Thursday, August 28, 2008

I Hate The Yankees

Have you ever listened to a Yankee radio broadcast? They're awful. I'm listening right now (Jeter just messed up a double play, by the way). They were talking about a quote from Johnny Damon, who said that to pull off a major comeback and make the playoffs, they would all have to play like A-Rod. The Yankee broadcasters then ripped A-Rod and said:

"I'm sure he meant the MVP A-Rod and not the A-Rod of the last two weeks."

Here's A-Rod's last two weeks:

.293/.400/.488, OPS+ - 134.

Terrible. Just terrible. They've been ripping A-Rod to shreds, bringing up his lack of clutchness and lack of RBI's in the 8th or later. Well, A-Rod doesn't have a lot of RBI's this year because other Yankees are hurt or having crappy years, and are therefore not getting on base. A-Rod's clutch stats are just fine:

2 outs, RISP - .245/.452/.415
Late and Close - .283/.380/.483
Tie Game - .283/.387/.528
Within 1 run - .289/.392/.502

The Yankee announcers are unworthy of A-Rod, who is still the best player in baseball.

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