Hey, New York: Root for the Rays!

Tampa Bay's wild-card bid to catch Boston trumps the Yankees' need for wins

Updated: September 26, 2011, 2:34 PM ET
By Rob Parker | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- You have to believe most New York Yankees fans are on board.

Of course, they never want to see their beloved Yankees lose a game, especially not three in a row right before the playoffs start.

But if it would help knock the hated Boston Red Sox out of the playoffs, you get the feeling the Yankees' fan base would be fine with it, if not absolutely thrilled.

On Sunday night, the Red Sox had a chance to officially blow a nine-game wild-card lead. A Boston loss in the ...

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