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Stick a fork in ’em

The Yankees are done.

Tigers win 8-3

The Yankees go home. Quoth Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman:

“I’m stunned,” New York general manager Brian Cashman said. “This team fooled me to some degree. Detroit was on top of their game and we weren’t, and that combination was lethal for us. I’m disappointed where we’re at now.”

Out of contention. That’s where the Yankees are.

Whatever else happens in the rest of the series, even if the Tigers fail to advance any further, this victory is particularly satisfying given the attitude of the media before the series and given my having to live within media range of New York. No one–and I mean no one–seemed to think the Tigers would be even a minor impediment to the Yankees. After the Tigers won Game Two in a close one, Tigers manager Jim Leyland even made a somewhat snarky postgame comment along the lines, of “I hope this puts a stop to the talk that we don’t belong in the playoffs.” Heck, one of the local radio sportscasters in New York even described the Tigers as a “light snack” for the Yankees on the road to the World Series.

Well, who’s just snacked on whom?

Yankees. A tasty little snack for Tigers.

By Orac

Orac is the nom de blog of a humble surgeon/scientist who has an ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually give a rodent's posterior about his copious verbal meanderings, but just barely small enough to admit to himself that few probably will. That surgeon is otherwise known as David Gorski.

That this particular surgeon has chosen his nom de blog based on a rather cranky and arrogant computer shaped like a clear box of blinking lights that he originally encountered when he became a fan of a 35 year old British SF television show whose special effects were renowned for their BBC/Doctor Who-style low budget look, but whose stories nonetheless resulted in some of the best, most innovative science fiction ever televised, should tell you nearly all that you need to know about Orac. (That, and the length of the preceding sentence.)

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