Sunday, May 15, 2011


(Photo: NY Times)

The term "ducks on the pond" was coined back in the 60's by former Washington Senators broadcaster Arch McDonald. The theory is that the runners on base looked like ducks floating on the top of a still pond and that a single shot, or, a hit, would make them scatter, meaning, the base runners would come home. Now, over the past week this term has been lost on the Yankees lineup. Last night, FOX had a stat that the Yankees were something like 2 for their last 30 with Runners in Scoring Position. Makes sense.

How many times in the last week have we seen first and second, nobody out, MY YANKEES DO NOT SCORE. That's basic math, you can't win if you don't score. I'm sure people will say some of the guys are hitting, but it's like the criticisms of A-Rod...the hits are meaningless unless you come up big.Maybe Girardi needs to organize a hunting trip on the next day off. Somebody needs to remind these guys what to do when they see ducks on the pond.

-- Lem Allen, BYB Freelance Writer

(Lem does not condone duck hunting, unless its on Nintendo)

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