If you wade through all the A-Rod junk in the papers today (no comment) you will find all sorts of doom and gloom stories about the Yankees and their current plight. For example, The Daily News has a series “cleverly” titled “Slide of the Yankees”. Interestingly, the Mets are nowhere to be found in most papers.

I bring up the Mets because they provide an interesting comparison and they supposedly “share” this city. Over the last five years, they have not finished with more than 79 wins. By contrast, the Yankees have won three AL East titles, been in three ALCS’s and won a World Series. That’s a really good stretch of baseball and even if we won’t see anything like it for awhile, we shouldn’t take it for granted.