Baseball Toaster Bronx Banter
A New Day
2005-02-08 08:11
by Alex Belth

To the everlasting delight of Red Sox Nation, Yankee fans as well as Yankee players, are still haunted by the 2004 American League Championship Series. Recently, Alex Rodriguez and Gary Sheffield have spoken about how long this winter has been for them, licking those nasty wounds and all. The memory of the loss won't go away for a long time, either. However, the sting will begin to ease some once the 2005 begins. Jorge Posada, for one, is eager to get going. According to the Daily News:

It was tough to swallow what we went through," he said. "The sun has come up and we've got to go at it again this year. I'm excited about the moves we made, I'm excited about the rotation. I'm really, really happy with everything, but I'm going to miss Javy (Vazquez), we became really good friends. He was the one who went. It's tough to see that."

Which begs the question: Will Carl Pavano fare better or worse than Javier Vazquez did last year?

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