Saturday, October 07, 2006

Small sample size

The thing about the Yankees: sure, a $200 million payroll can buy you the best lineup ever assembled, and this can help you win during the regular season. But this approach just doesn't work in the playoffs, which are all about intangibles like, uh, chemistry & grit & clutchiness & streakiness & leadership & smallball & dark matter. That's why the A's are going to the ALCS.

My condolences to Yankees fans like PD, the knowledgeable non-gloaters. To the others, I offer a commemorative pink NY cap and a punch-me-in-the-throat smug smile.