Have You Had Your Can of Whup Ass Today ? As Prescribed To The New York Yankees ……………..
Well the Tampa Bay Rays opened their season home opener for the Major League Baseball season with the raising of their American League Championship Series’ banner. With the fans in attendance there at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg, Florida. This had to be the most exciting thing to have befallen the team since their unbelievable playoff run and appearance in last season’s World Series.
This time around in the opener they would be facing divisional rivals the New York Yankees. Of whom it can be said with their plethora of highly paid stars . Absolutely no one last night knew what was about to unfold before their very eyes within the stadium. Suffice to say that the end result did not disappoint the home fans. As to those New York Yankees’ fans in attendance one can only surmise that their visit to St Petersburg can only be offset by the face that some in attendance view the Rays as their second love when it comes to showing support for a team ? Well within the state of Florida known for its snowbirds and transplanted residents from farther afield. If you’re not supporting the Yankees or Boston Red Sox . It’s deemed that you’re at all astute when it comes to the game of baseball. But I digress I’m a Florida Marlins’ fan an proud of it and I’m English to boot. So what’d that make me ?
What took place between these two teams last night won’t go a long way in determining anything at this juncture as to what’ll happen at the end of the season. Other than to suggest that this Yankees’ team despite its high payroll and roster of stars. It is by no means a team in the true sense of the word. It’s merely a gathering of forces gathered together for the sole purpose of trying to win a championship. Unfortunately the architects of this exercise in acquiring the talent they did. They seemed to have forgotten before you call an assembly of players brought together as a team. There has to be cohesiveness , communication and above all real leadership from within to begin with. None of that was evident last night as the Yankees were thoroughly outplayed in every facet of the game.