Thursday, November 05, 2009

The Yankees Win... The Yankeeess Win!

That's right folks. The evil empire is back and they took out the Philadelphia Phillies to win their 27th World Championship in the process. The Phillies were quite smug coming into the Series, with Jimmie Rollins promising a win and back to back championships. The Phillie fans were even worse.

I guess they'll have to eat their words as the Yanks crushed them 4 games to 2. The series MVP is Hideki Matsui, who had a Godzilla of a Game 6, batting in six of the seven runs scored. Matsui is in the final year of his contract, so if this was his final game in Pinstripes, he made it a memorable one.

The Yanks also managed to win the Series in the first year of their new home, just as they did with the original Stadium in 1923. It's a rather fitting bookmark.

Congrats to the Yanks!

Oh, and the ticker tape parade is Friday in the Canyon of Heroes in Lower Manhattan riding up from Battery Park to City Hall Park along Broadway.

Memo to Jimmy Rollins. Denial isn't just a river in Egypt. When your team loses the Series 4-2, you can't hit, you can't pitch, and you are outplayed at every turn, you do not get to claim that your team is better. The Phillies lost. Bigtime.

They lost the series, they didn't win as many games as the Yankees did during the regular season either, so claiming that your team was better is asinine.

Moreover, when you bat .217, you are hardly in a position to claim your team is better despite losing a series in six.

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