The Yankees aren’t just a franchise, not even getting to the world championship isn’t good enough – The Boston Herald

Americans get a piece of the apple, literally and figuratively, every year. Since they last won the World Series, they’ve averaged 93 wins per year, they’ve claimed the MLS Championship four times and once, in 2017, had two chances to win one game and return to the series. , but why.

Sometimes they are a wild card team and sometimes they win the Middle East title. They’re hell on wheels when they make it to the Divisional Round against the Twins or the Guardian, who play in the JV Division of the MLS. They are now in the middle of another League Championship streak against the Astros, who they haven’t been able to beat in this round at 17 or two years later.

By any industry standard, and that means the professional sports industry in this country, the Yankees have had success, both on the field and as a television and financial producer. But there is one qualification here, and it is a huge one:

They are Yankees.

They are the New York Damn Yankees and their standards are supposed to be different, even from the Dodgers, who have won all those NL West titles, nine in 10 years and routinely win 100 games or more, but they have one World Championship to show for their problems during this period when they achieved A huge hit in the industry, not so much at the end of October and even November sometimes.

Yankee fans are making fun of the Red Sox, who just finished last for the fifth time in the last 11 years and once again set the Red Sox nation on fire. But here’s the qualifier, and it’s great, with them:

The Red Sox have won four world championships in the last 19 seasons versus the Yankees. The Red Sox is brought down, the owner fires managers and general managers, something Hal Steinbrenner does only as a last resort, but somehow they come back every four, five or six years, and there’s another Duck Boat parade around Boston.

So Yankee fans should ask themselves a question. Would they rather have access to the most famous baseball team in this world, or would they be drawn to the Red Sox, who changed the story of the Yankee-Red Sox in ’04 as if they were altering the space-time sequence in the “Back to the Future” movies?

The Red Sox won world titles with Theo Epstein as their general manager, Ben Sherrington, and Dave Dombrowski. But since the Red Sox exited that slot 0-3 in October of 2004 and won four straight games against the Yankees in the most famous ALCS ever, in baseball’s greatest comeback ever, the Yankees have won one World Championship with their only general manager, Brian Cashman.

But Cashman does not work for John Henry. He works for Hal. Regardless of what happens the rest of the way against the Astros, even if the Yankees aren’t back, Cashman isn’t going anywhere and Aaron Boone is unlikely to be either.

So the question, really, is this:

Is that enough for Yankee fans, who play somehow or somehow every year?

The standby of the unwinnable team leaders is that October is a dirty game. Billy Bean is known to have said so. But this is very easy. Does the best team always win? no. Could the team get hot and lucky at this time of year and turn the table? We’ve seen that happen many times. But sometimes the best team wins. The 2018 Red Sox was the best team in that team’s history. They won 108 during the regular season and then went 11-3 in the postseason to win it all.

The Yankees haven’t been the best baseball team to have entered the postseason once since 2009. Not once. You know all the reasons. They didn’t get Justin Verlander in ’17 and the Astros did. They let the Astros get Gerrit Cole from the pirates. They didn’t wait for Bryce Harper, who was going to make for the stadium and the city and went for Giancarlo Stanton instead. Apparently Cashman told Steinbrenner that when he finally got Cole, when he got the first true ace the Yankees had since CC Sabathia in 2009, Cole would be the difference maker, then he wasn’t.

They would have built a future around children the way we hear they would now build one around Peraza, Cabrera and Volpe. But Clint Frazier wasn’t the future, nor Miguel Andujar, nor Gary Sanchez, and Gleiber Torres still isn’t a baseball star. There they are now, stuck now and then, trying to beat the Astros who may turn out to be better than they are once again. And if it turns out that the Yankees didn’t build a team good enough to overtake the Superstars in the end, well, what’s stopping them?

Nobody kicks the Yankees out. It doesn’t look like Houston dominated them in games 1 and 2. But if it turns out the Yankees just didn’t get to grips with them this time around, when will they?

Is that enough for Yankees fans, as they are angry at Cashman and Boone on social media? They get a bite of the apple, every year, whether they lose the wild card, lose in the division round, or keep going. Do Jets fans just want to play every January? Of course they will. The same is true for giants fans. You tell Knicks fans that they will make post-season 11 out of 14, as the Yankees did, and not lose nearly 30 years, Knicks fans will simply ask where they fell.

Yankee fans want to have an account about Cashman and Boone if the Yankees fail to make the Fall Classic again, you know they do. There probably won’t be one. And if the Yankees never got past the Astros and there wasn’t an account, then there is a Yankee fan who is satisfied with the way things are going, and that fan is Hal Steinbrenner, even though you sometimes wonder how much of a baseball fan he really is.

Here’s what Steinbrenner said last year after the Yankees lost a wild card game to the Red Sox at Fenway, but they gave Boone a new contract anyway:

“As a team and as an organization, we must grow, develop and improve. We need to be better. Period.”

There isn’t a single franchise in town that won’t sign off all the Yankees’ win, even in this century. But the Yankees aren’t any other franchise in town.

They’re the damn New York Yankees.

Their fans are tired of waiting until next year.

They want next year to be this week.

Pucci returns, swings and misses Josh & Knicks They still don’t have any star…

While the Giants and Jets have been good so far, as surprising as they are, they haven’t been good enough for trap games yet.

Perhaps that is why the Giants are the underdogs against the Jaguar on Sunday.

The good news is that Steve Bannon is going to jail, and when that’s the good news, let’s face it, there’s really no bad news.

It’s so good for the Texas Rangers and baseball that Bruce Bushey, one of the best coaches of his era, will be back in the dugout next season.

by the way?

Bochy is only one year older than Buck.

Are any of those kids we’ve heard a lot about being as good as Carlos Correa?

Or Cory Seeger?

It’s always good to come back and remind yourself that the first four seasons of The West Wing, written by the great Aaron Sorkin, were as good as television ever was.

And if you don’t want to go back to the beginning, go back and start with the first episode of season two.

You just have to ask this question every once in a while, and so today we’re asking it about Russell Wilson:

Are we absolutely sure he’s still right-wing?

My friend Stanton said watching Josh Donaldson try to hit base runners in games 1 and 2 at Minute Maid Park reminded him of what it’s like to watch Shaq shoot free throws.

Every time Phil Mickelson talks about a Blood Money tour, it sounds like someone is cutting a hostage tape.

Let’s just say that Lamar Jackson so far doesn’t quite deliver as much as Aaron Judge in the bet he has placed on himself.

Want to have some fun?

Watch the Fox baseball show, and the time it takes Alex Rodriguez, David Ortiz, or Frank Thomas to beat each other.

In the quarterback league, Sakon and Bryce Hall are sure to spark some sparks.

And it is already clear that Sauce Gardner is able to cover a speeding car.

Nothing has changed with the Knicks between last season and this:

They have everything except a star.

And they can definitely use the kind of winger that all the other good teams in the league seem to have.

Has Kerry so far affected the prime minister of Great Britain to step down?

I mean, come on, he knows everything about everything.

Are you thinking what I think of Tom Brady wanting to audibly call him about his decision to come back for another year?

We know one thing for sure about giants and planes, whatever happens the rest of the way:

They are the Kings of Green Bay, Whisk.

And if you see it coming before the season, please send a torch.


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