Final Subway Series thoughts
And then . . . it wasn’t!
Just when we thought there was a sweep of the Yankees on the horizon, it was gone. While I want to say that it was a good Subway Series this past weekend, the truth of the matter is, Saturday’s game was played very poorly and was a struggle to sit through. It’s tough to broadcast a game like that, because how do you keep the people interested? Kris Benson had another quality start and if his arm problems are behind him, we could be looking at a nice one-two punch with Pedro and Benson.
To respond to Greg’s comment in this MLBlog about Carlos Beltran, I think when you come to New York from a smaller baseball city, it is very difficult to get used to. New York is a pressure cooker. For those players who come up through the farm, like Jeter and myself, it is easier for us to adjust because we really don’t know any better and you become used to it faster. Remember what happened to Roger Clemens? His first year with the Yankees, he could not find his way and Joe Torre kept encouraging him and asking the press not to badger him. He found his way and with his stint in pinstripes he accumulated two rings and a Cy Young to add to his Hall of Fame repertoire.
I think all in all, it was a fun three days for the city of New York. I have never been a big fan of Interleague Play and it only works in certain cities. Chicago and New York are the best rivalries, in my opinion. This weekend was full of excitement. It’s great for every baseball fan it’s great for New York City. I think other matchups are probably a stretch!
Just my two cents. Looking forward to blogging again soon!