LADY AT THE BAT: Yanks Head To Disney Up 2-0: Is It A Small World, After All?

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Yanks Head To Disney Up 2-0: Is It A Small World, After All?

Thanks, in part, to miscues by the thought-to-be fundamentally-sound Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Yankees head to Anaheim up 2-0 in the 2009 ALCS. Andy Pettitte will be on the mound, trying to give his team a commanding 3-0 lead. If they win, I hope they'll be no fooling around by Joe Girardi. Just plug CC Sabathia in for game 4, Joe,  and wrap the darn thing up.

Of course, as a Yankee fan, I wouldn't be entirely comfortable with a 3-0 lead. I remember 2004. In fact, I'm not entirely comfortable right now. These first two wins were practically euphoric. Everthing went the Yankees way. That's the way it seemed in 2004 as well, until, as Joe Torre said, "the wheels came off."

Will the wheels fall off this time around? I don't think so. The team is so much better than it was in 2004. Also, they just might have managed to reverse the "curse" of Anaheim Stadium (Is that what it's called?), taking 2 of the last 3 regular season games there. Perhaps this trip out West will have the Yankees feeling as if they never left the Bronx. It would, indeed, be "a small world, after all."

I'd better start getting comfortable.

[Photo: Keivom/Daily News]

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