It seems all but inevitable that the Rangers are going to win the 2010 ALCS. The Yankees aren't dead yet, but beating the Rangers twice, in Arlington, with one of those games being pitched by Cliff Lee, is a very tall order. So I'm not holding out hope. But it's not as though the Yankees would be the only losers here.
Take FOX. The Yankees are the marquee jewel of the post-season. The Rangers are a nice story, but they're not the Yankees. If the Giants should hold on in the National League, FOX will be left with the two teams they didn't want to be playing.
But it gets worse: FOX is currently embroiled in a skirmish with Cablevision. In an effort to hike their subscriber fees, FOX pulled the plug on their affiliates seen in 3.1 million Cablevision homes. Why now? Because thousands of Yankee fans would be faced with the prospect of missing the World Series unless Cablevision forked over the dough. Now that the Yankees may miss the Series, the pool of FOX hostages drains away. Are you really that upset over missing "House" this week?