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Wrapping up a game that wrapped it up

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

It’s about 20 minutes before two in the morning, and the video board at Yankee Stadium is glowing with five words beneath a picture of the World Series trophy: “Boss, this is for you.”

As Hank Steinbrenner said tonight, nine years isn’t much of a wait for most franchises, but for a Yankees team that won four championships in five years, this one seemed to take a while.

“It feels better than I remember,” Derek Jeter said.

The scene was exactly as you might imagine it. Alfredo Aceves was a mad man with the champagne. Derek Jeter was surrounded by television cameras in the corner. Nick Swisher is still taking pictures on the field. It was honestly difficult to move in the clubhouse. People everywhere, most of them drenched.

Meanwhile, you might have heard on television that Mariano Rivera said he feels like he could pitch for another five years. Turns out, he wasn’t joking.

“I’m serious,” he said. “I hope the organization does whatever it takes to bring me back.”

Rivera, Jeter, Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada winning a championship in 2013? On a night like this, it really does seem possible.

More audio coming soon. Thank you all for being here with us. We’ve enjoyed it.

UPDATE, 2:12 a.m.: Sam here. And yes, we’re still at the Stadium. Here’s some audio from Alex Rodriguez. There’s some terrific stuff in here, especially towards the end when he talks about how he knows he was “too stiff” a personality before. “I took myself too seriously,” he said. Check it out.

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And here’s Derek Jeter. Listen to the Captain as he talks about his emotions after winning his “one for the thumb.”

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113 Responses to “Wrapping up a game that wrapped it up”

  1. CR9 November 5th, 2009 at 1:55 am

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    I quit my job for this season, got divorced prior to and for this season, and it is ALL worth it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    THIS ONE WILL LAST A LIFETIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Why? November 5th, 2009 at 1:56 am

    Thanks for everything, guys!

  3. Dr. Cox November 5th, 2009 at 1:56 am

    I want to personally congratulate you all. We have gone through many a tough time watching this team throughout the years and we have persevered.

    To me, this championship belongs to the fans. To us. To me and to you.

    I am so full of joy right now. Its too bad the fans don’t get rings. We deserve it.

    God bless the Yankees.

  4. Carl November 5th, 2009 at 1:57 am

    When he first joined the Yankees in 2004, the Yankees spurted to a 3-0 lead against Boston in the AL championship series before the greatest postseason collapse in baseball history.

    Acceptance delayed. But not denied.

    “It,” he said, “probably feels better than ’04 would have felt.”

  5. JMK aka The Overshare November 5th, 2009 at 1:57 am

    We did it!!

  6. GreenBeret7 November 5th, 2009 at 1:58 am

    Pat M.
    November 5th, 2009 at 1:31 am
    GB, Good season old buddy

    ————————————————————

    Hey, Pat M. Yes, it was. This was probably the two closest matched teams in a WS since 2001 or even earlier than that….probably the late ’70s yanks/Dodgers. I still miss those old Yankee/Royals playoff games, though. Those were real wars.

  7. CR9 November 5th, 2009 at 1:58 am

    Does anybody have the audio for John Sterling’s call???????????????

  8. CR9 November 5th, 2009 at 1:59 am

    GB

    Thanks for all the updates all the time on the Minor League Yankees!!!!!

  9. talltenor November 5th, 2009 at 2:00 am

    You guys rock.

    GO YANKEES!!!

  10. m November 5th, 2009 at 2:03 am

    Totally missed the postgame celebration and Hideki’s mvp presentation, so thanks to all the good fans and to Chad, Sam, and Josh for sharing their thoughts.

  11. Jerkface November 5th, 2009 at 2:04 am

    Totally missed the postgame celebration and Hideki’s mvp presentation, so thanks to all the good fans and to Chad, Sam, and Josh for sharing their thoughts.

    It was a great moment, you should try to catch a replay. Matsui is the f’n best. It makes me real emotional to think this may have been his last game as a Yankee. I have faith in Cash, bring Matsui back!

  12. S.A.--Serenity Now November 5th, 2009 at 2:04 am

    Lots of pics here:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/te.....QR7dYRvLYF

    Off to bed! :)

  13. Bronx Bombers Girl November 5th, 2009 at 2:04 am

    G’nite Yankee fans! Am going to try and catch some shut eye so I can be up bright and early out to Moddell’s to buy my gear and hopefully see you all @ the parade! It has been fantastic all the way and it just goes to show that people should never count out the Yankee’s.

