Re: Beer and Chicken Anyone?

by Jason Epstein

Meanwhile, Rich and other Yankee fans may wish to check out the latest column from the Bergen Record’s Bob Klapisch, who suggests with a straight face that the Bronx Bombers’ ALDS defeat may be blamed on “nerves” and that the players lacked a “ferocious trait that couldn’t be quantified” and an “intangible expectation of victory.”

Ah, the non-quantifiable intangibles. Hmmm, how on Earth did Joe Girardi’s 2009 team manage to stumble out of bed every morning, let alone win a championship, without that killer instinct?

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