World Series Champions!


In convincing fashion, the Yanks beat the Phillies 7-3 to clinch their 27th World Series championship last night, setting off a terrific celebration on the field, and in my house.  Matsui was an absolute monster, driving in six of the seven runs with a homer, double, and single–each of which delivered two runs and which brought the great Yankee the World Series MVP.  Pettite went 5 2/3 strong innings on short rest, and the bullpen locked it down the rest of the way.

Matsui got things going in the top of the second in a tremendous at-bat, ripping foul balls and laying off junk until he creamed Pedro’s eighth pitch deep into the second deck in right field for a two-run homer.  After Ruiz tripled to center and scored on Rollins’s sac fly, Matsui then delivered a two-run single the following inning to make it 4-1.  After Teixeira’s RBI single made it 5-1 in the bottom of the fifth, Matsui delivered a two-run double to right center, 7-1 Yanks.  Howard belted a homer to left to cut it to 7-3 in the top of the sixth, but the Yanks’ bullpen shut things down from there.  Joba entered and allowed a single and walk in an inning, with Marte entering to end the seventh with a big K of Utley, then fanned Howard to start the eighth before turning it over to Mariano, who allowed a hit and a walk before ending the game and Series on a weak 4-3 from Victorino to clinch it.


Hats off to Matsui, a great Yankee, for positively mashing the Phillies into submission last night.  It really didn’t surprise me to see his homer, since he was all over Pedro.  He was going to hit something hard eventually.  He was fully deserving of the World Series MVP, a great honor for a tremendous, humble Yankee, batting .615 with 8 RBI.  Love Matsui.  Congratulations to A-Rod for proving all doubters, including at times me, wrong and delivering a great clutch post-season run.  Hats off to Jeter for again leading the way, batting .407 in the Series.  Pettite earned his 18th post-season victory, going 2-0 in the World Series.  Mariano capped a great post-season with 1 2/3 scoreless innings.  Check out his post-season numbers for 2009–16 innings, 10 hits, 1 run earned, 5 walks, 14 K’s; 0.56 ERA for that run, actually lowering his career playoff ERA to 0.74.  The greatest of all-time by a mile.  No one else comes close.

The parade through the canyon of heroes comes tomorrow.  Enjoy this all off-season and into next year, Yankees fans.  This took nine years, but was well worth waiting for.  You can’t take the smile off my face today for anything.



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  1. Fortunately for you, your comment section isn’t full of refuse. I’ve got close to 70 comments and I’d say about half or nearly half are all crap. The things you put up with. I wouldn’t have it any other way though.

  2. VICTORY!!! How sweet it tastes. This one definitely feels good. Hard to believe it’s been 9 years. Last night was definitely special. If that ends up being Matsui’s (and Pettitte’s for that matter) last game in Pinstripes, what a way to go out. Pettitte battled and did what he needed to do, keep the team in the game. The offense did the rest, led by the 1 man wrecking crew. I’m kicking myself b/c I could’ve been there. Had a choice to go to game 6 or 7 and I went with 7. Should have listened to my wife. One of the things on my bucket list is seeing these guys win it all. Someday.

    Enjoy this one my friend! We’re back on top!

  3. J-Boogie! Great win last night; too bad you couldn’t be there, but what can you do? Matsui was tremendous, and was the one guy I most wanted to see get a ring. Lefty was terrific and gutty, not having his best stuff or quite the velocity he typically does but having good location, and pitching efficiently for most of the stint.

    Great, great win.

  4. I am lucky, Beth. It is one good thing I like about blogging with WordPress–the filters for nonsense are very good. I encourage free speech and don’t mind other non-Yankee fans dropping by at all. But the profane trash I got from several fans last night? No way. I just don’t get some people, the haters who scatter their bile on blogs of teams they don’t like. What a waste of time.

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