Quick Hit: Yanks Lose Again
August 18, 2023
Another night, another loss. This time, the Red Sox won 8-3.
The Yankees have now lost 6 in a row.
The Yankees are two games under .500. (Remember when I said that one game under would be a high water mark.)
In August, the Yankees are 5-11. The Yankees have all but given up on the season.
I always loved the Rocky movies. I have watched them all a million times. Rocky Balboa has many redeeming qualities, but the one I most admire is his heart. He might have been knocked down, a lot, but he always got up again.
The 2023 Yankees are the opposite of the character Rocky Balboa. They don't seem to have any fight in them. When they're knocked down, they stay down.
If Rocky (the original) was about this year's Yankees, they wouldn't have taken the fight.
If Rocky II were about the 2023 Yankees, there wouldn't have been two fighters struggling for the ropes at the end. The 2023 Yankees would have stayed on the canvas.
In Rocky III, when Apollo told Rocky that "There is no tomorrow," The Yankees would have said, "You're right." The credits would have then rolled.
In Rocky IV, when Drago said, "I must break you," the Yankees would have broken.
In Rocky V, if the Yankees fought Tommy Gunn, they would have died on the street.
In Rocky Balboa, when Paulie said, "It takes a lot of guts to get back in the ring," the Yankees would have thought it over and said, "You know, you're right. The restaurant is doing well enough. I don't need to fight any longer."
It would be one thing if it seemed like the Yankees had any character and fight in them, but it doesn't seem like they do.
I wonder how much longer the Boss is going to let this team go backwards before he makes a big move...
Enjoy these clips from the Rocky films.