burnett105OK, I admit it. Tuesday's column where I lost my religion and threw faith out the window was just an attempt at a reverse jinx that was written just to save face in case A.J. Burnett blew up on the mound and cost the New York Yankees the series. And it worked!
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To be sure, I believed all along that Burnett could succeed; I did not believe that Burnett would succeed. If I was silly enough to put my faith in the pitching performance of a stranger, then I'd probably be silly enough to bet my money on sporting events. That's just ill-advised confidence.
I finished the column by saying this:
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So to the desperate Yankees fans, hungry for a reason to believe that Tuesday night's game won't be the final one of the 2011 season, attaching their hopes to the idea that A.J. Burnett is going to meet his level of talent and shut down the Tigers, I say, "get real." If you want to have faith in one thing, know that Detroit's starting pitcher, the