It’s always the young guys — and oddly those didn’t have much to do with it — who celebrate the most after a baseball team clinches.
Mo, Andy, Derek, Jorge, Johnny, CC and A.J. were pretty composed, repeatedly mentioning that the Yankees still had a lot of work to do.
Meanwhile a marauding gang of champagne sprayers led by Robinson Cano did a conga line through the clubhouse looking for victims. It was sort of funny to see Freddy Guzman, Edwar Ramirez and Jonathan Albaladejo trailing after Cano and dousing the veterans.
A-Rod seemed genuinely pleased as he spoke about his tumultuous season. Nick Swisher hit it hard as did Brett Gardner.
Assuming I have anything that is listenable, I’ll try and post some audio later on.
UPDATE, 7:01 p.m.: Here is Brian Bruney talking about his performance and what the reaction of the crowd meant to him: