October 11, 2005

There's Always Next Year

Red Sox fans despondent over Boston's first-round playoff elimination last week are breathing a little bit easier this morning, as the Yankees have now joined them on the sidelines. For the second time in four years, New York lost a first-round playoff series to the Angels, giving the Yankees their fifth consecutive title-less year.

Fox, of course, tried to do whatever they could to put their boys (the Yankees) in the ALCS, even attempting to jinx the Angels by naming Ervin Santana Chevrelot Player of the Game when there was still one out remaining in the 9th (this was followed by two Yankee hits before Francisco Rodriguez got the final out).

Tyler Kepner in the Times said it best:

The glory years are long gone, fading deeper into memory each fall. The Yankees spoiled themselves, their fans and their principal owner by winning four championships in five seasons through 2000. Now, they have gone five years without one
Better luck next year!

UPDATE: Jordan wishes his late, Yankee-hating mother had lived to see it. Though she was still alive for the Yankee postseason collapses in '01, '02, and '03.

Posted by Stephen Silver at October 11, 2005 10:25 AM

They are still better than your Twins..BLOGGER!

Posted by: A at October 11, 2005 12:06 PM

The Curse of $100M Payroll: Five years down, eighty-one to go.

Posted by: jabbett at October 12, 2005 11:34 AM

so now, the yankees' championship drought is 5 times the length of the Red Sox drought. Go figure!

Posted by: LilB at October 12, 2005 02:29 PM
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