Yankee fans have themselves a dilemma these days. Happiness. The daily success and absence of drama in the Yankee season thus far has some fans in a pickle. A team that once wore the label “The Bronx Zoo” is now as serene as the New York Botanical Gardens on Fordham Road. A fan base that has spent their lives criticizing the team from within and defending it from outside critics now has a team with little to find fault with. The 2010 Yanks seem to have a pitching edge on a nightly basis. The lineup can either bludgeon an opposing team until they cry ‘Uncle’ or little ball you to death, your choice. Everyone seems to be getting along in the clubhouse and front office. It’s too soon for the Yanks to be chasing history as a team, where they will be looking to match or beat other all-time great editions such as the 1927, 1939, 1961 or 1998 teams. But on a daily basis we look at a team with few flaws, a team that wins easily against the American League’s best opposition. This, despite the fact that our #2-4 hitters have yet to get going. What’s going to happen when Alex and Tex get going? Will we start following the 2010 teams chase of the 1939 Yankee all-time record (+411) for Run Differential?
Steve Lombardi of WasWatching is so content that he’s sitting around wondering which Yankees he likes and which he doesn’t. Tyler Kepner of the New York Times penned a piece over the weekend discussing how little there is to discuss. Even Bill Madden, who often doesn’t need a rational argument to find fault with the Yanks, recently wrote about all the joy in Mudville.
Much of this is due to the fact that George Steinbrenner is gone from daily Yankee life. He always held the organization on edge, with the threat of a firing or a big trade looming over everyone’s heads. Also gone is Joe Torre and his never ending issue of job security. Many elements in the Yankee hierarchy were never sold on Joe, and as his success waned post-2003 there was constant backbiting, undermining, and rumor mongering spread between the pro and anti Torre forces in the media. With Joe Girardi, we have the fact that he’s a 45 year old man wearing braces, which he did in solidarity with his daughter, who was hesitant to get them. How much conflict can you derive from Father of the Year?
What do we do? Do we take the road of the rich, suburban housewife and have a fling with the gardener, or in this case the Mets? Do we finally get around to redoing the bathroom and listen to the games as we work? Do we invent drama between elements of the clubhouse? You know AJ and Jorge . . . no, that’s been ironed out. Maybe we should just accept the fact that we won’t have much drama until we get to October this year. But whatever we decide to do, it’s going to be a long, serene summer for Yankee fans this year. Good luck dealing with it.
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