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1 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 5, 2009 1:20 pm

Great artwork! Never looked sweeter.

New York Yankees -- 2009 World Series Champions

2 Sliced Bread   ~  Nov 5, 2009 1:45 pm

even after rewatching some of the celebration, it still hasn't sunk in.
I've never had this kind of delayed reaction.
I mean, I'm overjoyed, proud, ... but also still in shock for some reason.
It happened right? We all saw it!

3 RIYank   ~  Nov 5, 2009 1:51 pm

[2] Saw it, heard it, felt it, smelled it, tasted it.

Good, we needed an "afterglow" thread. I'll assume this is it.

Underdog (from two threads back), thanks for your occasional visits, and the congratulations are appreciated. Here's hoping the next non-Yankee championship belongs to the Dodgers. (Also that it's in 2029, but I'm not expecting you to join in that part of the hope.)

4 RIYank   ~  Nov 5, 2009 1:52 pm

Has anyone written a story about Mariano's physical condition? It's not at all surprising that no reporter managed to scoop that one during the Series, but it seems like a big story that should be available now.

5 Just Fair   ~  Nov 5, 2009 2:05 pm

[4] I heard it was his ribs. I'm guessing the big Yankee fan in the sky needed to take one in order to create the next great Yankee closer. Arriving in 20 years when Mo retires. : )

6 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 5, 2009 2:07 pm

the downtown Modell's is like the fall of Saigon crossed with the last 20 minutes of Titanic

7 Biscuit Pants   ~  Nov 5, 2009 2:14 pm

Damn I wish I was in the city right now, just soaking it all up. Providence just doesn't cut it.

8 Yankee Mama   ~  Nov 5, 2009 2:15 pm

Jeter on Letterman tonight. I'm so tired. I will do my best to stay awake. Thank Heavens for DVR.

9 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 5, 2009 2:16 pm

[4] He did have a hot water bottle on his side throughout the post season, so maybe he had a bit of strain, which makes his performance all the more incredible. His 16 post season innings tied his most ever (2001 and 2003).

10 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 5, 2009 2:17 pm

[8] And the Internet! I imagine the clips will be available online too.

[7] Nor does the north shore - not even close. I'm pretty sure there aren't many stores around here stocking Yankees Championship gear anyway! ;)

11 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 5, 2009 2:18 pm

Winning the WS is the gift that keeps on giving...even the small things are great...from checking out the World Series page on B-R.com, the seeing the backpages, buying the highlight video in December, the flag raising ceremony in April, Girardi managing the ASG July, etc. So many little nuggets to complement the overlapping joy.

12 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 5, 2009 2:20 pm

[11] yeah, last night I kept thinking "I get to get a t-shirt tomorrow!" Plus all the quickie books and DVD's that I'll end up devouring over the winter.

13 Rich   ~  Nov 5, 2009 2:20 pm

I love this team.

14 Biscuit Pants   ~  Nov 5, 2009 2:21 pm

[10] It's just the vibe I miss. I watched the game last night at a bar surrounded by some Tri-State ex-pats. My buddy blasted Empire State of Mind in the parking lot afterwards. Closest I could get to being there.

15 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 5, 2009 2:21 pm

where is the 2010 all star game? gonna look it up...

16 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 5, 2009 2:22 pm

also, not just Girardi managing the All Star Game next year. But doing it in Anaheim....oh man this just gets better and better.

17 Biscuit Pants   ~  Nov 5, 2009 2:22 pm

[12] Might just have to get that SI subscription . . .

18 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 5, 2009 2:23 pm

[15] Anaheim...A triumphant return!

19 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 5, 2009 2:24 pm

[15][16] yeah, Anaheim in 2010. Then Arizona in 2011.

20 The Hawk   ~  Nov 5, 2009 2:27 pm

Hm, somehow Francesa hasn't gotten around yet to admitting he was wrong about three days rest for Pettitte. He bloviated for days about how he was right when they lost, now he needs to fess up.

21 Rich   ~  Nov 5, 2009 2:29 pm

[20] Thanks for reminding me to turn it on. Cash on now.

22 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 5, 2009 2:31 pm

[20, 21] yes, lets all listen to this awfulness together.

10 minutes in we've gotten nothing about how wrong he was, but all about how people who don't think Ruiz is great "aren't paying attention"

23 51cq24   ~  Nov 5, 2009 2:32 pm

[11] "Girardi absolutely lost us home field advantage in the world series." (that's the 1st inning of the asg)

is this for real???

24 Rich   ~  Nov 5, 2009 2:32 pm

[22] I want to hear Cash!!!!!!!!!!!!!

25 Sliced Bread   ~  Nov 5, 2009 2:32 pm

the city's great. today
walking out of the parking garage this morning, hitting the sidewalk, first face I see is a guy in a Yankee hat, smiling big, and knowingly at my Yankee lid. As we pass he mutters a noise like "aeeeey!" and we both laugh at the lack of a need for actual words.

walking through Times Square, guys in Yankee jackets and hats, bouncing off to work, instead of doing the usual head-down shuffle. Everybody's running 20 minutes late, making eye contact, giving smiles and nods.

