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Cashman on Yankees’ season: “We failed in our ultimate goal of a championship”

(Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman – Photo by Jason Schott)

BRONX, NY – The Yankees are a team that preaches a win-or-bust mentality, that championships mean everything, but does that mean their season, in which they won 103 games but lost the ALCS to Houston, was a failure?

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BrooklynFans of Books: “The Speed of Falling Objects”

The Speed of Falling Objects

By Nancy Richardson Fischer

Inkyard Press/HarperCollins; hardcover, 336 pages; $19.99

Nancy Richardson Fischer earned a legion of devoted readers and wide critical praise for her debut novel When Elephants Fly because of its sensitive and authentic treatment of mental illness, set against a backdrop of issues surrounding wildlife protection and conservation.

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BrooklynFans of Books: “The Way of the Woodshop” By Aleksandra Zee

THE WAY OF THE WOODSHOP: Creating, Designing & Decorating with Wood

By Aleksandra Zee

Dey Street Books; hardcover, $26.99; E-Book, $13.99; available today, October 22

Celebrated Oakland-based woodworker Aleksandra Zee creates and sells original and commissioned pieces, teaches monthly woodshops at her studio in Oakland, and speaks regularly to audiences on her craft.

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Boone After Yanks Fall In ALCS: “The ultimate pain you can feel in sports”

(Yankees Manager Aaron Boone – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Yankees lost the American League Championship Series on Saturday night when Jose Altuve got a two-run walk-off home run to give the Houston Astros a 6-4 win in Game 6.

This is the second time in three years the Yankees have lost to Houston in the ALCS, and it is now ten years that they have not reached the World Series.

“Just so many different emotions. Proud of all our guys,” Yankees Manager Aaron Boone said of his team, which won 103 games in the regular season. “The ultimate pain you can feel in sports, just knowing all that so many put into it. And just know how good of a club we have, to get back into it and then it to end that way, it’s hard and our guys are hurting.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Semicolon,” A Fun Look At A Misunderstood Mark

Semicolon: The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark

By Cecelia Watson

Ecco; hardcover, 224 pages; $19.99

The semicolon is possibly the most divisive punctuation mark of the modern era. Just hearing about it provokes a reaction, be it love or hate, as well as being deeply misunderstood.

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