The AL isn’t chasing the Yankees as much as the Yankees are chasing the AL

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Across the street from Yankee Stadium is a store that sells memorabilia. Outside that store is an old, electronic sign that says the Yankees are 27-time World Champions… “and counting.”

That number has been stuck at 27 since 2009, and the Yankees have made just one appearance in the World Series since 2004.

Given how long the drought has been, many people scoffed at Aaron Boone’s postgame comment following Tuesday’s wild-card loss in Boston that other teams “have closed the gap on us. We’ve got to get better in every aspect.”


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