yanks-wc-hat.jpgAs you would expect, MLB.com is no longer selling their Mets’ 2007 NL East Division Champions shirts. I assume they’re on their way to a thrift store in a far-off country where no one knows or cares.

But as compensation, they are selling some wonderful 2007 AL Wild Card paraphernalia for Yankee fans with no sense of dignity.

Celebrate mediocrity!

28 Responses to “We’re #2! We’re #2!”

  1. Sarah Green says:

    Ugh, another Delmon Young rooter, eh? Let’s not even talk about his whiny-little-bitch moments. Even if he were a paragon of virtue I would still think the excitement over him was a tad overinflated. Yes, he has a lot of RBI—he’s also hitting at a prime RBI-garnering spot in the lineup. He hits well enough (fourth in AVG of all rookies with enough at-bats to qualify, after Pedroia, Willits, and Tulowitzki). But that’s it. He never walks. Not a power threat. His defense is acceptable, but it’s not going to help him win any prizes. And the schmancy stats (eg, VORP) don’t favor him at all. Aside from the RBI, why do you like this guy? Because he doesn’t play for the Red Sox?

  2. >> Let’s not even talk about his whiny-little-bitch moments. >>

    Oh, you mean like Pedroia when A-Rod knocked him on his keister during a DP? ;-)

  3. Sarah Green says:

    But Pete, why do you like him?

    I mentioned the A-Rod/Pedroia thing in my rookies post. All these different comments threads are getting very intermingled and confusing!

  4. >> But Pete, why do you like him? >>

    I never said I ‘liked’ him. I don’t much care for ANY player that doesn’t play for my team. All I said was that IMO he deserved the award more than Pedroia, and that’s from seeing both guys play over the course of about 19 games a piece.

  5. Paul Moro says:

    Come on, Sarah. Come on now, Pete.

    BOTH your teams are equally unlikable.

    But Pete, to be fair, there are 162 games in a season. Not 19. There were 143 games you missed. And when you take all 162 games into account, Delmon Young was the worst starting RFer offensively in MLB. There were 21 RFers who came to bat at least 500 times this season. Young finished dead last in OBP (which means he was most likely to make an out out of the 21) and also dead last in Slugging % – and this includes KCs Mark Teahen who somehow hit 7 HRs this year still stayed in the lineup as a RFer.

    And I’m assuming that most of the time that you saw Young play this year was the 18 games TB played the Yankees. During those 18 games, Young hit .299 but had no homeruns and 7 RBIs. It’s nothing special. And in the 15 games that Pedroia played against the Yanks, he had a better batting average, better OBP, and better slugging with the same number of HRs (0) and RBIs (7). So it’s not like Young actually played better in those times you saw him.

    Trust me when I say this – the last thing I want to do is further inflate the ego of Red Sox fans. But as for this year, Pedroia was a better player. I do think that when it’s all said and done that Delmon has a good shot to have the better career.

  6. Sarah Green says:

    Paul, both teams may be “equally unlikable” in the current context (or are you referring to their fans?) but there’s no doubt that Yankees have been unlikable for longer, giving them the edge in that dubious contest. :)

  7. >> but there’s no doubt that Yankees have been unlikable for longer, giving them the edge in that dubious contest. :) >>

    ‘Unlikable’ for winning 26 championships is understandable, but becoming ‘equally unlikable’ for winning but *one* in the same amount of time?

    Now that’s an accomplishment! ;)

  8. Sarah Green says:

    Just more grist for Red Sox Nation’s endlessly grinding insecurity mill! :)

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