It’s a new day! The time for mourning is over. Boston has sailed out of sight (for now). Forget about trying to catch them, we need to take care of business, now that the New York Yankees face teams under .500 the rest of this month.
Time to get our act together—reflect, adjust, and move forward…
The New York Yankees need Aaron Boone to begin making more intelligent decisions:
There are many story lines to choose from, but what I would like to see is for Aaron Boone to step up to the plate. It’s time to see his leadership qualities, because the tough moments, which measure one’s true nature, are here. Will he own the responsibility of a group strategy that has backfired? Will he speak for himself, instead of big brother, when a player is out of line? Because when it’s all said and done, the fingers point to the manager.
Reconciliation starts with truthfulness and must start from the top if it’s going to work. Emotions are flying high; the ship is leaking.
Even Tanaka, a classy seasoned veteran, showed signs of frustration when removed from the game last night. We never know the full story behind the scenes, but Boone has to use all his experience as a professional athlete to turn this ship around. Whatever that needs to be patched up, must be patched up immediately.
If the team is scattered, for whatever reason, he is the only one who can gather the troops. Spill your guts, lay it all out for the team. We need your leadership.
Though we came up short, there was some positives to draw off last night’s game. We didn’t do much physically, however, it was the mystical side of sports that allowed us to see some light at the end of the tunnel. Shane Robinson’s at bat was the spark. Like David versus Goliath, our smallest man on the roster became the biggest. With his flare and stare, the baseball God’s came to life after watching a boring contest. They saw fire! They saw fight!.
Momentum changed and in a blink of an eye, Baseball rewarded our team thanks to the sincere effort and faith of one soldier, who was on display for the whole world to see. Instantly, a superior team became normal (human)—a hard hit ball, fieldable but difficult, glances off Bogaerts glove (instead of a 2 out double play, it was 2 runs scored).
That’s how quickly things can change in your favor when all is flowing with one accord. This is the positive lesson we can use to move forward…
Our upcoming series are against opponents who could spring us in the right direction. All depends on our ability to come together.