MLB Playoffs 2010, Part II: ALDS Pre-Mortem Report

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The McGuire Twins, the world’s fattest twins ever to simultaneously ride a motorcycle, have a better chance of defeating the New York Yankees than the Minnesota Twins.

As the first post in this series was relegated to why we should cheer for anybody but the Yankees, I failed to deliver any analysis as to who will actually win, and why.  Thus far, each series has been completely one-sided, with the exception of the Atlanta Braves’ gutsy come-from-behind win in San Francisco last night (which, by the way, is easily the best game of the 2010 Playoffs, and a prime example of why post-season baseball reigns supreme).  Barring miracle or injury, the first round of the American League Divisional Series will provide much of the same.

With 25 percent of the playoff teams heading for the gallows today, I won’t focus on who will win; we already know what will happen.  We will examine the reasons why the hated Yankees and the Texas Rangers will win and advance to the American League Championship Series.
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MLB Playoffs Preview, Part I: A Guide to Yankee Hating

October has arrived and it is now arguably the best time of year in many respects.  Gone are the sweltering 100-degree days that numbered aplenty in 2010, giving way to a pleasant change of season.  More importantly, October marks the beginning of a month’s worth of Major League Baseball playoff games that, when coupled with football gaining momentum, forms the most supreme combination that the sporting world has to offer.

October also inherently means that the New York Yankees and their $206 million dollar payroll are again on the prowl for another World Series ring—a feat that is a love-hate proposition for followers of baseball.  Mostly hate…

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A small sampling of annoying Yankees fans.

Before the games get underway and the sporting media machine begins its month-long coronation ceremony by showering its unabashed love on the New York Yankees—the single truism guaranteed to be imposed upon viewers this fall—let’s examine four simple reasons why we should rabidly root for the fiery demise of the Bronx Bombers.  Figuratively, people; figuratively…

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