Damn Nice Yankees!

The World Trade Center tragedy has put the hated Pinstripers in an unusual role: sentimental favorite

The one thought that did come to my mind, strangely enough, is, 'Boy, this city suffered a lot, and tonight they let out a lot of emotions.' And I felt good for them in that way," Seattle Mariner Lou Piniella said after losing the American League Championship Series to the New York Yankees. "And that's a strange thought to come from a manager who is getting his ass kicked."

Yankee haters, and this would include roughly anyone who lives outside the New York metropolitan area as well as a million Mets fans within, could perhaps forgive Piniella for such blasphemy. After...

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