Well, you’re not gonna win an awful lot of series when your starting pitcher is yanked in the third or sooner, two games in a row. Paul Byrd was just good enough -- you were right, Eric Wedge, I apologize; but you do still need to shave -- and the Yankees left way too many men on base. Unlike last year, when they looked completely limp in their last loss to the Tigers, the Yanks at least went down fighting tonight, but the end result was the same. I'm happy for my Indians fan friends, at least; they deserve a pleasant October.
And for once, it wasn't about A-Rod. Go figure: he was fine but unspectacular. I feel for Chien-Ming Wang, who is under an awful lot of pressure to represent Taiwan, and just didn't have anything to work with tonight. In any case, the Yankees exit in the first round for the third year in a row, and there will probably be some repercussions -- it won't be a quiet off-season for either New York team, that's for sure.
This is a tough one, Yankee fans… but remember, when God closes a door, he opens a window, which you can crawl out of and run far, far away so as not to have to listen to Chip Caray anymore. Back a little later with more.
Torre's talking to reporters: "This ballclub, they've got a bright future." They, huh?
"The twelve years felt like they were ten minutes long." That sounds like someone saying goodbye.
Joe Torre has his faults as a manager, and I can understand why some people want him gone, but he's going to be tough to replace. And man, is it going to be strange to see someone else sitting in the dugout for the first time since I was a freshman in high school.