So much for the big bad Yankees.
The Bronx Bombers bombed out of the playoffs in pathetic fashion, sinking to a new low in offensive futility.
Oh, those Damn Yankees were offensive all right, but for the wrong reason. Seven players in pinstripes had a batting average under .170, including horny third baseman, Alex Rodriguez, who was allegedly giving out specially autographed balls to babes that he wanted to hit on after the game. But it wasn’t all A-Rod’s fault.
Robinson Cano had only three hits in 40 at-bats, and Curtis Granderson struck out 16 times. Once again Nick Swisher didn’t show up at the plate but did blast fans for booing the team.
The club’s .188 combined batting average was the worst in Major League postseason history. And if it wasn’t for Raul Ibanez’s improbable home runs against the Orioles and his game-tying blast in Game 1 of the ALCS, they would’ve been a total bust.
Ironically, the Yanks’ much-maligned starting rotation outperformed the rest of manager Joe Girardi’s jokers. It’s time to do away with the $200 million payroll and bring in some guys with heart. If George Steinbrenner were alive, he would have banished the culprits responsible for this embarrassment. But since he’s not, we’ll do it for him.
As The Boss would say…you’re fired!