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Who to root for now that the Yankees are out of the playoffs

Submit your answer in the FanPost section for the chance to see your story featured on the front page.

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After an exciting Wild Card win, the Yankees were bounced from the ALDS is disappointing fashion. Starting pitching was bad, the offense couldn’t get anything going against the likes of Nathan Eovaldi and Rick Porcello, and Aaron Boone made several questionable decisions. There are still a few weeks of baseball left before we settle in for a long offseason, though. That brings us to this week’s FanPost Friday prompt:

Who are you rooting for now that the Yankees are out of the playoffs?

There are typically two thought processes here. The first being that you cheer on the team that knocked your team out, because if they win it all then it shows that they were the best team. It might not feel as bad to have lost to the eventual World Series champion. Alternatively, rooting against the team that knocked your team out also makes sense. Maybe you justify that their winning was a fluke, or you’ll just feel better if they also lose. This year, we have the added element of the Red Sox having been the ones to beat the Yankees. So, are you simply rooting against Boston? Are you cheering for the NL teams? Head over to the FanPost section and share your answer with us. We’ll feature one of the submissions on the front page on Friday.

How will we select which FanPosts to promote to the front page? Some of it will be subjective. If you follow our tips, you should find yourself on the right track. We will also be looking for FanPosts with comments and recommendations. Depending on the number of responses we get, receiving some recs on your post could separate your FanPost from the crowd. Additionally, if your post has a number of comments then it may have sparked some worthwhile discussions. These are just a few things we’ll be looking for when we decide which post(s) to promote on the front page. We are always on the lookout for new talent, and the FanPost section can be a great way to get our attention.

Submit your answer in the FanPost section before Friday (October 19th) for your post to be considered.