Originally written on Lady At The Bat  |  Last updated 8/8/12
Last night, as the Yankees moved closer to losing their second straight game to the Detroit Tigers, a thought popped into my head that I am sure would be considered almost blasphemous had a Yankee fan known I was thinking it. (Actually, I tweeted it, but it seems to have gone unnoticed.) Here's the thought: Why even bother trying to make the playoffs if you're always going to be eliminated in the ALDS? If I were a fan of the Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, Kansas City Royals, or some other team who is always on the outside looking into the playoffs, the answer to this question would be easy, and there is no reason to even state something so obvious. But I'm not a fan of such a team.  I am a fan of the New York Yankees, whose mission statement every year is to win the World Series. They have done this only once in the past 10 seasons. Most of the remaining 9 seasons have ended with the team being eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. When I think of painful memorie...
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