But this year, after missing the playoffs for the 1st time since 1994, we were determined. Buying a World Series was very much needed, and picking up guys like Sabathia, Burnett, Teixeira, and of course mi hombre Nick Swisher helped a ton. Not to mention the beautiful new stadium built for us by Mr. Steinbrenner! We were ready to strike back, and we were gonna do it in style!
After the news of A-Rod getting hurt and having to miss the 1st 2 months of the year all pressure was on Mark Teixeira, who failed to deliver at all in the 1st 2 months. The team all together wasn't looking so great, but when A-Rod came back, we went on a crazy surge, leading to the playoffs, Teixeira, CC, Burnett (kinda), and Swisher had big years and the Yanks went into the playoffs with over 100 wins and the best record in the league!
And here I am today, practically holding up the World Series trophy in the air, having never once felt that feeling, that "on top of the world" feeling you get when something unreal happens. I'm thinking, what's next? Nothing is. Technically, next year is next. But for now, this is the high point, the climax for a baseball fan, and I feel great!
So, last night's game was pretty good, I had trouble watching it though. I've thought up some great excuses and I figured I'll share em with you now, 1) I had 2 projects for school I finished, one being a presentation in Social Studies today (which went out well) and I needed to sleep. 2) Because the stupid MLB idiots like playing these games as late as possible, the perfect way for a kid to see this moment. 3) When I went to bed it was 7-3 Yankees, more like Matsui 6 Phillies 3. 4) I wanted to watch the end so I set my 2nd alram (1st is for school) to 11:00 to watch the end, turns out I was knocked out that night and either didn't hear the alarm or it never went off at all. So, by the time I woke up in the night, it's 5:00 in the morning, and I was like "I wonder what the score is", and when I looked at the clock I was like "Darnit, it's already been over for hours".
Those are my excuses, I watched the 1st 6 innings though, and other than the Howard home run, Pettitte looked brilliant! And don't get me started about Matsui, he knew it may be his last game in pinstripes, and he made it a memorable one (my friend said they're gonna ship him back to Japan :), no offense yall). Well, I want to congratulate the 2009 New York Yankees team, they played one heck of a season, and Joe Girardi after all is a great manager. Congrats to the 4 super heros (Posada, Pettitte, Jeter & Rivera) for completing one hand of rings and to A-Rod, Teixeira, Sabathia & Matsui for getting their 1st moments in glory! Thanks so much Yanks, now I get to be there for the first time! Here's to number 28! Go Yanks!
Pictures from ESPN.com
I think it's safe to say that this new stadium is the stadium Godzilla built! See Ya!