An Analogy May Help

Let’s say the New York Yankees lost the World Series at Yankee Stadium to the New York Mets, in the tenth inning, after having led from the second though a tying run scored in the ninth, and after Derek Jeter got ejected for fighting and Joe Girardi got ejected for whining about it. If you’re like me, you have neither any particular love for nor dislike of the Mets, but it’s kind of cool to see the Evil Empire laid low.

That’s a rough equivalent to what just happened in Madrid.

Burt Likko

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  1. 10 wins is still a lot. The Mets have won the World Series twice! There is a certain baroque futility in being a Mets fan. How are they going to screw up this year?

  2. The only way that could have been more perfect would be if Ronaldo had been shown a straight red for diving.

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