    Have a great night everyone! :)

  14. hawaii says hello November 5th, 2009 at 2:04 am

    Than You “Who’s Your Daddy too,you pitched a doosey!”

    Yankess win!

  15. CR9 November 5th, 2009 at 2:05 am

    I got 6 months to rewatch the season. Starting with Alex’s 2 run JOB against the Twinnies.

  16. IrishCarBomb November 5th, 2009 at 2:05 am

    CONGRATS YANKEE PHANS!!!

  17. canofan42 November 5th, 2009 at 2:07 am

    Does anyone have that YES Montage of the playoffs? It was remarkable.

  18. Rey22 November 5th, 2009 at 2:07 am

    If Mo wants to be back, Mo will be back. No doubt about it.

  19. Angel - in an Empire State of mind. #27 has arrived! November 5th, 2009 at 2:08 am

    I don’t usually do this, but…

    William J. Schweitzer October 27th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    I love New York overconfidence…as if this team accomplished anything in the past nine years other than “highest payroll”.

    For a team that has consistently choked in big game situations since 2001, Yankee fans sure seem to believe that this World Series is already in the bank.

    Bottom Line:

    The Phillies lineup owned your multi-million dollar crown jewel Sabathia in ‘08.

    The head case Burnett has been trending downward and his sissy refusal to work with Posada takes a much needed bat out of your lineup.

    Speaking of Posada, he and Damon have ten cent arms. The Phillies running game FAR outmatches New York’s defensive abilities, or lack thereof.

    Since coming off the steroids, Pettitte’s ERA has gone from the 2’s and low 3’s to the mid 4’s. Lets see how he does against a team with four 30 HR hitters in the new Yankees bandbox.

    Speaking of your new minuscule stadium, consider that this team just scored 8 runs a week ago in the cavern that is L.A. Games 1 and 2 will be a Philadelphia Home Run Derby while you face two Phillies starters that have a combined 28 scoreless innings in the 2009 post season.

    Then, we go back to Philly where we take the bat out of the hands of your DH. Can’t wait to see Sabathia waddle out to the plate again in place of Matsui.

    For all of the Yankee mystique, you’re just another ballclub. You had an easy road to the World Series facing an injury decimated Twins and an defensively inept Angels whose rotation has limited post season experience. Meanwhile, we played in freezing temperatures in Colorado and destroyed the media-favored Dodgers, led by your former steward, Joe Torre.

    Your manager is wet behind the ears and in WAY over his head. Your rotation and ballpark are custom designed for the Phillies to tee off en mass. Rivera is scary, but he’ll never be an issue.

    Phillies win in five with relative ease. Cliff Lee shuts out the Yankees tomorrow night in NY as we watch your bandwagon media eat the choking Bombers alive.

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

    With all due respect (i.e. none!) Bite me, Bill. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Hope your $50 was worth it. It should buy you a LOT of humble pie and crow.

  20. hawaii says hello November 5th, 2009 at 2:09 am

    Thank you Cereveli for catching when Poasad and Molina were hurt,and Yankees kept winning.

  21. DT - OPPC member November 5th, 2009 at 2:12 am

    Goodnight fellow Yankee fans. It’s been fun.
    Sweet pinstriped dreams.

    thanks Sam, Chad, and Josh – great job.

  22. JoeMama November 5th, 2009 at 2:12 am

    Mariano Rivera was an absolute warrior. Pitching through injury to close out the game on 40+ pitches, purely amazing. Matsui was truly a monster tonight. Starting pitching was great. Pettitte closing out every series just unreal.CC being a horse all year and silencing the critics in the postseason. What an amazing playoff run. I have seen some of the greatest moments all rolled into one year. Crazy plays on the bases.Tough losses great comebacks. The Yankees got up every time they were knocked down. Alex coming up with all the huge late inning hits. Marte coming out of nowhere to get some of the biggest outs of the year. Just amazing. I hope Rodriguez gets the ring sized for his middle finger because that is what all the haters can do now.
    Great season can’t wait until next year.

  23. Smacketh Downeth November 5th, 2009 at 2:13 am

    Yeow! 27! Best Team of the Decade!!!
    Awakening, the New Dynasty.
    Remember, the Empire Always Strikes Back…..
    28.

  24. m November 5th, 2009 at 2:13 am

    You know, a lot of silly stuff gets posted here along with the good stuff.

    So, before I close the books on this season, it’s mea culpa time.

    I was more right than wrong on things this season, but I was wrong about one thing. I was wrong about CC Sabathia. He was everything advertised and more.

