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Can The Yankees Win 4 Straight?

All day yesterday we knew what the outcome of last night’s game was going to be. The Yankees aren’t hitting and they were facing the league’s best pitcher. How could you not think that come Wednesday morning, the Yankees wouldn’t be sitting in a 0-3 hole?

All eyes have seemed to focus on a series that happened 8 years ago. If you haven’t heard by now, 8 years ago today, the Boston Red Sox won game 4 of the 2004 ALCS, you know, the series where they fought back from an 0-3 hole to win 4-3 en route to their 1st World Series in 86 years. You know,  the single greatest series and comeback  in the history of sports.

So, sorry Yankees fans, sorry to kick you while you are down but you will not repeat what the 2004 Red Sox did. Yes, I am a Red Sox fan so maybe I am a little biased but as of this writing, its 9:50am on Wednesday morning and all I’ve heard today is how 8 years ago the Red Sox began their historic comeback and that the Yankees will start theirs tonight.

Here is why the 2012 New York Yankees won’t repeat what the 2004 Boston Red Sox did:

  • The Red Sox were scoring runs in that series. Yes, they let the Yankees put up 19 runs in Game 3 of that series but the Red Sox put up 8 of their own in that game (and 7 in game 1). They were hitting, they were scoring, they just needed to find a way to keep their bats hot and get their pitchers hot. In this series, only 2 Yankees are really performing at the plate and they aren’t scoring at all.
  • The Red Sox were facing a much easier pitching rotation, which goes hand in hand with their ability to hit and score runs in that series. The Detroit Tigers pitching staff is ridiculous. The Yankees are putting their best pitcher on the mound tonight which will quiet Detroit but let’s not forget that Max Scherzer can put 6 or 7 scoreless innings on the board.
  • The main difference between the two teams would be the concept of being a team. The 2004 Red Sox were in together. In fact they were a close knit, long-haired freaky bunch of “idiots” that liked to do shots of JD before the game. Sorry, I don’t get that from the Yankees. No, you don’t need to do shots together but you need some type of comradery.  In 2004, the guys rallied around each other and found a way to win with each other. Look at the Yankees dugout, you don’t get that they are trying to rally each other.
  • The Red Sox appeared to lose an important player that year in Curt Schilling but he came back..OH MY GOD did he ever come back. Jeter isn’t coming back to lead his team to the promise land the way Schilling did in Game 6 and A-Rod doesn’t have it in him to put this team on his back. If there is going to be one guy on the Yankees that plays the role of here, I seriously can’t figure out who it’s going to be.

So those are my reasons why the Yankees won’t repeat what the 2004 Red Sox did. Do you agree with me or do you think otherwise?

 

George Clooney And Alex Rodriguez Are Living Out Our 2001 Fantasies

George Clooney has been linked to former WWF star Stacy Kiebler for a bit. Now it’s Alex Rodriguez getting into the late-90s and early 2000’s wrestling girls. Apparently he is dating Torrie Wilson. A-rod’s been busy since the break-up with Cameron Diaz. He’s been staying in shape by working out in random Boise, Idaho gyms. Yes, Wilson is from Boise which explains that one.

That notwithstanding, between the elliptical and ab-roller, A-rod recently made time to hang with Clooney and there lady friends in Cabo San Lucas in Mexico.

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New Yorkers, You Don’t Want A Derek Jeter Signed Baseball From Your Girlfriend This Christmas

 

Jeter has done an amazing job of avoiding the New York paparazzi over the years. Still, it’s been widely speculated that Jeter likes to spend the occasional night with a random young lady at his Trump Tower pad.

Derek has girls stay with him at his apartment in New York, and then he gets them a car to take them home the next day. Waiting in his car is a gift basket containing signed Jeter memorabilia, usually a signed baseball.

That’s what a “friend” of Derek told to the NY Post. He added, “The girls go through the back-door entrance in the Trump World Tower to avoid the paparazzi. He broke up with Minka in the summer and is definitely over her. He is playing the field.”

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