by Stephen Jones
The Yankees this year will never be
As good as yesterday season-memory.
In New York, expectations always run high -
and less-than-perfect, it’s tabloid banner.
Win-or-lose, even with honor,
Is not an option. Which explains why
The blue sky is full of “ifs & buts.”
On a score card yesterday players -
So many fill the dugout,
A garage of rust, of classic cars -
Make a difference? Tradition does.
Garage emptied, the team will reload.
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