There aren't any games today, but the Yankees did get eliminated yesterday, which makes today one of the more entertaining newspaper days of the year.
-P- From the New York Post, it "An Indian Bummer." Puns! I love puns.
-P- Also from the Post, there's "No October Magic For Usually Clutch Jeter."
Jeter's last chance to make a big contribution came in the sixth inning last night after the Yankees had cut Cleveland's lead to 6-2 and put runners on first and third with one out. With the Stadium buzzing, Jeter hit into a double play, all but pouring a bucket of cold water on the season.
-P- Jeter isn't "exactly Captain Clutch."
But Jeter didn't exactly wrap himself in glory in this one.
How does one "wrap" oneself in "glory," exactly?
Anyway, Jeter's performance didn't fit the narrative of his being a clutch god. But A-Rod's performance did fit the media narrative:
"Oh, yeah, every time, I love it," Rodriguez said. "It's all me."
Rodriguez had a 54-homer season, and the Yankees wouldn't have come near the playoffs without him. But that's right, the playoff failures are all his fault. Well, his and Joe Torre's:
-P- From Sports Illustrated, New York's first-round loss probably means the "end for Torre."
"It's such an empty feeling,'' he said. "You think it's going to last forever.''