Thursday, September 20, 2007

Here's Some Positives to Chew On

Before you all go out and buy your one-way tickets to "Whineville", remember that its not over. No matter what a Yankee fan will tell you today.

Ask the '97 Florida Marlins. They went 2-7 in their last nine regular season games, and still won the World Series.

Ask the 2000 Yankees. Yankee fans won't tell you that they lost 18 of their final 21 games. They will only remind you that in 2000, they won the World Series.

Ask the 2002 Anaheim Angels. They ended their '02 season 4-7 and whaddya know? They went on to win the World Series.

Two years ago, the '05 White Sox went from 15-games ahead on July 31 to a mere 1.5 games ahead (sound familiar?) Yep, you got it; they won the World Series in '05.

Don't you guys remember JUST LAST SEASON? The '06 Cardinals were up seven games exactly 1 year ago today, and in 8 days saw their lead plummet to .5 up in an EIGHT DAY SPAN. THIS IS YOUR CURRENT WORLD SERIES CHAMPION, folks.

My point is this. Teams go up, teams go down. Chill out. Believe me, I am not pleased with anyone's performance out there these past 2 weeks. We've been dealt with our own share of baseball injuries and fatigue; it just happens to be right now. I don't want to see us lose the AL East lead. But guess what? It just might happen. But remember, it ain't over 'til its over. Ask Mark Bellhorn, Kevin Millar, Keith Foulke, or Varitek for that matter. Hang in there. Today we are STILL IN FIRST PLACE.

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