They are growing up before our eyes.
It may well be this magical mystery Yankee joy ride comes to a screeching halt at the hands of Justin Verlander Friday night and this ALCS results in one of those affairs in which the home team wins every game. I’m just not seeing it that way — and I suspect a whole lot of other people, even outside the Bronx and the New York metropolitan area, don’t either.
What I’m seeing — and feeling — is a growing mojo among Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Didi Gregorius &Co. — that, guided with inspiring veteran leadership from Brett Gardner, Todd Frazier and CC Sabathia, has made for an intangible force that is starting to run amuck. We’re witnessing a young team, which no one in the preseason thought was ready for prime time, playing with increasing confidence after twice being seemingly unfazed at falling behind 0-2 in the postseason to two of the very best teams in baseball.