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Flipping the Baseball Script in the Big Apple

Aaron Judge (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

Aaron Judge (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)


The fortunes of New York Yankees and New York Mets have changed dramatically in 2016

Like a good Hollywood script, there are many twists and turns over the course of a 162-game baseball season, but nobody could have predicted this. The baseball landscape has completely shifted in the Big Apple over the course of this season, and the boss is taking notice.

“I’ve got to be honest with you, Saturday: I was emotional,” Hal Steinbrenner told the New York Post on Wednesday at the MLB quarterly owners meetings.

One can only imagine Hal in his penthouse watching in tears on Saturday as Tyler Austin and Aaron Judge made history by becoming the first teammates to homer in the first AB of their MLB debuts, back-to-back no less.

Throw in the historical and impressive start by Gary Sanchez, and you’ve got reason to let the waterworks flow.

Meanwhile on the other side of town, the 2nd half of the season has been nothing short of an utter disaster.

The magic of last season is long gone for the Mets, all that’s left is a bitter after taste of what could have been. With 42 games to play, the NL East is out of range, as the Mets sit 11 back of the Nationals in the loss column.

As for the Wild Card, there are just too many quality teams sitting between the Mets and a date with October. In order to make the postseason, the Mets will need to play four games better then the Cardinals and Pirates and perhaps Marlins.

So with six weeks to go, the Yankees higher ups are shedding tears of joy, while the Mets are just plain crying.

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