This week may be the most significant for New York Yankees since the start of the 2012 season.
Starting tomorrow night, the Yankees begin a three-game set against the divisional leading Tampa Bay Rays.
Still, considering the tightness of the AL East the Rays realize all is lost by this Friday morning, as the third-place Yankees are just a game and a half behind them.
The Yankees have hung on for dear life this season, but they are in perfect place to pounce on the Rays this week, but I am sure the Rays are thinking the same.
Maddon and co. have an opportunity to gain some leeway in this competitive division because anything can happen with the Red Sox and Blue Jays only three games back.
No doubt this is a BIG week for both AL East teams.
If the Rays bring their brooms to the Bronx, they could leave with a nice lead but my guess is this series will come down to a rubber match on Thursday night with both teams’ aces scheduled to take the hill.
The pride of the Bog Apple is up for grabs this season, as the Mets definitely matter again; and that is something that New York fans haven’t experienced in about five years.
See in the past few seasons even if the Mets beat the Yankees it didn’t really matter because the Mets were a total mess but that is not the case in 2012.
The Mets had everything go wrong, and then some.
From meltdowns, to money, to Madoff, to Marlins…. the Mets have endured it all and come out alive.
This city has been painted in Yankees pinstripes for five seasons and rightly so, as the Mets had turned into a literal joke. And not because of Yankee fans, but at the hands of their own.
The ownership had letdown the Amazins’ loyal fan base so many times and in so many ways that trust was completely lost.
That is history now, as this is the first time since the historic collapse of 2007 that I have seen Mets fans actually believe in this team again.
As a Yankees fan, I find this totally awe-inspiring and it gives me goose-bumps to see the Mets achieve again but that doesn’t mean I still don’t hope the Bombers whoop the boys right back to Queens.
Still…. in all honesty it is about time New York got their Mets back again as they even bring a smile to my face but Shhhhh.