1. “Hitting is hard.”
Let’s take a trip down memory lane. The Yankees started the season 5-10. They got punked by the Blue Jays and Rays. They simply couldn’t score. Though they averaged four runs per game, that figure was inflated by 17 runs in their three-game set against the O’s. In the other seven games, they scored 23 runs, which is good for barely over three per game.
What was the issue? The entire roster was healthy. They weren’t going up against good pitching — it was totally solid, at best. Though those lineups had Aaron Hicks, Clint Frazier and Jay Bruce in them … they were still considered very good.
Oh wait. Wait! We found the problem. We got it.
Hitting. Is. Hard. Is that what’s etched on the overhead entrance of Cooperstown so everybody knows how much more impressive the achievements of all the legends they’re about to learn about really were?
Fans very well know how difficult hitting is. A “really good” average is .300, which means you fail seven out of 10 times. Insulting the viewers’ intelligence — though not intentionally — has been a staple for Boone over the last two years. He’s constantly telling us we didn’t see what we saw. He’s finding new and improved ways to spin a narrative so it doesn’t seem that bad.
That’s what you do with children! Not a fan base that spends hundreds of dollars every time they step foot in Yankee Stadium. This either needs to end, or Boone needs to go. Because the fans are fed up with it.