Well, it’s late April, and that can mean only one thing; the usual baseball narrative is being rehearsed in the Big Apple:

  • The New York Yankees are 17-3, their best record after 20 games, ever, and in first place in the American League East. Their starting pitchers are 16-0, and Roger Clemens is closing in on 300 career victories.
  • By contrast, the New York Mets are 9-12, last in the National League East, and have just lost both David Cone and Jeremy Burnitz to injuries.


I guess that’s karma for being a fair-weather fan when I was seven years old in 1986.