Way OT - Phillies beat Yankees 3-1; Yankees are worse than a D-II college baseball team (Joke Post)

Submitted by EastCoast on March 5th, 2015 at 4:48 PM

Yesterday the Phillies beat the Yankees 3-1 in their first game of spring training.

Ordinarily this would be less worthy of a thread than a Miley Cyrus tweet, but due to recent events, this likely signals the demise of the winningest MLB franchise of all-time, if not baseball itself.

You see, just a few days ago the Phillies lost to University of Tampa, a D-II school, by 4 runs.


Based on SCIENCE, this means that the Yankees, who have won 27 championships in their storied history, would have lost to UT by 6 runs.

Despite the Steinbrenners spending over $200 million on their team (http://www.baseballprospectus.com/compensation/?team=NYA), they would lose by a grand slam to a team that can't even compete at the highest level of college baseball. This is truly a sad moment in baseball history and shows that the MLB has been dependent on steroids for its years of success. Without HGH and other testosterone boosters, its players are likely to devolve into highly-compensated little leaguers with all 9 fielders running to grounders at the same time. I do not look forward to this.


Also, the college football season and HARBAUGH really need to start as soon as possible.



March 5th, 2015 at 5:05 PM ^

It's still spring training, right? Yeah, don't think the score of these games are really relevant to anything. If you actually believe the Phillies (and Yankees) are worse than a Div 2 team, I have some oceanfront property in Arizona to sell you.

I think you are implying that the OP is in jest, but I'm just a little confused here...


March 5th, 2015 at 5:05 PM ^

Actually based on science it doesn't mean shit cause a) matchups b) spring training and c) not sure if you're being sarcastic or just a hater.


March 5th, 2015 at 5:13 PM ^

Not sure if you're serious but baseball is a weird sport and very unpredictable. The Phillies and Yankees are both much better than Div 2 teams. It was just the way ball bounced that day for Philly.

Baseball is the only sport where you can fail 7 out of 10 times and be considered a hall of famer. Says a lot.


March 5th, 2015 at 6:42 PM ^

the franchise implodes to never play in the MLB again because it comes out that the Yankees have been feeding their players steroids since the 1880s, then the entire organization gets a lifetime ban, all their titles taken away, all their crap in the HoF gets put in a burn pile and lit, and their stadium gets filled in as the new landfill for NYC.


The end.  Great story.


Go Tigers


March 5th, 2015 at 7:59 PM ^

I always thought my grandpa was right and that there is no such thing as stupid questions. You just proved him wrong. I just think it would be awesome. Why would anyone be mad about the existence of a sports franchise? What the fuck is a "brah?"

Are you Lakers Bro guy IRL?


March 5th, 2015 at 8:14 PM ^

I hope you really don't believe what was posted. This is Spring Training for gods sakes. No one cares about winning these games. The Yankees may or may not make the playoffs this year but when things matter, the Yankees are so much better than the Phillies.

Unfortunately Michigan did really lose to Appalachian State ... And that should never had happened !!