October 19, 2010

Schadenfreude 101 (A Continuing Series)

In Game 1, Rangers manager Ron Washington gumped away a win that he had nestled securely in his back pocket and the New York media acted like the Yankees had done something heroic by simply accepting the generous gift.
Friday, October 15
Yankees - 000 000 150 - 6 10 1
Rangers - 300 200 000 - 5 7 1
After that demoralizing loss, I expected Texas to curl up into a little ball of goo and whimper until their official elimination finally came, but they attacked the Phranchise early in Game 2 and romped to a 7-2 win.
Saturday, October 16
Yankees - 000 101 000 - 2 7 0
Rangers - 122 020 00x - 7 12 0
With the series tied 1-1 and everyone insisting that Lee in Game 3 = an automatic W, the tabs started to panic.But this is baseball. Nothing is a sure win. Nothing!

Joel Sherman, Post, before Game 3:
... you know, there is not an actual law that states the Yankees can't beat Lee ...
Lee walked calmly out on the Yankee Stadium mound on Monday night and threw eight shutout innings, allowing only two hits and one walk, while striking out 13!
Monday, October 18
Rangers - 200 000 006 - 8 11 0
Yankees - 000 000 000 - 0 2 0
The Yankees' three baserunners were the fewest they've ever had in a postseason game and the 8-0 loss was the worst post-season shutout in Yankees history. Thousands of loyal fans gave up and went home before it was over.In a must-win Game 4, the Yankees' season rests on the not-so-broad shoulders of A.J. Burnett. ... Rut Roh, Rankees!New York now needs to win three games in a row to avoid facing Mr. Lee in Game 7 in Texas.

12 comments:

FenFan said...

I love the smell of Schadenfreude in the morning. ;-)

tim said...

mmmmm, love that schadenfreude.

if anything should be a guaranteed W, it should be against A.J.

but who knows, maybe the dick will throw a perfect game. don't count on it.

also, during the part of the game i was watching, rogers had buffy and zorro providing between inning "analysis" - there was one point where zaun relentlessly ragged on yankee stadium for the whole 60 seconds, regarding josh's cheapie HR in the first. it was great.

Zenslinger said...

It was lovely to sit in the Bar and hear the Yankee fans cheer for a two-out walk, groan with relief when Hamilton's fly to the warning track didn't go out, and then see Robertson spray shit all over the field.

Yeah, Tim, there's no law against Butt-head pitching well.

I have been up very early to get things done so I can watch the Giants at 1:20 my time today. Wish I had a ticket.

Rangers-Giants WS? We can hope.

I will get an alt thread up today as I did not do over the weekend (sorry).

Ish said...

Bernie Williams will be throwing out the first pitch tonight. I think the Yanks will have a better chance if he came out wearing a Yankee jersey, threw his ceremonial first pitch, then pitch the game.

Did he plunk two of his own guys in a simulated game? Nope, therefore he's a better pitcher than Cletus.

L-girl said...

Bernie Williams will be throwing out the first pitch tonight. I think the Yanks will have a better chance if he came out wearing a Yankee jersey, threw his ceremonial first pitch, then pitch the game.

Hee hee.

Amy said...

The only reason I am not delighted with the Yankee losses is that it must make George Bush happy.

Oh, yeah, it also makes Harvey unhappy.

But I am quietly rooting for the Rangers. SHHHHH.....

redsock said...

Girardi: "I don't think we are in trouble. As I said, we are a good club and we are down 2‑1. We are not down 3-0 and losing in the bottom of the ninth."

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Yeah, when you are in that spot, it's totally over!!!!!!!!!!!!

9casey said...

Zenslinger said...

Yeah, Tim, there's no law against Butt-head pitching well.




It will be the most amazing thing if he goes out there tonight and pitches well...If he doesn't Giradi and Cashman will have a lot of people to answer to do, and to add insult to injury , he starts Cervelli.......How does this clown get a personal catcher, Jorgie must be pissed...

Ish said...

Everything, including DONGS, are big in Texas!

Ish said...

Gotta love seeing a leaky toilet.

Benjamin said...

A continuing series indeed.

Ish said...

I can't wait for Schadenfreude 102!