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Matsui set for Monday surgery
Yanks set final unbreakable record

We’ve been criticized for our irrational optimism in the past, so we might get some flak for this. If the Yankees can win their final six games, including three against the Red Sox, and the Sox drop their next seven, well, then we’d be in line for a one-game playoff. Impossible? No. Improbable? Yes. But hey, the season ain’t over until we lose or Boston wins one more game.

Matsui set for Monday surgery
Yanks set final unbreakable record
  • Rich I.

    It’d be totally awesome if the Yankees sweep Toronto and Cleveland sweeps Boston. That three game series against Boston could be huge.

    • Steve

      The only reason this is even discussable is that we have the final 3 in Boston. So a quick losing streak for Boston and we have a shot.

  • steve (different one)

    with the off-day today, i assume Toronto will line up Halladay for Thursday?

    between Burnett on Wednesday and Halladay on Thursday, i’m not getting my hopes up.

    i mean, something like this has never happened. well, except for last year with the Mets.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      Nah. The Mets blew a seven-game lead in 17 games. For the Sox to choke away a six-game lead with six left would be something unprecedented I believe.

      • kenthadley

        it would be, however, sweet revenge for 2004

        • mustang

          I was thinking the same.

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

        Well… they ARE the Sox…

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

          The ghosts came out last night, might be making one final appearance. You know?

          • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

            I mean, JOSE MOLINA, for Mo Jr.’s sakes. If that’s not a sign from Mo, I don’t know what is.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      True. Litsch-Burnett-Halladay isn’t too appetizing. Where are the White Sox or the Mariners on the schedule when you need them?

      Yanks at Toronto:
      Tue – Mussina (18-9) v. Litsch (12-8)
      Wed – Hughes (0-4) v. Burnett (18-10)
      Thu – Pavano (4-1) v. Halladay (19-11)

      Cleveland at Boston
      Mon – Jackson (0-3) v. Beckett (12-9)
      Tue – Lee (22-2) v. Wakefield (9-11)
      Wed – Carmona (8-7) v. Byrd (11-12)
      Thu – Sowers (4-8) v. Lester (15-6)

      Even if we stay hot and win all three (not outside the realm of possibility), it could all be moot tonight when the Indians trot out Zach Jackson and his 6.30 ERA and 1.50 WHIP against the ace of the Sox staff…

      And, that Thursday Sowers/Lester matchup isn’t in our favor either.

      But I’m not giving up hope yet!

      • http://www.workwithpete.com Pete

        >> or the Mariners on the schedule when you need them? >>

        Ummm…

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

          Umm what?

  • Chris

    Now that you’ve finally brought this up, the Sox are guaranteed to win tonight. Thanks for jinxing it!

  • Brett

    At least we didn’t get eliminated at home.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

      That’s also nice.

  • Brian

    We’re all thinking it. And talk about the ultimate erasing of 2004. Doing it in Fenway, it would be the single greatest accomplishment ever. That said, the chance of making it past tonight is slim.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      Okay, so, if the stars do align and we tie the Sox on Sunday, where do they play the one-game playoff?

      Fenway, or here? If we sweep ’em, we win the season series. Is that how they do it?

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

        Damn. Coin flip.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

          Head-to-head record is used to determine the winner if they tie for the division lead, not WC. Sox won the coin flip I think, which the Yanks weren’t even a part of.

          • Rafi

            I don’t think that they did the coin flip since the odds of needing it were unlikely. If the Yanks are down 3 going into fenway, they’ll probably do another coin flip between the Yanks and sox

  • http://www.myspace.com/j_panama Jamal G.

    **Wonders how optimistic Joe will be about his fantasy team in the coming weeks.**

    I was really hoping Toronto would pull out 2-of-3 this weekend, but that didn’t happen.

    Hey, why the fuck not?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      **Wonders how optimistic Joe will be about his fantasy team in the coming weeks.**

      That’s low man.

      • http://www.myspace.com/j_panama Jamal G.

        I’m still kind of pissed that I lost buy .50-points last week to Jason Witten. I fucking hate that guy.

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

          Jamal:

          Tommie’s Titans – 87.84
          Rafi – 87.98

          Cry me a river.

          • Rafi

            if it makes you feel any better, i lost by a similar margin in my other game

            • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

              Nope. Thanks for trying, though.

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

          P.S. That David Clowney waiver wire pickup is gonna put Joe right back on top, baby!

          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

            Yeah, I’m starting to think dropping Kevin Faulk in favor of Tyler Thigpen was a bad move.

            Michael Pittman and his 5 TD FTW!

    • Rafi

      So why not just have a RAB fantasy league complaining post?

  • donttradecano

    anythings possible

  • donttradecano
    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      “I am building the sculpture together with a Manhattan grade schooler. We began work on the sculpture in February 2006, working whenever the boy had available time.”

      Heh, illegal child labor fucking ROCKS!

  • Scott

    I admire your optimism..

  • Natalie

    What a sweet ending to a grand Stadium it would be if the Yankees won out (including a one-game playoff against Boston in New York) and Boston lost out, allowing the Yankees to slip into the playoffs.

    If that happens, I guarantee the Yankees go to the World Series and win Game 7 in the Bronx against who else, but Joe Torre, Manny Ramirez and the Dodgers.

    • AndrewYF

      Sigh. That would have been the ultimate season.

      • http://www.workwithpete.com Pete

        No, a repeat of 1998 plus a few more wins for good measure would have been the *ultimate* season.

        • Chip

          They’re saving that one for next season :)

  • Matt M.

    one game at a time. its not IMPOSSIBLE..
    all i ask for is for the yankees to have a shot.

    cleveland sweeps boston, we sweep toronto. and then we control our own fate at fenway.

    especially after watching all of those closing moments at yankee stadium. 2001 still KILLS ME. i feel so incomplete; that’s just not how that season should have ended, now is our chance to attone.

    CALLING ALL GHOSTS. AURA/Mystique. hell…i’ll even take some midges right about now.

  • serious jujar

    We can wish in one hand and shit in the other and see which one fills up first.
    At this point, we got a better shot of the Red Sox charter plane going down.

  • Chip

    I can accept that it’s not going to happen but either way, I want to sweep the Red Sox at home to end the season. If only we had scored some runs in all those 3-2 loses……

  • ko

    I’m just glad it didn’t happen yesterday. At least the Yankees had a mathematical chance in their last game in the stadium. Plus, we get another day to imagine how devastating it would be for the Yanks to catch and beat out Boston. I still look at Boston’s team and think they were extremely lucky to win last year and to be where they are this year. They’re just not that good.

  • mustang

    I was thinking the same thing as this thread last night, but when I told a friend he just waved the whole thing off as wishful thinking. But right now the Sox are down 1-0 all I wanted is for them to have a chance come Friday. Maybe the old lady is not done yet.

    • mustang

      Now it’s 1-1 fuck me.

  • mustang

    I wonder how many of us have the Sox-Cleveland game on gamecast right now.
    I’m one.