Originally posted on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught  |  Last updated 9/29/13
It reeks that the Tower of Steinbrenner couldn't even field a contender for the final days of Andy Pettitte, Mariano Rivera and - yes, coming soon - Derek Jeter. But what's done is done. We all heard the warnings. We read the accounts. From River Ave to No Maas, the Prophets screamed how the Yankee polar ice caps were about to melt, and the team would be underwater. It did no good. It's already winter, and Thrill-Seeker Cashman finds himself clinging to the building without short or long-term prospects. If we load up on hamburger helper - Eric Bedard, come on down! - we could lose the draft picks that represent our best hope for 2017, after the asteroid.But Andy and Mariano tipped their caps and left on their own terms, an honor few players receive. (Certainly, Redsocks don't - as Carlton, Wade, Roger, Josh and Johnny learned, and this future beloved, bearded cast of "Friends" will someday see.) So here were are, staring out at the abyss.  How often next year, when we call upon Bingo L
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