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Father Time is catching up to Yankees

A-Rod is hurt again, Bartolo Colon just lost again -- are the Bombers falling apart?

Updated: August 24, 2011, 12:48 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The 36-year-old Alex Rodriguez hasn't made a meaningful contribution in the second half. The 38-year-old Bartolo Colon hasn't won in August and strangely abandoned his best pitch Tuesday night.

So we can debate all day and night if the Yankees would be better as the wild card (no Justin Verlander) or the division winner (home-field advantage), but the Yankees' biggest opponent outside of Yawkey Way may be age.

The tied-for-first-place Yankees have had a wildly successful ...

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