  25. CR9 November 5th, 2009 at 2:13 am

    Thanks Sam, Chad, Josh.

    Sam, Chad, Josh

    Pete Abe just stole your premise for the blog post from the other day about “Wearing it”

    All you can do is wear it, that’s the title on Extra Bases

  26. stanzy November 5th, 2009 at 2:13 am

    Gotta say I’m thrilled that Matsui finally won a World Series — and MVP to boot! Just awesome. Also really happy for Pettitte. The guy is just solid. Glad Damon got one before he possibly leaves the team. And Mo — holy cow! that guy is incredible. Of course I’m also happy for Jete, who was so excellent, all year. Such a pleasure to watch him work.

    And have to say I’m also really happy for Alex. Especially in his interview with Kim Jones, it seemed like the last tiny bit of the facade he puts on was finally totally gone. His joy seemed so real. Who knows if it will stick, but it looks like he’s finally grown up.

    Man, I watched my first Yankees WS win as a kid in the 70s. Though the game has changed a bit (and so have I), I’m still just as excited now as I was back then.

    Just awesome.

    Congratulations, New York Yankees!

  27. PittsburghYankeeFan November 5th, 2009 at 2:14 am

    Chad, Sam, Josh–excellent work.

    This blog, as well as some other forums like NYYFans, has been a catharsis for lots of us intense Yankee fans who were blown away by what happened in 2004 to the Red Sox. Five long years, but it’s over.

    You took over from Pete, and nobody knew what was going to happen. You have taken the blog to the next level, and I’m sure the hot stove season with the three of you is going to be great.

    Thanks to your paper for understanding that this is the new medium of communication going forward, and a small paper like LoHud is light years ahead of the Times and Globe in this right now. Thanks again.

    For those of us in Yankeeland, the earth again spins correctly on its axis. The Yankees are again champions, and the Red Sox are again irrelevant. Oh does it feel great.

    I suspect there will be more of these to come soon, especially since we have a Democratic president for at least another three years.

    To the active participants here, thanks. The back and forth has been great. Never has wasting time on the web been more fun.

    Finally. Finally. No more 2004. Finally.

  28. CR9 November 5th, 2009 at 2:14 am

    From Pete Abe,

    It’s not exactly a feel-good story anyway. The Yankees have an obscene payroll and built a stadium that caters mainly to the wealthy. A team that spent nearly half a billion in free agents last winter is not exactly the little train that could.

  29. Joker, The November 5th, 2009 at 2:17 am

    http://www.philly2philly.com/s.....mbarrassed

    I have never seen a bigger sore loser in my life. Ever. And also, Pete Abe isn’t even remotely relevant anymore. He needs to give it up and stop being such a jealous baby.

    CONGRATS YANKEES!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOO!

  30. PittsburghYankeeFan November 5th, 2009 at 2:21 am

    I just read that Philly post. Wow.

    I would just ignore it, but it does shed just a tiny bit of light on the type of sports fans that exist in that city. The repost from that William J Schweitzer troll above shows you a bit more. Throwing coins at the Yankee outfielders shows you a bit more.

    Losing a championship and feeling the pain? Couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch.

    I really don’t care about Philly (now that it’s time for the Pens to crush the Flyers), but guys it’s OK to be really intense about your teams, but could you perhaps have just the tiniest bit of class?

  31. CD November 5th, 2009 at 2:25 am

    CR9-

    Abe-Fraud is a very sick person. He doesn’t weigh 300 lbs. by accident. There’s alot of issues beneath that blubber.

  32. JoeMama November 5th, 2009 at 2:26 am

    I’m going to enjoy the Yankee hate articles. We’re going to get it all with haters trying to discount this championship. All that means is all is right in the world. Yankees are on top and others can’t deal with it. Sit back and enjoy the show.

  33. Joker, The November 5th, 2009 at 2:26 am

    I truly think Philly fans are worse than Red Sox fans. I never thought I’d see the day, but they are. And of couse we’ll hear people crying and crying over the payroll for months…oh wait they already are. -_-

    But….WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS. And they are NOT. And nothing can take that away from us. Suck it, haters. Keep crying and complaining. Just makes it that much sweeter. :)

  34. Bronx Jeers November 5th, 2009 at 2:27 am

    And I’d like to extend a special thanks to all the LoHud regulars who helped make this season extra special.

    To all the friends I’ve never met, I sincerely thank you. It was a lot of fun in here with you.

  35. Bronx Jeers November 5th, 2009 at 2:28 am

    P.S.

