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Yanks dynamite from top to bottom

While Gary Sheffield will play despite having an injured right thumb, the Yankees could easily absorb losing him.

Originally Published: March 9, 2004
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- There is no place in sports quite like the New York Yankees and their own inimitable universe.

So naturally, there is also no relief in sports as profound as the relief the Yankees felt Tuesday upon learning Gary Sheffield won't have to visit his friendly neighborhood thumb surgeon.

What would life without Sheffield have meant to the Yankees? It would have meant, of course, that they might have had to try to muddle along this year with just seven All-Star bats in their ...

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