I actually saw this coming.
No, really: Norm Chad, an entertaining enough talker and writer for about half as long as he thinks he is (he's like a guy going through a divorce who just had three beers, whose bitterness and bile spur him on to a few hilarious riffs, after which the laughter encourages him waaaay too much, so he talks for 15 minutes longer than he should)--but someone who, when writing about, you know, sports, knows crap-all.
Put it this way: Tony Kornheiser is the thinking man's Norm Chad.
There, I said it.
So Chad's column today advanced this idea: Mariano Rivera could finish the year with a 0.00 ERA!
So, of course, when Rivera came in in the 10th, I knew the Yanks were toast.
Never mind Giambi "guarding the lines" (translation: moving to the left of the precise location the ball was hit), Rivera was done.
The Yanks have to win games like this. Absent A-Rod and Posada, the team's margin of error is just too narrow.