May 14, 2021

Yankees look broken after embarrassing loss to Ryas (New York Post)

In Michael Lewis’ legendary book “Moneyball,” the protagonist, Billy Beane laments, “My [bleep] doesn’t work in the playoffs.”

The 2021 Yankees have seen that concept and raised it: Their (bleep) isn’t working at all.

What an embarrassing display of baseball Friday night at Yankee Stadium. What a shocking, distressing start to the Yankees’ season. This early in the schedule, they are threatening impressively to post the sort of nightmarish campaign, with the attendant consequences, they haven’t registered in a generation.

Their return home marked a new low point, an 8-2 debacle of a defeat to the rival Rays that featured three errors, three hits and enough boos — all of them deserved — from the announced Yankee Stadium crowd of 10,202 to fill a non-pandemic sellout crowd. Naturally, a few fans ultimately debased themselves, too, by throwing baseballs onto the field in the bottom of the eighth inning, prompting a delay in play and a polite urging from public-address announcer Paul Olden to quit the nonsense.

“We’ve got to pick it up,” Giancarlo Stanton said. “We can’t keep rolling this same look out there.

Clint Frazier

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