I really thought this would be the year.
It still could be "the year", the series isn't over yet. However, Cubs and Red Sox fans should know better.
George has purchased an All-Star hitting team and the Yankees.
They have a formidable lineup, no doubt. So do the St. Louis Cardinals, who didn't exactly grow their team in the minor league. One thing about Yankees' manager Joe Torre, he's a skilled chemist who knows how to get these guys to play as a TEAM and to use them in the right spots. "George" is fortunate to have such a skilled field general.
No pitching can stop them.
Minnesota Twins pitcher Johan Santana beat N.Y. in game 1 of the AL Division Series, and shut them down for 5 innings of game 4. Good pitching CAN stop good hitting.
Damn Evil Empire.
It seems like it, doesn't it? Torre has the boys playing nearly error-free baseball. Yet the Yankees CAN be beat in the postseason, as both the Twins and the Red Sox have shown.
And now Pedro will end up a Yankee next year on top of it all.
Are you sure? The Yankees had a chance to sign David Ortiz (last night's hero for the Red Sox) when he was a free-agent. George Steinbrenner was in favor, but GM Brian Cashman was against it. Eventually Ortiz stayed in Boston. So who knows?