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Less urgency in the Bronx?

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08:16 AM ET 04.09 | Fear not, Yankees fans. The last time a Yankees team opened a season with three straight losses, they went on to win more games than any team had ever won in the American League before capturing the first of three straight World Series. The Yankees may very well turn things around starting Monday, but this isn't 1998 -- and it has nothing to do with the players taking the field. David Cone calls it the "Boss factor," and it's no longer a part of the Yankees' universe. "There's less sense of urgency," Cone said. "Less of that desperate feeling that things could change in a hurry around here." ... Who knows if things would be different if The Boss were still around.

New York Daily News

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April 9, 2012  08:27 AM ET

159 games to go!

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April 9, 2012  08:50 AM ET
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I hate to say it, but the cream rises to the top. Baseball is a long season. Something tells me the Yanks (and Sox) will win more games than they lose this year... :P

Something tells me I should buy an apple fritter this morning.

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April 9, 2012  09:24 AM ET

Honestly, Tampa Bay is the best team in the division. Starting pitching and enough hitting to get it done.
Hate the two wildcard system, but it is what may get the Yankees or Red Sox in.

April 9, 2012  09:35 AM ET
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I hate to say it, but the cream rises to the top. Baseball is a long season. Something tells me the Yanks (and Sox) will win more games than they lose this year... :P

Let's just hope that it's not sour cream.

April 9, 2012  09:43 AM ET

How 'bout those Rays? A sweep over the Yanks to open the season. Gotta love that! I also reallt loved Girardi giving Sean Rodgrigues an IBB so they could pitch to Carlos Pena. That piece of genious resulted in a grand slam.

April 9, 2012  09:46 AM ET
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How 'bout those Rays? A sweep over the Yanks to open the season. Gotta love that! I also reallt loved Girardi giving Sean Rodgrigues an IBB so they could pitch to Carlos Pena. That piece of genious resulted in a grand slam.

Your Rays are looking good. Moore will give me two starts this upcoming week. Should be good.

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April 9, 2012  09:57 AM ET

Not a great start for us going 0-3 against the Rays, and the Sox have gotten rocked by the Tigers and are sitting at the bottom with us. We'll get better as we go I'm sure but maybe David Cone is right about the lack of urgency without George around to go nuts once in a while. The boys seemed more concerned about getting the payroll down.

April 9, 2012  09:58 AM ET

Luckily for the Sox and Yanks, this is not the NFL. You start 0-3 in the NFL, you're probably done.

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April 9, 2012  10:01 AM ET
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Your Rays are looking good. Moore will give me two starts this upcoming week. Should be good.

The lineup is little shaky due to injury, but the pitching staff looks good. We'll see how they fare in Detroit next.

April 9, 2012  10:02 AM ET
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um, where's the golf thread?

That way. ----------->

April 9, 2012  10:05 AM ET

the yankees won 114 games, the mariners won 116, except the mariners didn't got any championship!!!

April 9, 2012  10:09 AM ET
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Luckily for the Sox and Yanks, this is not the NFL. You start 0-3 in the NFL, you're probably done.

luckily, the halos aren't any better with those hitters who till now they remain usin the same type of game plan!!!

April 9, 2012  10:10 AM ET

Go.Tigers.

April 9, 2012  10:11 AM ET

luckily, the halos aren't any better with those hitters who till now they remain usin the same type of game plan!!!

 
April 9, 2012  10:14 AM ET

the angels are forgeting the basics, no discipline, no patience at the plate, no idea how to work out the count against the opposite pitcher, no team work at all!!!

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