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All the excuses are gone

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jun 04, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Jorge Posada will be at the Stadium today and almost certainly will catch tomorrow’s game against the Blue Jays.

Now that the Yankees are whole again, it will be interesting to see whether they take off. For weeks now, the players had a built-in excuse. A-Rod and Posada were out, they lacked right-handed power.

The weather is fine. That excuse is gone.

The schedule is fine. That excuse has vanished.

It’s time to prove they’re something other than the relentlessly .500 team they have been so far. It was at this time last season they started their run. There’s a playoff spot out there waiting to be had, whether it’s the division or the wild card.

The Yankees were 24-31 and 12.5 out games out on June 4 last season. They’re only seven out at the moment. Now is the time.




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