Originally posted on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 4/10/13
This is just strange from all directions. First, it’s the Yankees. Regardless of who is on the DL, they are still way ahead of everyone in terms of payroll. Two, it’s Kevin Youkilis as their new mouthpiece in the dugout, a former member of the hated Red Sox. Anyway, last week, the Yankees were being left for dead and on their way to a 1-161 record after a terrible start to their season. But, they have won three straight and find themselves only a game and half out of first place in the AL East as we enter the backend of the 2nd week of the season. Youkilis discussed with NYDN’s Mark Feisend the initial panic from everyone but the Yankees themselves: “It’s a good thing; guys are swinging the bats well, and putting together great at-bats. I think we all had confidence within ourselves. And that’s probably been the biggest talk – no one’s had confidence in us. So we stick together as a team, keep trying to have good at-bats.” It’s funny. A real hoot to think that the Yankees, or at least Youkilis, who has played for two the better teams over the past decade, playing the [...]
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