Sunday, August 23, 2009

Yankee Writers Continue To Dismiss the Red Sox

At 1:45 Eastern time on Saturday as the Red Sox were putting an ass whopping on A.J. Burnett, NY Daily News writer Bill Madden wrote the following:

Do you think the Yankees, who are a major-league best 26-8 since the break, have had a chance to notice who might be standing in their way for a trip to baseball's Nirvana? That would be the Los Angeles Angels of Anahiem... Now that they've managed to obliterate that 0-8 start against the Red Sox, the Yankees seemingly have become masters of their universe - with one notable exception, the Angels, who sent them packing in the first round of the '02 and '05 division playoffs and, when last seen, swept them to end the first half of this season. They'll see each other four times in September, three of them in Anaheim, but come October, it is looking as if the Yankees, in their quest to get back to the World Series for the first time since 2003, may well have to show they can beat the Angels.

4 comments:

babababaseball,  August 23, 2009 at 9:13 AM  

All this talk about the Yankees from New Yorkers(Yankee Fans in general) is setting up for a Major Fail.

You, I, Redsox Nation and people with commonsense know the yankees cannot and will not finish the season with a .750+ win percentage. Its only a matter of time before they get on a losing streak.

Let just hope the redsox can win the right ones at the right time.

abruno August 23, 2009 at 9:19 AM  

They must not really have been paying close attention last week. The Red Sox offense is on fire, setting new franchise records in HRs and Ellsbury is about to set another franchise record in steals.

Despite being in the dust in the AL East, Boston is hanging in steadily in the Wild Card hunt, but I guess that's not good enough for New York sportswriters.

The Yankees will come back down to earth sooner or later and I agree with the first comment. No way they'll finish with a .750 + win percentage.

Brian August 23, 2009 at 9:58 AM  

Let them talk. Nothing wrong with the Red Sox flying under the radar for a while (as much as that's possible for a team from Boston). Let the other teams get the national pub, and let us go about our business finding a groove and preparing for the stretch run and playoffs.

I sort of like the overconfidence the Yanks and their followers are showing. That could work to our advantage ultimately.

Brian S August 23, 2009 at 2:05 PM  

While winning the division is great, it means nothing. All you need to do is make the playoffs and then play well - especially with the talent the Red Sox have. Look at the 2006 World Series champs - the Cards won 83 games that year. Let them count the Sox out.

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