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Coming soon to a Hall of Fame near you

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Nov 05, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

After the Yankees wrapped up their 27th championship on Wednesday night, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum collected items that will be featured in an exhibit to open in mid-November in Cooperstown. The exhibit will remain on display through the 2010 postseason.

The World Series case honors the present year champions in the Autumn Glory exhibit, which celebrates baseball’s postseason.

I’m sure most of you have been to Cooperstown. If you haven’t, you should absolutely go. I’ve been three or four times and it never disappoints.

Artifacts Collected Wednesday night
Mariano Rivera hat from postseason
Hideki Matsui Game 6 bat
Derek Jeter Game 6 bat
Andy Pettitte cap from World Series
Johnny Damon spikes from Game 4 double steal
Jorge Posada mask for postseason
Jose Molina mask for post season
Suzyn Waldman Game 6 scorecard
Cliff Lee cap from postseason

Not to second guess the Hall of Fame, but it would be nice to see Alex Rodriguez and Chase Utley represented.

 
 

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289 Responses to “Coming soon to a Hall of Fame near you”

  1. Carl November 5th, 2009 at 10:49 am

    lol no Rod and Chase

  2. marie November 5th, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Not to second guess the Hall of Fame, but it would be nice to see Alex Rodriguez and Chase Utley represented.
    **************

    The camera that Alex hit in Philly would be good.

  3. JoeMama November 5th, 2009 at 10:50 am

    How about they get the can’o grease Utley used for his hair

  4. Just call me Mr. Clutch November 5th, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Somehow I think Utley and Alex will have something in there. It just seems that both were pretty impressive this post season, and Utley was a monster in the WS… at least against CC.

  5. awaism November 5th, 2009 at 10:51 am

    any statements from rollins?

  6. Bill from NJ November 5th, 2009 at 10:52 am

    who’s still on cloud 9?

  7. james November 5th, 2009 at 10:53 am

    it would also be nice to not have suzyn waldman represented.

  8. Erin November 5th, 2009 at 10:54 am

    Maybe they can get some of Utley’s hair gel.

  9. CB November 5th, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Part of what made this particular championship so satisfying is that this was clearly still part of a transitional phase for the franchise in so many ways.

    Last season and last year’s team – as difficult as it was – was the end of a certain era in the organization’s history. That era had to come to its exhaustion before the team could be refashioned.

    The yankees not only changed the roster this past off season – they changed the entire paradigm of the team. The foundations were starting to be set from 2005 and on, but it was only last winter with all of those veteran contracts expiring was the team able to refashion itself in a large scale manner.

    This team is now one that is centered around pitching (both in terms of quality and depth through the rotation and bull pen) and defense.

    The offense wasn’t particularly good this post season. But the pitching was and that’s what mattered.

    No recent yankee team could (or did…) win the World Series hitting the way this team did in the post season. But this team was different because the paradigm was changed.

    And the yankees were able to make that transition to this new paradigm last winter.

    But this was truly the first year of the next phase in yankee history. And any time it’s the first year of something new there can be growing pains. Things don’t work out like you draw out on paper.

    Moving forward this team is going to get better and better because the pitching is going to get even better. This team is anchored by a 29 year old left hander who is one of the top 5 pitchers in the game. He may be the best starter the yankees have had since Whitey Ford.

    And around that horse they have a group of extremely talented young arms who, if they avoid injury, are going to keep improving.

    The yankees have gotten through the transition year. They were able to wed the need to rebuild strategically and change the paradigm of the team while still maximizing the time the big 4 have left to contribute to a championship.

    We’ll talk a lot about what players will be back next year – but moving forward it’s going to be the same organizational principles around which the team is refined – core principles – pitching, defense, and the ability to get on base at high rates while hitting for power.

    This was the first year. The franchise moves forward from here.

  10. KSV November 5th, 2009 at 10:55 am

    JoeMama
    November 5th, 2009 at 10:50 am
    How about they get the can’o grease Utley used for his hair
    ——————————–

    Cano grease? That is how I read it the first time. I have not slept yet.

  11. Erica - always OPPC November 5th, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Erin-

    I fully stand behind your Google muppet-a-day plan :-)

  12. Bob(the original) November 5th, 2009 at 10:56 am

    How about a pie pan?

  13. Keith--FL November 5th, 2009 at 10:56 am

    I’m in heaven…27th Heaven that is :) ….and I will return to work after 3 days rest :) !!!!!
    Congratulations New York Yankees 2009 World Champions and 27 Time World Champions!!!!

  14. Erica - always OPPC November 5th, 2009 at 10:57 am

    Raise your hand if you are useless at work today???

  15. Tom in N.J. November 5th, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Man I’m so sleep deprived I just bought a Yankee Garden Gnome:

    http://www.modells.com/product.....cp=3899573

  16. Blackaccord November 5th, 2009 at 10:59 am

    what about the fox camera ? shouldn’t it be on HOF ? :)

  17. mick November 5th, 2009 at 10:59 am

    Coming Soon To The Hall Of Fame

    Andy Pettitte.

    He should be a lock now.

  18. MR.OCTOBER November 5th, 2009 at 10:59 am

    erica-
    Both hands raised. I have been useless since OCT 1!

  19. Erin November 5th, 2009 at 11:00 am

    Erica – always OPPC
    November 5th, 2009 at 10:57 am
    Raise your hand if you are useless at work today???

    **************
    Consider my hand raised!

  20. MR.OCTOBER November 5th, 2009 at 11:00 am

    james-
    agreed. Suzyn Waldman has no business having anything of hers in the Hall of Fame.

  21. m November 5th, 2009 at 11:00 am

    Where’s the ball from the 27th out?

  22. marie November 5th, 2009 at 11:01 am

    If anyone finds out if the parade will be televised nationally, please let me know. I bummed I won’t be able to be there. )-:

  23. pat November 5th, 2009 at 11:01 am

    “Oh, jeez, let’s all cheer up because A-Rod’s come full circle now. He’s got his ring, he’s complete, blah, blah, blah, whatever. Listen, they’re used to it, and they have to accept the fact that no one outside New York is remotely happy today. OK, the Yankees won. Move on. When does spring training start? When do we sign free agents?” -Curt Schilling

  24. MR.OCTOBER November 5th, 2009 at 11:01 am

    They should probably put one of the postseason umpires contact lenses in the Hall to represent the umps for the entire postseason.

  25. mike November 5th, 2009 at 11:02 am

    maybe alex’s bubble gum and chase’s hair gel?

  26. Patrick November 5th, 2009 at 11:02 am

    Perhaps the Hall should collect the broken shards of bat that Mo has created throughout the postseason. I think we could fuel a small house for the winter with the amount of lumber he’s shattered.

    CB,

    Great post man, I hope you’re right and this is just the beginning of another dynasty!

    The pitching going forward looks absurdly strong – bullpen and rotation.

  27. mick November 5th, 2009 at 11:02 am

    Mariano Rivera hat from postseason
    Hideki Matsui Game 6 bat
    Derek Jeter Game 6 bat
    Andy Pettitte cap from World Series
    Johnny Damon spikes from Game 4 double steal
    Jorge Posada mask for postseason
    Jose Molina mask for post season
    Suzyn Waldman Game 6 scorecard
    Cliff Lee cap from postseason
    Chad—————————————————
    Not to second guess the Hall of Fame, but it would be nice to see Alex Rodriguez and Chase Utley represented.

    You forgot J. Roll’s empty promises. Looks like we were the nice ones taking it in 6 instead of 5.

  28. Erica - always OPPC November 5th, 2009 at 11:03 am

    james
    November 5th, 2009 at 10:53 am
    it would also be nice to not have suzyn waldman represented.

    *****

    Maybe you don’t realize this, but Suzy is the first female broadcaster to call a World Series game. That may not be a big deal to you, but its very different for women in baseball than it is for men.

    Men get jerseys and team t-shirt. Girls get pink ones.

    Boys get to grow up dreaming of being Yankees. Girls know the best they can do is play little league.

    Men like Michael Kay and all of the other broadcasters, are respected and listened to. Women like Erin Andrews get plastered indecently over the internet without permission and knowledge.

    The double standard is not even funny.

    So yes, please do put Suzy in the Hall of Fame

  29. JoeMama November 5th, 2009 at 11:03 am

    Where’s the ball from the 27th out?

    Tex said he had it hidden away

  30. pat November 5th, 2009 at 11:03 am

    “Suzyn Waldman has no business having anything of hers in the Hall of Fame.”

    She’s the first female to braodcast a WS game. It has historical significance.

    “Where’s the ball from the 27th out?”

    Tex said he had it.

  31. Lori November 5th, 2009 at 11:04 am

    Tom in NJ: I LOVE it! I think I’ll get one too.

  32. Jeter's Edge - New Guys, we need registered names and an edit button! November 5th, 2009 at 11:04 am

    REPOST – (just asking again because i know a lot of people wanted to see that playoff montage at the end of the postgame show on YES)

    Congratulations Everyone!!!!!!!!!
    Is anyone recording the postgame show and uploading it to youtube?

    And does anyone know a good place to re-watch the entire game and some postgame interviews?

    I want to capture this stuff and make some of my own DVDs!

  33. upstate kate November 5th, 2009 at 11:04 am

    Erica
    useless for the 2nd day, yesterday in anticipation, today in celebration.

    Tom
    probably on my 5th or 6th cup of coffee, it seems to be working.

  34. m November 5th, 2009 at 11:04 am

    lol. Is getting Cliff Lee’s cap a surreptitous attempt to test it for any foreign substances? :P

  35. CR9 November 5th, 2009 at 11:04 am

    First, I wish I could get my hands on Lee’s cap, so I can spit in it!

    Second, I cannot believe Yankees fans want Sterling fired. He makes mistakes, sure, but he actually, truly cares about the Yankees. To hear a grown man yell things like that sends shivers down my spine. A Thrilla from GodZILLA!!!!!!! The Sayonara Kid!!! If that was the end of Matsui, what an end it was!! I wanted a championship for him since we got him, and to get it in his last game, due largely to his performance. It’s the stuff dreams are made of.

  36. CD November 5th, 2009 at 11:04 am

    I want to thank everyone who made this possible:

    Peter Gammons, John Kruk, ESPN, Steve Phillips, Tim McCarver, Joe Buck, and Chip Carey.

    Suck it, boys!

  37. Tom in N.J. November 5th, 2009 at 11:04 am

    “james-
    agreed. Suzyn Waldman has no business having anything of hers in the Hall of Fame.”

    I disagree. She was the first woman to call a World Series game.

  38. MR.OCTOBER November 5th, 2009 at 11:04 am

    How about Rollins spike. Of course it would have to be removed from his mouth first!

  39. Patrick November 5th, 2009 at 11:05 am

    “james-
    agreed. Suzyn Waldman has no business having anything of hers in the Hall of Fame.”

    That’s pretty harsh dude. Waldman is the first woman to call a World Series game, I think that’s worthy of recognition.

  40. Lori November 5th, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Well said Erica! No question about it – Suzyn needs to be represented — I would say by more than her scorecard.

  41. KSV November 5th, 2009 at 11:05 am

    pat
    November 5th, 2009 at 11:01 am
    “Oh, jeez, let’s all cheer up because A-Rod’s come full circle now. He’s got his ring, he’s complete, blah, blah, blah, whatever. Listen, they’re used to it, and they have to accept the fact that no one outside New York is remotely happy today. OK, the Yankees won. Move on. When does spring training start? When do we sign free agents?” -Curt Schilling
    ——————-
    pat – everything is coming too fast and furious in the information world. Source or link please?

  42. pat November 5th, 2009 at 11:05 am

    D. Rob on ESPN2 right now

  43. NYY626 - GO ANDY!!! November 5th, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Erica – always OPPC
    November 5th, 2009 at 10:57 am
    Raise your hand if you are useless at work today???
    ____________________________________________________________
    :both hands in the air:

    Hey guys, remember that time we won the world series? :grin:

  44. Patrick November 5th, 2009 at 11:07 am

    “How about Rollins spike. Of course it would have to be removed from his mouth first!”

