Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 10/18/12
C.C. Sabathia’s pitcher was pasted all over Facebook with the words: Believe. The Yankees were down 0-3, and Sabathia, because of rain delays, would not pitch again in the series. Well, the Detroit Tigers pasted the Yankees 8-1, swept them as Miguel Cabrera and Jhonny Peralta hit two-run homers in a four-run fourth inning. The Yankees scored just three runs in 39 innings during the series. They lost their captain, Derek Jeter, a likeable guy, during the series. Alex Rodriguez was virtually a no-show during the playoffs. Detroit, without a World Series title since 1984, added slugger Prince Fielder. Along with Triple Crown winner Cabrera, they made for a fearsome lineup. Add pitcher Justin Verlander, and you have possibly the World Series champions. There is no bigger disparity in sport: The Yankees have 27 World Series titles and the St. Louis Cardinals have 11. If you follow baseball lightly, the Yankees are an easy choice to be a fan. Screw them.
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