Sunday, September 27, 2009 "Yanks back on top, where they belong"

Huh? Since when does MLB have the gall to declare that the Yankees are back on top, "where they belong"? Maybe they are in 1st place in the AL East at the moment, but when I saw that headline, the impression I got was that the Yankees are the only team to ever deserve to be in 1st place, not just this week, or this month, but for all time. They may have clinched the AL East title this year, but they have not won the American League Pennant yet. They still have two post-season series and then a World Series to get through before they can say they are at the top.

The Yankees have not won a World Series this century and it's been 6 years since they even went to the World Series. The Red Sox have won 2 of the last 5 World Series. Since 2003, the Red Sox have been to the playoffs five times, reaching the ALCS four times, and are on the verge of playing in the postseason again. They have come back from a 0-3 deficit to beat them in 2004. They have won all 8 World Series games that they have played in since 2004. These facts certainly justify the Red Sox being worthy of belonging "at the top."

I'm really surprised at the bias of MLB when they make this declaration. I think the Red Sox deserve to be in 1st place. I'm sure there are some Giants, Royals and Pirates fans that may think their team should be on top. MLB should stick to reporting the news. Say they are in 1st place and have clinched the AL East, but let the bloggers do the opining.

Read the full article here.


Matt September 28, 2009 at 6:31 AM  

Not really surprised that MLB is doing this. It will make beating them in the ALCS all the better.

Joshua September 28, 2009 at 8:00 AM  

It's for reasons such as this that I hate watching baseball on ESPN... I could barely hear the game over all the, hmm, servicing they were doing for the MFY.

Matt September 28, 2009 at 8:09 AM  

Joe Morgan couldn't stop talking about how much he loved the Steinbrenner statue at Yankee stadium because he thought George is such a great man.

Jules,  September 28, 2009 at 3:41 PM  

True. Every article I read is about the Yankees being on top. Even friends are declaring they won the pennant, but little baseball knowledge shows that they aren't aware of the two postseason series they must play to receive the AL Pennant.
A little flaw in your blog, the Yankees have won this century & decade in 2000 against the NY Mets.

Red Sox Sonoma,  September 28, 2009 at 7:20 PM  

The year 2000 was the last time they won the WS. The 21st century did not start until January 1st, 2001.

Jules,  October 1, 2009 at 7:44 PM  

Never realized that a century started in the '01 year. Good to know.


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