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Blog Focus: The New York Yankees are one win Away From Winning the World Series

Author: Patrick Hayes
Published: November 02, 2009 at 11:56 am

Brad LidgeBlog Focus is Technorati's daily roundup of the top stories as told by the bloggers of the world. Each day five posts, no matter how popular or nascent, will be selected by editors to portray a general unscientific reaction to discussion points around the 'Net.

The New York Yankees are up three games to one in the World Series, with a chance to close things out tonight. Do the Phillies have a chance? Here's what the blogs are saying:

Hugging Harold Reynolds: HHR has the image of a 'back-to-back' champions ad Macy's accidentally ran a tad prematurely.

MLB Babble: "When I watched Johnny Damon blindly run from second to third base in the top of the ninth inning, I immediately thought, ‘Damon, you idiot. The ball didn’t get away!’ Little did I realize in that split second that the Phillies were playing a huge shift on Mark Teixeira, leaving nobody at third base. Damon quickly realized the throw had pulled third baseman Pedro Feliz toward the right side of the infield. He knew he could get to third easily."

Bugs and Cranks: "How many times does Posada need to head out there for a heart-to-heart? I mean, trips to the bump on 0-2 counts with two outs and nobody on? What could possibly be shared at that moment? Seriously, is it too much to ask that Posada and the likes of C.C. Sabathia or any of New York’s hurlers get on the same page?"

Gear up for Sports: "There’s been all kinds of speculation and controversy about Charlie Manuel starting #4 starter Joe Blanton instead of his ace, Cliff Lee, on three days rest. Let me put the argument to rest. Starting Blanton handed the World Series to the Yankees last night."

Sports Then and Now: "For the Yanks to close this puppy out they are going to have to do it on the arms of A.J. Burnett, who like his counterpart C.C. Sabathia, will be pitching on three days rest. If he doesn’t get past Cliff Lee they will have to use Andy Pettitte once again on three days rest and if it goes to a seventh game it will be CC once more time on the short rest period."


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