Sunday, July 17, 2005

Do we have a season underway?

The Yankees are within a half game of the Red Sox. For a long while the Yankees were playing badly enough to end up in the left tail of this distribution. And with four starting pitchers, including their rookie ace, on the disabled list, they may end up there anyway. But for now it's a race.

(Note - I started writing this in the bottom of the ninth when Rivera came on with no outs and a man on first in a 5-2 game. After a blown easy double play and a couple of singles [at least one a bloop] the bases were loaded with no one out. But this time he got a tough double play and a groundout for the save and the finished post. [So happy that's not my job.] Hat tip to Al Leiter, who pitched a great game after being picked up the DFA midden heap.)



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