Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Live Fast, Die Young, and Leave a Good Looking Blog

Assuming the Yankee fans in the audience have had time to uncurl themselves from the fetal position and drag themselves up off the floor... there now, deep breaths. Time to start constructing wild, vivid fantasies in which Joba Chamberlain, Phil Hughes, and Ian Kennedy all finish in the top three for the 2008 Cy Young.

This week New Yorkers get to choose which Yankee or Yankees they're going to blame for the latest debacle, and it can be a revealing choice, sort of like picking out a jacket or a new car. How does this "fire Torre" suit you? Perennial favorite "A-Rod choked again" might go well with your look. Or is the practical, no-nonsense "it's all on Wang" a better match for the image you'd like to project? Perhaps you'd like to try our new, cutting-edge "Jeter killed them" model...

Personally, I really want to stand out from the crowd this year, so I'm planning to pick someone completely arbitrary. Thoughts? Right now I'm leaning towards declaring everything to be Jose Molina's fault. Never trust a Molina brother, I always say.

These are always an awkward few weeks, but soon it'll be time to obsess over the free-agent market and get excited about next year's team. I always enjoy the off-season, because even the angriest, hardest-to-please fans tend to get a little giddy with optimism of the "Hey, this Igawa guy has excellent numbers in Japan" variety. Hope springs eternal.

Thanks for reading and commenting, everybody, it's been fun. Enjoy the rest of the playoffs if you can. And stay safe out there: if you're planning to listen to a lot of Chip Caray over the next few weeks, don't forget to assign a designated driver in advance.

(AP Photo/Kathy Willens / January 8, 2007)


Anonymous said...

good blog - loads of fun - creative - great humor - love the links - bosses should keep you on througout all the playoffs, not just the NY ones.

Isn't that the title of the blog, "Spanning the Playoffs?"

Hope they at least have the sense of getting you back online for hot stove season!

Walter Burns said...

That's it!

You're ditchng us? sniffle

I feel so used.

I hope you enjoy your trophy blog, but it will never know you the way we do!! lights cigarette and breaks down into a pool of tears

GraceAnne LadyHawk said...

Ah, c'mon, Emma, stay with us as we watch, and keep feeding us snippets of Yankees postseason angst.
love from Da Bronx

Eastman Kodak said...

Thanks for being a good sport and thanks for the laughs.

Here's a treat, a screencap of BobbyV in disguise

Anonymous said...

Well, personally I think I have gone past the denial stage and even the anger, but I have a ways to go (I think bargaining is in there somewhere and, um, something else) before I reach the Kubler-Rossian stage of acceptance.

Meanwhile, I guess we will have to keep up with you on eephus pitch. Which lives, yes?

#7 said...

(in order of importance)

1. Emma's blog
2. Joe Torre

P-L-E-A-S-E continue writing about the playoffs. I will even read it if it's about the Red Sox.

Emma said...

Hey, thanks a lot, everyone.

For the time being, if you're bored at work and looking for another way to kill time, I'll still be writing at my own blog, Eephus Pitch.