Originally written on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught  |  Last updated 11/17/14
There's a device used by baseball official scorers to erase a meaningless stolen base in the final, meaningless inning of a game. It's called "Defensive Indifference," when the runner literally jogs to second, untouched. I think the Yankees must lead the league in DI's, because they're not only always behind, but nobody - nobody - cares.I propose a new definition, courtesy of the 2013 Yankees: Offensive Indifference. Thus, when a career bum like Jeremy Guthrie throws seven innings of one-run ball, it will not lower his ERA, because it was done against this Yankee team, the sorriest collection of hitters since 1969.Last night, I turned on the game 15 minutes late and was horrified - mortified - to find the team down 2-0. It was like a two-goal lead in soccer. Two runs? Why bother watching? This team can't score three runs, unless it's a wind-blown shoot-out, in which the pitching staff will likely give up ten.This is a Yankee team so filled with castoffs that I haven't bothered to le...
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