The Old Guard of Rivera, Jeter and Posada mixed with a New Regime of Tex, CC, and Burnett earns the New York Yankees their 27th World Series Title on November 4, 2009. Their first title in 9 long years.
I know that sounds obnoxious to Cubs fans, and Indians fans and the like. But guess what? I don’t give a fuck! The Greatest Franchise in Sports is held to a higher standard, and the great expectations of New York City were met last night. In classic Yankee fashion, Andy Pettitte toed the rubber and tossed yet another playoff W, giving him 18 in his career and further extending his record as winningest pitcher in postseason history. Mr. Crutch Hideki Matsui crinched the game 6 victory all by himself, driving in 6 runs and in the process earning him and his translator a World Series MVP. (I bet you that translator was shitting his fucking pants. No chance he expected to be up on that podium standing before the entire world ready to do an interview on National Television.) And the Greatest of All Time Mariano Rivera locked down the final 5 outs to secure the title.
5 Rings in total for the only remaining players from the 1996 squad – Jeter, Posada, Rivera and Pettitte – and the first World Series title for Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez and the newest members of the Bombers, Sabathia, Teixeira and Burnett. Hopefully for the young’ns, Cano, Cabrera, Hughes, and Joba, this is the first of many to come.
This one is for George.
Girardi better change his number to 28. #27 is finally home.