...I can't believe we didn't think about it sooner. On Monday the Yankees beat the Devil Rays 19-8. That score sound familiar? Prepare for the Yankees to begin a 4-game losing streak. One down, three to go. (Or does it mean they'll lose 4 straight to the Devil Rays? That wouldn't be as dramatic, but it'd be much funnier.)
Anyway, yesterday Jeremy pointed out that "George's statements were a no-lose proposition. If he yells at the team and they still suck, then he gets credit for yelling at them. If he yells at the team and they turn it around he looks like a genius." Turns out there is a third possibility...he yells at them; they beat the D-Rays in a laugher; the media all make a big deal about how the motivational talk worked; the next day they lose, in a rather embarassing fashion; the media then all run stories about how "apparently, the pep talk didn't work". Awesome.
Also, Quote of the Day definitely goes to Hideo Nomo: "[Pitching on three-days' rest] wasn't really a concern to me. Last game I didn't pitch too much."