Stupidity on Display at Yankee Stadium

James HulkaAnalyst ISeptember 16, 2009

NEW YORK - JUNE 17:  Jorge Posada #20 of the New York Yankees looks on against the Washington Nationals on June 17, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

I've never been a Yankees fan.

Growing up in New Jersey as a Braves fan in the mid 1990s, there were a handful of Yankees fans amongst my high school classmates before they won the first of their World Series titles—and hundreds the moment the trophy was back in the Bronx.

At least those Yankee teams you could respect.

After watching a couple innings of the Blue Jays-Yankees game tonight, the Yankees gave more fuel to the people who hate them.

These Yankees give off the aura that they are invincible, untouchable, and God-like. How dare you throw at us?

You're not allowed to bean any of our players or play hard—but we're allowed to do that to you—because we're royalty.

I'm not saying Blue Jays reliever Jesse Carlson was an innocent bystander in the process.

However, Jorge Posada—like Boston's Kevin Youkilis earlier this season against the Tiger—showed how stupid you can be when you get hit.

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I won't go into the AL versus NL designated hitter argument.

Personally, I think beanings would be less if pitchers had to hit and potentially get hit for beaning their opponents.

But, aside from that, Jorge Posada's been around more than long enough to understand that someone's going to get hit on his team if your pitchers drilled two opposing hitters.

Edwin Encarnacion was lucky he didn't have any broken bones in his hand or that it didn't deflect off the front of his arm and hit him in the face or head.

Aaron Hill is the Blue Jays best player this year. When he gets drilled in the upper-center of his back two innings after his teammate got hit, the Yankees had to know retaliation was on the way.

Apparently Jorge Posada didn't. And who knows how many other Yankees seemingly thought they were too invincible to be retaliated against.

And I don't buy for a second Posada's "it got out of hand". Coming across home plate he didn't have to brush his arm past Carlson. Plus he was dumb enough to do that right in front of the home plate umpire.

The Blue Jays are out of the race for the playoffs. Who knows how the impending suspension of Posada and whoever else on the Yankees will affect things the next few weeks.

The Yankees as a team are just as stupid if no one pulls Posada aside even in private to chew him out for being an idiot.

Someone in that locker room whether it be manager Joe Girardi, Andy Pettitte, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, or one of the coaches to remind him of how stupid he was for his actions and how the consequences of his actions could hurt the team.

We all know A-Rod won't do it.

If someone did—good. If not—it just goes further to support the idea among those who don't like the Yankees that the New York players don't think the unwritten rules of the game don't apply to them.


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