Thursday, June 30, 2011

Why Ya Gotta Be So Dang Negative?

"The Yankees are better off without Derek Jeter"

"Jeter's 3,000 hit will be bittersweet"

"Things are about to get ugly"

What is this all about?

I mean, hey, Yankee fans? I don't know if you guys know this, because you know, the 37-year old shortstop running bases in Tampa has been more intriguing, but your Yanks, the team everyone said would be done for in 2011, is in first place in the AL East and own the BEST RECORD IN THE AMERICAN LEAGUE. 

I know this will be incredibly hard to do, but forget about Derek Jeter for one moment. The Yankees are 48-31, and have been kicking everyone's ass in the month of June. While no one team has exploded out of the gate so far this season (even the 2011 World Series Champion Phillies), the Yankees have overcome many injuries and many struggles to still be #1 in the Majors. Yes, sorry Philadelphia, and sorry Red Sox Nation. The Yankees are the better team right now. 

The Yankees horrid pitching staff? Dominating the past few months, thanks to their ace CC Sabathia, and all-star caliber reliever David Robertson (1.15 ERA). Their aging lineup? Scoring the most runs in baseball, thanks to strong first-half campaigns by Curtis Granderson, and Mark Teixeira. 

This team is not just a group of aging veterans going for one last run at a title. This is a continuation of a glorious dynasty that to me has gone on since Charlie Hayes caught the final out of the '96 World Series, and will go on for years to come.

People need to stop worrying about their beloved Captain, and pay attention to the team as a whole. Because right now, it's kicking ass, and with the return of Phil Hughes and Bartolo Colon, the Yankees' Chase for 28 could have an ending quicker than most might have thought at the beginning of the season.

So, I think you guys should join in when I say,

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