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Over and out for Yanks?

Arod CLEVELAND -- There's a lot to stew on if you're a Yankees fan. One loss away from a third straight division series exit, the Bronx Bombers play Game Three against the Indians Sunday night at home. And they better find something in their bats. How can this be happening again, especially to Alex Rodriguez?

The best offense in the game has four runs and eight hits in 20 innings. No one seems like a threat. A-Rod has four strikeouts, including three Friday night against Fausto Carmona. There were few answers in the Yankees clubhouse after Game Two, just the usual cliches about better approaches, seeing more pitches, etc.

Patience sounds like a good idea but panic is more appropriate. Can you imagine what it's going to be like Sunday in the Bronx if the Yankees get swept out of the first round? Forget about A-Rod's option. And probably forget about Joe Torre coming back for 2008.

So Yankees fans, what do you do to fix this mess?

---Mike Harrington

(Photo: A-Rod flips his bat away after his ninth-inning strikeout in Game Two/Associated Press)


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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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