    Parade on Friday!

    See ya there!

  36. CR9 November 5th, 2009 at 2:28 am

    Let’s enjoy the Yankee hate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yankee hate Yankee hate Yankee hate Yankee hate Yankee hate!!!!!!!!!!!

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

  37. x1 November 5th, 2009 at 2:29 am

    I got a freaking test on friday!! NO!!!!!!!!!!

    Why can’t the parade be tomm.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  38. Jones November 5th, 2009 at 2:30 am

    The kids need some praise too. Thank you Cervelli & Pena for contributing this season! : )

    Congrats Yanks. Congrats Fans! Have a good night. I can’t even sleep.

  39. Nick in SF in Larkspur November 5th, 2009 at 2:31 am

    “I was more right than wrong on things this season…”

    Link????? ;)

    Congrats, m.

  40. Jones November 5th, 2009 at 2:32 am

    I’m happy for Alex. Its been a long time coming.

  41. Vito November 5th, 2009 at 2:33 am

    What a GLORIOUS night! Cheers to all and to Sam and Chad for carrying the blog thru this postseason. The Yankees win, THE YANKEES WIN!!!!!

  42. Wes November 5th, 2009 at 2:35 am

    “The kids need some praise too. Thank you Cervelli & Pena for contributing this season!”

    ______________________________________
    haha yes we can’t forget about the kids. Core 4 rocks! all of the,! Godzilla was on FIRE tonight!

  43. Phil November 5th, 2009 at 2:38 am

    I don’t think the Dynasty that started around `94 ever ended, I just think it re-emeerged tonight. Many of the Yankee teams between 2000 and now were the best but all sorts of weird stuff happened that kept them from winning till tonight. But we’re averaged around 98 wins a year for a long time, and that’s dynastic whether we’re hanging up banners or not.

  44. Angie November 5th, 2009 at 2:40 am

    aww look at the pic with Posada & his son. How cute!

    http://www.gettyimages.com/det.....e-Baseball

  45. antisocial scrooge November 5th, 2009 at 2:40 am

    why can’t the parade be on a weekend!

  46. pat m in ct (different Pat M) November 5th, 2009 at 2:44 am

    What a beautiful night.

    I read this blog on a daily basis, post once in a while, and get so much enjoyment out of it, especially on nights like this. I was 13 when they beat the Dodgers in 6. After being swept by the Reds in 76 at the end of the first drought and watching Reggie do his magic, that was sweet. Then the next drought ending with those 4 in a row in ’96 and the start of the late 90s dynasty was just as sweet and maybe sweeter.

    This one. Shorter drought but after the heartbreaker in 2001, the loss in 03, 04 and the frustrating 1st round exits, this one may be the sweetest. Not to mention the old guard getting rings alongside the young guys and the new stadium. I won’t be getting much sleep tonight but I’ll be on cloud nine tomorrow.

    Cheers to all you Yankee fans!

  47. boooo November 5th, 2009 at 2:44 am

    The Yankees bought their 27th title. It sickens me to think that there are people out there that will actually buy into it. This was not a TEAM. It was a group of people in a franchise for financial gain. The yankees buying titles is one of the major reasons why people lost interest in the sport for such a long time. And if the thievery continues im afraid we will see the same slump.

  48. Carl November 5th, 2009 at 2:48 am

    boooo November 5th, 2009 at 2:44 am

    The Yankees bought their 27th title. It sickens me to think that there are people out there that will actually buy into it. This was not a TEAM. It was a group of people in a franchise for financial gain. The yankees buying titles is one of the major reasons why people lost interest in the sport for such a long time. And if the thievery continues im afraid we will see the same slump.

    And Yankee fans couldn’t be more happy that its making you feel this way.

  49. Bronx Jeers November 5th, 2009 at 2:49 am

    “why can’t the parade be on a weekend!”

    Because downtown is a ghost town on weekends. Sorry.

    It’s quite remarkable that the “Core” were integral players 14 years ago and were even on the field last night.

    That they played key roles in bringing home # 27?

    Unbelievable.

  50. Seven November 5th, 2009 at 2:52 am

    Congrats to the entire team. Happy for all the veteran players and all the young players too getting there first ring.

  51. Boston Dave - ONE win til 27 November 5th, 2009 at 2:54 am

    best. night. ever!!!!!!!!!

