Friday, October 07, 2011
The Yankees: An Obituary
A few words about the Yankees. (Fortunately we went to see The Debt, so I didn't have to watch all of the disaster). But what happened at Yankee Stadium III last night was very simply a supreme display of baseball impotence. And the most impotent of all was A-Rod, who as Ann keeps telling me can't perform in the post season and last night struck out 3 times, once in the 7th inning with bases loaded and then, as if decreed by the baseball gods, in the final Yankee at-bat of the season. For the record, A-Rod batted .111 for the series.
It seems to me that since many baseball contracts base a portion of the player's salary on their performance, the next time the Yankees sign A-Rod to a contract it should have an incentive clause that bases a large portion of his salary on his post-season performance.