    Perhaps you should give him advice, you seem to have experience putting your foot in your mouth.

  45. pat November 5th, 2009 at 11:08 am

    KSV

    Sorry.

    http://www.weei.com/sports/bos.....considered

  46. CR9 November 5th, 2009 at 11:08 am

    CD

    You forgot Ken Rosenthal, Jon Miller, Joe Morgan.

    I cant wait to go back and watch the back to back dingers by Damon and Tex off Bard in that Sunday Night game.

  47. KSV November 5th, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Suzyn Waldman should be judged on her ability to do her job, not on her gender. If you like her, you are allowed to like her. If you don’t like her, you are allowed to not like her. I am clearly missing something here.

  48. CD November 5th, 2009 at 11:09 am

    Erica – always OPPC

    Men like Michael Kay and all of the other broadcasters, are respected and listened to. Women like Erin Andrews get plastered indecently over the internet without permission and knowledge.

    The double standard is not even funny.
    =================================================

    I don’t know ANYONE who respects Michael Kay. In fact there are web sites dedicated to bashing him.

    Erin Andrews trades on her sex appeal. She’s constantly posing for photospreads that reveal her assets.

    On the other hand, most people dig and respect Suzyn.

  49. Tom in N.J. November 5th, 2009 at 11:10 am

    Ah, Now ESPN shifts to the PED issues of Alex and Andy.

  50. upstate kate November 5th, 2009 at 11:10 am

    CB
    nice post…looking forward to our young pitchers continuing to progress, and hoping Andy comes back to provide that veteran presence.

    Erica
    Well said

  51. KSV November 5th, 2009 at 11:10 am

    Michael Kay is an idiot and he sucks. There. I said it. Am I sexist now?

  52. Erin November 5th, 2009 at 11:11 am

    Tom in N.J.
    November 5th, 2009 at 11:10 am
    Ah, Now ESPN shifts to the PED issues of Alex and Andy.

    *****************
    Why am I not surprised?

  53. Jeremy November 5th, 2009 at 11:11 am

    Did Curt Schilling really say that ? LOL !

    That guy needs to get a life.

  54. able 21 November 5th, 2009 at 11:11 am

    That’s a great collection of memorabilia.

    I think the NY Post Picture of Pedro belongs there to.
    That was truly a classic.

  55. Patrick November 5th, 2009 at 11:11 am

    Good Lord

    can we lay off the gender debates and just enjoy this win? Erica made a great point, just let it stand.

  56. Lori November 5th, 2009 at 11:11 am

    Does anyone know if Christina went to class yesterday?

  57. Laura - How long 'til Spring Training 2010? November 5th, 2009 at 11:11 am

    Tell Schilling to eat dirt and die. I hate that dude.

  58. DT - OPPC member November 5th, 2009 at 11:11 am

    “Raise your hand if you are useless at work today???”

    I would raise my hands but I’m using them as a pillow. ;-)

  59. Erica - always OPPC November 5th, 2009 at 11:13 am

    Laura – How long ’til Spring Training 2010?
    November 5th, 2009 at 11:11 am
    Tell Schilling to eat dirt and die. I hate that dude.

    *****

    I personally spent years hoping he would choke on his bloody sock or break a finger blogging

  60. Erin November 5th, 2009 at 11:13 am

    Laura – How long ’til Spring Training 2010?
    November 5th, 2009 at 11:11 am
    Tell Schilling to eat dirt and die. I hate that dude.

    ********************
    You took the words right out of my mouth! :)

  61. able 21 November 5th, 2009 at 11:13 am

    This is now an official 4 day Yankee celebration.

  62. Erica - always OPPC November 5th, 2009 at 11:13 am

    DT – OPPC member
    November 5th, 2009 at 11:11 am
    “Raise your hand if you are useless at work today???”

    I would raise my hands but I’m using them as a pillow.
    ****

    LOL.. today is a tough one for sure

  63. JasonR November 5th, 2009 at 11:13 am

    “agreed. Suzyn Waldman has no business having anything of hers in the Hall of Fame.”

    Completely disagree. She’s not the best color commentator (to be diplomatic), but she’s the first woman to ever call a World Series game and that is historically significant.

  64. Doreen November 5th, 2009 at 11:13 am

    ESPN2 just lost me.

  65. Patrick November 5th, 2009 at 11:14 am

    “Raise your hand if you are useless at work today???”

    I would if I had enough energy to :)

  66. Doreen November 5th, 2009 at 11:15 am

    And now ESPN Sportscenter will cover the same topic. Over and out.

  67. Jeter's Edge - New Guys, we need registered names and an edit button! November 5th, 2009 at 11:15 am

    What a great time to be a Yankee fan! I was up until 3:30 last night watching postgame shows. YES network, the MLB channel and ESPN. It was amazing! I think back to the late 90′s and coverage was just starting to take off with the MSG postgame shows. But we are absolutely spoiled now!!!! It’s an AMAZING time to be a Yankee fan just because we can bask in the glow of our win over and over and over again. As much as having so much media coverage has been a drain on the team lately (i.e. all the Girardi second guessing) it’s paying off in dividends now with all the interview, and congratulations and celebration coverage. I absolutely love it!!!!!

  68. betsy November 5th, 2009 at 11:15 am

    This is a good day for me. My boss had predicted that the Yanks were going to get ousted by the Angels…..I joked if he wanted to make a bet, his salary vs. mine, lol. He didn’t go for that, but today he surprised me and my department by bringing in a cake in celebration of the Yankees #27 (there’s a white chocolate plaque on top of the cake with those very words on it).

  69. KSV November 5th, 2009 at 11:15 am

    pat November 5th, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Sorry.

    http://www.weei.com/sports/bos.....considered
    —————————-
    hahahaha….that is awesome. Thank you for sourcing it. I will be sure to use that. haha.

  70. Erica - always OPPC November 5th, 2009 at 11:16 am

    betsy
    November 5th, 2009 at 11:15 am
    This is a good day for me. My boss had predicted that the Yanks were going to get ousted by the Angels…..I joked if he wanted to make a bet, his salary vs. mine, lol. He didn’t go for that, but today he surprised me and my department by bringing in a cake in celebration of the Yankees #27 (there’s a white chocolate plaque on top of the cake with those very words on it).

    *****

    betsy, you disappoint me. I would have insisted on some sort of monetary compensation

  71. betsy November 5th, 2009 at 11:16 am

    As to next year:

    Honestly? I can’t even think about it…..I just want to enjoy this.

    Still: We need another pitcher. Wang won’t be back for 1/2 a year (if he’s back at all) and who knows how good he’ll be? Joba and Hughes are sort of ? – I have no doubts about their talents, but they are kids. Phil in particular is going to have ups and downs – with the innings limits, then the fact that he still will be working on a change, etc.. I love, love him as a stud in the future, but next year? Not so much.

    I don’t know what to do about Damon and Matsui, well mostly Damon. I don’t think we can bring Matsui back – it’s just too inflexible of a situation with him being unable to play the OF. Cash may need to retool the lineup, which may not be a bad thing.

    CF? Do we want to do with Melky/Gardner again? I like Melky a lot more than Gardner, who did nothing once he returned.

    ***Doreen, more payroll talk? Whatever..

  72. Patrick November 5th, 2009 at 11:17 am

    betsy,

    Cool, too bad he didn’t take the bet! Sounds like a nice boss though, enjoy the cake and the win!

  73. Erin November 5th, 2009 at 11:17 am

    betsy-how nice of your boss! Enjoy your cake :)

  74. betsy November 5th, 2009 at 11:17 am

    I can’t work today, lol

  75. able 21 November 5th, 2009 at 11:17 am

    I will move to any state that Schilling runs for office in just so I can vote against the jerk.

  76. Lori November 5th, 2009 at 11:18 am

    “Raise your hand if you are useless at work today???”

    That’s assuming I went to work today . . .

  77. pub November 5th, 2009 at 11:18 am

    tell the Yankee haters – Don’t hate, CELEBRATE !

  78. austinmac November 5th, 2009 at 11:18 am

    My useless hands are in the air today. Since I am self employed I will forgive myself today.

    Lot’s of talk this morning about Damon and Matsui. Equally important is Pettitte. You paraders need to make sure he gets lots of love and encouragement to return. He is getting into Hall of Fame consideration in my view. How about one or two more good seasons Andy to ever improve your Hall resume plus get to hang out with your pals?

  79. Erin November 5th, 2009 at 11:18 am

    betsy
    November 5th, 2009 at 11:17 am
    I can’t work today, lol

    ***************
    Join the club

  80. betsy November 5th, 2009 at 11:19 am

    Erica, I still wanted to keep my job, lol.

    Patrick, he’s the best. My bosses are truly good people…..though I don’t think they would be so understanding if they knew I was doing this right now.

  81. PittsburghYankeeFan November 5th, 2009 at 11:19 am

    Hey Curt, I have an idea. Why don’t we take the bloody sock out of the HOF and test is for steroids? Could be done, you know. Wouldn’t that be a treat?

    What a low class individual (if that is really what he said).

  82. Patrick November 5th, 2009 at 11:19 am

    My feelings on next year’s team:

    Re-sign Andy and the rotation is set with CC, A.J., Andy, Joba, Phil

    Bullpen is fine as is

    Resign Damon and Matsui. I simply don’t see any options out there that can replace the production from those two guys. Holliday is not the answer.

  83. CR9 November 5th, 2009 at 11:20 am

    Mark Teixeira curse anyone?

    John Henry Twitter???!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  84. PittsburghYankeeFan November 5th, 2009 at 11:20 am

    Curt

    Come to the parade. It’s in New York tomorrow.

  85. Doreen November 5th, 2009 at 11:21 am

    betsy -

    No, not payroll – that’s just boring at this point and who cares? PEDs and Alex (and Andy).

    Apparently there are a lot of people that truly cannot stand the Yankees winning the World Series. Who take it personally.

    As you said, “whatever” which is why I switched the channel.

    But now, I think I really ought to get out of these pjs and do something productive with this day. :lol:

  86. Erica - always OPPC November 5th, 2009 at 11:22 am

    To get people in the mood for a parade…

    http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_....._time.html

  87. Fondo Motz November 5th, 2009 at 11:22 am

    Today is hard to talk about next year when we should be soaking in the glory of 27.

    But as to Matsui and Damon, I am not so sure who is out there that offers so much improvement. Why wouldn’t each of them consider 1-2 year deals. Remember when Paul O’Neill signed for below market money to stay and end his career as a Yankee.

  88. PittsburghYankeeFan November 5th, 2009 at 11:22 am

    I also think Curt Schilling is upset because nobody south of -84 gives a rat’s ass about the Red Sox, and the 2004 victory, anymore.

    Welcome to irrelevance, Curt.

  89. Patrick November 5th, 2009 at 11:23 am

    “Patrick, he’s the best. My bosses are truly good people…..though I don’t think they would be so understanding if they knew I was doing this right now.”

    Ah well, nobody’s perfect. I don’t think anyone expects employees to work 8 hours straight without a few minutes break here and there.

  90. Erica - always OPPC November 5th, 2009 at 11:23 am

    Want to hear something funny??

    A Yankee hating friend of mine had the nerve to complain to me this morning that Sportscenter was only talking about the Yankees winning the World Series and not baseketball. LOL

    Apparently, the World Series championship should only get about 10-15 minutes of coverage

  91. Jeter's Edge - New Guys, we need registered names and an edit button! November 5th, 2009 at 11:24 am

    Anyone know the best street to watch the parade from?

    One particularity with ALOT of port-a-potties!!! LOL

    Seriously though, i’m calling out of work for this so what is the best???!!!!!

    THANKS!!!!!

  92. Fondo Motz November 5th, 2009 at 11:24 am

    I was in New England last weekend and wore my Yankees Anorak.

    One woman said it was “inflammatory”. I laughed my ass off.

