Here are 10 links to what guys and gals with keyboards are saying about ALCS Game 2 today.
• Once the rally started, it was decided that no one would move from their positions until the inning was over. To do otherwise might throw off the Yankees karma.
There was only one problem. "I had to pee really bad," Chamberlain said. "It was getting to the point where" – he paused for a second, searching for the right words – "I was going to have to figure something out," he finally said without an ounce of apology. [The LoHud Yankees Blog]
• The forces of hyperbole and epic chronicle are out in full force around the Yankee Universe today. Plant tongue-in-cheek, and let's take the tour. [Pinstripe Alley]
• There are wins, there are big wins, and there are wins that remind everyone who the team to beat is. [River Avenue Blues]
• The Yankees won Game 1 against the Rangers, but what does it mean as far as the series goes? Here are some numbers to chew on as the two teams prepare for Game 2 this afternoon. [Blogging the Bombers/NY Daily News]
• Just awful. Marchand's post goes on to say positive things about Jeter, but for him to even pose that bus analogy is mindboggling. Jeter's legacy. Really, Marchand? [lenNY's Yankees]
• After the big comeback win for the Yanks in Game 1, you wonder how a team without a lot of playoff experience, like the Rangers, will respond.
But then you remember that this is a team that, up 2-0, lost both games at home in the ALDS, only to win Game 5 on the road to advance. It was (and is) the only series in baseball history in which the road team won every game. [The Sommer Frieze]
• Frustrating game yesterday, one where the breaks all seemed to go the Yankees way. But if the Rangers can win today, they are still in very good shape going forward in the series. [Lone Star Ball]
• I suppose I should be rambling with ferocity and anguish lacing each word that spills forth from my keyboard, but that isn't the case. I'm disappointed, but calm. The series isn't over, despite whatever media-borne hyperbole you might stumble upon that argues to the contrary. Texas has pulled this resiliency act far too many times this year for me to even begin to count. [Baseball Time in Arlington]
• When I got home, I deleted all episodes of Baseball Tonight and MLB Tonight that my TiVo had recorded, I don't want to read any accounts of the game. That game pissed me off so much, I don't want to read anyone's thoughts about it. [RangersFans.com]
• Yes, the home field advantage is gone. If it's an advantage at all. This franchise is winless in seven home playoff games, including three this month. [The Newberg Report]