably why Sonny Gray will be starting the second game of the doubleheader against Baltimore on Saturday.
  • My goodness.
  • Gray can’t start and he can’t be a reliever.
  • He’s useless right now.
  • He will cost the Yankees a win to the worst team in baseball.
  • I have no confidence in Gray.
  • Saturday will be a debacle.
  • Player’s weekend is this weekend so we’ll see everyone with their nicknames on the back of their jerseys.
  • Some guys opted for their last names while others are putting their nicknames across their backs.
  • I thought it was boring for guys to choose their last name but someone pointed out that this is the one time they can have their name on a jersey in a game.
  • So it makes more sense to me now.
  • I still wish they would have allowed Didi Gregorius to come up with their jersey “names” by using emojis.
  • Brad Boxberger is going to have a box emoji and a burger emoji on his jersey.
  • Maybe Sonny Gray could have the poop emoji on his jersey.
  • Perfect.
  • Just in case you didn’t know, Sunday’s game has been moved to 8:05 so they can show it on ESPN.
  • Because if there’s one team everyone in America wants to see, it’s the Orioles.
  • Personally, I’m annoyed that it’s a Sunday Night game because Sunday is my birthday.
  • They don’t do great on my birthday.
  • I once wrote a post about it and the time of that post, they had a losing record on my birthday.
  • Lame.
  • I’m also the only one in my immediate family to not be born in a World Series-winning year.
  • My dad was born in 1941, my mom 1947 and my brother 1978.
  • I was born in 1974 when they had to play in Shea Stadium while they were refurbishing Yankee Stadium
  • Although there is one thing that Yankee fans who are 1974 babies have that’s pretty cool.
  • Well, if they were born January – October and not in November or December.
  • The Yankees won their 24th, 25th and 26th championships when we were 24, 25, and 26.
  • That’s pretty cool.
  • They won number 27 when I was 35 which doesn’t mean anything.
  • They almost won 27 when I was 27.
  • Freakin’ Diamondbacks.
  • Pedro Martinez needs to zip it.
  • He thinks the Yankees aren’t hustling enough and not counting the injuries to key players as a reason.
  • Really?
  • Imagine the Red Sox without J.D. Martinez, Mookie Betts and let’s say Xander Bogaerts. Oh and add Craig Kimbrel.
  • How well do you think they’d be doing without those players?
  • Shut up, Pedro.
  • And on that note, I will end this post.
  • Enjoy the off day.
  • Go Yankees.
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