Tag Archives: ALDS

Did Dan Shaughnessy Jinx The Sox? (II)

As the hardreading staff has noted,  Boston Globe sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy may have given a kayn aynhoreh (evil eye) to the Red Sox with his Sunday victory dance (headline: “Is it really necessary to go to Tampa?”). Because it wasn’t just that the Sox lost last … 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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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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Finally! Mr. September Makes A Contribution! (Our Gala 2500th Post Edition)

Alex Rodriguez, the Skunk at the Yanks’ Garden Party, didn’t stink up the joint at the Big Ballpark last night because Raul Ibanez pinch-hit for him in the bottom of the ninth and did this:   And then in the … Continue reading

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The Skunk At The Yanks’ Garden Party (Let’s Swing At Ball Four! Edition)

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 … Continue reading

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The Face Of The Yankees’ Futility

From Friday’s New York Times front page after the Yankees basically blew their ALDS series vs. the Detroit Tigers: Friday’s dead-tree edition, by contrast, featured a photo of Rodriguez after he struck out with the bases loaded in the 7th. … Continue reading

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Look Up ‘Squander’ In The Dictionary (II) . . .

. . . and you still get a picture of this: Game 5 of the ALDS Tigers-Yankees tilt was by far the worst for a Made Yankee Fan in Boston: Bases loaded, one out in the Yankees 4th – zero … Continue reading

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Look Up ‘Squander’ In The Dictionary . . .

. . . and you get a picture of this: Over the first three games of their series vs. the Detroit Tigers, the Yankees have gone 3-24 with runners in scoring position, and stranded 22. That’s the perfect recipe for … Continue reading

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