Searching for Positive Signs


I know Mark Teixiera said last night that he doesn’t care about having quality at-bats if they don’t lead to hits and runs.  But I do. My hopes for this season are currently hibernating; not dead, mind you, but just waiting for the thaw.

And that means that Teixiera almost hitting it over the wall about six or seven times this weekend counts as good news.  Here’s the reality check part: I know he’s frustrated, but in all honesty, he’s missing on these pitches by inches. It shouldn’t stay that way for the whole year.

I was also impressed that Ramiro Pena got some hits against Justin Verlander, who woke up yesterday and decided to be Justin Verlander again. As a fan of good pitching in general, I have missed him ever since his body was taken over by a crappy clone last year. Pena, though, wasn’t intimidated. I like that – considering all the Yankee veterans were.


  1. Jane Heller

    I agree on Tex’s at-bats. They do mean something. He’s hitting the ball well for the most part. And Pena’s hits against Verlander were impressive. I’m so glad Girardi’s using him instead of Berroa. Just looked at your profile/bio and had to laugh. It reminded me so much of my own history as a Yankee fan. When you’re hooked, you’re hooked!

  2. Yankees Reality Check

    It’s true. I was hooked on Don Mattingly for the longest time. Wasn’t everybody? What’s great about it for me is that it’s a family-wide obsession. My Auntie Angie was about as vocal as any of the Bleacher Creatures when I was younger.

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