"...hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies."- Andy Dufresne (The Shawshank Redemption) I'd be lying if I told you I expected this. Throwing a lot of money at problems was nothing new for the New York Yankees of this decade and it never fixed anything before. Granted the Yankees of 2003 made it to the Fall Classic after going overseas to sign highly acclaimed stars in Hideki Matsui and Jose Contreras. However, since then the road to the World Series seemed much tougher to travel and the light at the end of the tunnel was fading. The Yankees had lost their last five postseason games in which they had a chance to eliminate an opponent. They had lost their last four postseason series (Overall record of 7-13 in those series). In 2008 the Yankees had done th ...
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