Boy, the New York Yankees sure are making a lot of excuses lately.
First, pitcher Luis Severino complained that Alex Bregman "got lucky" on his three-run homer during Game 2 of the ALCS, even though there's no such thing as a "lucky" home run in baseball (you still have to hit the ball really far!).
Then, manager Aaron Boone continued to ride the excuse train by blaming the roof of Minute Maid Park. Seriously, the roof.
Boone's reasoning was that if the roof had been closed rather than open, Aaron Judge's fly ball in the eighth inning would have traveled over the wall for a go-ahead two-run homer rather than a very long out. Maybe so, but we'll never know.
There's a saying that losers always have excuses, and the Yankees are certainly proving that right now. They're desperately looking for reasons why they're down 0-2 rather than taking accountability for their poor play or simply admitting that the Astros are the better team (which they were during the regular season).
New Yorkers can't be happy with their team's whining. Bad breaks happen all the time in sports, but you rarely heard guys like Derek Jeter complain about them. Maybe if the Yankees had gotten more than 4 hits in Game 2, it wouldn't have mattered if the roof was open or how "lucky" Bregman got.
The bottom line is that the Yankees need to start playing better, otherwise it's going to be a very long winter full of excuses in the Bronx.