I wanted to pass this along to everyone. Jane is a frequent commenter/visitor at The Bronx Stop and her piece about "Playoff Envy" was featured in today's New York Times sports section. After reading the article, please take a few minutes to visit her Blog, "Confessions Of A She-Fan" by clicking here.
It’s hard to be a fan of a noncontender — especially if your team is the Yankees and this is the first time in 13 years that they’re not playing October baseball.
It’s confusing, disorienting, even humiliating. It’s like having a standing invitation to a party, only to be dropped from the guest list.
Still, life goes on. The playoffs go on.
While my Yankees were cleaning out their lockers, scattering to their various winter residences and gearing up for a little golf, duck hunting or whatever it is that professional ballplayers do in the off-season, I began experiencing pangs of jealousy toward fans in other cities — cities with teams that actually deserved to be in the playoffs...
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