From Blogging the Bombers:
"Trip ends on a dud, but good times are ahead."
Let's see if he--and Sun Devil Joe--are correct.
The Yanks have been upgraded from a slide to the blahs. Sometimes the blahs are underrated. To extend the Blackjack metaphor: you never learn to value a choppy shoe (the blahs) until you lose or push eleven hands in a row (the slide). Your Blackjack hand gets a push thanks to a dealer's down Ace (which precludes the option of even money), your twenty against a dealer's six loses when the dealer goes five, ten for twenty-one.
Translation: half your games you lose 10-8, the other half 1-0.
You know what a mean. What we have here lately is a choppy shoe, which is worse than nothing. But now it's time to pull a few double-downs, win a few splits, get picked up when Third Base (dear God!) is smart enough to stand on fifteen against a five.
Let's explode in euphoric high-fives and call for another round of comped Heinekens.