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After ALCS Sweep, Yankees Fans Look Toward Next Season

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Despite Thursday's defeat in Detroit, Yankees fans are trying to stay positive.
NY1's Michael Herzenberg was at Blondies Sports Bar in Manhattan, where people are already looking ahead to next season.

Yankees fans at Blondies Bar broke into song, even though their team couldn't make it in Detroit.

All the love in the city didn't help the Bronx Bombers earn a single win in the American League Championship Series.

The enthusiasm drained from customers Thursday night faster than they drained the beer from the kegs.

"Yankees fans right now are disappointed with everything that's going on," said one fan.

That fan made a case against the club's managers. Another hollered about big hitters and their salaries.

"Can't win a game trying to hit a home run," the fan said. "Everyone's making $30 million a year and that's not how you will ballgames."

They lost this ballgame without some of the Yankees' most fearsome defensive and offensive players, including Derek Jeter.

"He'll bounce back, honest to God," said one fan. "Without the bounce. It's pain. He broke his ankle."

"Not just what happened to Derek Jeter," said another fan. "A-Rod was out. Mariano Rivera, that was a tough injury. But to go though all that and still be able to finish in first place and then go on to beat Baltimore in the Divisional Series, I still consider this to be a successful year."

The optimism survives, even if fans don't know what the team will look like next year.

"What do you do with A-Rod now that you've benched him?" asked one fan.

"There's always tomorrow," said another fan. "Well, in this case, not tomorrow. But next season. There's always next season."

With the season over, the mantra at Blondies, according to the owner, is now "How about those Brooklyn Nets!"

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