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“Success is determined by those whom prove the impossible, possible.” – James W. Pence
This past weekend the New York Yankees won two of three games in the Rogers Centre, the home/dome of the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Bronx Bombers are 7-3 in their last 10 games, and boost a 10-7 record in what is still considered very premature in the regular season.
With only 17-19 of the 162 regular season games complete, affirming any MLB team to be much of anything yet is just a fast track to disappointment.
Which explains my hesitation in declaring this makeshift Yankees team to be defying the odds just yet.
Still these castaways and fill-ins have been nothing short of a pleasant surprised, and it has left me with all sorts of emotions.
So if you ever wanted to get in the head of a Yankees fan, here is your chance….
Admittedly, I was one of those fans riding in the Yankees are in big trouble bandwagon at the start of the season.
Opening Day in the Bronx didn’t help, as it was depr...
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