With the closing of the New York Yankees season for 2020 the Yankees have failed again to deliver the 28th World Series title back to the Bronx. Now pushing the drought to 11 years, which may not seem long to some teams but for the Yankees it's a lifetime.
Some fans felt with the season only being 60 games it wasn't a "real" season while others felt the short season put the team on a fast track to dominate the American League.
The delayed start gave the organization time to have players on the injured list a chance to heal in time for the new opening day.
With the talents of Judge and Stanton back in the lineup and Paxton and Montgomery back in the rotation it was all systems go jumping out to a 19-6 start. Despite most of the lineup hovering the Mendoza line it seemed they were poised to weather the storm.
The opposition put the brakes on the Yankees quickly putting them into a 5-15 tailspin and had the fans stunned on how poorly they were playing. It looked like the Bronx was burning and when Brian Cashman sat idle at the trade deadline it looked like there was no hope.
Where were the Yankees going to turn to get their season on track?
The team would dig deep after Luke Voit stated how no team was intimidated by the Yankees roster.
The light at the end of the tunnel was looking brighter as they went off on a 10 game win streak Players like Voit (HR Leader) and LeMahieu (Batting Title) along with Cole putting the team on their backs it was once again business as usual for the New York Yankees. The Bronx Bombers were back. They were focused and determined to prove they were again unstoppable.
But they were. Closing out the season against the Red Sox, Blue Jays and Marlins it looks like a smooth road to the playoffs. But finished their final 10 games 4-6 and an overall 33-27 record for the season.
The Yankees finished as the 5th seed and matched up against the 4th seed Cleveland Indians in a best of 3 wildcard round. After taking the first 2 games for the sweep yet again were playing the way they should.
In the ALDS they were matched up with the Tampa Bay Rays and The Yankees wanted redemption after losing 8 of 10 in the regular season. The series would go the distance to a game 5 but the Yankees couldn't put Tampa away and the curtains fell on the Yankees 2020 season.
It ended badly for the Yankees and their fans. The drought continues. No ring since 2009. We'll see what, if anything is addressed in the off-season.
2020 has been a difficult year for all of us. As a Yankee fan, that resonates big time. Please enter 2021. LET'S GO YANKEES!