Dark Bilious Vapors

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09/01/2004: And baseball history was made yesterday....

As the Cleveland Indians handed the New York Yankees their worst loss in the franchise's history, soundly thrashing the Yanks by the football score of 22-0. That deserves a line score:

Inning      1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    R    H    E
Cleveland 3 3 3 0 6 1 0 0 6 22 22 1
NY Yankees 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0

Meanwhile, the Yankees, in a swoon as of late, are starting to fuel speculations about a potential collapse in the AL East pennant race (as a Cardinals fan, all I can say is "Better them than us"):
If the Yankees aren't careful, they could find themselves on the other end of that situation next month, as their lead was trimmed to just 3 1/2 games on Tuesday following a 22-0 washout at the hands of the Cleveland Indians.


Since Aug. 15, New York has watched its lead shrink from 10 1/2 games, losing nine of 15 contests in that span. At the same time, the Red Sox have won 13 of 15, including a 10-7 victory over the Anaheim Angels on Tuesday in Boston.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the largest lead held by a team that failed to finish first was 11 games by the 1995 California Angels.
It must not be fun to be a member of George Steinbrenner's immediate family right now.

Len on 09.01.04 @ 07:13 AM CST

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