A New Curse?
As James Taranto reports in the Wall Street Journal, since the 2000 season, the Yankees have: 2001: Lost World Series to Arizona Diamondbacks in seven games. 2002: Lost Division Series to Anaheim Angels in four. 2003: Lost World Series to Florida Marlins in six. 2004: Lost Championship Series to Red Sox in seven. Perhaps there is a new curse afflicting the Yankees. 2000 is the year that the Clintons moved to New York. It is also the year that Hillary Clinton, an Illinois native, said she was a lifelong Yankees fan (while wearing a Cubs ballcap) and was elected to the US Senate from New York. The baseball gods are not happy. On the other hand, Power Line has a few choice words for Sox fans who claim accursedness.