Monday, September 24, 2007

And One for the Road...

Simply put,

Detroit's 2-0 loss to Minnesota tonight means that the Yankees' magic number is down to ONE.

Unless the Yankees fail to win another game and Detroit fails to lose another game, the Yankees are in the playoffs.

Who would have thought it?

Even a month ago, it seemed like it'd be a challenge at best, and here we are, with a chance to clinch before any National League team even wins a division.

The Yankees also had their rookie hazing today; you've probably seen the pictures of Phil, Joba, Shelley, Ian and company dressed up in Wizard of Oz gear. If nothing else, we can now know the Yankees to be cohesive, creative and well versed in classic movies!

It's been an amazing ride, so far, this season...

The Yankees, like the Spartans, never gave up, never surrendered. There's one small difference though; the Yankees have one thing the Spartans at Thermopylae never did:


Here's to clinching a playoff spot in the next 24 hours.


  1. It feels awesome to know that less than 24 hours from now that we could be in the playoffs. A lot has been made about our opponent in the ALDS. There's a part of me that hopes that it is the Angels. We have a team that can truly be great, and one mark of a great team is being able to overcome your nemesis, your toughest challenge. When we are at our best, I don't think that any other team can beat us in a series. We're on the edge of a playoff berth. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel!!

    P.S. I'm in an extra good mood due to the Titans' victory over the Saints. I'll even offer you some free advice: keep Vince Young on your fantasy team! LOL!!

  2. Vince Young did great, but alas! For me to win this week he needed to throw for 38 points--he was a touchdown shy!

    Anyway, while playing the Indians would be nice, revenge on the Angels would be so much nicer...

  3. I'm trying so hard to not worry about who we're playing in the post season! But as it gets closer and closer, its hard not to compare the Angels and Indians..

  4. I'd like to think that when fans of other teams project the playoffs, they all say things like "Anybody but the Yankees!"