Yankees No Longer Automatic

Is it October? From the way Yankees manger Joe Torre sounded, any Yankee fan couldve easily mistaken it for something hed say in the playoffs.

“If you don’t pitch, it’s such a helpless feeling,” Torre said following Tuesday night’s 19-1 loss. “We certainly are better than this and we need to be better than this if we’re going to stay in (it).”

Since when did the Yankees play a baseball game in July that actually meant anything? In recent memory, they havent. The Yankees have dominated the American League for the past decade, and the AL East played its familiar tune, lulling New York to sleep between the months of April and October.

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Review: Superman Returns

Lex Luthor glares into Lois Lane’s petrified eyes and, in a moment of clairvoyance, anticipates Lane’s next utterance. “What about…” Lois (Kate Bosworth) is hijacked mid-sentence by Luther (Kevin Spacey) “What about Superman?” Luthor blurts out.

Luthor knew what Lois was going to say next. So did the audience. The predictability of Lois and Luther’s exchange serves as a microcosm of why Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris’ “Superman Returns” lacks creativity and depth, and spends most of its time unfolding a story that we’ve seen again, and again, and again.

This time around, Superman (Brandon Routh) has returned from a five-year hiatus after searching for the remains of his home planet, Krypton. Lois, feeling abandoned, has moved on, and has a fiancé Richard White (James Marsden) and a son (Tristan Lake Leabu) to show for it.

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