It's just one loss ... until it isn't

Yankees' 2010 begins just like their 2009 -- they can only hope it ends the same way

Updated: April 5, 2010, 11:55 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

BOSTON -- Sometimes the journey of a lifetime begins with a stumble, as the New York Yankees' did last year when CC Sabathia, their brand-spanking-new $161 million offseason acquisition, fell on his face on Opening Day against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards.

And sometimes it begins with a headlong plunge down a flight of steps, which is what Sunday night's 9-7 loss to the Boston Red Sox at Fenway looked like and, no doubt, felt like.

Last year's journey ended pretty ...

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