Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Buster Olney: Yankees Lack Mystique of Dynasty Years

Buster Olney - The Last Night of the Yankee DynastyESPN's Buster Olney used the Yankees recent struggles as an opportunity to plug his book, The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty (a great read):

The Yankees have lost the last two nights, mustering a total of three runs, and they are eight games behind Tampa Bay in the loss column, four games behind the Red Sox. There is still half of a season to play, and the Yankees may recover, the way that they did last year. Or maybe they won't. Maybe this is will be the first season among the last 14 in which they will fail to make the playoffs.
He goes on to say:

Beyond the stark reality of the standings, however, there is this: The Yankees of 2008 are really no different than the Rangers or the Athletics or the Brewers or many other teams in the majors, a team of talent trying to find a way to win more games. There is no edge, no more mystique and aura, to borrow a phrase. All of that is history.

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