Wow, how long has it been? Months. Since my last post I officially graduated law school, studied 8-12 hours a day for a month for a ridiculously long and intense 3 day exam, and took (and hopefully passed) the Bar. Then it took 2-3 weeks to even be able to read anything with the word "law" in it.
Luckily I've been following the Yankees all season. What a crazy season. At one point the Yankees were 14.5 games out of 1st and left for dead. Now they only 4 games behind Boston and tied for the Wild Card. They have the highest run differential in the majors (by far) and their differential is twice as large as any other team in the majors besides Boston. Over the first 115 games of the season they are hitting at a better clip than they did last season.
Since the All-Star break the entire Yankees team is OPSing at the same rate as last year's AL MVP. I expect the team's performance to drop a little since they are now hitting a rough patch in the schedule, but there's nothing keeping this team out of the postseason. They are clearly better than Detroit, Seattle, and as we saw this weekend, the Indians. And they can probably catch Boston, depending on how they do head-to-head in the last 6 games.
I'm gonna miss the first 3 game set against the Sox because I'll be in London (delayed honeymoon), but it's going to be exciting. I can't wait for the playoffs.
Now all I need is a job....
Update: Since July 13, the entire Yankee team has an OPS of .953. To put that into perspective there are only 13 players in all of baseball who have a better OPS than that this season. It's better than Vlad Guerrero. Better than David Wright and Sheffield. What an amazing offensive outburst.