While the New York Yankees are on a three-day break before the ALDS this Sunday night at 8:30pm EST, I thought it was the perfect time to reminisce a little
New York Yankees (Photo credit: Keith Allison)
before the real season begins.
So here it is….
Adversity is a state, condition, or instance of serious or continued difficulty or adverse fortune.
And that has been the most popular word used by players, fans and everyone when asked to describe the 2012 Yankees season, and rightly so.
“This team pulls together under adversity, and we fight together.” – Raul Ibanez; Chicago Tribune – 10-03-2012
“We had some injuries, we dealt with a lot this year. To be able to still win the division through that adversity tells a lot about our team.” – CC Sabathia – Newsday – 10-03-2012.
“You’ve got to embrace the adversity. Otherwise, you are going to be miserable and don’t belong in this clubhouse. Adversity is to be expected when you put on the pinstripes.” – Russell Martin; New York Times