Yankee Killer Alex Rodriguez did it again last night, fanning for the last out on what was decidedly ball four in Game 2 of the ALDS between New York and Baltimore.
Before you start barking at the hardgrudging staff, let’s stipulate that it’s not as if some Yankee greats (of which Rodriguez is not one) haven’t fizzled in previous postseasons. Mickey Mantle comes immediately to mind – his World Series stats (via Baseball-Reference.com) were downright anemic:
But Mr. September is different, because he’s so hapless and so hateful at the same time.
More disappointments, no doubt, to come.