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Monday, October 03, 2005

The Yankees - Alex Rodriguez and Joe Torre, specifically - are reportedly miffed that Buck Showalter pulled Michael Young, Hank Blalock, and Mark Teixeira after two at-bats apiece in Sunday's game against the Angels, thus weakening the Rangers' chances of winning and handing the Angels home-field advantage of the ALDS.

These, of course, are the same Yankees who had a perfectly legitimate chance to get home-field by beating the Red Sox on Sunday, but nevertheless chose to start Jaret Wright and his 5.97 ERA over Mike Mussina so they'd have a rested starter available for Game 1. It's also the same Joe Torre who, immediately after clinching the AL East the day before, told the media he'd be resting his own starters on Sunday (Torre ended up starting them, but pulling them after two or three at-bats each).

Man, I thought Noo Yawkuhs were supposed to be all tough and shit. Apparently not.