Tag Archives: ALCS

Made Yankee Fan in Boston: In Houston They Had a Problem

Game 6 of the 2019 American League Championship Series was a case study in Just What You Expected. Let’s start from the beginning: In the bottom of the 1st, Chad (The Arsonist) Green gave up a three-run homer to Yuri … Continue reading

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Made Yankee Fan in Boston: Goin’ Back to Houston, Houst . . .

Yesterday, in our dour assessment of the New York Yankees’ performance in the 2019 ALCS, we said oy. Today we turn to this old Jewish proverb: One chops wood, the other says Hey! That’s our cue: Hey! The Yankees staved off … Continue reading

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So Far the Yankees Have Folded Like Origami in the ALCS

As a Made Yankee Fan in Boston for the past 45 years, it pains me to say that the 2019 New York Yankees – easily the most likable squad in recent memory – have been their worst selves in this … Continue reading

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Herald’s Koji-tations Are Krazy

The hardreading staff gets it that Pennant Fever Grips Hub Tabloid (just check out pages 1 through 5, along with the actual Sports section). But then the feisty local fanzoid goes overboard. From today’s Back Page: Uehara among greats? Really? The guy has 24 … Continue reading

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Did Dan Shaughnessy Just Jinx The Sox?

It’s called a kahn aynhoreh, “the magical phrase uttered to ward off the evil eye” according to The Joys of Yiddish. And Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy failed to say it in his front-page piece in today’s Sports section. Is it really necessary to … Continue reading

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Detroit Mercifully Puts The Yankees Out Of Our Misery

This is the way the World Series chase ends, not with a bang, but with a whimper. The 2012 ALCS saw the Detroit Tigers sweep the Chernobyl – sorry, New York – Yankees, who submitted one of the most pathetic … Continue reading

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A Whole New Meaning To ‘Bronx Bombers’

The New York Yankees are a ghost ship. Derek Jeter’s broken ankle is just the exclamation point. From the very start of postseason play, the Yankees have been anemic at the plate. Stats (via ESPN): Fun fact to know and … Continue reading

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Raul Ortiz

Yes, the Yankees lost Game One of the ALCS after coming back from a 4-0 deficit and, yes, they may have lost the irreplaceable Derek Jeter for who knows how long, but attention must be paid to Raul Ibanez, who … Continue reading

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Doom Yankees

This is all you need to know about the 2010 ALCS: New York Yankees 2-23 with runners in scoring position and two outs. Texas Rangers 8-24 with RISP and two outs. Ouch! Oh, yes, and then there’s this about the … Continue reading

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Damn Yankees! (2010 ALCS Edition)

Dude, can the Yankees please get a mercy rule for the 9th inning of their games? I understand why Sergio (The Human White Flag) Mitre was on the mound for the final frame of last night’s beatdown by the Texas … Continue reading

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