New Year’s Resolutions

In 13 hours, 2010 will officially be in the books. We’ll have finished our 365th rotation around the sun and we’ll starting writing the first lines of the new year. However, we could argue that 2010 will be on-going, at least for us baseball fans. The Hot Stove season, however cooled it may be, is still burning and that gives us a link to 2010 and our new year won’t start until pitchers and catchers report in mid-February. But, in keeping with tradition, here’s some Yankee and baseball themed resolutions for us to try out:

–This is for a certain (growing) segment of Yankee fans: Stop being obsessed with what the Red Sox do. Yes they’re the Yankees chief rival but we can’t always look up I-95 (to 91 to 84…or the Merrit to 91 to 84 if you please) and say “WHY AREN’T THE YANKEES DOING THAT?!”

–Let’s remember that it’s still a 162 game season, a marathon, not a sprint. No one game or no one week is likely to decide the season. This goes for the team’s performance as well as the collective performances of the players.

–Maybe I can stop irrationally hating Ian Kinsler and Aaron Hill. I don’t even know why, but I get a lot more enjoyment rooting for them to fail than I do from anyone in the non-Red Sox division.

Regardless of your resolutions, or what you plan to change in your baseball-mind in 2011, let’s all remember that we’re at this blog for one common reason: we love the Yankees. That’s something that will carry us through 2011, just as it did through 2010.

Happy New Year, everyone!

3 thoughts on “New Year’s Resolutions

  1. It’s kind of hard to ignore what the Sox are doing when I’m living in New Hampshire. Second semester at Quinnipiac can’t come soon enough… Great reading TYU this year. Nice work

  2. TedK

    I agree on the issue of obsessing about other teams, RS in particular. Agreement seems to be that the Yankees are fourth best team in MLB, and second best in the AL. I would love for them to be better, or even everyone’s favorite going into the season. Even without any major moves, they will have a good chance to make the playoffs. In the mean time, I will really enjoy watching the young arms fighting to impress in spring training and try to make the team. I’m also hoping for more greatness from Robbie Cano and Phil Hughes. Not that I don’t want good/bounceback years from everyone, especially AJ, Tex, etc., but it’s fun to watch the young and homegrown talent and hope they’ll contribute big time for many years. My resolution is to enjoy the successes and not buy into that anything short of a WS win was a waste of time.

  3. Steve S.

    The #1 resolution I think Yankee fans will need to subscribe to this coming year is what Brian Cashman has been preaching. Something fans of all sports are not often known for, especially Yankee fans with the expectations they have.

    Patience.

    Patience watching some of the exciting young talent get incorporated and go through some inevitable growing pains. Patience with a lack of attractive free agent pitchers available over this coming year and therefore it’s unlikely they’ll be any big pitchers traded mid season of 2011. Patience that while the Red Sox look better than the Yanks on paper (and they are) I still don’t believe that major parts of the team will be able to stay healthy for a 162 game season, and they don’t have a ton of MLB ready talent at AAA to fill in when they go down.

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