  52. Phil November 5th, 2009 at 2:55 am

    booo,

    name the team that didn’t “buy” a title? That’s what teams do. By trade or player development or signing FA’s they try to use their financial resources to build a team that will win a championship. Don’t whine about the Yanks doing it better than everyone else. People have been singing your sad song since the 1920′s and it’s never been germaine or insightful. Winning is good for business in baseball and the good businesses in baseball are about winning.

  53. Joker, The November 5th, 2009 at 2:56 am

    Wahhhhhh payroll wahhhhhh cry cry cry wahhhhhh my team didn’t win so I’m gonna complain and make excuses about money boo hoo!

  54. 27sweetness November 5th, 2009 at 2:56 am

    http://scott-miller.blogs.cbss.....5/18107910

    just wow, lol these guys are hilarious we are the only team in professional sports that can win without BS, most hated, most loathed, GREATEST franchise there is.

  55. 27sweetness November 5th, 2009 at 2:57 am

    can’t*

  56. 100 pitches of fun... November 5th, 2009 at 2:58 am

    I wonder how Giambi, Mussina and Torre feel right now? lol

  57. CR9 November 5th, 2009 at 3:01 am

    This was not easy. Winning a World Series aint easy. Appreciate this one. This team fought and fought and fought and fought all year long!!!!!!!!!! What a group of guys!!!!!!

    I do not know whether it would be good for the Yanks or not if Matsui comes back, but if he’s gone, I’m sure gonna miss him. MATSUI-SAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A Reggie Like performance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Appreciate this one, but #28 comes next year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  58. anti yank November 5th, 2009 at 3:02 am

    stolen championships, steroid freaks, annoying fans, the yankees have it all!!!

  59. Boston Dave - XXVII November 5th, 2009 at 3:02 am

    this was one of the most exciting, amazing seasons we may ever witness

    enjoy it!

  60. Boston Dave - XXVII November 5th, 2009 at 3:03 am

    ignore the trolls and haters

    It’s great knowing how much this hurts those morons. Let them weep on their own.

  61. tampayank November 5th, 2009 at 3:03 am

    What a season! Order is restored in this world, the economy will rebound and the Yanks will start a new dynasty:)

  62. zmaster! November 5th, 2009 at 3:06 am

    MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!! SAVOR IT YANKEE FANS!! THIS DOESNT HAPPEN EVERY DAY

  63. AM November 5th, 2009 at 3:10 am

    What a victory. I am so happy. I feel bad for Moose, really would of liked him to have won a world series, the only ex-yankee i feel bad for.

  64. Seven November 5th, 2009 at 3:10 am

    Girardi gets the last laugh. Everybody was ripping him and praising Torre last year after the yanks didn’t make the playoffs and the dodgers did.

    And Matsui put on a show what a great way for him to go out on top.

  65. mike eff November 5th, 2009 at 3:11 am

    MY EMAILS to that philly loser:
    On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 3:04 AM, Michael Fierman wrote:
    i am celebrating while watching the last 3 outs again. i’m having fun pissing you off. your self-pitying cry baby article was hilarious.

    On Nov 5, 2009, at 2:01 AM, Joe Vallee wrote:

    Shouldn’t you be out celebrating your 80th title instead of emailing me? Or is it true that you guys just dont’ care?

    On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 2:59 AM, Michael Fierman wrote:
    your article deserved nothing more you hack

    On Nov 5, 2009, at 1:58 AM, Joe Vallee wrote:

    Classy Michael. Just like your team…….

    On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 2:52 AM, Michael Fierman wrote:
    a simple **** YOU **HOLE

  66. vb03 November 5th, 2009 at 3:17 am

    I love it when haters whine about payroll. See you all at the parade! Haters are welcome too, as long as you don’t mind getting mobbed.

  67. Vito November 5th, 2009 at 3:18 am

    So happy for Damon and Matsui, the core 4, the new guys, and the kids. Miranda and Shelley better get rings and send one to Tomko and Berroa too!

  68. Sun Devil November 5th, 2009 at 3:23 am

    I’m watching the MLB channel, and they’re showing Times Square — it’s flooded with fans, it looks like New Year’s EVe!!

  69. Dr. Cox November 5th, 2009 at 3:23 am

    i cant sleep

  70. Yankees got a HIT! Yay... November 5th, 2009 at 3:24 am

    So Mo was really hurt… heh no wonder he had that heating pad the other night

  71. Stop The Walks November 5th, 2009 at 3:27 am

    There was a post on here a couple of days ago about “wearing it” when referring to AJB’s tough game 5 start…..and now look who is also writing about that same topic.

    http://www.boston.com/sports/b.....tra_bases/

    Seems to be an obscure topic to be a coincidence, right?

