A few reasons to feel uncontrollably happy:
The Alex Rodriguez-is-a-choke-artist-storyline is dead. Smell you later, forever.
The headlock the Red Sox have had the Yankees in since 2004 is gone. The Sox had their best decade since WWI and still place second to the Yanks.
The Yanks won in their first season at the new Stadium. Nice segue. Not even a chance to dream up those “Curse of the New Stadium” stories. Fergit it. Next.
Pettitte, Posada, Rivera and Jeter: five times dope.
Mariano–one of the best. Ever.
The George Era is over, the Torre Era is over: congrats to Joe G, Cash Money, and the Steinbrenner Boys. I always said you wouldn’t want to be the guy to replace Torre–you’d want to be the guy to replace the guy who replaced Torre. But now Joe Girardi has a ring of his very own.
No, no, they can’t take that away from me.