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Yankees go decade without a World Series trip for first time in 100 years

The New York Yankees are synonymous with the Fall Classic.

Just not this decade.

The Bronx Bombers have reached the World Series 40 times in their history, winning 27 titles, by far more than any other major league team.

But in the 2010s, even a trip to the World Series has eluded the iconic franchise.

 

 

QLE Posted: October 21, 2019 at 12:11 AM | 26 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: pennant, streaks, yankees

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   1. Belfry Bob Posted: October 21, 2019 at 06:47 AM (#5892421)
This is truly one of the great tragedies of our times.
   2. bunyon Posted: October 21, 2019 at 07:01 AM (#5892423)
And not true. 64 to 76. 81 to 96.
   3. TomH Posted: October 21, 2019 at 07:11 AM (#5892426)
pedantic. "decade" here means the years x0-x9, as is common use, even if it's a bit odd. We humans make many oddities common.
   4. TomH Posted: October 21, 2019 at 07:12 AM (#5892427)
The New York Yankees WERE synonymous with the Fall Classic. Just as the Montreal Canadians were with the Stanley Cup.
   5. bunyon Posted: October 21, 2019 at 10:48 AM (#5892472)
I know that's how they're using it but it's not how English works. If I tell you in 2015 that it's been a decade since I went to a MLB game, you wouldn't think my last game was 2009. You'd, rightly, think it was in 2004). If I say the "decade of the XX" then I'm referring to an arbitrary grouping of 10 years. But "decade" by itself means ten years.
   6. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 21, 2019 at 10:51 AM (#5892475)
By this use, this will be the first decade since the 1950s that Nebraska hasn't played for a national championship. Never mind they haven't won a conference championship since 1999.

Of course using this logic was Jack Morris' HOF case.
   7. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 21, 2019 at 10:51 AM (#5892476)
The article phrases it a lot better than the headline.
   8. PreservedFish Posted: October 21, 2019 at 11:05 AM (#5892480)
If I tell you in 2015 that it's been a decade since I went to a MLB game, you wouldn't think my last game was 2009


But what if you told me that you hadn't been to a MLB game "since the last decade?" That might mean 2009, and I didn't have to make reference to "the 90s" or whatever. The term is more squirrelly than you say it is.

Recently on the pop culture thread someone asked "what's the best decade of music" and the first answers were stuff like "the 70s, unless I can pick a set not starting with a 0, in which case 65-74." It's not immediately obvious what the question is asking.

All of which is to say that the headline was imprecise and bad, but not flatout wrong.
   9. Itchy Row Posted: October 21, 2019 at 11:10 AM (#5892482)
Unless something very unexpected happens in the next two months, this will be the first decade that at least one of my parents or Babe Ruth hasn't been alive since the 1880's.
   10. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 21, 2019 at 11:17 AM (#5892485)
Ah, good to see the headline pedants (headants?) are back. I was a little worried about you guys after no one showed up in the "stealing signs by whistling" thread ;).
   11. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 21, 2019 at 11:40 AM (#5892499)
The New York Yankees WERE synonymous with the Fall Classic. Just as the Montreal Canadians were with the Stanley Cup.

And the Cleveland Browns once played in 10 straight championship games, winning 7 of them.
   12. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: October 21, 2019 at 11:44 AM (#5892501)
Most people don't know this technicality, but the U.S. space program actually had until May 25, 1971, to get to the moon.

   13. SoSH U at work Posted: October 21, 2019 at 11:51 AM (#5892507)
By this use, this will be the first decade since the 1950s that Nebraska hasn't played for a national championship. Never mind they haven't won a conference championship since 1999.


I don't think that's true even with this usage.
   14. Misirlou gave her his Vincent to ride Posted: October 21, 2019 at 11:56 AM (#5892509)
I don't think that's true even with this usage.


Well, it could be if Nebraska played for a championship in Jan 2000. Did they?
   15. Tin Angel Posted: October 21, 2019 at 11:57 AM (#5892512)
For once can't we set aside the pedanticism and just focus on making fun of the Yankees?
   16. Itchy Row Posted: October 21, 2019 at 12:06 PM (#5892520)
The Yankees are so last-millennium.
   17. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: October 21, 2019 at 12:09 PM (#5892523)

Yankees go decade without a World Series trip for first time in 100 years


Well...that's a shame...
   18. DL from MN Posted: October 21, 2019 at 12:40 PM (#5892539)
Yay!
   19. Lest we forget Posted: October 21, 2019 at 01:14 PM (#5892552)
This is of course significant. It's the Yankees, it's baseball, it's the World Series. And they have failed to get there over the course of decade, a 'decade' being the word the most frequently referring to a x0-x9 period, like 2010-2019. We all know that's what it means :-). When you read, "the Beatles dominated the decade", it's the 1960s. Am I wrong? :-)

And it's significant because it's the Yankees and that Yankee payroll, and they are one of those teams you can love or hate but you kinda always follow what they're up to.
   20. SoSH U at work Posted: October 21, 2019 at 01:17 PM (#5892555)
Well, it could be if Nebraska played for a championship in Jan 2000. Did they?


No, they finished third. But 1 played 2 in another bowl.

   21. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: October 21, 2019 at 01:24 PM (#5892559)
Thus may it always be, henceforth and forever.
   22. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: October 21, 2019 at 01:24 PM (#5892560)


Well, it could be if Nebraska played for a championship in Jan 2000. Did they?


No but they played in the national championship game in Jan. 2002.
   23. Tin Angel Posted: October 21, 2019 at 01:29 PM (#5892562)
When you read, "the Beatles dominated the decade", it's the 1960s. Am I wrong? :-)


Not to be pedantic, but you are wrong in the sense that you should have said Bob Dylan instead of the Beatles.
   24. SoSH U at work Posted: October 21, 2019 at 01:30 PM (#5892563)
No but they played in the national championship game in Jan. 2002.


Oh. I hadn't looked that far.
   25. Lest we forget Posted: October 21, 2019 at 01:32 PM (#5892564)
"Not to be pedantic, but you are wrong in the sense that you should have said Bob Dylan instead of the Beatles"

I had my European hat on - wasn't that understood?
   26. My name is RMc and I feel extremely affected Posted: October 21, 2019 at 09:43 PM (#5892679)
This is truly one of the great tragedies of our times.

Somebody hand me a microscope...I need to find my violin.

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