Yawn! Yanks Re-signing Yanks a Snooze

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For whatever it matters—and for a club that had problems filling its fancy new park for playoff games last fall, it should matter a lot—the Yankees may so far have had a decent off-season, but they've also had a dull one. A boring one. A listless, torpid, uninspired one, the kind that makes the committed apathetic and the apathetic fans of European soccer.


Owner Hal Steinbrenner would disagree. Last week, in an interview, he pointed to the team's having "signed three or four of the top free agents on the market" as a reason for fans to be happy. By this he meant that the Yankees are bringing back Andy Pettitte, Mariano Rivera and Ichiro Suzuki, and bringing on Kevin Youkilis. (This is a bit like telling a kid she had a good Christmas because she got a card...

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