I get an annual kick out of the naysayers dissing the New York Yankees. Every year a chorus of hecklers mocks their chances at making the playoffs, and virtually every year the Yanks prove the mockers wrong.
Admittedly I have been more concerned with our chances at a playoff berth this year than usual. Half our pitching staff is on the DL (heck, Carl Pavano has been on the DL for 3 years now!), Matsui is likely done for the year and Posada should probably just have the season-ending surgery he needs. Damon has even been out for a few weeks. A-Rod is embroiled in some Madonna scandal, and there's all sorts of hoopla about this being the last year in the old Yankee stadium. The Yanks have every reason to be down in the standings and out of the playoff hunt.
But alas, we are talking about the Yankees.
Here we are in late July and they stand just 3.5 games out of first place in a wicked tough division.
Face it Yankee haters- October is coming and the Yanks are very likely going to be alive and well. Another run at glory to come.