Tuesday, April 7, 2009

All is well, remain calm!

Despite a truly forgettable debut by Sabathia and Teixeira, I will be very much anti-NY media today and try to to maintain a sense of calm.

Perhaps I am the anomoly, but I'd like to think that most Yanks fans aren't climbing out on the ledge this morning. The media --what those not in NY see-- does a wonderful job of portraying a sense of impending doom and fear. Sure, fans like me are bummed that Sabathia had nothing and Teix looked a bit flummoxed. But I'm not panicking.

The NY media sells lots of papers with outlandish fear-mongering headlines. Some are truly brilliant and funny. But don't think that they speak for all of us, even most of us, when they call for Girardi's head after one game or calling Sabathia and/or Teixeira an abject failure.

Some of the headlines today, getting the bile boiling:

You get the point. We all do. It was a dreadful opening day for the team. However, while watching the first half, two things became very clear:
  1. Sabathia had no command and only threw breaking pitches. I hope he is not hiding a strain or something.
  2. The Baltimore offense is pretty darned good. They might not have the pitching to compete, but they sure can hit. And Adam Jones is gonna be a player.
So not what I wanted to come in and ramble about today. Just know that most of us (Yanks fans) are not in full bore panic mode yet. Talk to me at the end of the month.

Fellow bloggers also seem to be trying to maintain a sense of perspective (perspective and Yanks fans, living together, hilarity ensues):


Ralph said...

So, you mean we shouldn't be freaking out even though the season is 0.61% of the way over? Nonsense.

tHeMARksMiTh said...

On the other hand, you could be trying to be "calm" because you realize that your season is over, paid $2.3 billion for a stadium that looks like the old one, paid $400+ million for guys who suck, and that this one game might actually be a trend. Just sayin ;)

Jason @ IIATMS said...

@ Mark: um, maybe.

Except it doesn't come from my wallet.

tHeMARksMiTh said...

These are the kind of things you can say when your team wins the firt game. By about June, this will have turned on me.

dinologic (Dean D) said...

This is why it's so tough to play in NY. If Teix has ANY insecurities or doubts about whether or not he can play here, they're going to start growing. Plus, without ARod in the lineup, he is going to feel pressure to be The Man. It IS one game, but if one game turns into two, even if you win the 3rd, you've lost a series. Then the next series becomes more important. And the pressure mounts.

FTR, I'm not worried, but it doesn't help that the Mets had a nice, clean win yesterday.

Anonymous said...

At least you didn't have to pull out the "did the Americans quit when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor" line, because the way the media and some nutsy fans think, we need Bluto to pump us up after one game. What are we, pre-04 Red Sox fans?

Come on folks, CC started slow last year, we know what he's capable of. Teix will have several 0-fer games, he just happened to have one on opening day in a loss. And to blame any of this on Girardi is beyond stupid, including last season with all the injuries.