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HOUSTON -- Friday's USA Today had an op-ed column by the founder, Al Neuharth, that blamed Joe Torre and Brian Cashman for denying the Yankees' divine right to the World Series. Surprise, surprise, as Mick Jagger would say. Neuharth sits in George Steinbrenner's box at The Stadium.
In New York and Boston, there is a sense that the Yankee-Red Sox rivalry is baseball's first division, and everyone else is Emporia State. But the reality is that the White Sox wiped out the Red Sox -- with ease -- and the Angels outed the Yankees, and the game's two richest teams looked like Karl Rove.