Beginning with Babe Ruth, the Yankees always seemed to have a bigger than life icon, almost always a hitter, and one who led them to pennants!
After three consecutive WS under Ruth, the team fell to second place in 1924 to the Senators (Who?) That's right! The Senators (later the Twins).
The Senators had the great pitcher (maybe even greater than Cy Young) named Walter Johnson, with a fastball like "almost" like Nolan Ryan's, control out the wazoo (record lifetime shutouts) and a lifetime 2.17 ERA that is still just ahead of Mariano Rivera's 2.20, although it is a credit to Mariano to be in HIS company!
The following year (1925) was the big bellyache season in which Ruth missed over 50 games, although this young rookie (Lou Gehrig) had just began his record consecutive starts.
The Yankees, with both Ruth and Gehrig in full battle array went to three more WS, a streak broken by the great Philadelhpha A's team featuring Jimmy Foxx, Mickey Cochrane (Mantle's namsake), Al Simmons, and the great Lefty Grove. These A's went to three consecutive WS themselves!
Now in 1932, Ruth and Gehrig had their last great hurrah together and made it back to the WS, the one with Ruth's alleged called shot. Ruth began to fade in 1933 and was gone, and Gehrig couldn't get in done alone, even with a triple crown in 34, and then 35.
But in 1936, new rookie Joe DiMaggio literally exploded onto the scene and he and Gehrig sailed to four consecutive WS titles (then, a record), though Lou's 1939 was ceremonious, his fatal disease already having forced his retirement. Joe alone, but with pitching help from Lefty Gomez, and Red Ruffing (another steal from Boston) led the team to three more pennants in four years until WW II intervened.
If you thought A-Rod would go away quietly, you were wrong. It turns out that A-Rod solicited a 2nd opinion from a doctor that never examined him. He sent over his MRI and asked the doctor what he thought over the phone. The doctor said he couldn't see anything on the MRI that would prevent A-Rod from returning.
In wake of this, another doctor that has no ties to anyone, is coming forward and speaking out for no apparent reason.
"I will give him a 3rd and 4th opinion." added Dr. Kookly "My practice isn't doing so hot, so I am looking to jump start it by making ridiculous claims. I once diagnosed a guy with ovarian problems and I am not afraid to review A-Rod's records."
As A-Rod is sounding less and less credible, we doubt that he would seek the help of Dr. Kooksly.
"I will give him two for one special on opinions." added Kooksly
We will have to stay tuned as this continues to unfold.
With Ryan Braun suspended for the rest of the season for being a no good stinking cheat, lifelong Pittsburgh Pirates fan Garret Macavoy has come up with an interesting scenario.
"The Brewers obviously cheated. I say their wins...all 41 of them, should immediatly go to us...I mean the Pirates."
The Pirates haven't made the playoffs in over 20 years and this move would bump them to 100 wins on the season and a 40 game lead over the Cardinals.
"It ain't about that!" Garret yelled. "It ain't about that at all. Its about fairness. Mr. Pimple Back cheated. Plain and simple. Now I want those wins!"
We're not completely certain but we doubt the Pirates, or any other team will get the Brewers wins.
We are sure Ryan Braun is a dirty cheat and liar and that Bud Selig isn't much better.
Carney Thomas has no job and likes watching the judge shows during the day. He imagines a time when he could go on the show as a defendant and prove the plaintiff wrong. Taking that knowledge, he also is making a guess as to what might happen to A-Rod.
"That guy is a loser." he said as he ate a corn dog coated in cherry sauce. "Baseball might make a lesson out of him and ban him for good. Imagine that?"
That is the latest rumor.
Really? Ban A-Rod for good? We will have to wait and see.
Yogi would never admit it, but then again, he had quality teams to play on and to manage. He was spared 1965 and the following total collapse in the next three years after that.
