One is a performance-enhancing drug, the other is a ... way guys get ready to play over 162 games. ... I think it would be real tough if they threw 25 games or 75 games or a commissioner's decision [at amphetamine users]. ... There are days I can't get going when I have to drink two, three cups of coffee to get jittery. [If amphetamines are banned,] We're probably going to see a lot of lethargic guys out there.Yeah, Johnny ... coffee. MLB is gonna outlaw coffee!
At this point, I agree with Yankees general partner Steve Swindal, who said, back on September 10: "I'll be satisfied if the team makes the playoffs."
One game out with four to play is small potatoes compared to last year's ALCS, so my faith remains firm.
Various one-game tie-breakers:
East: Boston at New YorkTonight's Games (all at 7:00):
Central: Chicago at Celevland
Wild Card: Cleveland at Boston, Boston at Chicago, New York at Cleveland
Clement / Downs
Small / Bedard
Sabathia / Fossum