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Yankees find comfort in clichés

New York goes to defense mechanisms to move past Game 3 loss to Angels

Originally Published: October 19, 2009
By Eric Neel | ESPN.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Nothing inspires clichés like failure. Nothing makes a man philosophical like mounting frustration.

Old saws, like well-worn pillows, provide a cushion, a dusty bit of comfort to soften the blow.

So it was that the New York Yankees, fresh off an 11-inning, 5-4 loss to the Angels on Monday evening in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series, quoted chapter and verse from the Crash Davis guide to postgame interviews.

"Tomorrow's a new day," manager ...

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