  72. Sun Devil November 5th, 2009 at 3:29 am

    Yankees got a HIT! Yay… November 5th, 2009 at 3:24 am

    So Mo was really hurt… heh no wonder he had that heating pad the other night
    ================================================

    I love how he said, “my ribs were killing me.. I know I’m not supposed to talk about.”

    That’s the thing – the yanks will never disclose an injury.

  73. JeterJobaCanoFanForever, enough said November 5th, 2009 at 3:39 am

    Angie, thanks for the beautiful picture of Posada and his son. That is truly heartwarming.

  74. adrianmckinty November 5th, 2009 at 3:39 am

    I too am disappointed in Pete Abe. Did he think no one would notice?

    Talk about a career suicide attempt.

  75. stuart a November 5th, 2009 at 3:42 am

    congrats to all. the yanks were the best team and deserved it.

    so happy for arod he really turned it around…

    congrats to all the fans, enjoy these do not happen all the time.. enjoy it………………..

  76. NY24 November 5th, 2009 at 3:43 am

    I love the picture when Jorgie jumped into CC’s arms.

  77. JeterJobaCanoFanForever, enough said November 5th, 2009 at 3:53 am

    These trolls are not the worst. I made the mistake of getting on the computer to see what the fans were up to and it was awful! (not this board). Well I ended up sparring with trolls and missed the entire 7th inning. That’s what I get for being a bad-tempered senior citizen. I missed Joba’s inning but see he didn’t give up a run. I saw him get the last out in the 6th and according to his line he faced 5 batters.

    Marte was fanatastic. A good lefthanded pitcher is worth his weight in gold in the MLB. Kudos to tonite’s pitching staff, veteran Andy, Joba, Marte and the invinceable Mo.

    What a marvelous team of players. Thank you for the win. I love this team and I love being a Yankee fan!

  78. MVP for MO November 5th, 2009 at 3:54 am

    Awesome win tonight! =) It feeels sooo good. Yankees on top once again! Cheehee.

    By the way, where has CASHMAN been all postseason?? He deserves a lot of credit!

  79. m November 5th, 2009 at 4:00 am

    And one of the fringe benefits of a Yankee win, is no J-Roll on the night show circuit!

    A lot of talk about how the Phillies are an AL team. They gave us fits, but we were in control after game 1. They would be the what, 4th, 5th best team in the AL?

    The Yankees beat a hot Twins team, the best Angels team in years, and the defending champions.

    The Yankees aren’t going to get the love they deserve from the media, but all is right in the world. Order has been restored and the world is back on its correct axis.

  80. CR9 November 5th, 2009 at 4:00 am

    I cannot sleep. I cant stop picturing Matsui-SAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  81. CR9 November 5th, 2009 at 4:02 am

    the MT curse? 7:51 PM Jun 11th from web
    John_W_Henry
    John W. Henry

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  82. Sun Devil November 5th, 2009 at 4:06 am

    Girardi getting PIED!

    http://cache.daylife.com/image.....W/610x.jpg

  83. Russ November 5th, 2009 at 4:11 am

    What a night. Delirium, relief, joy.. A load has been lifted tonight. I can hardly imagine how much tougher the team will get with this kind of experience in the memory banks. Looking forward to unleashing Austin Jackson next year. Hard to see how they can let Matsui go, though…

    Matsui blog piece…

    http://www.mepreport.com/2009/.....-new-york/

  84. CR9 November 5th, 2009 at 4:12 am

    If there’s any justice, Kate Hudson reconciles with Owen Wilson tonight.
    about 3 hours ago from web

    Chad Finn Twitter. What a sick loser!!!!!! LOL

    Is Teixeira a nice guy or a complete phony? I honestly can’t tell.
    about 4 hours ago from web A-Rod is finally a champion!

    Is that a tear rolling down my cheek? Nope, just deliberately stabbed myself in the eye with a fork.
    about 4 hours ago from web

  85. m November 5th, 2009 at 4:17 am

    Amelie Benjamin with a nice recap, focuses mainly on Hideki. She also touches on Pedro, 4 runs on 3 hits. Said he’s still sick, but had trouble breathing on the mound (someone here noticed that) because it was cold. Rivera’s pitching with a frickin’ rib injury, and he still got it done.

    http://www.boston.com/sports/b.....est_title/

  86. NYYanksFan November 5th, 2009 at 4:26 am

    When the subject of money surfaced, GM Brian Cashman was ready with an answer.