    Then I really enjoyed going into a restaurant and seeing all the mouths full of food drop open.

  93. mick November 5th, 2009 at 11:24 am

    betsy November 5th, 2009 at 11:16 am

    As to next year:

    Honestly? I can’t even think about it…..I just want to enjoy this.

    Still: We need another pitcher. Wang won’t be back for 1/2 a year (if he’s back at all) and who knows how good he’ll be? Joba and Hughes are sort of ? – I have no doubts about their talents, but they are kids. Phil in particular is going to have ups and downs – with the innings limits, then the fact that he still will be working on a change, etc.. I love, love him as a stud in the future, but next year? Not so much.

    I don’t know what to do about Damon and Matsui, well mostly Damon. I don’t think we can bring Matsui back – it’s just too inflexible of a situation with him being unable to play the OF. Cash may need to retool the lineup, which may not be a bad thing.

    CF? Do we want to do with Melky/Gardner again? I like Melky a lot more than Gardner, who did nothing once he returned.
    ——————————————————–
    Where do you get the energy?

  94. upstate kate November 5th, 2009 at 11:25 am

    I agree Patrick, why break up a winning team.

  95. MR.OCTOBER November 5th, 2009 at 11:26 am

    Suzyn Waldman is a joke. She cried on television.

  96. DT - OPPC member November 5th, 2009 at 11:27 am

    I work with a boat load of Sox fans – today is sweet.

    My favorite line when they begrudgingly offer congrats (and mutter about payroll) –

    “I’m just so happy for all those 8 year old Yankee fans that have gone their entire life without experiencing a world championship” :-)

  97. Tom in N.J. November 5th, 2009 at 11:27 am

    Whatever. Last season J.C Romero (winning pitcher for Phillies clincher last season) failed a drug test.

    Curt played on teams with Luis Gonzalez, Steve Finley, Manny, and Ortiz.

    “blah, blah, blah, whatever” is right Curt.

  98. jimmy1138 November 5th, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Maybe Alex can shed one of those centaur paintings…

  99. Erin November 5th, 2009 at 11:28 am

    DT – OPPC member
    November 5th, 2009 at 11:27 am
    I work with a boat load of Sox fans – today is sweet.

    ******************
    You must be having a blast today! LOL

  100. Rose November 5th, 2009 at 11:29 am

    Re post

    Sam, Josh and Chad thanks for your great work. Also, thanks to Pete for starting this blog and for his hard work.

    There is no salary cap in baseball so I don’t want to hear people whining about the Yankee payroll. Get over it.

    Congrats to our Yankees! And thank God for Mo, the greatest closer ever.

  101. stanzy November 5th, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Knew it was going to happen, ’cause it took me too long to write my comment, so I’m reposting here…

    About the payroll stuff…

    It’s silly to say that the Yankees’ payroll does not give them a competitive advantage in signing the best players. However, the Steinbrenners have chosen a business model — and a team construction model — appropriate to their situation. The Yankees are normally at a DISadvantage in the draft, and even on the trade market, because they’re generally at or near the top of the league (and they sign big FAs), and because they tend to have to overpay, because everyone knows their bank account is big. In other words, they’ve made a trade-off: Use a big payroll to win in the free agent market and accept that it hurts your drafting
    ability AND your trading ability (as it’s difficult to move players with big contracts). The Yankees sometimes make bad decisions with their money, as we’ve all seen many times — but that’s a risk of the strategy they’ve chosen.

    Small-market teams cannot bank on the “spend a lot and the revenue will come” strategy, because, in many cases, the revenue opportunities are thin. However, there have been consistently good small-market teams that use a different strategy than the Yankees — draft and trade — with different trade-offs: Focus on player development, scouting, and stockpiling young talent to use as trade chips, while recognizing the risk that often the young talent can fall short. Their strategy makes them dynamic and flexible, while the Yankees’ money gives them some flexibility (though not as much dynamism, I’d argue).

    My point here is that the Yankees’ payroll is a business decision, based on the situation the team is in — and it works. And while it’s an advantage in many ways, it’s not a pure advantage.

    All that said, I would expect the changes in the game stemming from the tighter PED policy to help even things out a bit. It’s not that the Yankees have depended on juiced players (sure they’ve had their share, at one time or another), but that the prevalence of PEDs kept a lot of players in the game (and productive) longer, pushing up their contracts, and effectively flooding the market with free agent superstars. With the same number of teams bidding on fewer highly productive players that survive in the game long past their cost-controlled years, the expensive talent will be more spread around.

    Anyway, on a different note: To anyone (that Philly writer) who thinks a championship doesn’t mean anything to NYY fans, because the team has so many, you couldn’t be more wrong. I’ve been a Yankee fan for more than 30 years. I still care about *every single game* and I hung on pretty much every pitch, this postseason. It’s not because I think the Yankees (or their fans) are “owed” a championship, but because it’s still thrilling to watch my team win. It’s ridiculous to think that a win one year makes a win the next less meaningful. The Phils won last year and their fans were burning for them to repeat. Even with 26 in the team’s history, this year is this year — and we want to win.

  102. Yankee Trader November 5th, 2009 at 11:31 am

    “Raise your hand if you are useless at work today???”
    ———————————————–

    I’m not at work today!

    Erica-Can I get out of the shower now???????

    Suzyn Waldman definitely belongs. Listened to their broadcast last night while muting Fox.

    Sam, Chad, and Josh and your entire staff-

    Kudos on your excellent reporting, and deep appreciation for allowing us Yankee fans from all over the world to share in a long awaited celebration and an inside look at our favorite team.

  103. mick November 5th, 2009 at 11:31 am

    He is getting into Hall of Fame consideration in my view.

    —————————————–AustinMac
    If he doesn’t get in, baseball should investigate itself.

  104. MR.OCTOBER November 5th, 2009 at 11:31 am

    Jeters Edge-
    Some advice for you. You can plan on watching it from here or there but in reality you wont know until you get down in the Canyon of Heroes. NYPD will have barriers set up everywhere making it hard to get from point a to point b. Just get there early and head in the direction of Broadway and hopefully you will get a good spot. Sometimes its smarter to not look for a front row seat instead look for an elevated seat such as steps, statues, or the best seat I ever had on top of NY Parks Dept truck. Good Luck and enjoy.

  105. Backbench November 5th, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Totally agree that it is too early to focus on the ‘hot stove’ and related issues.

    There is one move, however, that the FO must take seriously – Keep Eric Hinske. Even SJ will admit that here are unseen forces at work in the Universe that sophisticated baseball minds do not understand.

  106. Erica - always OPPC November 5th, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Yankee Trader
    November 5th, 2009 at 11:31 am
    “Raise your hand if you are useless at work today???”
    ———————————————–

    I’m not at work today!

    Erica-Can I get out of the shower now???????

    ******

    Yes, you may :-)

  107. HALFMOON YANKEE November 5th, 2009 at 11:34 am

    MR.OCTOBER November 5th, 2009 at 11:26 am

    Suzyn Waldman is a joke. She cried on television.

    SO DID A-ROD. My point is people let off stress in different ways. Does not make them a Joke”.

  108. Doreen November 5th, 2009 at 11:34 am

    stanzy -

    Thanks for re-posting. I enjoyed reading your post. Good points.

    I do get tired as a Yankee fan of not being allowed to enjoy this team’s successes.

    But today, it’s all about enjoyment!

  109. TheYankeesWin November 5th, 2009 at 11:35 am

    How about Ryan Howard’s record-setting 13-K bat and the ball Damaso Marte threw to strike him out the final time?

    Something personal from Kate Hudson which inspired A-Rod’s performance…

    Feliz’ spikes (to follow behind JD’s spikes)?

  110. five iron from fenway November 5th, 2009 at 11:36 am

    CB – Great post thank you.
    This was an immensely enjoyable season to be a part of. The team was cohesive, fun and professional the whole way through. They battled every inning of every game and came to play 1 – 25.
    As CB said it only gets better from here. The core is set and there are some positions that will be upgraded. We will debate players – Damon, Matsui, Wang, Holliday, Bay etc. But that is for after Friday.
    One thing to add to what CB said is for the first time since in some years the Yankees will get some impact bats/players from the minor leagues. Not just good players but potentially great players. In the next two or three years we hopefully will see A-Jack, Montero, E. Nunez, and Romine – with some other guys close behind Joseph, Adams, Suttle, Laird. The pitching depth is tremendous as well.
    Now if we can only figure out how to keep the minor league pitchers from James Andrews we will be all set.

  111. MR.OCTOBER November 5th, 2009 at 11:37 am

    OK Ok you guys are right. Im sorry for getting on Suzyn. She just drives me to drink sometimes (not really). Its just that if you travel to the ballparks throughout the US in a Yankee jersey you will be sure to hear the Welcome Home Raja. Good job Suzy on becoming the first woman to call a WS game.

  112. bob November 5th, 2009 at 11:38 am

    my red sox fan boss is so angry today. but its payback now. ohh why must they harbor so much anger and bitterness?

  113. Jeremy November 5th, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Curt Schilling is such a loser. I have never seen a former player talk so much trash.

  114. Boston Dave - XXVII November 5th, 2009 at 11:40 am

    something else that will be in the Hall of Fame?

    how about Andy Pettitte!!!

  115. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes November 5th, 2009 at 11:40 am

    WHOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

    YA BABY!!!!!

    This is my first post on here after the win last night.

    The New York Yankees are World Series Champions!!!!

    Today is a great day.

  116. Erica - always OPPC November 5th, 2009 at 11:40 am

    Story about Joba & his dad from last night that made me cry

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/bl.....mlb,200353

  117. Jeremy November 5th, 2009 at 11:41 am

    Some met fans are angry as well. Red Sox fans and Met fans have an inferiority complex.

  118. betsy November 5th, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Kay and Brandon Tierney are talking about which WS titles mean the most. Kay thinks the early ones (1996 and 1998) do….maybe even 2000 due to it being a Subway Series. BT thinks 1996 means the most, but that this one is right up there because fans are sensing that the core guys are facing their baseball mortality.

    I’m not sure I can even choose…..all have their places in my heart. For pure joy, it was probably 1996 because I wasn’t sure I would ever live to see the day…1998, however – that was the greatest team I will ever see and probably the greatest team of all time. 1999? Just confirmation of the team’s greatness. 2000? A relief because losing to the Mets would have been humiliating. That was a sweet, sweet WS. You know what? I think this was the most fun out of all the team…..and I’m enjoying the heck out of it. The new guys (each and every one of them) brought something special to the team and it was clear that these guys really cared about each other, from Jeter and Alex, to Cervelli and Pena. The pies…….oh, the pies – truly a breath of fresh air.

  119. Yazman (aka David) November 5th, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Yes, trade Molina’s mask for an A-Rod bat.

    Love to see CC represented as well.

  120. betsy November 5th, 2009 at 11:44 am

    Mick, I’m running on pure adrenaline. I’ve not gotten a good night’s sleep in weeks, lol.

  121. Christina: Pictures from Game 6 of the ALCS and game 1 of the world series on the blog! November 5th, 2009 at 11:45 am

    I just got back from teaching at a school and it was insane seeing all these kids in Yankee gear… Bet you can all guess what a majority of the names were on their backs?

  122. Boston Dave - XXVII November 5th, 2009 at 11:45 am

    when are we going to see a Jimmy Rolling Southwest Airlines commerical???

    “Hey Jimmy! Phillies in FIVE?”

    Wanna get away?

    Fly Southwest

  123. Boston Dave - XXVII November 5th, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Rollins*

  124. S.o.S.( Back to its rightful place!!27!!) November 5th, 2009 at 11:45 am

    “paradigm”? Thanks for the post cb. I wish i had the energy to look that word up.

    Can they put the camera Alex hit in the hall of fame?

    I told my kids to cherish this moment because the 1999 and 2000 titles were business as usual in my mind. Had no idea it would take this long to get whats rightfully ours. Never know how much longer we’ll have to wait. Im looking forward to next season already. Clicking on the mlb site and finally seeing our boys picture rather than sox or phils.

