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Yankees Doom Watch Update

Feb 13, 2013, 9:45 AM EST

Yankees tombstone

On Sunday we initiated the Yankees Doom Watch. A feature in which we highlight overwrought or overly-pessimistic takes on the Yankees, foretelling their impending doom.  We don’t worry about merely negative previews which note the teams’ flaws. That stuff is understandable. Rather, we look for over-the-top comments, headlines or melodrama which seem to say the team should simply not bother in 2013.

The latest comes from John Harper’s Daily News column. This may be more on the headline writer, though:

Alex Rodriguez recovering from hip surgery, fighting more PED allegations and Yankees aging and injured roster just more reason to write off Bombers in 2013.

Write ‘em off two days into spring training. Seems sensible. To be honest, seppuku would be even better. Would save everyone the cost of tickets.

  1. dcfan4life - Feb 13, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Yes, write off the team thats missed the playoffs what, once in the last 12 years. This while playing in one of the harder divisions. And while being ever so scrutinized by everyone year in and year out. Im not a Yankees fan in any way, but you can literally NEVER write them off until they are mathematically eliminated.

    • cackalackyank - Feb 13, 2013 at 12:26 PM

      Once in the last 18 years,actually. …but we see your point.

  2. Gobias Industries - Feb 13, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Guess I’m just going to have to find somewhere else to use my counterfeit tickets this year.

  3. heyblueyoustink - Feb 13, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    I cannot condone seppuku when it comes to C.C.Sabathia. Not unless the tarp is on the field.

  4. chacochicken - Feb 13, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    February is the perfect time for ritual suicide.

    • historiophiliac - Feb 13, 2013 at 10:30 AM

      That’s un-American!

      • heyblueyoustink - Feb 13, 2013 at 10:34 AM

        Being Un-American is Un-American, and stuff, and junk.

      • historiophiliac - Feb 13, 2013 at 11:13 AM

        Freedoms and sh!t! Yeah!

  5. proudlycanadian - Feb 13, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    As a former Yankee great once said “It is never over until it is over”. The Yankees will falter some time, but it is much too soon to count them out.

  6. DelawarePhilliesFan - Feb 13, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    For overly-pessimistic takes on the Phillies, foretelling their impending doom, please visit the Phillies Dooms Day Watch

    • 4cornersfan - Feb 13, 2013 at 2:37 PM

      Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Craig.

      • DelawarePhilliesFan - Feb 13, 2013 at 2:41 PM

        For the record – I make fun of the guy, and point out his contradictions and whatnot. But I am only reading the stuff because I like his writings.

        And when all else fails, I point out that he is bald (he is bald you know, total cueball)

  7. Joe - Feb 13, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    The rational analysis goes both ways, it seems. Evidence:

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/steveforbes/2013/02/12/laugh-now-but-the-yankees-will-be-champs/

    “What will make the Bronx Bombers formidable isn’t their paper strengths but rather those intangibles that make sports performance so unpredictable: Numerous Yankees have a burning desire to prove their critics wrong, to beat expectations.”

  8. thebadguyswon - Feb 13, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    Lauren Shehadi

  9. sportsdrenched - Feb 13, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Somwhere in Kansas a Royals fan yearns for Yankee Problems.

  10. stackers1 - Feb 13, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Maybe even in Missouri.

  11. cackalackyank - Feb 13, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    Just to make uyf’s day…. How about we not write anyone off just yet, AND lets not award any division titles just yet. Let’s just buckle up, see what happens, let the guys play, and enjoy the ride.

  12. hitdog042 - Feb 13, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    Your bias towards the Yankees is laughable.

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