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We started this year talking about the new Yankee Stadium. How fitting then that the season ends in the new jernt. And what a way it’d be to break it in–with a championship. Two possible games left, Yanks need just one…more…win.

The anticipation is palpable.

I wish Todd Drew was here, but in some ways, he’s really never left. I think about him almost every game. And he’ll be front and center in my thoughts tonight as the Bombers go for it all.

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1 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:06 am

We Play Today

We Win Today

Das It

2 mrm1970   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:10 am

You're a good person, Alex.

3 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:16 am

Butterflies are bumpin' already. I think I may have a heart attack tonight. : )

4 Will Weiss   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:27 am

[0] Mine too. Although, I don't know how keen Todd would be about MLB intentionally scheduling WS games into the first week of November. At least 8 years ago, there was a valid reason.

5 Sliced Bread   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:37 am

I didn't think we needed the new Stadium, but it won me over the minute I walked into it, and appreciate it more everytime I see it. We're still getting to know each other but we're 3-0.

First time I went (Sunday May 3, Angels rainout) it bothered me that the shell of the old Stadium was still standing. It felt tacky, and disrespectful to be entering this bright and clean new building, while our old friend was slumped, withered and alone across the street, its back to us.

I look at it differently now. I'm glad the old place is still standing in the shadows tonight, just a shouting distance away from the energetic youngster all caught up in its first really really big game. The old place stands in the background as a quiet comfort, a proud grandparent smiling on its grandson playing across the street, hoping it enjoys as happy, and long a life that it had.

The old place isn't dead and buried. It's hanging on. Still standing in the shadows tonight (and tomorrow, however long it's necessary), hoping to see the new Stadium live up to its name, and its potential. I wish I was going to see it too. Who wouldn't want to sit under the bright lights in the November chill, watching the biggest game of our young Stadium's life? But like Alex says, we'll all be there in spirit, every one of us Banterers.

6 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:39 am

I think Todd was always happy when there was a baseball game being played, no matter where or when.


7 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:51 am

[0] I thought of Todd this morning. I stepped onto the subway here in Boston and noticed a young guy sporting a Yankees jacket. This in itself isn't all that rare here.

Two or three stops later, an older gentleman boards the train, wearing a Phillies cap. He ends up sitting right next to the Yankee fan, directly across from me.

As the Phillies fan sits down, they exchange warm, cat-who-caught-the-canary grins and when the Yankee fan eventually exited the train, he made sure to fist bump his new pal.

It was a brief but sweet moment. I felt as if I was watching one of Todd's posts unfold before me.

[1] Indeed. This ends tonight.

8 thelarmis   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:53 am

let's win tonight and dedicate to Todd Drew!!!

i think about him all the time...

he deserves this win and on this night!!!

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