    I think we are going to have to choose between Matsui and Damon. Cant go with two older guys who are almost a guarantee to break down during the year.

  125. Erica - always OPPC November 5th, 2009 at 11:46 am

    Christina-

    Did you go to class last night????

  126. Erin November 5th, 2009 at 11:46 am

    Erica-that’s a great article on Joba and his dad. You’re not alone-I got a little choked up reading it too.

  127. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes November 5th, 2009 at 11:46 am

    “But contrary to popular belief, it’s never dollars alone that make that happen. You need talent. You need brains. And you need people — people who understand what winning is all about, what leadership is all about, what being a teammate is all about.” –Jayson Stark

    Well put if you ask me…

  128. Carl November 5th, 2009 at 11:46 am

    Just went to A-Rods wiki page so I could see that

    1× World Series champion (2009)

    :)

  129. Mike November 5th, 2009 at 11:47 am

    Im still on cloud nine !. unreal !!

  130. Erica - always OPPC November 5th, 2009 at 11:48 am

    The tabloid coverage of Kate, A-Rod and the World Series :-)

    Thank you US Weekly!!!

    http://www.usmagazine.com/cele.....in-2009511

  131. mick November 5th, 2009 at 11:48 am

    betsy

    you should run on pure adrenaline to the parade tmw…you will never forget it.

  132. Pete November 5th, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Going to the parade tomorrow, anyone have any tips? How early should I get there? Went a few years ago but couldnt get close enough to see anything.

  133. Christina: Pictures from Game 6 of the ALCS and game 1 of the world series on the blog! November 5th, 2009 at 11:49 am

    Erica, i had no choice we were discussion part 4 for the thesis and I couldnt miss it…

    But…. she knows I am baseball insane and wore all my stuff to class. SO she let us out at 8:15 :)

  134. Christina: Pictures from Game 6 of the ALCS and game 1 of the world series on the blog! November 5th, 2009 at 11:49 am

    oops discussing**

  135. mick November 5th, 2009 at 11:49 am

    “Hey Jimmy! Phillies in FIVE?”

    B. Dave

    we were nice to the phillies, taking it in 6 instead of 5. :)

  136. MR.OCTOBER November 5th, 2009 at 11:50 am

    pete-
    Some advice for you. You can plan on watching it from here or there but in reality you wont know until you get down in the Canyon of Heroes. NYPD will have barriers set up everywhere making it hard to get from point a to point b. Just get there early and head in the direction of Broadway and hopefully you will get a good spot. Sometimes its smarter to not look for a front row seat instead look for an elevated seat such as steps, statues, or the best seat I ever had on top of NY Parks Dept truck. Good Luck and enjoy.

  137. Erica - always OPPC November 5th, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Christina: Pictures from Game 6 of the ALCS and game 1 of the world series on the blog!
    November 5th, 2009 at 11:49 am
    Erica, i had no choice we were discussion part 4 for the thesis and I couldnt miss it…

    But…. she knows I am baseball insane and wore all my stuff to class. SO she let us out at 8:15
    *****

    Good!!! I am very happy that worked out for you

  138. Christina: Pictures from Game 6 of the ALCS and game 1 of the world series on the blog! November 5th, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Pete, get there very very early. I think theres going to be about 5 billion people there tomorrow. I have an extensive comp exam so I can’t go..But pleaseee take pictures so we can all see what we missed!

  139. S.A.--Relax, Relate, Release November 5th, 2009 at 11:51 am

    So tired. I’m thinking about using my lunch hour to take a nap at my desk :P

  140. Lori November 5th, 2009 at 11:51 am

    Erica – Thanks for the link to the Joba story. Last night on the subway after the game, I was sitting next to a man and his teen son. They were talking about school and a test the son had today. Then Dad says “what a great game.” Son says “It was awesome. Thanks so much Daddy” and gave him a big hug. I was teary.

    What a night!

  141. upstate kate November 5th, 2009 at 11:52 am

    Erica
    great article. We haven’t heard much about Harlan this year, it was nice to see.

    I wonder if Matsui will be on the opening credits of ESPN until the next WS. I couldn’t stand seeing Youk on there after ’07. I would have to tune in after the first few minutes.

  142. S.o.S.( Back to its rightful place!!27!!) November 5th, 2009 at 11:52 am

    lol. Classic Boston Dave.

    I love the comment that Jeter made right after the final out. Something like “I heard some people were talking before the series of how its going to end(yanks losing)”. I cant recall the exact words being that i was on a championship high.

    BTW. Who is that Yankee wife second from the right on that bubbly party? As Borat would say NIIIIICE.

  143. Erica - always OPPC November 5th, 2009 at 11:53 am

    I almost have full work clearance to take off tomorrow if I so choose….

    For those of you who attended the parades in the past, is it as amazing as it looks or is it disappointing and hard to see?

  144. abernste November 5th, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Breaking news out of Boston. The city has just scheduled an extra trash pickup this week to handle all of the soon-to-be-discarded “Got Rings Lately” t-shirts. Once a valiant attempt to highlight the fact that Boston’s WS championships were more recent than the Yankees’ — despite the fact that the latter had nearly four times as many rings overall — the shirt died a peaceful death last night of natural causes (i.e., lack of relevancy or wittiness).

  145. Erica - always OPPC November 5th, 2009 at 11:54 am

    Lori
    November 5th, 2009 at 11:51 am
    Erica – Thanks for the link to the Joba story. Last night on the subway after the game, I was sitting next to a man and his teen son. They were talking about school and a test the son had today. Then Dad says “what a great game.” Son says “It was awesome. Thanks so much Daddy” and gave him a big hug. I was teary.

    What a night!

    ******

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  146. MR.OCTOBER November 5th, 2009 at 11:54 am

    Pete-
    also get there no later than 9 or else it will be tough getting a spot. (maybe even earlier)

  147. Erica - always OPPC November 5th, 2009 at 11:55 am

    abernste
    November 5th, 2009 at 11:53 am
    Breaking news out of Boston. The city has just scheduled an extra trash pickup this week to handle all of the soon-to-be-discarded “Got Rings Lately” t-shirts. Once a valiant attempt to highlight the fact that Boston’s WS championships were more recent than the Yankees’ — despite the fact that the latter had nearly four times as many rings overall — the shirt died a peaceful death last night of natural causes (i.e., lack of relevancy or wittiness).

    ******

    What sadder:
    a) The above
    b) The 2009 Philadelpha Phillies Champion t-shirts that were made up are now going to flood victims in Indonesia?

  148. Erin November 5th, 2009 at 11:57 am

    abernste
    November 5th, 2009 at 11:53 am
    Breaking news out of Boston. The city has just scheduled an extra trash pickup this week to handle all of the soon-to-be-discarded “Got Rings Lately” t-shirts. Once a valiant attempt to highlight the fact that Boston’s WS championships were more recent than the Yankees’ — despite the fact that the latter had nearly four times as many rings overall — the shirt died a peaceful death last night of natural causes (i.e., lack of relevancy or wittiness).

    *****************
    LOL :D

  149. S.o.S.( Back to its rightful place!!27!!) November 5th, 2009 at 11:57 am

    My bad. Meant second from the left. My head just isnt right.

  150. Andrew November 5th, 2009 at 11:58 am

    The Giants parade in 2008 wasn’t too terrible crowd-wise, and that may not be an indication of what the Yankees parade will be like tomorrow. Yeah it’s crowded but you can usually pick out a spot along Broadway, it may not be right up front, but you’ll be able to see the players & the falling paper and hear the ridiculousness of the fans around you, which is what makes the parades fun.

  151. betsy November 5th, 2009 at 11:58 am

    More about this WS and why it’s special to me.

    It’s the idea that some found redemption (Alex, CC, Marte, AJ), some rediscovered their past glory (Jeter, Po, Mo, Andy), some got to experience winning for the first time (Hairston) and some kids found huge ways to contribute to their team’s success and can use this to bolster their confidence in the future (Phil, D-Rob, Cervelli, etc….).

    Also, this team was the most enjoyable to follow and had the most fun on and off the field.

  152. M. Kay's Head November 5th, 2009 at 11:58 am

    My ranking:

    1996 (Can never be topped)
    1998 (Because it was a once in a lifetime type of season)
    2009
    2000
    1999

  153. Jeremy November 5th, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    There really is no rivalry between the Red Sox or the Mets. Both teams can’t compare to the Yankees in terms of success over the years. I don’t know why they call it a rivalry.

  154. bon November 5th, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Breaking news out of Boston. The city has just scheduled an extra trash pickup this week to handle all of the soon-to-be-discarded “Got Rings Lately” t-shirts. Once a valiant attempt to highlight the fact that Boston’s WS championships were more recent than the Yankees’ — despite the fact that the latter had nearly four times as many rings overall — the shirt died a peaceful death last night of natural causes (i.e., lack of relevancy or wittiness).
    _______________THAT IS AWESOME

  155. S.o.S.( Back to its rightful place!!27!!) November 5th, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    My best teams in order would be?

    1998
    2009
    1996
    2000
    1999

  156. Chang November 5th, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Pedro’s Diaper

  157. SJ44 November 5th, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Christina,

    Did you blow off the class? I hope you did.

    I’m interested in talking about 2010 later down the road.

    Right now, its time to savor this title.

    Pat,

    Did Schilling really write that in his blog? LOL

    What a tool.

    Curt Schilling is one of the most disliked players by other players in the game. MUCH, MUCH more disliked that Arod by his peers.

    That’s probably why he is so ticked off today.

  158. randy l. November 5th, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    the yankees stole one.

    and that makes it all the sweeter.

    this team really was a starter post season team because they went into the post season with only three starters and depending on a lot of young guys who had little to no playoff experience.

    just like damon swiping third when the opposition blinked, the yankees stole #27 when the rest of baseball blinked.

    the yankees had the old guard and some good to great veterans who had never won a world series, but then there was this whole group of untested young players.

    it’s not a coincidence that jeter, posada, pettitte, and rivera all came through in the playoffs helped immensely by the veterans rodriguez, matsui and damon .

    other veterans like marte, molina, and hairston made their contributions.

    teixerira was huge on defense throwing in a nettles like first base.

    the reason it’s a starter team is that hughes , joba, coke,melky, cano, gardner, robertson, cervelli etc all played , but while contributing were not the reason the yankees won #27.

    they (and others like montero) will however be a big part of the reason why the yankees win #28- #31.

    way back when i sparred with people over bernie being thrown away a year too early, over cashman betting the yankees 2008 season on hughes, joba, and kennedy, and last winter when i said the yankees needed a veteran fifth starter i was really saying that veterans win postseason series.

    young players have to be broken in and exposed to the pressure , but you can not usually count on them for more than singular performances in the post season.

    so there is no argument that kennedy, hughes, and joba need to be included and brought up, but how soon and how much is where the debate has always been.

    i’ve learned a lot from the back and forth of passionate proponents of the new guard like patrick , but at the same time, i think he and others now realize that the road for young players is an unpredictable road that has many bumps along the way and takes more time than it seems when there is early success.

    the yankees stole one and we’ll remember this one even more because of the way they won it.

    …but the yankees really have the confluence of the old guard, the star veterans, and the new guard all coming together at one time.

    it’s a very good time to be a yankee fan.

    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/confluence
    – definition of confluence by the Free Online …
    a. A flowing together of two or more streams. b. The point of juncture of such streams. c. The combined stream formed by this juncture.)

  159. Jeremy November 5th, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    sorry- I mean’t there is no rivalry with the Red Sox or the Mets.

  160. Erin November 5th, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    SJ44
    November 5th, 2009 at 12:00 pm
    Christina,

    Did you blow off the class? I hope you did.

