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Baseball’s final four is set, and it features a quartet with one of the longest cumulative championship droughts in LCS history. So, forget the recent talk of dynasties and title defenses. When the champagne flows after this year’s World Series, it will quench the thirst of a long-suffering fan base. Yearly Cumulative World Series Drought […]

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The MLB postseason had a power surge on Monday. Yesterday’s four division series games featured a long ball barrage that set a myriad of records, including the most home runs and runs scored in a single day of postseason play. Who said the playoffs were all about small ball? To be fair, before Monday’s outburst, both […]

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The Yankees’ return to the postseason didn’t last long, but, because most people didn’t expect them to make the playoffs, even a brief cameo in October can be considered an over-achievement. However, just because the team exceeded diminished expectations doesn’t mean that over-achievement was a success. Under the old Yankees’ standard, it would have been […]

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Judging by the dwindling crowds at the Stadium and declining audience on YES, Yankees fans haven’t exactly bought into the excitement of the wild card race. For most of the year, but particularly over the last month, apathy has replaced the usual fervor in the Bronx. And, even with a chance to clinch a postseason […]

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You should always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise, they won’t come to yours.” – Yogi Berra It ain’t over. Mourning is the first impulse after a beloved person like Yogi Berra dies, but for those who leave behind such an enduring legacy, the end is really much closer to the beginning. Yogi Berra transcended […]

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Is December 6, 2013 a day that will live in baseball infamy for the Yankees? On that date, and within 72 hours of signing Jacoby Ellsbury to a seven-year deal, the Bronx Bombers said goodbye to Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson and then welcomed Carlos Beltran into the fold. The transformation may have been quick, but the […]

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Mark Teixeira is done for the season. As the Bronx Bombers head down the stretch, and hopefully into the playoffs, they’ll be without their slugging first baseman, who was finally diagnosed with a fracture in his right leg. The loss of Teixeira is certainly a tough break, but with resolution coming four weeks after he initially […]

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