Friday, August 24, 2007


Coming out of a day off to clear their heads after another clusterfuck in The O.C., the Yankees have 35 remaining games in the 2007 season. They are 5 games behind Boston in the A.L. East, and 3 games behind Seattle in the loss column for the Wild Card.

35 games left to determine if this furious late summer comeback was worth it, or if the grave was dug in the spring. To start, four against Detroit, in Motown.

Can Joba keep it up?
Can Phil Hughes find some consistency?
Will ARod seal the MVP with a clutch stretch run?
Is Mike Mussina legally brain-dead?
How many of the 35 will Joe Torre blow?
Is Big Mo healthy?
Can Robinson Cano and Melky Cabrera regain what they've lost over the last couple weeks?
Can the Yankees successfully hide Kyle Farnsworth from big-game action?
Will Wang end his string of flaccid starts?
Can Bobby Abreu continue to hustle and take extra bases?
Will Shelley Duncan shatter someone's ulna?
Is there magic in the night?

We're about to find out. Come on, Yankees. It's been 4 years since we've seen any real ghosts in the Bronx, and you'll only be in that ballpark for another 13 months. Let's do this.