I am no Yankee fan. I get some sick pleasure in seeing Derek Jeter at the end of a Yankee series loss where he stares off and looks angry.
I took no pleasure in seeing Derek Jeter’s ankle give out on him.
This stinks. I like seeing the Yankees at full strength lose.
But seeing a player get hurt is awful.
This loss would have been devastating for the Yankees had Jeter played the whole game. They would have wasted Pettitte’s outing and the Ibanez home run.
The loss at home put the Yankees in a 0-1 hole knowing that Justin Verlander will be waiting for them in Detroit for Game 3.
Game 2 became a must win for the Yankees and one they will be playing tomorrow afternoon, their fifth straight day with a game.
But now the shadow of Jeter will cast a pall over the game.
The team can’t hit. And now they lost their leader. And this was the same year that they lost Mariano Rivera.
The cruel irony is this would not have happened had Ibanez struck out.
If the Yankees lost in 9 innings, Jeter would be ready to play tomorrow.
Instead he is gone and who knows if he will ever play shortstop again.
Someone needs to take the leadership role of the team.
But the 2012 season might be over for the Yankees.
I take glee in seeing the Yankees eliminated.
I take no pleasure in seeing their fallen captain taken off the field.