    “You can call us anything you want. You’re also going to have to call us world champions,’’ said Cashman :smile:

    http://www.nypost.com

  87. JoeMama November 5th, 2009 at 4:47 am

    If other fans want to always bring up payroll look no further than your own filthy rich owners. By the way I didn’t see a huge check drive in 6 runs last night.

    Maybe these fans are OK with an inferior product being placed on the field because their owner’s business model calls for maximum profit. I’ll never understand their logic.

    Love that Cashman quote. World Champs!

  88. Sun Devil November 5th, 2009 at 5:10 am

    m November 5th, 2009 at 4:17 am

    Amelie Benjamin with a nice recap, focuses mainly on Hideki. She also touches on Pedro, 4 runs on 3 hits. Said he’s still sick, but had trouble breathing on the mound (someone here noticed that) because it was cold. Rivera’s pitching with a frickin’ rib injury, and he still got it done.
    ==================================================

    pedro should have let JA Happ start if he was took weak to pitch. I mean that’s what kevin brown did in 2004 – insisting he could pitch game 7 and then he broke down in the 2nd inning.

  89. JeterJobaCanoFanForever, enough said November 5th, 2009 at 5:24 am

    Regarding Mo’s rib injury – I had read a rumor that he was hurting. Egad – what were the Yankees to do for a closer if Mo couldn’t pitch. Of course, we all know that Mo would insist on pitching anyhow until he physically wouldn’t be able to. That is Mo.

    The current bull pen was not considered up to par but I honestly felt they were not being given an even chance. I have been one to preach that Girardi knew his players better than the fans so was willing to leave it up to him to make the final decisions.

    Hughes was very instrumental in getting the Yanks to the playoffs so unless he was injured it was detrimental not to use him. Joba has had experience both in the pen and the rotation, so he should be used. Marte was fantastic tonight and he wasn’t even on the radar for some fans. Robertson has been fantastic also. With the score as it was I truly believed that Hughes or Robertson could have closed. Or even Joba. And then there is the greatest closer in the entire world – MO.

    If the team can get the ball to Mo – the game, any game is over. His record is mind-boggling. Tonight he said he could pitch for 5 more years and I believe him.

    The Yankee dynasty starts with this WS win. Long may these Yankees reign.

  90. Brian in 702 November 5th, 2009 at 6:26 am

    Hey Sam and Chad,

    thanks for all the leg work of keeping this together. Pete was a jinx, lol!

    all i have to say is quote, Chase Utley 364 days ago:

    “WORLD F’n CHAMPS!”

    Trisha, will you marry me

  91. KSV November 5th, 2009 at 7:05 am

    What will everybody fight and complain about now? I call dibs on being unhappy regardless of what the Yankees do or don’t do next. (I didn’t get in early enough this season on this blog. So I wanted to get a head start on next year)

    Seriously, though. Let’s go Yankees! I will be at the parade. If I had a ring for every parade I have been to….well, I would have as many as Derek. It feels good right now. I am enjoying it.

  92. Erin November 5th, 2009 at 7:28 am

    Wow. I think I got about 2 hours of sleep last night. I can’t stop smiling!!! :D

  93. Doreen November 5th, 2009 at 7:33 am

    Erin -

    Good morning!

    My cheeks hurt from all the smiling. It’s euphoric! :)

  94. upstate kate November 5th, 2009 at 7:37 am

    woohoo, what a game!!! what a season!!!
    Doreen- did you have to spend any time in the closet?

  95. Doreen November 5th, 2009 at 7:40 am

    upstate kate -

    No, no closet time last night. :lol:

    I did have to walk around a lot, though. :) Nervous energy.

  96. jonnycat November 5th, 2009 at 7:42 am

    Hey can anyone tell me why the parade is during a workday rather than the weekend – saturday or sunday? I work in a hospital and have to request days off in advance and they are not always granted. Totally sucks. I can’t understand why do it during the day on a friday? School kids wont even be able to go….

  97. Doreen November 5th, 2009 at 7:52 am

    jonnycat -

    Downtown NYC on Sat & Sun is a ghost town, virtually.

  98. Doreen November 5th, 2009 at 7:55 am

    jonnycat -

    Also, I know in some NJ districts the schools are closed today and tomorrow for teacher’s conference. So at least some school kids will be able to go.

    My daughter is off, and I was thinking of going, but, I think it would be too much for her. Anyway, I’ll be there in spirit with everyone who does go!