Pridetown, USA. and the fun's just getting started.

26 Yankee Mama   ~  Nov 5, 2009 2:33 pm

[16] Sweet!

I train and teach at a martial arts dojo where someone anonymously left me a 2009 World Series cap in a manila envelope. Being superstitious, I decided to bury it in my apt., to avoid the potentially bad jou-jou.

Then, my husband said that the cap is only negative if you put that consciousness into it. My brohter said the it's not the Stanley Cup and that since I didn't buy it, he thought it was ok. So, I recovered it from the back of the coat closet and wore it during every game.

Today, I wore it out into the streets of Manhattan, proud as can be. I got giggles and smiles and nods of mutual relief.

Today it's a kinder, gentler world. Not easy to say in this town.

27 51cq24   ~  Nov 5, 2009 2:34 pm

[23] i don't know what crazy link tiny gave me there, this is what i intended: http://tiny.cc/wtZHo

28 Sliced Bread   ~  Nov 5, 2009 2:36 pm

[26] yup.

29 51cq24   ~  Nov 5, 2009 2:40 pm

here's that incredible damon interview with kim jones

30 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 5, 2009 2:44 pm

[23] I may call for him to fired before then!

31 RIYank   ~  Nov 5, 2009 2:46 pm

Right, I know Mo's ribs hurt. Because he said so. I'm just wondering what the extent of it was, and if anyone is actually reporting on it in some depth.

On that Girardi story: I heard that when the woman told him she was a lefty, he insisted on taking her back over the divider so they could be on the lefty side of the highway.
Yeah, okay, lame. I tried.

32 thelarmis   ~  Nov 5, 2009 3:15 pm

[3] hell, I even tasted it. and it was SWEET!!!! : )

33 The Hawk   ~  Nov 5, 2009 3:29 pm

I was just looking at MLB team payrolls beginning with 1996. It's interesting but the Yankees really started pulling ahead of the pack when they started losing. The gap increased exponentially between 2002 and 2005 then kind of stabilized from 2006 on. But it's still a big gap, obviously.

34 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 5, 2009 3:50 pm

[32] congrats on opening your mind to different desserts, thelarmis. hehe - wait.. you've tasted this victory before.

[27] -- 27!!
That's f'n crazy--heard Francesa mention it on the show but I was confused.. Joe Girardi is slowly building his resume for NYC mayor. Goddamn.

35 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 5, 2009 4:00 pm

Mike Francesa is a toolbag. He said 16 times that the Red Sox are the team of the decade. Then when a caller pointed out that the Yanks won the Whole Salami in 2000 & 2009, matching Boston at 2 each (and then factor in the 9 out of 10 PS appearance), he is harping on the "technicality" of the decade being 2001-2010 vs 2000-2009. ASSHOLE. Then he says it's not even worth mentioning.

HAHA... now caller after caller is hammering him on this. I love watching him squirm. haha

36 rbj   ~  Nov 5, 2009 4:21 pm

[20] There's a whole bunch of tv & radio sports people who are gonna be eating a whole bunch of crow today.

20009 World Series Champion New York Yankees!

Woo hooo!!!

37 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 5, 2009 4:37 pm

[35] btw, personally, I think the decade would be 2001-2010, since the century starts with 1901 and ends with 2000. But if one is willing to declare a "team of the decade" now (calling 2000-2009 the decade), then I think the picture is pretty clear:

NYY - .597 win %, 9 PS appearances (8 time div champs), 4 AL pennants, 2 WS victories
BOS - .568 win %, 6 PS appearances (one div champ), 2 AL pennants, 2 WS victories

If you think it's 2001-2010, then well we have to wait one more year to declare the team of the decade, methinks.

38 Horace Clarke Era   ~  Nov 5, 2009 5:07 pm

[30] william, that's very funny! Sign of a grownup ... being able to tease oneself. (We can all be grownups AND kids today!)

Real world question for future: how often, really, do we need a DH slot open for Alex/Po/Tex next year? I am asking because the core reason not to give Matsui a year + option is the clogging of DH, otherwise his production (only 35, remember, not 38!) for the spot is outstanding and he hits lefties a little, too.

My instincts have been to let him go, and they probably still are, but I am trying to think it through regarding the DH spot. Damon is probably a better signing given that he CAN play left (just) but I am guessing JD gets 2-3 years somewhere.

39 51cq24   ~  Nov 5, 2009 6:03 pm

[37] i don't think it matters much, but in any other decade i think you'd go from 0-9. like we wouldn't say 1990 was part of the 80s. the only reason there's confusion is because of the millennium issue. but no matter when the millennium or century started, the 00s started in 2000.
anyway, the yankees are the best team of all time. who cares about the decade?

40 51cq24   ~  Nov 5, 2009 6:09 pm

i think it's still early to talk about free agents, but i'm strongly in the matsui camp. he's a better hitter than damon, and damon is not a real outfielder anymore. i think it's ridiculous that we think we don't need a dh. you can't just cycle the fielders into dh and let subpar hitters take their places for the whole year. we need a real outfielder (actually 2), better backup infielders and catchers, and at least one starter. and a dh.

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