Wednesday, November 4, 2009
YANKEES WIN THE 2009 WORLD SERIES!!!
Once Alex Rodriguez returned from his hip surgery, the Yankees were the best team in baseball. The best team doesn’t always make it to the promised land, but they did this year. Apparently having swagger and not being intimidated was less important than being the better team.
Andy Pettitte pitched ok, not great, but better than the ‘start Chad Gaudin because Pettitte is too old to throw on three days rest’ crowd probably thought he would. Pettitte ended up pitching the clinching game in all three postseason series, even though that’s more of a timing thing than a skill.
If this was Hideki Matsui’s last game in pinstripes, he picked a hell of a way to go out. Godzilla plated the first two runs of the game in the bottom of the second with a two-run HR off Pedro Martinez, and the Yankees led the rest of the way. Matsui then singled in the third and fourth runs in the third, and the Yankees had more runs than the Phillies would get for the rest of the night.
It’s amazing how Damaso Marte’s contract looks so much better now than it did a week ago.
And like he’s done so many times before, Mariano Rivera closed out the opposition in the postseason. Rivera, Pettitte, Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada get their “one for the thumb.”
Nine years between championships is not nearly as long as it probably felt like to us, as I’m sure fans of most other teams would attest. But this sure feels good anyway.
We bid a fond farewell to the Curse of Clay Bellinger as well.
So in one postseason, we saw the end of the Yankees’s supposed inability to beat the Angels, we saw that the idea that CC Sabathia was not capable of pitching in the postseason was psychobabble BS, and most importantly of all, we saw that the people who though Alex Rodriguez couldn’t perform in the clutch because of some sort of mental defect were completely and utterly wrong.
One small request, can we please not use this thread to talk about what the Yankees should do next year? Maybe we can just enjoy tonight? Who knows when they’ll be back here again?
There’ll be plenty of time to play GM going forward.
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