…Yankees fans should root for them to win the World Series.
Since 2001, leading into this post-season, every team that went on to win the World Series was the team that knocked the Yankees out of the post-season – except for the 2005 Angels.
Think about it.
2001 – Arizona beats the Yankees – they win the ring.
2002 – Angels beat New York in the ALDS – they win the ring.
2003 – Florida beats the Yankees – they win the ring.
2004 – You know, the whole Boston thing.
2005 – The Angels break the chain.
2006 – The Tigers re-establish the link?
While nothing makes up for the lack of a ring over the last 6 years, it would be nice to say: Since the last Yankees ring, five out of six times, the team that beat the Yankees ended up being the best team in baseball.
So…Let’s go Tigers!