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.
Sox fans can only hope the SI Jinx invalidates the, uh, "other" jinx.Posted by Stephen Silver at September 7, 2004 11:27 PM