I’ll take any opportunity to post a pic of a cupcake, but this “sweet 16″ cupcake seemed particularly apt. The Yankees have 16 games left in the regular season – 16 games! – and suddenly it hit me: baseball is actually winding down. Doesn’t it feel as if it only just started? As if we were all talking about our hopes and dreams for 2012? Time does fly.
And now here we are, confronting a final stretch filled with lots of games against the Blue Jays, Rays and Red Sox. If we were sick of those opponents before, we’re about to get really sick of them.
I wish we had more than a one-game lead (no idea how the Orioles will do against the Mariners tonight), but that’s the situation. Wish we had a healthy Tex and a 100% healthy Jeter, but we don’t. Wish we knew how Pettitte will do and whether it’ll rain tomorrow night and if Cano will finally come alive and hit with RISP, but there are no guarantees.
My hunch is that the Yankees will be the Yankees and find a way to win the division. In two weeks we’ll know if my hunch was right. Meanwhile, I’ll let Bald Vinny and the Bleacher Creatures do the honors in welcoming Pettitte back to the team.