Yep, my mistake, Crawford's a left fielder. I thought the D-Rays started the year with Crawford in centerfield because Baldelli was out, then I didn't care about the situation much, so I didn't know Carl has been back in left field for the most part.
But, I never said you need a slugger in left field. Crawford isn't a slugger but he's a much better hitter than Womack. I said you need a bat in left field because it's traditionally a spot where you put a good hitter. The Yankees are giving away that spot by having Womack in there.
I also never said the Yankees can't win without a great player in LF or 2B. They could get enough from everyone else and find some pitching and still win. Back when they had Curtis, Ledee, and Knoblauch (who had some good years with the Yankees), they had much better pitching, usually in the top 5 in ERA. They don't have that kind of pitching this year, so they need to score more runs to compensate. Therefore, playing Womack in LF is a bad idea.
I don't see where I'm attempting to make myself feel better. I don't care about the Yankees. If they want to hinder their chances for the playoffs, that's fine with me. They've got problems this season but it doesn't matter to me. As for my team, I wish they had $203 million to spend on their roster.
Roger Angell: I was talking with Bob Gibson and I said: 'Are you always this competitive?' He said: 'Oh, I think so. I got a three-year old daughter, and I've played about 500 games of tic-tac-toe with her and she hasn't beat me yet.'