Originally posted on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught  |  Last updated 6/15/13
Chris Bootcheck, the 34-year-old lugnut from Scranton - by way of Anaheim and Yokohama Bay, Japan - soldiered in last night, to not only pitch the eighth inning but to personify the 2013 Yankees, a team whose symbol has morphed from a pack of fighting underdogs into a flaming bag of dog doo on your front stoop.We're left with the same decision Brian Cashman faces over the next three weeks: Should we stomp out this foul-smelling blaze, or just let it smolder until September? Listen; The Mets sweep was no fluke. We are the second best team in New York and the third team in the AL East - and plummeting fast.So last night, into this bubbling quicksand strode Bootcheck, who started well at Scranton and then was getting knocked around, a pitcher whose main value is his expendability. In 10 days, no matter how he pitches, he'll likely be gone, and Adam Warren will return. Nothing against Bootcheck personally. But he is the new Colter Bean - just as Travis Hafner is the new Gary Ward, and V...
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