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Yankees have recipe for Texas toast

Think big, bad Cliff Lee is gonna keep the Bombers from the World Series? Think again.

Updated: July 20, 2011, 3:12 PM ET
By Rob Parker | ESPNNewYork.com

Talk yourself into believing the Texas Rangers are a big, bad threat or that Cliff Lee will ruin October for New York Yankees fans.

It's not going to happen.

In fact, don't blink. This American League Championship Series might be over before you know it.

It would be a different thing if Lee -- a real live postseason superhero -- were pitching Game 1 versus CC Sabathia on Friday night in Arlington. And if both aces were going to start Games 1, 4 and 7.

Nope.

Instead, ...

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