    **************
    Careful…”the professor” might come after you. LOL ;)

  161. MR.OCTOBER November 5th, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Hey Pedro-
    Whos Your Daddy

  162. Heyya November 5th, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    I have no respect for ESPN.

    With a World Series win, all they can talk about is their poll of whether America hates or loves the Yankees. We all KNEW every other state, other than NY was going to vote “Hate them.” So why even bother? Especially on a night like this?

    And who was that old hag on ESPN that said she was a red state?

  163. randy l. November 5th, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    “boston has just scheduled an extra trash pickup this week to handle all of the soon-to-be-discarded “Got Rings Lately” t-shirts”

    i would pay a lot for one of those :)

  164. mick November 5th, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    betsy November 5th, 2009 at 11:58 am

    More about this WS and why it’s special to me.

    It’s the idea that some found redemption (Alex, CC, Marte, AJ), some rediscovered their past glory (Jeter, Po, Mo, Andy), some got to experience winning for the first time (Hairston) and some kids found huge ways to contribute to their team’s success and can use this to bolster their confidence in the future (Phil, D-Rob, Cervelli, etc….).
    ————————————————————–
    Betsy is deep.

  165. Bronx Born November 5th, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Anyone know why Cash was not part of the ceremony? I was curious about that, he was not around for that or the pennant.

  166. BellaSakura November 5th, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Heyya as far as I’m concerned the hate gives it that added bit of fun. I love it!

  167. Erica - always OPPC November 5th, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Randy-

    At the trade deadline- Cashman was getting burned on here for not picking up a legitimate 4th starter. Instead, all he picked up was Jerry Hairston.

    Everyone said that JHJ was a spare part and there was no way this team could get through the playoffs with only 3 starters.

    Well… the Yankees got through the entire postseason with only three starters.

    That spare part scored the winning run in the ALCS Game 2 13 inning wild walk-off

    You are right. In some ways we did steal this one. And it feels so good :-)

  168. Jeter's Edge - New Guys, we need registered names and an edit button! November 5th, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    “MR.OCTOBER
    November 5th, 2009 at 11:31 am
    Jeters Edge-
    Some advice for you. You can plan on watching it from here or there but in reality you wont know until you get down in the Canyon of Heroes. NYPD will have barriers set up everywhere making it hard to get from point a to point b. Just get there early and head in the direction of Broadway and hopefully you will get a good spot. Sometimes its smarter to not look for a front row seat instead look for an elevated seat such as steps, statues, or the best seat I ever had on top of NY Parks Dept truck. Good Luck and enjoy.”

    Thanks! My friends are a bunch of fools so hopefully we see something!

  169. SJ44 November 5th, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    I’ve been lucky. I have been alive for 7 titles.

    1977-Went to all the post-season games and was in the bleachers when Reggie hit his HR’s. That was a big thrill.

    1978-Loved that season because of the comeback.

    1996-Next to last night, the one I will always remember. To this day, I don’t think I ever heard the stadium as loud as it was for Girardi’s triple and Hayes catching the final out. That was really special.

    1998-2000-Those teams were so good, I expected them to win. It was thrilling but, more of an expectation.

    2009-Next to 1996, the most special of the recent ones to me. This team had to overcome so much to get back, and win, the WS, it made it very, very special.

  170. MR.OCTOBER November 5th, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    Bronx Born-
    I thought the same thing. With the pennant I figured it could be anything but now the WS. Very weird.

  171. mick November 5th, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    the yankees stole one and we’ll remember this one even more because of the way they won it.
    —————————————————–

    randy–

    we had it all the way. we were the best team in baseball.
    stole one…have to respectfully disagree :)

  172. Bronx Born November 5th, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    I want to thank all you guys who really contribute to this blog. You have made this season most special and memorable.

  173. MR.OCTOBER November 5th, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Jeters Edge-
    We must have the same friends. It really is a fun time even if you dont see much. A lot of horsing around and celebrating in the streets. Just get there early and wait. Waiting for the parade to start is even fun. Start up a RedSux Suck chant to pass time. (Listen to how loud it gets) Enjoy!

  174. Tom in N.J. November 5th, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    “and last winter when i said the yankees needed a veteran fifth starter i was really saying that veterans win postseason series.”

    Randy, good point. Here’s the proof:

    “the postseason has proved to be no place for youngsters. Starting pitchers in their 20s are 5-10 this postseason, including 2-9 for those not named CC Sabathia. Starters in their 30s are 11-8.”
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.c.....z0W0QQMIOw

  175. Lori November 5th, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Bronx Born
    November 5th, 2009 at 12:06 pm
    Anyone know why Cash was not part of the ceremony? I was curious about that, he was not around for that or the pennant.

    **************************

    I emailed Sam that question after they won the AL pennant, but he never answered me. I asked my husband last night while we were watching the ceremony – he didn’t know the answer either.

  176. CR9 November 5th, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Thank you Barack Obama.

  177. Bronx Born November 5th, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    I just found it strange that Cash was not around. SJ, do you have any idea?

  178. abernste November 5th, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    November 5th, 2009 at 11:53 am
    Breaking news out of Boston. The city has just scheduled an extra trash pickup this week to handle all of the soon-to-be-discarded “Got Rings Lately” t-shirts. Once a valiant attempt to highlight the fact that Boston’s WS championships were more recent than the Yankees’ — despite the fact that the latter had nearly four times as many rings overall — the shirt died a peaceful death last night of natural causes (i.e., lack of relevancy or wittiness).

    ******

    What sadder:
    a) The above
    b) The 2009 Philadelpha Phillies Champion t-shirts that were made up are now going to flood victims in Indonesia?
    —————————————–

    I vote for ‘A’. ‘B’ happens every year and in every sport. ‘A’ was just obnoxious.

  179. upstate kate November 5th, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    Betsy
    very nicely put. This has been a very enjoyable team to watch.
    I have been a fan since the 70s (Ron Guidry is still my all time favorite. I enjoyed the ’96-’00 championships, but couldn’t follow the teams as closely as I would have liked b/c my son was young, and more into Star Wars than baseball.

  180. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) November 5th, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    November 5th, 2009 at 11:53 am
    I almost have full work clearance to take off tomorrow if I so choose….

    For those of you who attended the parades in the past, is it as amazing as it looks or is it disappointing and hard to see?

    I went in 1996
    Got there early 9ish I think. got a decent spot. waited and waited. It was cool to see the guys go by for about an hour or so. Then we went to a bar to watch the ceremony

    If you go, go strong and go early. You may need to go so you have the experience.

  181. Erica - always OPPC November 5th, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    I need advice/opinions:

    I came to work today debating taking off tomorrow to go to the parade. As Yankee exhaustion is kicking in, now I am debating staying home tomorrow and sleeping a few extra hours and watching the parade live from my couch in my pjs with you good Yankee people. However, that may feel like bad use of a vacation day

    What do you think?

  182. Doreen November 5th, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    Cash was in the clubhouse last night and was interviewed by the MLB guy.

  183. 86w183 November 5th, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    Boy I had forgotten how good this feels! As a man of 51 I never take winning for granted because I went from 1964-76 and 1981-1995 without post-season.

    Those gaps were painful, but this last one wasn’t so bad because there were playoffs every year until 2008.

  184. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) November 5th, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    There is something weird going on with Cash.
    YES guys kept saying “Yankees front Office” and Not “Brian Cashman” just sayin somethin weird.

  185. Bronx Born November 5th, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Doreen November 5th, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    Cash was in the clubhouse last night and was interviewed by the MLB guy.
    ———————————————–

    But why was he not out there to receive the trophy. Doesn’t the GM normally do that?

  186. Heyya November 5th, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Erica,

    Absolutely go to the parade. I wish I had the option to go or not, but because of work, there is just no way.

    Sleeping is overrated anyway, and besides, a little sleep deprivation is nothing a nice nap won’t cure. I’m sure you can fit in a little power nap somewhere in your day. :)

  187. JasonR November 5th, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    “I wonder if Matsui will be on the opening credits of ESPN until the next WS. I couldn’t stand seeing Youk on there after ‘07. I would have to tune in after the first few minutes.”

    Knowing ESPN, it’ll still be Youk.

  188. S.o.S.( Back to its rightful place!!27!!) November 5th, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    I just love the fact that we will never have to get into the “why we didnt trade for Santana” again. That door was slammed shut last night.

  189. Erica - always OPPC November 5th, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Uncle E-

    Thats the thing. I missed all of the other parades because I was either too young or away at college in Albany. Then I waited 9 long years for another chance….

    Not sure when we’ll get another one. Such tough decisions

  190. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) November 5th, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Doreen
    November 5th, 2009 at 12:16 pm
    Cash was in the clubhouse last night and was interviewed by the MLB guy.

    Yes but not anyone from YES.. I find it odd – really.

  191. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! November 5th, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Still trying to assimilate what happened last night.

    I tried to read all of the posts this morning and the topics were varied. So here are a few thoughts.

    1. Matsui, Pettitte, and Damon will return as Yankees. That said, I know I’m not ready for hot stove. Not today. Today I want to try to hold onto the feeling for as long as possible.

    2. Who care about what is said regarding Yankee payroll? I bet the players who are about to get their rings don’t. I know I don’t.

    3. I love what this blog has become. There’s never a “one size fits all” but I do a lot better without sarcasm and nastiness from the forum hosts. I believe that if Pete were still here, this would have been an ugly forum when Molina caught AJ and some of us were still on board with it. It’s not always easy to recover from that, especially when the host does a lot of the goading.

    4. Pete is who he is. If you feel that integrity at all costs should take the day, then you are probably never going to be a fan of Pete’s. If you understand that Pete plays to his audience and that his story is going to change depending on the audience (I don’t read his stuff but has anyone seen him accuse Sux fans of being drunks and crybabies, the way he did when he was here?) then you’re probably okay with his trashing the Yankees.

    5. I feel guilty that I am not making an effort to go to the parade. Do you think there’s something wrong with me for not caring about going? If I lived in or around NY maybe it would be different. But my biggest fear is that at 5’2, I am going to get pushed around in the crowd and won’t be able to see. And that would really bum me out. During Tall Ships I was in the City and there was a festival going on near Bowery Park. There were a trillion people, and at one point I actually got propelled by the crowd pushing forward and was carried along for a while without knowing where I was going and without being able to see anything around me. It was very unpleasant to say the least. But then I wonder if I am missing out on something wonderful. Any thoughts?

    Thank you so much to the forumites who mentioned me last night in terms of my rooting for the Yankees. It made me so happy and also made me feel so much a part of this wonderful entity that has brought us all together and caused us to think of each other as genuine friends, even though most of us haven’t ever met. Boy do we share something special and precious.

    Again, if anyone has any thoughts on whether you think I am going to regret not making the effort to go to the parade, please let me know. I felt a little guilty for not making more effort to get to Game 6.

    :(

  192. Christina: Pictures from Game 6 of the ALCS and game 1 of the world series on the blog! November 5th, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    SJ44 November 5th, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Christina,

    Did you blow off the class? I hope you did.

    —————-
    My (real) professor told me she was going over part 4 of the thesis so I really couldnt miss this class.. It was the only mandatory class until the beginning of December, when our final paper is due.

    However, she saw all my yankee stuff and I think felt bad so she let us all out at 8:15 and told me to get out and enjoy the game.. Thank goodness!

  193. Erica - always OPPC November 5th, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    S.o.S.( Back to its rightful place!!27!!)
    November 5th, 2009 at 12:17 pm
    I just love the fact that we will never have to get into the “why we didnt trade for Santana” again. That door was slammed shut last night.

    *****

    I was against that in 2007. The argument pro-Santana picked up steam in the disappointment of 2008. In 2009, it just sounds silly :-)

  194. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! November 5th, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    Oh yeah – I’ll post the results of the Postseason Prediction Chart as well as the MVP Chart – as soon as I have them figured out!

    :)

  195. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) November 5th, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    “Uncle E-

    Thats the thing. I missed all of the other parades because I was either too young or away at college in Albany. Then I waited 9 long years for another chance….

