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2012 ALCS: Yankees Exit Meekly from Postseason Against Detroit

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In the book of Matthew, the King James Bible says, "Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth."

While I'm not one to dispute the word of God, evidently "meek" has a different meaning in baseball. The Yankees played a meek brand of baseball against the Detroit Tigers and were summarily dismissed in four games. If you take away Jose Valverde's ninth inning meltdown in Game 1, New York scored all of two runs in the remaining 38 1/3 innings. You're not beating the '62 Mets with that production.

It was so bad in the end that Curtis Granderson and the newest poster boy for Yankees excess, Alex Rodriguez, were both benched in the clinching game. Rodriguez hit .125 in the series and was more productive with Australian models than at ...

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