Friday, October 12, 2007

Elegy For The 2007 Yankees

Another season, another first round exit for the Yanks. But for the first time ever, I had a real creative outlet to sublimate my extreme depression:

On The Strange Insect Infestation In Last Week's Yankees-Indians Game

Thanks to John Krewson and the rest of the OS guys for letting me exercise the demon-bugs that have been on my brain since last Friday.


alan keyes said...

broken link.

Geoffrey said...


That comment was like looking in a mirror.

missel said...

Sorry Geoff. But, as someone who has experienced first round exits (fuck you, D'Backs!) and LCS meltdowns, I know the latter is far worse. So just be glad you didn't advance and then get beaten by the Red Sox. You already know this, of course, having sampled the entire playoff failure space in the past few years.

And remember this: you could always be a Brewers fan, and be facing no prospect of signing free agents, the impending departure of your best players, and the eventual breakdown-through-fatness of your best hitter.

Geoffrey said...

All I know is, if there hadn't been any bugs, we would have won Game 2. Have you experienced any losses due to bugs?

Anonymous said...

I know all of Missel's junk-spewing is intended to get a rise out of me, but I just don't have the heart right now. The Brewers are a small market team, which doesn't prevent them from assembling a good team, but DOES prevent them from keeping that team. Meanwhile, richer teams can make huge, expensive mistakes without being crippled. I don't have a joke to put here.

Also, three teams I care about have, in the past two weeks, been dismantled by teams from my least favorite state in the Union. And I just found out that, yes, there is such a thing as too much Packer news coverage, and it is inescapable if you live less than an hour from Lambeau. All of that equals: me and sports are on a break. Now if you'll excuse me, there are kids on my lawn.


P.S. The bug thing can only mean one thing: God wanted ESPN to have stupid shit to obsess about for 48 hours.

missel said...

No, no, I'm not trying to get a rise out of you, SD. You are NOT an annoying Brewer fan. But I have met a number of Brewer fans lately who think they're morally superior because they're a small market team. And THAT'S friggin' annoying. And the bile spewn towards the Cubs by these people is somewhat hilarious: they have the 8th largest payroll in baseball, and the 3rd largest in the NL. They are not (yet) the Evil Empire, but you wouldn't know that talking to most Brewer fans.

Anonymous said...

Those Brewer fans are ridiculous. (The Cubs won't be a true Empire until Mark Cuban buys them. I am really, really looking forward to that.) The fact is, the Cubs didn't force us to tank the second half of the season. Damn it.

Meanwhile, the Brewers payroll is actually inching upward, thanks to our new owner (an L.A. banker who has visited Wisconsin a couple of times). It is truly a brave new world.

This hopeful message brought to you by a good night's sleep and the 2007 Green Bay Packers, whom I do not understand in the slightest.

(Feel free to take back your blog with some comments regarding kittens or musical theater, y'all.)


Chris Serico said...

I thought this post was about the Yankees.