Alex Rodriguez has been benched, Mark Teixeira is batting cleanup, and Curtis Granderson has been moved UP one spot in the order.
Such is life in the land of the New York Yankees.
I can only laugh at what has transpired the last week.
Alex Rodriguez has been many things in his career. A juicer, a choker, an MVP, and a bad teammate are all labels that have been affixed to him. ARod can now add scapegoat to his resume, and make no mistake about it, that is exactly what this is all about.
Curtis Granderson and Nick Swisher have been even more dreadful than ARod has, yet in the lineup they remain today.
Mark Teixeira has hit only THREE home runs in 121 postseason at-bats as a Yankee and yet in the lineup he remains.
The Yankees inability to score rests squarely on the shoulders of a group of choking underachievers, of which ARod is only one member.
Never has a more negative aura surrounded a postseason Yankee team.
Try and enjoy the game.