Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms; greed for runs, for Ks, for Home runs has marked the upward surge of mankind. And greed, you mark my words, will not only save the New York Yankees, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the FAN.
Early on, today, Mike knowing full well that the Yankees are 5 games out of the Wildcard in late August, started postulating how the Yankees were going to make the playoffs. He did the usual breaking down of upcoming series, 'You want to lose the first game to the Orioles and then win the next two? Ok.' But then when brought up the whole idea of the Red Sox having a 'rough' weekend, he went for the jugular. 'Yankee fans, you wanna get greedy?' Mike. Is the Yankee fan in a position to get greedy? How about stringing together a few wins? Could ya please? Of course, the reason for the optimism is the fact that 'Andy' had a nice game last night. Nothing like one of his favorite players coming through to get him back on the wagon.
You know what? I actually don't mind Mike getting a little excited. He's becoming a bit of a regular fan. It's not arrogance. I think he's excited by the fact that the Yanks are in real trouble. Every year for the last decade, he's had to play the smug Yankee fan, wallowing in their excellence and unending postseason appearances. This year however, the Yanks are answering the bell a little late. And he knows it. He's getting desperate. But, it's refreshing. So I say, go ahead, Mike. Put some lipstick on this pig. Get greedy.
And Now, A Note From Brian Powell
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