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Deep Thoughts: Lance Berkman is a Yankee

Oct 8, 2010, 8:58 AM EDT

Lance Berkman went 2 for 4 with a double, a homer and two RBI in a playoff game last night. 

Quick: can someone get Jeff “some players aren’t meant for New York and Lance Berkman is one of them” Perleman or Joel “going from the Astros to the Yankees is like going from the Ivy League to the SEC” Sherman to confirm whether or not Berkman is prepared to handle the pressure of playing for the Yankees yet?

Or does it not count since the game took place in the Midwest?

  1. Brien@IIATMS - Oct 8, 2010 at 9:06 AM

    To be fair, approximately none of us in the Yankee blog world think Pearlman is anything other than a tool.

  2. Riddering - Oct 8, 2010 at 9:18 AM

    Sherman also thinks that Cervelli should start playoff games instead of Posada and that A.J. Burnett killed his puppy as a child.

  3. Glenn - Oct 8, 2010 at 9:36 AM

    What we’re seeing here is that country bumpkin Berkman is too naive to realize where he is yet. Like Wiley Coyote walking on air or Gilligan flying with his man-made wings, Berkman is going to suddenly realize where he is – that he is on a big stage in the big city and plummet to earth like the hillbilly that he is. Forget that he is a multimillionaire, veteran ballplayer who has spent more time in more cities than the rest of us.

  4. Jonny5 - Oct 8, 2010 at 10:05 AM

    I hate the whole crowd that thinks ” The Yankees are in a league of their own crowd, and most teams don’t have even one player that is up to the “Yankee standard”. It’s not said , but when the best batter on the Astros isn’t good enough in some peoples eyes, that kinda says it all doesn’t it. I’m glad to see him do well.

  5. birdmancometh - Oct 8, 2010 at 10:07 AM

    Haha. I love it. I completely agree with you Craig, but your tone has the sound of a guy who just watched his team lose game one of the NLDS…a little bitter.

  6. Mr. Heyward - Oct 8, 2010 at 10:39 AM

    Hey man, bitterness is part of baseball. We all need villians (Yankees, Umps, Nyjer Morgan, etc.)

  7. birdmancometh - Oct 8, 2010 at 10:57 AM

    A-men bro. I’ve spent this entire week bitter. Just glad to have some company.

  8. Ted - Oct 8, 2010 at 12:21 PM

    This is even funnier considering this is not Berkman’s first time in the post season. In fact he has been quite good in the playoffs in the past. Remember the Astros made the NLCS two years in a row and won the Pennant in 2005.
    In his career Berkman has a average of .327 and an OPS of 1.029 in 30 career playoff games. This includes 7 home runs, 4 of which came in the 13 games he has played in the NLCS.
    Berkman has more playoff experience then a lot of the current Yankees and has a lot more success then many of them as well.
    He was a great pick up for the Yanks.

  9. John_Michael - Oct 8, 2010 at 12:34 PM

    I never got the ‘Berkman isn’t a Yankee’ thing. Not for the whole small town vs. big city storyline either. The last few years not withstanding, wasn’t it always the Yankees’ MO to go out and acquire a former All Star at the tail end of his career?
    The difference is that Berkman isn’t an everyday cornerstone of the lineup, but my point remainns.

  10. Md23Rewls - Oct 8, 2010 at 12:55 PM

    A.J. Burnett has killed the puppies of many people. THAT is a guy who you can be bitter about.

  11. Buffalo - Oct 8, 2010 at 1:31 PM

    Correction: Toolbox! He is comprised of many inadequate tools within his arsenal!

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