Have you noticed how much effect the Red Sox are having on this race? They're being dream spoilers and I love it (he laughs sadistically). The Yankees were beating everybody else, but they had the misfortune of having to play so many games against the Red Sox in September (another raucous laugh).
If the Yankees don't get the wildcard, which looks highly likely at this point, it'll be because of the Red Sox.
I wouldn't have wanted it any other way.