    Not sure when we’ll get another one. Such tough decisions”

    GO – Get there early get a spot take pictures.
    You HAVE to go to atleast One.

  196. JasonR November 5th, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    “But why was he not out there to receive the trophy. Doesn’t the GM normally do that?”

    It’s usually just ownership and the players/manager/coaches. It’s really their moment, even though Cash did an excellent job.

  197. MR.OCTOBER November 5th, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Erica-
    You have been on this site everyday! The Yankees may not have won without you. You deserve to be on a float. Go have fun. It is a little crazy but it is a great experience. Get there early to get a spot. You will always remember it!

  198. Sam Borden November 5th, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Guys: Those who were wondering about Brian Cashman needn’t worry — it was his choice not to be up on the podium and he says it’s just not his thing. Believe me, I saw him plenty last night and he was celebrating as much as anyone. His shirt was soaked with Champagne.

  199. Comet November 5th, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Watched the Hi Lite Package last night after the game on a Canadian Sports Channel. They used John Sterling and not Buck to describe the events. Really enjoyed the Ball Game Over, World Series Over …… call.

    Feels great to have number 27 in the books.

    Thanks to everyone who made this a special season here on the blog – Pete, Chad, Sam, and Josh and the great posters, especially, Betsy, Erica, SJ44, Randy I, CB, Rebecca and GB7 who I enjoyed talking Yankees’ history with. Nick as well for his explanation of the odds. Actually all of you.

    Looking forward to the off season and number 28 next year!

    Comet.

  200. Erica - always OPPC November 5th, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    5. I feel guilty that I am not making an effort to go to the parade. Do you think there’s something wrong with me for not caring about going? If I lived in or around NY maybe it would be different. But my biggest fear is that at 5?2, I am going to get pushed around in the crowd and won’t be able to see. And that would really bum me out. During Tall Ships I was in the City and there was a festival going on near Bowery Park. There were a trillion people, and at one point I actually got propelled by the crowd pushing forward and was carried along for a while without knowing where I was going and without being able to see anything around me. It was very unpleasant to say the least. But then I wonder if I am missing out on something wonderful. Any thoughts?
    *****

    trisha-

    Don’t feel guilty. I am caught in the same debate right now

  201. Christina: Pictures from Game 6 of the ALCS and game 1 of the world series on the blog! November 5th, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    I found this great poem about baseball. Not sure if you guys have read it, but I suggest checking it out http://www.baseball-almanac.co....._365.shtml

  202. Thomo November 5th, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    SJ’s post about the WS titles he has been alive for got me thinking –

    51, 52, 53, 56, 58, 61, 62, 77, 78, 96, 98, 99, 00 and 09! The one that got away in 1960 is the one that have the most vivid earliest memories about. Back then you mostly followed games on AM radios and grainy black & white TV and read every word written in the many NY newspapers.

    This blog has made this a most enjoyable season – thanks to you all!

  203. Erin November 5th, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Erica-if you go I want full details!

  204. S.o.S.( Back to its rightful place!!27!!) November 5th, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Good point CR9. Dems = Dynasty

  205. Bronx Born November 5th, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Erica, if I was in NY I would be at the parade!

  206. Erica - always OPPC November 5th, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    MR.OCTOBER
    November 5th, 2009 at 12:20 pm
    Erica-
    You have been on this site everyday! The Yankees may not have won without you. You deserve to be on a float. Go have fun. It is a little crazy but it is a great experience. Get there early to get a spot. You will always remember it!

    ******

    Awww- thank you!!!!

    I have to go back and find the day at the end of May when I started posting. I wonder what the Yankee stats were from that point on…….

    I think I am going to go. I just remembered the 9 years I spent saying “All I want to do is go to a parade”. I used to save vacation days to go to the parade. Now tomorrow there is a parade, and I am debating not going…. what is wrong with me????

    I think I have to to go…

  207. NYY626 - GO ANDY!!! November 5th, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Boston Dave – XXVII
    November 5th, 2009 at 11:40 am
    something else that will be in the Hall of Fame?

    how about Andy Pettitte!!!
    ____________________________________________________________
    I agree. And not just because I love him ;) . In all seriousness, Andy goes extremely under the radar most of the time. He has the most wins in Post season history. He definitly deserves consideration.

  208. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) November 5th, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Sam Borden
    November 5th, 2009 at 12:20 pm
    Guys: Those who were wondering about Brian Cashman needn’t worry — it was his choice not to be up on the podium and he says it’s just not his thing. Believe me, I saw him plenty last night and he was celebrating as much as anyone. His shirt was soaked with Champagne.

    Good Enough for me.
    I still think YES should have interviewed him though

  209. MR.OCTOBER November 5th, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Thanks Sam for clearing the Cashman thing up.

  210. Christina: Pictures from Game 6 of the ALCS and game 1 of the world series on the blog! November 5th, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    You should go, Erica!! And if/when you do go, I want to hear all the details!!! :)

  211. Erica - always OPPC November 5th, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    Erin
    November 5th, 2009 at 12:21 pm
    Erica-if you go I want full details!

    ******

    Deal!!! I will give a full recap. I will even bring my camera!

  212. randy l. November 5th, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    “we had it all the way. we were the best team in baseball.
    stole one…have to respectfully disagree :)

    mick-

    when pettitte was injured in early to mid september and missing his start and burnett was imploding at the same time , tell me you weren’t worried.

    if the injury to pettitte would have been more severe that would have been it right there.

    if burnett had not turned it back on at the end of the season, the yankees would have been in deep doo doo.

    which reminds me that i forgot to mention burnett as a veteran who made big contributions in the post season and with the experience has a chance to be consistently good next time around.

    when i say “steal” i mean it with the greatest of affection for the word :)

  213. Bronx Born November 5th, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Thanks Sam. I was wondering.

  214. ArtF November 5th, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    My personal horizon goes back to 1961, but I was only a week old at the time. I would say the most meaningful to me was ’77, ’96 was sure sweet as a resurgence and then ’09 after all the years of frustration (and Red Sox).

  215. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) November 5th, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Matsui Might just want to go out on top and go back to Japan – just a thought.

  216. tex's friend November 5th, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Jimmy Rollins seems to think being a leader means yapping non-stop and making himself look like a fool. Hey Jimmy, we have a real leader. Look at Jeter and that is how a real leader acts.

    Phillies were not the better team and to be honest, no one really thought they were before the WS anyway.

  217. Bronx Born November 5th, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Many years ago, I wrote this poem about wanting to grow up and be a Yankee. I was born right near the Stadium and it is in the blood. Hope you enjoy! My name is linked to the site.

  218. abernste November 5th, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Sam (or anyone else reading this): what is actually wrong with the Boss? Is he just frail and couldn’t handle being at the Stadium last night or on the podium? Is there some degree of dementia going on as well? It seems like he’s been around forever, but he’s only 79, and there are plenty of people his age who are still very active. IIRC correctly, when the Pistons won the NBA title a few years ago, their owner was 80+ and was on the podium with the team. Just curious.

  219. S.o.S.( Back to its rightful place!!27!!) November 5th, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    I still think YES should have interviewed him though.

    =====

    I agree U.E.. I was listening to Hank yesterday and was saying to myself “please dont say anything off the wall”. Whats the first words out of his mouth? Whos stupid now? What? He also sounded like he gave Alex a back handed compliment. Cant remember it verbatem. I would have preferred Stealth to be interviewed last night rather than Randy or Hank.

  220. upstate kate November 5th, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Erica
    GO!!!!

  221. zgveritas November 5th, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    Does anyone know who Girardi is referring to in his post game presser when he says we missed “Manny” last year along with Posada? Damaso Marte?

  222. SJ44 November 5th, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    In some ways they did steal this…..

    Basically, they did it with 5 pitchers….3 starters, Mo and Marte. The rest of the guys didn’t do that well.

    The only 4 guys who really hit were Jeter, Damon, Matsui and Arod. A few other contributions sprinkled about but, it was basically won with 9 guys.

    If there was a Game 7, 2/3 of their starting OF would have been out, Mo (really hurting with his oblique injury) would have had to come back after throwing 48 pitches, and CC would have been on 3 days rest.

    All that said, its a sign of a good team to be able to grind out these games.

    That’s why I agree with Randy when he says this is the weakest Yankee team over the next 2-3 years.

    The experience the first timers got in this, as well as the continued development of the younger players and the payroll flexibility they will have again this off-season, makes the Yankees very, very formidable in the coming years.

  223. Erin November 5th, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    zgveritas
    November 5th, 2009 at 12:29 pm
    Does anyone know who Girardi is referring to in his post game presser when he says we missed “Manny” last year along with Posada? Damaso Marte?

    ***************
    He might have been saying “Matty”. I think that’s his nickname for Matsui.

  224. Jacob Ruppert November 5th, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    I am so excited that we won the world series but more importantly, I love to see the tears of the Yankee hating media. Buster Olney couldn’t muster an ounce of professionalism or unbiasness when talking about the disparity of payroll in baseball. I guess there wasn’t any problem when the Red Sox spent 160 million dollars for Dice-K, Drew and Lugo and won a World Series or when the Phillies outspent the Rays by a 100 million dollars to win.

    Either way, I look forward to an offseason of fun hot stove updates. Here’s to the Yankees continuing to flex their financial muscle and going out and getting a few more starters and an outfielder. I hope we spend 300 million and really rub in the faces of the rest of baseball.

  225. gayle November 5th, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    For those complaining about Suzyn Waldman’s scorecard. She was the FIRST WOMAN to broadcast a World Series darn right she should be represented.

  226. Doreen November 5th, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Trisha -

    I am also choosing not to go. My daughter even has the day off from school. But, weighing all aspects – the trip in from NJ at rush hour (because you’d have to get there early), the crowds (which I don’t think would be good for my daughter), the fact that I, like you, am only 5’2″ (not a “small” consideration), and the fact that while I won’t get to comerade with other Yankees fans, I’ll be a lot more comfortable at home.

    It doesn’t make a person less passionate if they don’t go to the parade. IMO. :)

  227. abernste November 5th, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    zgveritas
    November 5th, 2009 at 12:29 pm
    Does anyone know who Girardi is referring to in his post game presser when he says we missed “Manny” last year along with Posada? Damaso Marte?
    —————————————-

    I heard that too. I think he said “Matty” because he was referring to Matsui.

  228. MR.OCTOBER November 5th, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Erica-
    Seriously great job in here. Great job to a lot of people in here. Being a DIE HARD LIFE LONG Yankee fan my whole life (I was literally brought home from the hospital in a Yankees uniform) I have a great deal of respect for everyones thoughts. I know sometimes we get mad at each others posts or say this guy is out of his mind he wants to trade ??? (or for not putting aposition in GTLU)but in the end its all in fun. The people of the LOHUD Blog have made this postseason very very enjoyable for me. Thanks to everyone. I look forward to the hot stove conversation. (next week) Ps not only does Erica deserve to be in the parade she deserves to have her own float in the parade. Erica LOHUD MVP (Most Valuable Poster)

  229. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) November 5th, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Congrats to Suzyn Waldman.

  230. Christina: Pictures from Game 6 of the ALCS and game 1 of the world series on the blog! November 5th, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Very true, SJ… I guess you have to see what happens this offseason with Andy, Matsui, and Damon. Do you stick with Damon or go for an even bigger and better guy? Does Andy re-sign with the team?

    I dont think they really need to add too many pieces this offseason, but I guess we will see how Cash decides to address the team for 2010.

    But for now, its time to enjoy the WS win. I am looking forward to watching the parade. I assume YES will be covering that?

  231. tex's friend November 5th, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Does anyone know who Girardi is referring to in his post game presser when he says we missed “Manny” last year along with Posada? Damaso Marte?

    ___

    Matty. but at first listen it sounded like Manny.

  232. CB November 5th, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    randy,

    I wouldn’t go so far as saying they “stole” this one.

    Quite honestly, ever since Alex came back this team was thoroughly and systematically the best team in baseball.

