I don’t know what the Hell is up with the Yankees, but after an awesomely impressive and fun start, they’ve dropped something like ten of their last thirteen, often on botched saves from the bullpen. Most of those have been close, but it’s nevertheless been frustrating as all get out. I keep reading that this is the team’s long-expected reversion to the mean, but I confess that I don’t enjoy the inconsistency. The Bombers actually won a game last night, with an excellent pitching performance by my man, rookie Jordan Montgomery, and a single-shot home run by new first baseman Tyler Austin. Still, despite heading into the 9th with a five-run lead, they barely managed to escape with the victory.
None of which has a thing to do with my decision to run three days’ worth of “5 Things on a Friday” this week. It’s just been weighing on me.
As I write this, it’s early Tuesday, and I’ve already found almost a full week’s worth of “5 Things on a Friday”-type articles. Rather than cut down or make anything resembling editorial decisions, I’ve decided instead just to run my favorite feature all week long.