Joe Girardi wearing the Nike Tailwind checks up on Robinson Cano.Joe Girardi wearing the Nike Tailwind checks up on Robinson Cano.

words // Nick Engvall

The New York Yankees are not the only professional sports team that has expectations of winning and anything less than a title being a disappointment. However, they’re one of the few teams with that approach that fans and critics alike have the very same expectations.

In the past week the Bronx Bombers have bombed in a bad way, losing 6 games in a row including a sweep from their rivals the Red Sox. With nearly everyone in the lineup struggling, Joe Girardi made some changes that weren’t to well received and the waves have continued to cause commotion amongst the leaders of the organization, as well as the star players, Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, and others.

While the Yankees slide, the Red Sox, who might have higher expectations to meet than any other team in the Major League Baseball this season thanks to an All-Star roster, have pulled nearly even with the Yankees at 21-20. While the Tampa Bay Rays quietly have moved into a 4 game lead of the American League East  division.

Check out the latest MLB Watch coverage below courtesy of Yahoo.

MLB Watch: A look at what the pros are wearing on the diamond.Jorge Posada wearing the Nike Air Max 2011.Jorge Posada wearing the Nike Air Max 2011.

Evan Longoria makes a nice play in the Nike Shox Fuse 2 PE.Evan Longoria makes a nice play in the Nike Shox Fuse 2 PE.

Dustin Pedroia slides in safely wearing New Balance cleats.Dustin Pedroia slides in safely wearing New Balance cleats.

Gio Gonzalez wearing a pair of the Nike Air Max Diamond Elite Fly.Gio Gonzalez wearing a pair of the Nike Air Max Diamond Elite Fly.

Justin Upton wearing the adidas Diamond King.Justin Upton wearing the adidas Diamond King.

Lance Berkman in the latest Yard cleats from Under Armour Baseball.Lance Berkman in the latest Yard cleats from Under Armour Baseball.

John Danks gets a little sideways in the Nike Zoom Coop.John Danks gets a little sideways in the Nike Zoom Coop.

Shin-Soo Choo wasn't fast enough to avoid being hit by a pitch in his Mizuno 9-Spike PEs.Shin-Soo Choo wasn’t fast enough to avoid being hit by a pitch in his Mizuno 9-Spike PEs.

Coco Crisp gets a base hit in the adidas adiZero Diamond King.Coco Crisp gets a base hit in the adidas adiZero Diamond King.