    I agree with you on the rotation being short a starter and the pen filled with young, inexperienced players.

    But the key to making that all work was how special a player – both physically and mentally – CC Sabathia is and Girardi’s insight into how he could best leverage two of the greatests assets he had on his team – CC and Mo.

    A lot was made of the three man rotation through the playoffs. But quiet honestly, having only 3 starters was largely a non-issue in the first two rounds of the playoffs.

    But neither Pettite nor Burnett were even scheduled to make any starts on short rest.

    They didn’t need to because of the tremendous capacities of CC. CC was basically going to be throwing on short rest for much of the entire playoffs if each series went the full length.

    That he was able and willing to do that was one of the single biggest advantages the yankees had over any other team.

    CC is what made this playoff rotation work.

    And then Girardi was able to couple CC’s special talents with Mo’s to shorten the game.

    No other starter and reliever was capable of combining the brilliance and length that CC and Mo could bring to bear.

    And those special talents by those two special guys is what allowed the entire post season pitching strategy to be formulated and executed.

    But in the end no other team in the playoffs could match what CC and Mo could do.

  233. Doreen November 5th, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Erica =

    You, however, HAVE to go and represent those of us for whom it’s really not doable! :)

  234. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) November 5th, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Erica LOHUD MVP (Most Valuable Poster)
    MVP AND Rookie Of the Year?

  235. MR.OCTOBER November 5th, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    I think Joe G. said Matty (Matsui) not Manny. I thought he said Manny too but then thought about it and realized Matty.

  236. MR.OCTOBER November 5th, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth-
    We did it buddy!!!! Yanks are champs. Congrats.

  237. Marshbx22 November 5th, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    zgveritas -

    I think he was saying Matty.

  238. PittsburghYankeeFan November 5th, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    Thinking about Cash. He was not at the forefront of the celebration at either the ALCS or the WS.

    Why?

    Here’s my take. I think he wants the players and the owners to enjoy this and be front and center. It’s not about him, it’s about them.

    This is a direct but subtle slap at Theo and the supposed “celebrity GMs” of the last few years.

    Maybe those guys can take a lesson here, if their over-inflated egos would let them.

    Just win, baby, stay in the background, and let the other guys enjoy it.

  239. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! November 5th, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    Doreen – THANK YOU! That makes me feel much better because I know how you feel about our Yankees.

    I think what you said is exactly what I am feeling. I will be much more comfortable at home. And getting there for me is no small fear to begin with. And here is something very weird and I just thought of it today – there is something I like about having the team as my heroes from afar. I don’t know that I want to see them up close in personal, out of uniform, riding in cars. It’s not necessary. I’ll watch it on television and feel happy enough about it.

    (And then there’s the comfort of not being in large crowds with the swine flu and every other thing in the world going on.)

    I know, I’m weird.

  240. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! November 5th, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    that should read “no small FEAT”

  241. S.o.S.( Back to its rightful place!!27!!) November 5th, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Try having alot of bubblie and you’ll be slurring your words too. The pagne will make Matty turns into Manny in 20 minutes. They should eliminate the walking a straight line or doing the alphabets backwords.

    Sir. Repeat after me. Matty.

  242. m November 5th, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    What? How did we “steal one”? We bought if fair and square.

    Seriously, should I go back and look for the original comment or will it ruin my morning?

  243. Bill G November 5th, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    I’m going to the parade tomorrow, driving from upstate NY… should I drive into manhatten, drive to Yankee stadium and take the subway to manhatten, or drive to poughkeepsie and take a train into NY?

  244. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) November 5th, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    MR.OCTOBER
    November 5th, 2009 at 12:37 pm
    Uncle Ellsworth-
    We did it buddy!!!! Yanks are champs. Congrats.

    Wooo Hoo
    7 in my lifetime – I remember them all.

  245. MR.OCTOBER November 5th, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    Pitt Yankee Fan-

    I think he wants the players and the owners to enjoy this and be front and center. It’s not about him, it’s about them.

    This is a direct but subtle slap at Theo and the supposed “celebrity GMs” of the last few years.

    Very good point! Maybe we will see him on celebrity rehab once he is done drinking his misery away!

  246. Arno November 5th, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Yankees WIN, THUUUUUUUU YANKEES WINNNN!!!!

  247. Doreen November 5th, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Trisha -

    Not so weird. :)

  248. m November 5th, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    I heard that (before the calf muscle thingy), that the Yankees were thinking of a 2-year deal for Damon. Does anyone think that’s 1 yr. too many?

  249. SJ44 November 5th, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    I think Andy and one of Damon or Matsui return.

    I know the White Sox are hot on Damon. If Scott Boras doesn’t price him out of the market, Johnny wants to come back.

    Matsui? Emotions aside, here is the economic reality of baseball.

    Bobby Abreu made 5 million dollars this year to play everyday in RF for the Angels. Even with a possible raise this year, he won’t make more than 8. That’s the harsh economic reality in the game.

    Matsui can’t play the OF anymore. His knees are shot. Meaning, he isn’t going to garner everyday OF money.

    That means, he’s sitting on a deal of approx. 3-5 million in today’s market.

    Does he take that or go back to Japan, make double the money, and return the conquering hero.

    This off-season is going to find a lot of players on the market, good, young players, who are going to either get non-tendered or traded for lesser returns because of economics.

    The Yankees sit in a great position to do a lot of things in their attempt to get younger and more athletic.

    That’s why, similar to the Abreu situation last year, they aren’t bringing everybody back.

  250. zgveritas November 5th, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Thanks, That makes far more sense.

  251. rconn23 November 5th, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    When mentioning the big free agent signings, Tex, C.C. and Sabbathia – and the impact they had on this team, I think it’s also important to remember the a couple of other key factors that led to this team winning the World Series.

    The improvements of Robinson Cano and Melky Cabrera, the return of a healthy Jorge Posada – and a return to form for Derek Jeter.

    Cano and Cabrera were terrible last year. This year, Cano was back was one of the top five second basemen in the game.

    Cano’s improvement both offensively and defensively made this a markedly better team’s than last year’s version.

    I didn’t see this performance from Cabrera coming. I’m still not sold on him long term as anything more than a fourth outfielder, but he went from being a below average player to an average one. Look at his difference in .OPS.

    Again, another huge gain over last year’s team.

    And finally, Jorge Posada. It’s no coincidence that the only Yankee team that didn’t make it to the postseason in the past 12 years was one that did not feature Jorge Posada as catcher. There is no substitute for his bat.

    When you have Posada, Cano, Jeter and Cabrera – the spine of your defense – all performing at high levels offensively, you have such an adventage over other teams.

    Teixiera is a tremendous offensive player. However, first base – along with the corner outifeld spots – are positions where most teams expect to generate offense.

    There’s no way this team wins the World Seried without the additions of C.C and Tex, but I think without a healthy Posada, a resurgent Jeter and Cano, and the unexpected perfomance of Cabrera – they don’t have a 27th ring today.

  252. CB November 5th, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    “Here’s my take. I think he wants the players and the owners to enjoy this and be front and center. It’s not about him, it’s about them.

    This is a direct but subtle slap at Theo and the supposed “celebrity GMs” of the last few years.”

    Agreed. Last year Pat Gillick got tons of attention for assembling that Phillies team particularly given that he was headed for retirement. Gillick has been a great GM but that fact was pointed out over an over. Same thing for Friedman and the Rays.

    The year before – well, what can you say. No GM in recent history has been given more credit for the accomplishments of the players on the field than Theo.

    Those GM’s were all front and center during their teams celebrations and focus of the media.

    Something very strange has happened in baseball. It seems like more and more people think that management more than players and their performance wins world series. As such, Theo is more important than Manny.

    Cashman intentionally made himself scarce last night to make sure the attention was directed to the steinbrenner family, Girardi and the players.

  253. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) November 5th, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    I’m going to the parade tomorrow, driving from upstate NY… should I drive into manhatten, drive to Yankee stadium and take the subway to manhatten, or drive to poughkeepsie and take a train into NY?

    How do you normally “do” the City Taking the train may be easiest. I don’t think there will much traffic up north GWB/ YS area. If you are familar and comfortable with the stadium area Taking the D to the A train may be wise.

  254. Erica - always OPPC November 5th, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    MR.OCTOBER
    November 5th, 2009 at 12:33 pm
    Erica-
    Seriously great job in here. Great job to a lot of people in here. Being a DIE HARD LIFE LONG Yankee fan my whole life (I was literally brought home from the hospital in a Yankees uniform) I have a great deal of respect for everyones thoughts. I know sometimes we get mad at each others posts or say this guy is out of his mind he wants to trade ??? (or for not putting aposition in GTLU)but in the end its all in fun. The people of the LOHUD Blog have made this postseason very very enjoyable for me. Thanks to everyone. I look forward to the hot stove conversation. (next week) Ps not only does Erica deserve to be in the parade she deserves to have her own float in the parade. Erica LOHUD MVP (Most Valuable Poster)

    ******

    Aww Thanks Mr. October & Uncle E

    You guys are making me blush. I really just tried to make this place a little more fun. Sometimes its so easy to get caught up in all the debating. I really enjoyed following the Yankees with you guys all season. Thank you so much for giving me a place where I can be a Yankee nut :-)

  255. SJ44 November 5th, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    Johnny Damon will get more than one year deals on the open market. If they want to retain him, its going to take a 2 year deal.

    Just because someone pulled a calf muscle in 40 degree weather doesn’t make them an injury.

    Melky Cabrera, a guy 12 years younger than Johnny, blew out his hamstring running the bases. It happens.

    You don’t make your decisions on retaining players based on muscle pulls.

  256. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) November 5th, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    “Cashman intentionally made himself scarce last night to make sure the attention was directed to the steinbrenner family, Girardi and the players.”

    Makes sense to me.

  257. randy l. November 5th, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    sj44-

    don’t you think posada had an overall good playoffs with his two homers, eight rbis, and .345 obp ? it was just 15 games for him ?

    if that’s projected out it would be his average season which is all you want from someone in the postseason.

    i’m going to take my time in articulating my feelings about cashman and his contribution to this. he was of course right in the middle of it.

    but he didn’t want alex, and he burned wang this year. but his overriding push for unity in the organization is something that can be ignored either.

    his decision to go all out for sabathia and teixeira are the most impressive things he’s done. they were the perfect addition to the old guard.

  258. Erica - always OPPC November 5th, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Bill G
    November 5th, 2009 at 12:39 pm
    I’m going to the parade tomorrow, driving from upstate NY… should I drive into manhatten, drive to Yankee stadium and take the subway to manhatten, or drive to poughkeepsie and take a train into NY?

    *****

    I would take the train to Grand Central from upstate and then hop on the 4-5-6 downtown. But you may want to verify the trains with hopstop.com. I am a full Long Islander now, and I forget the subway system

  259. gayle November 5th, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    One of the things that goes slightly unnoticed is that they way this team played down the stretch and allowing them to clinch relatively early was HUGE in this postseason run. it allowed Girardi to rest the starters which then allowed them to pitch on short rest in the playoffs. If the race was tight down the stretch and he had to use everyone a lot we might not have been able to use only 3 starters.

  260. Joe I. November 5th, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    I just have to say down in South Jersey (Phillies territory) it’s sweet as I rock my Yankees jersey, jacket and cap! I’m getting dirty looks (and have been for two weeks now), but it’s all good because we got 27! I hope everyone here is having as much fun as I am! You guys are the best. I don’t know any of you personally, but I feel like we’re old friends! We all can celebrate that the Yankees rule the baseball world again, and there’s nothing that can dampen the day! Let’s go Yankees!

  261. Lori November 5th, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    Doreen – my teenage daughter was very upset that I took my husband to the WS last night and not her. The first thing she asked me this morning — when is the parade and can we go? I’m thinking of taking her — despite all the negatives you identify (which pretty much apply to us the same way!). I’m hoping traffic is lighter in the morning since NJ schools are closed and folks may be away for the weekend.

