Thursday, September 20, 2007

That's No Moon...

Not even the most dedicated, die hard Yankee fans saw this coming.

None of the columnists, beat reporters or talking heads saw it coming either.

The Red Sox might have seen it coming and maybe that's why they traded for Eric Gagne, to be prepared. Look how that's worked out.

But one way or another the Yankees have arrived as a shoe in for the wild card and are now an unthinkable 1 1/2 games out of first place in the division. And with Dice-K and Okajima now both suffering from OHST Syndrome, (One Hundred Sixty Two) Coco's sore back, Youkilis' sore wrist and Manny being Manny, the once universally left for dead Bombers are certain to make the stretch run in the Bronx every bit as interesting as the one in Queens, but for all the right reasons.

There isn't too much in the way of great come from behind stories in the the long history of the Yankee franchise, and given all the talent dressed in pinstripes it's tough to call these guys underdogs with a straight face. But let's be fair here, 14 1/2 games is off the charts and deserving of all the superlatives we can throw at it.

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