  99. upstate kate November 5th, 2009 at 7:58 am

    Hopefully the parade is televised for those of us unable to attend in person.
    I am so happy (and tired) today, but a bit sad as well that such a wonderful season is over.

  100. KF November 5th, 2009 at 8:01 am

    upstate kate November 5th, 2009 at 7:58 am

    Hopefully the parade is televised for those of us unable to attend in person.
    I am so happy (and tired) today, but a bit sad as well that such a wonderful season is over.

    I’m not sure if it’s true but in the mix of everything last night (the Yankees still won right, it wasn’t a dream?) I heard that the parade was going to be on the YES network.

  101. Avinash November 5th, 2009 at 8:04 am

    I’m currently traveling in India. Woke at 4 to watch the game even though the game didn’t actually start until 6.

    I’m on a prepaid internet service which has a monthly allotted bandwidth. If I exceed it I have to pay extra. So every minute I spend on the internet counts.

    The game ended at around 10 in the morning. Its 6:30pm now and I still haven’t logged off or stopped reading articles/watching videos. I smashed through my bandwidth allotment. My bill currently stand at Rs. 12,890, which is around $300.

    I still can’t stop smiling or watching the post game interviews on yesnetwork.com.

    Thank you Yankees for the best day of my life, so far.

  102. Doreen November 5th, 2009 at 8:07 am

    I’m watching the MLB post-game show.

    Gotta say, even Randy Levine looked and sounded good last night! :lol:

  103. the Truth Squad November 5th, 2009 at 8:08 am

    here are some final Truths about the 2009 New York Yankees:

    1. They are the best team in baseball and completely earned this World Series victory.
    2. Each and every player contributed to this whether they had a great WS or not. Without each of them, they most likely would not have won. Baseball is a team sport and that was proven once again in 2009.
    3. This could very easily be the start of another dynasty as the Yankees have finally restocked the minors and the young players coming up, like the ones already with the team, have the honor and privilege to play alongside some of the great winners in modern baseball.
    4. This talk about the Yankees ‘buying’ a championship is a bunch of crap-the Phillies had two pitchers, Lee and Pedro, who weren’t with the team until the end of July and made 4 of the 6 starts in the World Series. The Yankees have 15 players on the current roster who came up through the system, a huge difference.

    And, finally, to those of you who can’t watch a baseball game without complaining, you’ll live a lot longer (and be much happier) if you somehow manage to lighten up a little. Baseball is a game built on percentages and the difference between winning and losing isn’t all that much. No team in baseball history, even the 1927 or 1998 Yankees, didn’t have bumps in the road on the way to a World Series victory. If you learn something about these bumps and how great teams handle them and rebound it would greatly enhance your understanding and enjoyment in 2010.

  104. Doreen November 5th, 2009 at 8:09 am

    KF -

    Yes, I heard Bob Lorenz say that YES would be covering the parade.

  105. KF November 5th, 2009 at 8:10 am

    Doreen,

    I saw the Randy Levine interview last night and although I’ve never been a fan of his, he presented very well. I ecnjoyed the interview.

  106. KF November 5th, 2009 at 8:14 am

    Doreen,

    Thanks for the conformation, I have client meeting scheduled from early am to late afternoon so I can only hope to catch a replay. At least I was able to watch and enjoy all the games.

  107. Imagethink November 5th, 2009 at 8:37 am

    Yankees Win! is today’s illustration commemorating the victory at our daily illustration blog, Line by Line: http://tiny.cc/sH929
    Check it out!

  108. KSV November 5th, 2009 at 9:00 am

    The parade will most likely be covered by NY1, too. And fox local…and cbs….and nbc…it will be covered. It always is.

  109. moisesfrompanama November 5th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Congrat to the NY Yankees and Mariano Rivera, the 2009 WS Champs. Mariano, you deserve the best and hope to see you again, in the Bronx, for few more years. The Yankees needs you. Arriba Mariano Rivera, the Panamanian Sensational.

  110. joey33 November 5th, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    wow some of u are sorry honestly the truth is you guys arent yankees and never will be I dont see any of u do anything that helped them.u get NOTHING u all feel like u did something really u all wish you can play or work for the yanks but that will never happen fans mean nothing when its over dont say u got ws 27 rings cuz you got none truth hurts.oh and be ready for a salary cap its gonna be talked about more I promise u all that be ready cuz baseball is changing have fun feeling good for doing nothing

  111. espy November 5th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    I hope the Cubs do whatever it takes to sign Rivera…

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