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Postponement Doesn't Faze Yankees

The life of the baseball player mostly is one of routine, the day-to-day grind of the regular season. But for the Yankees, it has been anything but day-to-day this postseason.

If it seems as if they've had as many off-days as game days, it's because they have: The Yankees have played eight games in 18 days.

So in that respect, players greeted the postponement of last night's Game 6 of the American League Championship Series with a shrug.

"We've had so many days off this entire postseason," Mark Teixeira said. "A short series the first series , waiting around, then travel days. You just kinda get used to it."

Said Nick Swisher, "We were all ready to go, then got the call we weren't going to play. These things happen."

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