The Yankees are out of the playoffs. Joe Torre may be out as manager. Neither development gets to me the way Luis Gonzales's 2001 blooper off Mariano Rivera did. It was then I realized I would be a Yankee fan whether they won or lost.
In the middle of last night's game, I said, "A-Rod can leave town now." Then he had a single and a homerun. Not his best or worst performance. The same can be said for the team as a whole.
All you can ask is to have your best players on the field. From there you just see what happens. Cleveland's pitchers stepped up and handled the Yankee hitters one by one. The Yankee pitchers couldn't return the favor.
Good luck to the competition. I'd like to see Arizona vs. Cleveland in the Wold Series,