But you do the math! With Monday's loss to Texas, the Yankees fall to 52-47 with 63 to play. At the very least, it will take 90 wins, probably half a dozen more. But if Boston goes 30-31 (less than .500) in their remaining games (Tampa Bay would need 31-31 after Monday's defeat of Boston), the Yankees will need to go 38-25 just to get to 90.
Yes, we know Boston is famous for folding down the stretch, but Tampa Bay is one win behind them, and on a hot streak. Part of Boston's fold would include losing to Tampa Bay and the same scenario develops, but with a team that eats Yankees for lunch, in recent times. And then there's also Baltimore, just two wins behind that.
Ironically, Boston lost 3-0 while getting only 2 hits while Ichiro got the Yankees' third hit in the ninth of their 3-0 loss.
Now, what about the HGH case and biogenesis?
Ryan Braun was announced to have made a deal and will sit out the remainder of 2013, but his team is in last place - smart play Braun!
But what about Cervelli and A-Rod?
Well, the Yankees would LOVE for A-Rod to make some deal (perhaps at season's end to be served in 2014, where they can get out of paying him and hoping that it is allowed to help them get under the penalty tax for salary limits*. (The Yankees would love to get out of paying the fading superstar ever again, but suddenly they need him! ... or a reasonable facsimile.) *[As per the MLBPA contract with MLB, even guaranteed contracts must concede back the total salary during PED suspensions.]
It looks like Cervelli will also be "kaput".
Texas' Cruz is in a pennant race and may delay his punishment until 2014 also, and Oakland's Colon is also in the same situation.
After former NY congressman Anthony Weiner resigned, new allogations are emerging that he is still involved in lewd behavior with numerous women online. Weiner posed as the mysterious "Carlos Danger" while sexting with young women.
Now, a man actually named Carlos Danger is considering changing his name.
"What choice do I have?" Danger told our reporters. "Everyone thinks I'm this scum Weiner. Its ridiculous. I mean, I get it, the guys name is Weiner. I'd wanna go by something else too. But why'd he have to take my name?"
Danger has been reading baby name books with the hopes of finding something cool.
"Maybe Paul Danger. Or Kevin Danger. What do you guys think of that?"
"How dare he soil the Danger name!"
A-Rod is an attention grabber. He likes when people are discussing his every move, so you can imagine when he found out Prince William and Kate were having a baby, he would probably be pissed. We are now learning that to get some of the attention back, A-Rod has been dressing like Prince William for attention. Since our sources were a bit unreliable, we wanted more info. The last thing we want to do is report false information.
In order to do that, we talked to a guy with terrible looking teeth. Since his teeth were so bad, we only figured he had to be from the UK and would know a thing or two about dressing up like a Royal.
"Brilliant. Everyone is excited to bring in the the baby. We are hearing that it is a boy and yes, people in the UK have no lives."
So did you hear anything about A-Rod wearing Prince clothes?
"Yes, brilliant I say. Purely brilliant.Most of our people's teeth are bad looking and our women are ugly. To answer your question... brilliant."
Do you think A-Rod will take away some of William and Kate's attention, if he walks around wearing Prince William's clothes?
"Brilliant. No, I don't think so."
It is now said that A-Rod has a quad strain and won't be returning to the team in Texas. Will A-Rod ever return?
Cheech T Valdez has been picking coffee beans his whole life. He is also known for roasting up the best cup of coffee you ever saw.
"I take-a the best beans-a in the world. Then I-a Roast them up-a. That's a good coffee. Very good coffee."
So with that said you can probably guess what Cheech's reaction was when he saw one of the Boston Red Sox pitcher just dump coffee out on to the floor.
"I was a pissed off to hell. who a would do that to a good cup of coffee? Who-a I says!."
And we thought the same thing. Who would waste coffee like that?
"I would take him by his balls and rub his face in the coffee. Do you know how damn hard it is to pick a coffee bean? It's hard."
We don't know just how hard it is, but it doesn't look like it is fun.