September 07, 2004

More Yankee Embarrassment

Nearly blowing their huge lead over Boston, losing 22-0 at home to Cleveland, and Kevin Brown punching a wall were bad enough. But to demand a forfeit from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays- who were prevented from traveling by a hurricane, has to be a new low for the 2004 Yankees.

Who’s had a worse five weeks- the Yankees, or John Kerry?

UPDATE: The Weekly Standard's Bill Whalen agrees, tracing Kerry's collapse- and Boston's surge- to the candidate's decision to throw out the first pitch at Fenway the night before the DNC. At the start of the season, I predicted a Red Sox/Astros World Series- to mirror the Boston vs. Texas presidential election the following week- and with both teams winning such a matchup remains quite possible.

UPDATE: Nevermind:

Sox fans can only hope the SI Jinx invalidates the, uh, "other" jinx.

Posted by Stephen Silver at September 7, 2004 11:27 PM

As a life long Yankee fan, I have never been so embarrassed by Georgie and the boys.

Posted by: John B. at September 8, 2004 11:12 AM

Dream on! Yanks will be win again!

Posted by: A at September 8, 2004 02:56 PM

I predicted a Red Sox-Braves series. Guess we'll see.

And hey, how 'bout them Yankees? Does their nerve have any limits?

I guess not.

Posted by: zoey at September 8, 2004 04:47 PM
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