On August 27, I wrote the following:
Say what you want about the Yankees' postseason chances. I'm a diehard fan and I'd love to see them make the playoffs again this year. But don't expect me to get too excited if they do. My Little League baseball coach always said "Little plays make a big difference in close ballgames" and the Yankees seem to critically fail at the little plays in all of their close games. Cold hard numbers tell the story best: Yankee season record in one-run ballgames is 11-17. And for what it's worth, the Yankee season record against the other 5 playoff contenders is 21-20. This is not a team that's going places.I hate to say "I told me so" but... there's really no good way to finish this sentence.
[It did not help that somebody declared she would bet her next paycheck that Jeter would ground into a double play with one out in the bottom of the sixth, runners at the corners, and the Yanks down by 4. Of course, Jeter GIDP two pitches later, killing their last significant rally of the season. Serious thoughts were entertained of "accidentally" nudging her over the railing of the upper deck after that.]
Ah well, onwards and upwards to football season. What's that, you say? The Jets are 1-4? Well fuck me with a spork. I guess there are always autumn weekends at the Borgata...