Here are some interesting stats going into last night’s game between the Cleveland Indians and the New York Yankees:
The Yankees’ roster featured 19 players with a total of 606 postseason games. Joe Torre had managed 120 postseason games.
Meanwhile, eight of the nine hitters in the Indians’ starting lineup had never been in a playoff game.
What can we learn from this?
Experience, at least as far as the 2007 Yankees are concerned, means precisely zilch, zero, nada…thanks for playing.
And so many thought it would be the Red Sox that would choke.
Indians 12 Yankees 3
Red Sox 4 Angels 0