I'm not sure if I'm running this series of Facebook status updates in order to expose the obnoxiousness of a Yankee fan, the childishness of a middle-aged sports fan or the agony of any fan whose baseball team is in the playoffs.
But here it is.
Oct. 10 Yanks sweep the Twins as predicted. Hughes was outstanding. The best team money can by buy is playing great defense. On to the next round. Probably the Texas Rangers.
Oct. 13 As predicted: Texas Rangers defeat the Tampa Rays. Now they play the best team money can buy. The Yanks will beat them 4 games to two.
Oct. 15 Tonight the NY Yankees cut the heart out of those chokers. … No one has the Heart of the Yankees. Absolutely no one.
Oct. 16 Those Texas Chokers have never won anything. Today is another day and the best team $$$ can buy will win beat those chokers once again in game 2.
Oct. 16 Beautiful fall day in Westchester. Today is Yankee Pride Day. Wearing my Yankee attire.
Oct. 16 Not good for the Yankees today. They should have pitched Pettitte.
Oct. 20 CC pitches today at 4:07. Not much hope for the Yankees. If CC wins, we are still down 3-2 and go back to Texas.
Oct. 20 Finally, the best team $$$ can buy is kicking some Texas butt. Up 3-0. You never know in this series.
Oct. 20 Yanks up 5-0 over Texas. Amazing. This team is the best. Hopefully, we beat Texas today. Yesterday we should have beaten them also. Now we have to fly to Texas to win and go into the WS.
Oct. 20 Surprise. Suprise. The best team $$$ can buy is going back to Texas.
Oct. 22 Yankees go for the tie this evening. Expect the best from the best team $$$ can buy.
Oct. 23 Sad ending for the NY Yankees. Time to retool and get ready for 2011. Congrats to Texas. Beating the Yanks indicates they will get their first WS championship.
Oh, damn. Now I have to root against the Rangers too.
Baseball fans are never neutral about NYY – either love them or hate them. Anti-fans feel they buy their championships. Fans may agree, but say, ‘so what?”I was rooting for Tampa Bay, largely because our local minor league team is an affiliate and I’ve watched some Tampa players ‘grow up’ through the farm system.