Don't root, root, root for the Yankees

A season this miserable needs one final flameout befitting the worst team to ever call themselves big-leaguers.

Originally Published: September 29, 2003
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

Who do you root for in the postseason? That's easy.

Root for the Twins. Because Bud Selig wanted to smother them. Because owner Carl Pohlad was ready to hold the pillow. Because they survived both to reach the American League championship series last year. Because they had to overcome an even greater obstacle this year -- a 7½-game deficit in July. Because Shannon Stewart deserves MVP consideration even though the Toronto Blue Jays signed his paychecks until mid-July. Because 55,000 ...

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