NY Yankees Regain Their Championship Mojo

Posted: 5th November 2009 by Dan Hanzus in MLB
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So many times this decade, the Yankees seemed to have a championship screenplay written only to go off-script at the exact wrong time. There was Rivera's stunning failure in 2001, Josh Beckett's coming out party in 2003, the Series That Shall Not Be Named in 2004, the fishy resurgence of Kenny Rogers in 2006, and Joba & The Midges in 2007. In each of those years, the promise of a 27th championship ultimately rang hollow. It was enough to take the wind out the sails of even the most boastful fan. The Yankees still maintained a winning culture throughout the decade├╣winning more regular season games than any team in baseball, but it was no longer a championship culture. "Any season that doesn't end with a championship is a failure" was the Steinbrenner Doctrine during the dynasty years o ...

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