December 31, 2004

At Long Last

Reknowned Yankee-hater Jim Caple sees light at the end of the tunnel for those long-suffering fans now that they've acquired Randy Johnson...

Trading for the best left-hander of his era should restart the Yankees dynasty and bring an end to New York's too-long stay as baseball's "lovable losers." Perhaps no other fans have ever suffered as much as Yankees fans have recently -- they haven't seen their team play a World Series game in more than a year.

"Now I know how Cubs fans must feel," one New York fan said while standing in line to buy officially licensed "2005 World Championship" T-shirts after the Johnson trade was agreed upon. "I spent Christmas Eve sitting by my father's hospital bed and just before they wheeled him in for surgery, he grabbed my hand, looked up at me with tears in his eyes and said, 'I just hope I live long enough to see the Yankees win the World Series one more time.'

"Fortunately, he was only undergoing cosmetic surgery and he's just 56 and healthy as a horse but I know exactly what he meant. Yankees fans have suffered long enough. When's it going to be our turn?"

Their turn should be next year, with the addition of Johnson, the five-time Cy Young winner.

It's all good, so check it out. Caple and I are soulmates.

Posted by dan at December 31, 2004 7:58 PM