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Pop the corks, it’s playoff time

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Sep 26, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

istockphoto_1195460_exploding_bottle_of_champagne.jpgA show of hands from everybody who thought back in the dark days of June that the Yankees would wrap up a playoff berth on Sept. 26.

A 48-24 second half was beyond what even the most optimistic fan could have hoped for. They probably won’t catch the Red Sox but getting to the playoffs is a significant accomplishment.

The Yankees will never be the little train that could, not with their payroll and resources. But they overcame injuries, some bad luck and Carl Pavano being the Opening Day starter.

Once I get done with my story, I’ll post a bunch of audio clips from the celebration.

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