At the end of the last MLB season, things did not look good for the men in pinstripes that resided in the Big Apple. For the first year in the modern baseball era, the Yankees failed to reach post season. After years of disappointing losses in the playoffs, first year manager Joe Girardi presided over what many Yankee fans consider the most disappointing season they could remember.
But they were willing to give the man a chance to perform after Joe Torre departed for Los Angeles.
That chance was not wasted.
The Yankees are now one game away from reaching the World Series again, and this time they are rushing in with a full head of steam. Their team is firing on all cylinders and doesn’t seem to be on the verge of collapse. They have won all but one game so far in the post season, sweeping the Minnesota Twins and now are one win away from eliminating the Los Angeles Angels. The Yankees dominated game 4 of the ALCS.
Riding on the back of the dominating Alex Rodriguez and the solid pitching of CC Sabathia, the Yankees blew out a game in a series where extra-innings were so common, they were going out of style. The 10-1 victory may have been the straw to break the camels back and put to rest any thoughts that the Yankees were going to collapse and fail to reach the World Series once again; that dream seems all but extinguished. CC Sabathia’s, who is undefeated in the post season this year, is next expected to pitch Game 1 of the World Series in the new Yankee Stadium.
Rob @ October 21, 2009