He’s still selling, we’re still not buying. We admire Buster Olney and sympathize with his efforts to push his book, but his “death of a dynasty” michegas is getting old at this point. What is a dynasty? When does it begin? When does it end? The sports “dynasty” is an artificial construct if ever there was one. Now we’re told the presumed Yankee dynasty of recent days is “crumbling” and in its “last vestiges” (so, not completely dead?) but that it also “effectively ended” in 2001. (So which is it Buster, alive or dead?) Also, Alex Rodriguez is the key to the formation of a new dynasty. Okay, Alex is great, no question. But what about his contemporary, Derek Jeter, also having a spectacular year, and one that follows upon what might well have been an MVP season? Wasn’t he on those “dynasty” teams? Mariano Rivera? And what about Joe Torre, who led them, and still holds the batton of command? It’s worth noting that the Yankees have won the division in every year since Olney first issued the team its death certificate. Olney’s a fine reporter, but it’s time this conceit has seen its own last day.