• Schedule Hurdles

    Posted by on August 24th, 2007 · Comments (3)

    From the Detroit Free Press -

    Starting Tuesday at Yankee Stadium, the Yankees play the first of two remaining series against the Red Sox. The Yankees have 16 home games and 19 road games left; the Red Sox play 17 of their 27 September games at Fenway Park.

    There’s a key three-game series remaining with wild-card leader Seattle at the Stadium, Sept. 3-5. The Mariners have five games left with Cleveland and have a road trip to Cleveland, Toronto, New York and Detroit.

    Look for the Red Sox to have a strong September – with all those home games. The way the schedule plays out, going for the Wildcard seems to make the most sense for New York. If the Angels hang on to the West, that would set us up for another Yankees-Angels ALDS.

    Great.

    It makes for some strange rooting in Yankeeland. You want to root for the M’s to lose, to help the Yankees get the ‘card, but, you want to root for the M’s to pass the Angels – so that you don’t have to face the Halos in the ALDS again.

    So, you have to root for the M’s to lose, and for the Angels to lose even more than the M’s. (And, you want the Tigers to lose as well.)

    Comments on Schedule Hurdles

    1. bloodyank78
      August 24th, 2007 | 10:44 am

      I say bring on the Halos. In a 5 game set, I believe Pettite, Rocket, and Wang (if he rights himself) can match well with Lackey, Escobar, and Weaver. It would be so nice to beat those bastards in the ALDS (especially because I live in SoCal), and then face the Sox in the ALCS. Hell, this fall has the potential to be a very redeeming one if things go the Bomber’s way. One must have hope.

    2. August 24th, 2007 | 11:04 am

      I prefer a simpler approach- root for the Yankees to win, and anything else is out of their hands. If the Yankees win between 2/3 and 3/4 of the rest of their games, they’ve done all they can do. If that means playoffs, great. If that means no playoffs, then we can look back at April and May and wonder what might have been.

    3. antone
      August 24th, 2007 | 12:06 pm

      Screw it..if the Yankees make the playoffs and can’t beat the Angels, then they don’t deserve to win anyway. If you want to be the best, you have to beat the best, so might as well play the Angels right? Plus, wouldn’t us Yankees fans be even more confident in our team if the Yanks took out the Angels?

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