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Sunday, October 08, 2006

Sports: Top 10 Yankee chokes

This made me smile.

1. Yanks complete biggest choke of all time (2004)
Bill Simmons has only used the phrase about 1,561 times in the last two years: "the worst collapse in playoff history in any sport."

On the morning of Oct. 17, 2004, the Yankees woke up with a 3-0 lead on the Red Sox, poised for a sweep after a 19-8 thrashing of the Red Sox at Fenway Park the night before.

Four days later, the baseball world woke up to a Yankees-Red Sox rivalry that would never be the same again.

What happened to that powerful team with a $185 million payroll? Well, in case you've forgotten, here's a quick recap: David Ortiz, Dave Roberts, David Ortiz (again) Curt Schilling's bloody sock, Johnny Damon's grand slam, and the ultimate demise of the "1918" chant.

Oh, yeah, and the 2004 Yankees go into the history books as the biggest flop of all time.

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