  262. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) November 5th, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    I hope Brandon paid his Netflix Bill.

  263. CR9 November 5th, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    Jacob

    I almost wish we would go out and spend more money.

    In the English Premier League, the top 4 teams are usually the same year in and year out. That is because they spend an inordinate amount more money than the other teams. The League is probably the most popular in the world, regardless. Manchester City spent something like $500 million this last transfer period (trading deadline like). And that is not like the media’s inaccurate reporting that the Yankees spent $400 million this offseason. We did not spend that money, we committed that money over 8 years or so.

    The best part about football is that you can outright buy players from other teams rather than trade a Joba or Phil to get a player, you could just buy Roy Halladay for $100 million. I only wish that was the case in baseball. Then the Yankees could really open their wallets.

  264. m November 5th, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Oh, SJ. I wasn’t implying that the pulled muscle in the last game of the season would give pause. That’s just silly. I’ve been saying all season, 2 years is too much.

    He’s going to be, what, 36? 37? 38? I don’t know (Erica?), but hasn’t been the sturdiest of players.

    But I can understand it’ll be his last chance to get a multi-year contract. I won’t begrudge him that.

    Anyway, the ballpark is perfect for him, and his power numbers show that. We need his power, but he also needs NYS. US Cell is not NYS.

  265. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) November 5th, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    I don’t think the Yanks made one glaring Gaff on the field.
    They are very sound fundamentally – but no one talks about it.

  266. YankeeRay November 5th, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    A couple of WS moments to remember for me:

    1- Molinas pickoff of Werth in game 2. Up to that point we had done nothing and I had a bad feeling in my gut. That play changed the momentum of the game as Tex followed it with a game tying HR and we were off and running from there.
    2- “Damons Dash” Changed the mindset of Lidge and allowed us to roll him the rest of the inning in a game that could have gotten away.
    3- Martes turning the bullpen around along with a more motivated Joba. Joba belongs in the pen but Marte changed the series with his ability to get out the lefties.
    4- Arod finally melting into the team environment after game 3 and really contributing
    5- Mo is Mo

  267. Bronx Born November 5th, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    CB you bring up excellent points re: Cash and you have to respect him all the more for it. He is a team player!

  268. Doreen November 5th, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Lori-

    Have a great time! You’re probably right about the traffic not being as bad as it could normally be.

    (I tend to be very conservative, and I may regret that one day, I suspect.)

  269. SJ44 November 5th, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Randy,

    I unintentionally omitted Posada. He definitely belongs in the mix of guys who had good post-seasons.

    Its not that Cashman didn’t want Alex. That’s when written and its untrue. The truth is, he didn’t want him for the money/years that was on the table. He felt he could do better.

    Cashman and Alex are tight. Even when Alex was doing his dumb stuff, Cash always had his back.

    He felt he could have gotten Alex back at better terms than Hank negotiated.

    As far as Wang, that’s a combination of a lot of things. Pre-existing injuries, panic by the Yankees, and just plain bad luck for Wang.

    Overall though, considering he inherited an internal mess not of his own creation in 2005 when he was given full control, he’s done a helluva job.

    The good thing is, its just the start, and not the end, of the run.

  270. Phil November 5th, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    This is a historically great Yankee team. Right up there in the history of the franchise. Their win rate after they got Alex back was insane. And unlike the `98 and `61 teams, they displayed their utter dominance in a non-expansion season. So, that puts them up their with `27, `36, `39 and the best of the `49-`53 teams among Yankee champions.

  271. MR.OCTOBER November 5th, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    You can drive into Manhattan(wouldnt recommend going to much south of Times Square a ton of traffic and NO parking anywhere) or Yankee Stadium. You will definetly have to take public transportation into lower Manhattan. Subway is best idea because buses still have to deal with traffic. If you can get to either the Stadium or anywhere in Manhattan above about 35st you should be ok. Take the subway to World Trade stop and you will be within a block of the celebration and only two or three blocks from city hall park.

  272. G. Love November 5th, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    I also give Cashman for laying low last night.

    Theo would have been french kissing the trophy. When he wins a title w/o Manny call me.

    We really were fortunate to get a great team this season to watch. I had a blast watching them and my complaints about Cash pretty much disappeared after he threw down in the off season like he did getting all those players, players I might add, other teams wanted and were close in the bidding for.

    I mean, the fact he turned Betemit into Swisher should garner GM of the year and how smart does the Marte signing look now? Marte was fantastic this series. I think he could have gotten out lefty’s and righty’s with the stuff he was throwing.

    It’s been a great season and I hope we find a way to bring Matsui back. I keep thinking of how the Mets let Ray Knight go after he won the MVP in 86 and how even though I was a young Yankee fan, that didn’t feel right.

    Matsui has been one of my favorite Yankees of all time and I’m so happy he won a title here.

  273. Patrick November 5th, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    “i’ve learned a lot from the back and forth of passionate proponents of the new guard like patrick , but at the same time, i think he and others now realize that the road for young players is an unpredictable road that has many bumps along the way and takes more time than it seems when there is early success.”

    Yeah there’s no doubt about it, I’ve changed my tune on this topic of conversation. After 2008 I realize that we can’t really count on young guys to perform and stay healthy. I still want the team to get younger but if they want to win I realize that it takes time for the youth to contribute. For example, although Austin Jackson had an okay year in AAA I am expecting nothing from him this season. I think the Yanks still need Johnny Damon.

    Looking back at 2008 it’s become quite clear that it was basically a rebuilding year. Cashman could have pulled the trigger and traded for Santana which would have given us a strong rotation for 08. Instead he stuck to his plan and got Sabathia while hanging onto Hughes, Cabrera, Wang, etc. I think we can all see now why that was such a fantastic move.

    Also I agree with CB, the Yanks didn’t really steal this one. The pitching in this postseason was essentially dominated by the Yankees. Girardi never really had to dig deep into his bullpen.

    I remember in 2003 and 2004 Torre was forced to go deep into the pen every night and the battle of our bullpen vs Boston’s was a HUGE match-up in the games.

    In 2009 the only guy that really pitched as much as he physically could was Mo. Nobody but Mo was stretched thin. I think this really shows the dominance of CC, Andy and to an extent A.J.

  274. randy l. November 5th, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    “Cashman intentionally made himself scarce last night to make sure the attention was directed to the steinbrenner family, Girardi and the players.”

    CB-

    it wins points for me.

    i hate the idea that a gm is more important than the best players.

    but at the same time a good gm should make more than a good relief pitcher or good utility player.

  275. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) November 5th, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    Park at/near the Stadium and take the 4 train
    or do Grand central from Poughkisie.

  276. Erica - always OPPC November 5th, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    New thread :arrow:

  277. SJ44 November 5th, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    US Cellular is one of the most HR friendly ballparks in baseball.

    Damon is one of only 8 players who has played 140 or more games each of the last 10 years. He’s as sturdy as it gets.

    2 years isn’t too much because that’s what the market will allow him to get this off-season.

  278. Bill G November 5th, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Thanks for the help everyone!! Much appriciated!

  279. YankeeRay November 5th, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    5 minutes to Mikes whining and saying that he knew Andy would deliver lol.

    Must be the hollidays as the K A R S kars for kids jingle is in my head

  280. Jacob Ruppert November 5th, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    CR9

    If only MLB was like European soccer, then the Yanks would truly be the financial giant they deserve to be.

    What the media refuses to report, mainly because it doesn’t further their anti-Yankee bias, is that the Yanks are at a financial disadvantage because they have pay their players significantly more in order to equal the amount free agents are offered for other teams because of the state tax rates and cost of living in New York.

    So when CC gets 162 million over 7 years, that equals about 135 to 140 million over 7 years from a team in California or Florida. So it isn’t like we are outbidding other teams, we are just matching their offer by giving the free agent player equal spending power.

  281. m November 5th, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Fair enough, SJ.

  282. champ809 November 5th, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    here are some ideas as far as moves the Yanks can and will consider in the offseason

    firstly I’m of the opinion that the Yanks should let both Matsui and Damno move on.Two reasons why;
    1-we need to continue to get younger,more athletic and in the process get cheaper as well
    2-Damon and Matsui both will get 2-3 yr offers from other teams and we CANNOT even consider either for more than 1yr and cheap (ie 5-7mil…so assuming both are gone

    Free Agents- Rick Ankiel is a very intriguing option to me as 2yr test…LH legit 35hr power bat who would give us a gold glove caliber CF next year and when AJax is ready Ank can slide over to right and be a gold glover there as well
    an OF of Melky-LF/AJax-CF/Ankiel-RF would be prob the best in the majors defensively which makes your entire pitching staff that much better and although all are young developing hitters with the production we get from our infielders and Posada as a foundation for our offense we can afford to go through some learning curve pains as Long brings these guys along as hitters.

    I am also all for giving Juan Miranda who we have under contract for ’10 @ 500k an oppurtunity to win the primary dh role with this team…again he’s shown himself to be a legit power rbi guy in our minor league system and has actually been an all star everywhere we’ve sent him (AA,AAA and AFL)and was a former star in Cuba…he could emerge next
    year like Kendry did for the Angels this year if given a shot but at the minimum he’s a legit lH power bat that murders RHP and in our stadium that plays big….

    via trade some ideas are Josh Willingham for LF or Jeremy Hermidia who was a former #1 pick talent whose skillset is similar to Paul O’Niell and who could really blossom and realize his talents in the Bronx in our lineup. Again his tools great eye,more walks than Ks and LH power bat could really come through on our team and he’s only 28…just some ideas

    and for all of you guys who may look at the low batting average with guys like Ankiel or Hermidia remember Brosius wasn’t a great player and had a low career BA before coming to us but for 4 years he sure was a great Yankee…Thoughts?

  283. Gus G. November 5th, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Ha! I looked real quick and thought it said Suzyn Waldman mask… that would be scerry!

  284. Neil November 5th, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Looking at 2010 ……

    On the bubble: Molina, Bruney, Hinske, Gaudin, Mitre.

    Should be signed: Hairston

    For Cashman to decide: Matsui or Damon, a free agent OF. A free agent pitcher ?

    Start or relieve: Chamberlain, Hughes.

  285. TD November 5th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Jeremy
    November 5th, 2009 at 12:00 pm
    There really is no rivalry between the Red Sox or the Mets. Both teams can’t compare to the Yankees in terms of success over the years. I don’t know why they call it a rivalry.
    ————

    right, not a rivalry.

    more like the relationship between a hammer and a nail.

  286. G-Munny November 5th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Why does anything bearing Suzyn Waldman’s name make it into the HOF? Do they want my TV remote while they’re collecting useless crap?

  287. G-Munny November 5th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Erica – always OPPC November 5th, 2009 at 11:03 am

    james
    November 5th, 2009 at 10:53 am
    it would also be nice to not have suzyn waldman represented.

    *****

    Maybe you don’t realize this, but Suzy is the first female broadcaster to call a World Series game. That may not be a big deal to you, but its very different for women in baseball than it is for men.

    Men get jerseys and team t-shirt. Girls get pink ones.

    Boys get to grow up dreaming of being Yankees. Girls know the best they can do is play little league.

    Men like Michael Kay and all of the other broadcasters, are respected and listened to. Women like Erin Andrews get plastered indecently over the internet without permission and knowledge.

    The double standard is not even funny.

    So yes, please do put Suzy in the Hall of Fame

    __________________________________________

    Fair enough. Can they at least include that she’s absolutely pathetic at her job and probably only holds it through ill-gotten means?

  288. G-Munny November 5th, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    I have no problem with female announcers. I think Bonnie Bernstein and Erin Andrews (among others) are very good at their jobs and competent sports personalities. I don’t immediately hear a woman’s voice talking sports and tune them out like many men do.

    However, Waldman brings absolutely nothing to the table and actually sets women back, IMO. Fewer women will get similar jobs because of how terrible she is at it.

  289. saucY November 5th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    i went last november on black friday and my family said once was enough.

    wonder if they’ll reconsider. :)


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