Originally posted on Five Tool Tool  |  Last updated 9/3/12
With today's loss in Tampa, the Yankees' 10-game lead in the East is down to one over Baltimore, and 2.5 over the Rays -- creating the real chance of the greatest of all possible years in baseball, which is to say, one without them *or* the Red Sox in the playoffs. And Yankee Fan is, as you might imagine, gripping just a wee bit...10) Actually think that the return of old broken-down Alex Rodriguez is going to help things9) Convinced that the 10 game lead in the standings would still be there if Mariano Rivera was healthy8) Angry that Oriole and Ray Fan is getting a pennant race despite, you know, not really existing7) Irritated by Baltimore for being totally lucky, while not noticing the Eric Chavez production6) Steamed at Ichiro for not getting on base or hitting for power, or, well, being what he is now5) Unsure of how to handle a year where Boston well and truly sucks, and yet, they aren't totally happy4) Want to blame Joe Girardi, Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes for everything...
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