It's been a long, emotional week for New York sports fans.
The Jets lost to the Colts on Sunday and then learned that their fuzzy-cheeked quarterback needs to have knee surgery that will sideline him for two months. The Knicks lost by 50 points to the Mavericks and by two to the Raptors, two results that combine to make their playoff chances a serious longshot before the All-Star Game gets here. We also learned David Lee won't be participating in that All-Star Game.
Throw in the usual degradations from the Rangers and gloomy predictions from the Mets manager and a computer about the Yankees and you've got plenty of reason to pull the blankets over your head and come out sometime around Presidents Day. Or you could just read this email from a disgruntled Yankees season ticket holder, have a chuckle and realize that it is best not to take these things so seriously sometimes.
The email, which comes via New Stadium Insider, shows an exceedingly short memory and an awfully pessimistic view of the moves pulled off by Brian Cashman this winter. The spelling and syntax is unchanged from the original missive penned by a teacher from the Bronx who won't be buying tickets this season:
The list of transgressions includes bringing in players who have already proven they are capable of succeeding in ny ( nick Johnson and Javier vasquez), destroying the farm system that was finally being built back up to aquire older players who have had mediocre careers (granderson) and today the signing of winn in order to save some money instead of bringing back one of the most productive players as well as a great teammate, Johnny Damon was the final straw.
I held out hope for so long, praying cashman would make a move to show me he cares about putting together a team that can win this year, but today proved that the Boss's son are more concerned with a profit margin than winning championships, something their father would never be accused of.
In baseball as in politics, every man is entitled to their opinion. That includes those who advocate selling Alaska back to Russia, allowing the school system to teach alchemy in place of physics and those who believe that teams spending $200 million in payroll are unconcerned with winning. At least we now know exactly whom people are complaining about when they call Yankees fans overly entitled, eternally dissatisfied whiners.