The-uh-uh-uh Yankees lose!

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The only real downside to the Yankees' unceremonious exit from the MLB playoffs is that someone, somewhere, will think that there is no problem with one team being allowed to spend as much money as 7 other teams combined on its roster.

Because the fact of the matter is that they just did it badly. They assembled perhaps the most fearsome lineup in the history of the sport, and coupled it with a truly mediocre pitching staff, only two or three of which they should probably keep for next year.

Okay, the second downside is that we'll be treated to two weeks of "should we watch?" bullshit from the talking heads, since there's no NY team in the ALCS. I hope and pray that Tommy Lasorda is busy filming one of those "to the TV!" commercials that features Yankees fans now. And I hope that's the tack they'll take on ESPN, although I doubt it.

Okay, the third downside is that now ESPN will have no reason to cover actual sports when it comes to the Yankees--it'll be all-gossip all the time. As for me, if that gossip doesn't involve a straight up trade, Alex Rodriguez for Aramis Ramirez, I don't want to hear it. When my team is done, as they were in July this year, I become a baseball fan. Well, and a Bears fan.


Unceremonious? Here in motown, it was VERY ceremonious :)

People here are wondering why they didn't use Chien-ming Wang more against Detroit, but I don't know....

Thank the Gawds for The Mets! Interesting point about ESPN as their front page story today was not of a) the Cardinals defeat of the padres, b) the Bears at 5-0, or c) Michael Schumacher's first engine failure in 6 years. It was about Joe Torre. Damn Yankees!


Jon, I think he would have started Game 5. The only reason Carpenter started Game 4 for the Cards was that they had an extra travel day snuck in there for the TV schedule.

How Torre figured that a rested Jaret Wright was better than Wang on 3 days, I do not know.

And yes, the ESPN radio and TV I saw/heard today was all-Yankees, all-gossip, all the time. Yippee.

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