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Time for Tigers to end Yanks' misery

Bombers have no business playing for a title -- and they won't be for much longer

Updated: October 17, 2012, 10:02 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

DETROIT -- The New York Yankees have devolved into a loose assembly of aging, flailing ballplayers with no business competing for a World Series ring. Over three American League Championship Series games, they have reduced the number on their manager's jersey, 28, to someone's idea of a hoax.

In vain pursuit of the franchise's 28th championship, Joe Girardi pleaded with his hitters to make an adjustment, any adjustment, and even broke from a no-exceptions policy of never ridiculing his players ...

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