Though the Yanks did finish in first at the last possible second, I’d be lying if I said this season was a big disappointment overall. With Johnson, Mussina, Mo, A-Rod, Jeter, one would think that a Yankee fan could be confident in some serious domination, but to no avail. I’m sure you’ve been waiting with bated breath for the Yankees Chick to announce who she was most disappointed by in 2005, and so you shall anticipate no longer…..
3. Kevin Brown: I am disappointed simply because he is alive. I already hated him last year; this year just cemented him permanently into my hate list. He went 4-7 with a sweet 6.50 ERA and somehow managed to hit seven batters in the thirteen games he appeared in. He did get a double in one of his two at-bats this year, though, so I guess to Steinbrenner that justifies his fifteen million dollar salary.
2. Tony Womack:
This lad should be thanking his lucky stars that Cano was brought up from Columbus, or he could be numero uno on my disappointment list. The sad part was that I actually started to feel badly for him every time they cut to him on the bench
. I tried to root for him, I really did. If only he could have worked a few more walks (his OBP was a sad .279 this year) or completed a steal safely a few more times….
yeah...that about sums up the Wo - man's season.
1. Randall David Johnson: I’m not going to say “I told you so”. Ok, maybe I will. I told you so. For sixteen million dollars we could have had Woody Williams and El Duque, retained Javi and Halsey, and maybe brought up Small a bit sooner. Instead we bought an old legend whose time was winding down. Perhaps for the 2006 season we’ll have Orel Hershiser as our starting pitcher.
Without the mullet, the magic is gone.