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Puzzling season continues for Yankees

Sky high or rock bottom. It has been either one or the other for the Yankees for most of this season.

Originally Published: June 24, 2005
By Bob Klapisch | Special to ESPN.com

NEW YORK – Joe Torre doesn't like to call it guesswork because there's more to rearranging his lineup every night than that. Mix-and-match doesn't quite cover it, either because, as the Yankees' hierarchy admits, not all the parts match. When Torre, bench coach Joe Girardi and hitting instructor Don Mattingly decide on a batting order, they're bound by a philosophy that mirrors the Bombers' bizarre, bipolar season.

"It's pretty much do what you have to do," Torre said this week. "I've ...

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