Yankees fans! Don't despair! You're still in the race! You are in an exciting battle with Toronto for third place! As I write this post, the Yankees are losing 3-0 to Seattle. Come on, Yanks!
It IS ironic that the first year Torre is absent, they aren't going to the playoffs. A-Rod is another issue. Great player, empty numbers. Not clutch at all. This Yankee "team" just doesn't have what the mid-to-late 90's units had.