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Posted by: am523 on Sep 30, 2010 at 07:01:53 PM

Saw this subject in a forum and decided to blog it. Now that the Yankees have made it to the playoffs, I can first exhale and now look at all the intriguing scenarios I'm looking forward to that may present themselves during these next few weeks. Here they are in no particular order...

Phil Hughes vs. Brian Duensing - Depending on how Girardi and Gardenhire set their respective starting rotations, we may get a "futures game" pitching matchup between 17-game winner Phil Hughes versus Minnesota's Brian Duensing (10-3, 2.44 ERA). Called on to take on the BoSox in a "must win" game at the Stadium on Sunday, Hughes went pitch for pitch with an almost unhittable Dice-K. That was a pressurized game, albeit in the regular season, and Hughes stepped it up big time. This is the playoffs,

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Posted by: am523 on Sep 16, 2010 at 10:46:50 AM

The Yankees went into yesterday's rubber game versus the Rays just a half game up on Tampa Bay. The Bombers' 88-57 record going in was also 7 games better than Boston's.

That's a 7 game lead. With 17 games to play.

Sound familiar?

Back up three years. Look at the NL East standings from September 12, 2007 and you'll find the exact date when the infamous regular season collapse began for the New York mets at the hands of their division rival Philadelphia Phillies.

The mets were 83-62 after defeating the Atlanta Braves at Shea 4-3. The Phils had just been embarrassed 12-0 at home by Colorado. Philly's record was 76-69, losers of two straight games and six of their last ten. The mets were seemingly in cruise control, division title in sight, and talking playoffs. Jimmy Rollins, the brash

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Posted by: am523 on Aug 24, 2010 at 07:01:52 PM

WOW!

I really thought Johnny Damon was on his way to Boston after hearing he was claimed on waivers by the BoSox yesterday. There was no doubt despite what Johnny was saying once he was asked about the claim:

"It's probably as tough of a decision for me to take right now as it was for me to leave Boston for New York," Damon said. "It's something that fortunately we have some time to think about it. At this moment, I'm not sure I want to leave Detroit for that. I enjoy playing here. I enjoy the kids I'm playing for, the coaching staff. But obviously [Red Sox manager Terry] Francona is amazing. But it's something that I have to think long and hard over."

To me this was spin. Johnny Damon gave us some of that this past offseason when he told the media that the reasoning behind his

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Posted by: am523 on Aug 10, 2010 at 12:05:30 PM

I was going to begin my very first hand at blogging on YES by commenting on this weekend's wraparound series split between the Yankees and Red Sox but after reading Joe Auriemma's blog where he invited Tony Lee of NESN to write his feelings about the series, I had to redirect my thoughts and comment about what he wrote.

Here is an excerpt:

Some felt that Boston needed to take three of four or to sweep the series in Yankee Stadium to still have a chance to win the American League East, or even to remain in the playoff picture. A split would do nothing but kill off four days of the schedule, they said. But by winning the finale in the way they did, stranding six Yankees in the last three innings and finally making a quality Jon Lester outing hold up, it almost felt as if the Sox had

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