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Why New York Yankee Fans Are Rooting for a Blue Jays Series Victory

Published by on May 19, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

At least Yankee fans should be hoping that the Blue Jays win, if not sweep, the upcoming series against the Boston Red Sox.

It goes beyond the vaunted New York-Boston rivalry—major strategic considerations are involved.

Four-and-a-half games out of first place in the American League East, the Yankees can't take first place within the next three games. However, only one game out of the wild card lead means they can tie the Red Sox if they win more games by the end of the week.

Besides, the Red Sox are the Yankees' more dangerous opponent, the Blue Jays' AL East lead notwithstanding.

Boston is up 5-0 against New York so far this season. Without those games, the Yankees would be 2...

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