Friday, September 19, 2008

Remember 1993

Continuing a theme of riding in the way-back machine, this is a very good account of the 1993 ballclub and how they challenged the Blue Jays for the playoffs. This was the last time the Yanks missed the playoffs until this year.

It was a time when the Yankees and their fans did not consider a playoff appearance a divine right, a time when there were actually empty seats at Yankee Stadium and a time when Mariano Rivera was starting games in the minor leagues. It was 1993, the last time the Yankees did not make the postseason.
The 1993 team, which would have won the wild card if it had existed at that time, was praised. The 2008 Yankees, who have spent two days in first all season, will be panned.

I remember that team. I remember saying "wouldn't it be great if the first time they owned first was the last day of the season?" But it was the springboard to a legendary run of greatness. Will 2008 be a step back before another run or the springboard back to an era like the 1980's?

1 comment:

tHeMARksMiTh said...

Somehow, I don't think they'll go back to the 80's. Then, I couldn't hate them so much. :)