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Will the Real A.J. Burnett Please Show Up?

class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">The Yankees were in an unfamiliar spot on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009. They had lost the first game of the World Series they night before, dropping a 6-1 decision in Game One. Yankee fans everywhere were frightened to see the Bronx Bombers down 0-1 to a team like the Philadelphia Phillies.

 

Even more frightening was the fact that the Yanks were sending the enigmatic A.J. Burnett to the mound, a mostly inconsistent number two starter with a 13-9 regular season record. The Yankees were unsure for most of the second half of the 2009 season which version of Burnett would show up to pitch: the ...

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