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Tag Archives: ALCS
Let the Wild ‘Team o’ Destiny’ Rumpus Begin!
Jonathan V. Last, the in-house hardball geek at The Bukwark, totally nailed it last week in his daily newsletter, The Triad. When it comes to the World Series, there is nothing I love more than a Team of Destiny. You … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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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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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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
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged ALCS, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Wait till last year 3 Comments