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Quiet October

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Flickr :: Kwong Yee Cheng

 

Baseball is romantic and it is cruel. The Yankees have four games left to play but their season is now effectively over and the playoffs are out of reach. The sun has set on two pillars of Yankee folklore and the impressive charade of a mostly bench player roster has finally worn down and come to grips with a reality many thought earlier this year was destiny.

And Then... There Was One

by Nolan Silbernagel

Keith Allison :: Flickr

Everyone knew it was coming.

After the one year contract, the struggling outings, the aging body, it was clear that this season was going to be the last that Yankee legend Andy Pettitte would don the Pinstripes.  That didn’t make his retirement announcement on Friday afternoon any easier to hear.