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.
Monday, September 24, 2007