In the good old days, I used to stand in the shower, with or without goggles, and soak myself with champagne – all in an effort to emulate the clubhouse celebrations when the Yankees would clinch a playoff spot. This year? I had too much going on to take the photo after the Yanks won the division title the other night. So here’s a blast from the past.
I was happy, naturally, that the division was ours, but my mood was also somber. Not only was I concerned with all the injuries heading into the postseason, but I was dumbstruck when I read about Domingo German. Seriously? The young kid with the tremendous record this year and the promising future is suspended while MLB and the Players’ Union investigate charges of domestic violence? There must be a lot of truth to the claim, given how seriously everyone is taking it – plus the fact that German won’t pitch again in 2019. I’m sickened by all of this. Just disgusted.
So, yeah, I’m wildly eager to get the postseason underway and I hope our lack of starting pitching won’t send us packing after the first round. Somehow, this team, with all its bumps and bruises and disappointments, managed to win the division so there’s a fighting spirit that can’t be denied.