I remember reading Joe Torre's book about the 1996 season, in which his opening words to the players were, "We. Us. Team." Then he said if you don't like it, you can leave right now. He appeared with Mike and Chris last winter after it was confirmed that he'd be back in 2007 and I heard a loud thud. He sounded like a stone wall, dismissive and aloof about any criticism, offering no reason to hope for a great season. The fan has absolutely nothing to hang onto here. The only thing that might help is to stop going to games--immediately.
- P.S. But great job today by Wang and Mariano Rivera who came into the day ranked #32 in the Majors in SAVE OPPORTUNITIES--any BBWAA members going to write about those "opportunities"? I didn't think so.