October 7, 2006

WHAT BLAME?:

Blame game: Yankees trail Tigers because of more than just A-Rod (John Donovan, October 7, 2006, Sports Illustrated)

Blame Alex Rodriguez. He deserves the heat as much as anybody on the Yankees. And, by now, he certainly should be used to it.

But if the Yankees lose this American League Division Series to the Tigers -- and, at this point, it looks pretty bad for the Bronx Bummers, doesn't it? -- their tabloid whipping boy, A-Rod, should have plenty of company on the back pages. This Yankees' postseason is turning into a full-on, top-to-bottom, everybody's-to-blame team failure. From manager Joe Torre to No. 9 hitter Robinson Cano, from A-Rod to Bobby Abreu, pitchers, catchers, bench players, the Boss ... you name it.

If it's wearing pinstripes, it's fair game for blame.


No one is to blame--the Tigers are a better team.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 7, 2006 11:01 AM
Comments

Why is it hard to understand that the ability to massacre the Tampa Bay bullpen in the regular season doesn't mean anything now?

Posted by: andrew at October 7, 2006 12:52 PM

Don't forget the BadSawx, Orioles and Blue Jays. You play over half your season against the NL and the worst division in the league (and toss in a few games against KC, too), and its easy to get to the playoffs every year, and then go nowhere. Just ask Atlanta teams of the '90s.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at October 7, 2006 4:35 PM

Well, the Yanks are eliminated...now if we could just get Tim McCarver off the airwaves the post-season would be perfect...

Posted by: Bartman at October 7, 2006 8:55 PM
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