October 7, 2006
Blame game: Yankees trail Tigers because of more than just A-Rod (John Donovan, October 7, 2006, Sports Illustrated)
Blame Alex Rodriguez. He deserves the heat as much as anybody on the Yankees. And, by now, he certainly should be used to it.
But if the Yankees lose this American League Division Series to the Tigers -- and, at this point, it looks pretty bad for the Bronx Bummers, doesn't it? -- their tabloid whipping boy, A-Rod, should have plenty of company on the back pages. This Yankees' postseason is turning into a full-on, top-to-bottom, everybody's-to-blame team failure. From manager Joe Torre to No. 9 hitter Robinson Cano, from A-Rod to Bobby Abreu, pitchers, catchers, bench players, the Boss ... you name it.
If it's wearing pinstripes, it's fair game for blame.
No one is to blame--the Tigers are a better team. Posted by Orrin Judd at October 7, 2006 11:01 AM