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July 18, 2007

It's Getting Close

Ten days ago, I wrote:

...should the Yankees get within 5 games back, in the loss column, of either Boston or the Wildcard, by the end of July...then I'll start dreaming about a post-season slot in 2007.

Well, it's now the morning of July 18th, and the Yankees, at the start of business today, find themselves seven games back, in the loss column, of Boston.

A lot can happen in the next 2 weeks. The Yankees can lower that games back number some more...or, it can increase (in the wrong direction for Yankees fans). Therefore, all I can say now is that it's getting close to being a true race in the A.L. East between New York and Boston.

That's it - just close - and not a race yet. But, close is a thousand times better than not close. So, yes, while it's not a great time in Yankeeland, standings-wise, these days - it could be a lot worse too.

Posted by Steve Lombardi at July 18, 2007 08:15 AM