Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Yankees back on top...I love this game!

The Yanks just won their 27th World Series championship! I don't think I have to tell you that I am beyond psyched, that this was the perfect ending to what was a fantastic season. I have more to say about the Series and this game, but for tonight let me just say:

*congrats to those guys who came to the Yankees to win a championship this past decade and finally made it

*congrats to the core four who waited 9 years to be on top again (and add to that Joe Girardi, who won a couple of rings as catcher and now has his first as manager)

*congrats to the new guard, those young players who the Yankees have finally put their faith in who will hopefully carry on the legacy in the coming years once the core four are gone...

*it's nice that there's a bridge of players from the old days to now, that it's been long enough since their last championship that most of the players are new, but not long enough that it's a completely different team from the dynasty of the 1990s.

*the Phillies put up a good fight (though tonight it kinda felt like they gave up...even if it's just a little bit, it can do you in), but you took the Series to six and it was the first time in years I felt the two teams were well matched (as well as both deserving of being in the Series)...

*and a special congrats to Chase Utley (yes, a Philly!) for his powerful offense and contributions to how well the Phillies played. They named a lot of stats and records he tied and most of them were stupid and meaningless, but he tied Reggie Jackson for hitting 5 homers in a Series and he should be proud that he gave the Phillies a chance.

*and also to Philly pitcher Cliff Lee, who completely dominated on the mound and was by far the best pitcher, out of both teams, in this series. You also gave your team a fighting chance. It's just too bad they didn't clone ya.

It's midnight, so good night for now!

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