Ladies and gentlemen, your 2009 American League Champions

Categories : Playoffs


  1. pat says:




  2. Arman Tamzarian says:

    Where’s Hank?

  3. Justin R. says:

    Congrats to a great team and a great group of guys! Let’s get #27!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. vin says:

    How ironic… getting the trophy from Jackie Autry.

  5. scooter says:

    Winning pitcher: Andy Pettitte
    Save: Mariano Rivera

    All seems right with the world

  6. cjc says:

    4 wins to 27 bring it Phily

  7. mike c says:


    • vin says:

      New champaign tax?

    • Speaking of which, you know what person not affiliated with either the Yankees or with MLB is pleased as punch to see the Yankees go deep into the postseason this October and November?

      Mike Bloomberg. The only thing better than having a bottomless campaign warchest to outspend your opponent on commercials is having that bottomless warchest + lots of TV shows on the air that your constituents will want to watch. Bloomberg was gonna win this thing anyway, but having millions of New Yorkers watch these games and see probably an 8-to-1 ratio of Bloomberg spots to Thompson spots during them just clinches it.

      This is a boon to Hizzoner. Just like the 2009 World Series, this shit was over before it started.

  8. I Remember Celerino Sanchez says:

    Woo Hoo!

    Uh, is Hal wearing a rug?

  9. Salty Buggah says:

    Hal’s Wife = Mmmmm

  10. crapulent aka I said good day sir says:


  11. Keanu Reeves says:

    I miss the Boss.

  12. ansky says:

    Randy Levine always looks like a Dbag!

  13. crapulent aka I said good day sir says:

    Joe Girardi is going to cry.

  14. TJ says:

    Let’s do it guys

    Yanks in 6

  15. Esteban says:

    Bloomberg trying to get some cheap publicity. Isn’t he from Boston?

  16. Reggie C. says:

    Did Hal steinbrenner just catch some bubbly on his jacket??

    oh shit…

  17. Drew says:

    Hal looked pissed that Bruney shot him with some champagne. WTF man? chill

  18. ansky says:

    Hal didnt look like he liked being sprayed….looks like Bruney’s getting cut tomorrow.

  19. Alan says:

    Haha, Levine just got sprayed in the back with champagne by Swisher. He looked pissed.

  20. Salty Buggah says:

    No Co-MVPs? Weak

    Oh well, CC deserves it too!

  21. Alan says:

    Oh, that was Hal.

  22. A.D. says:

    CC over arod for the MVP…i dunno

  23. ansky says:

    why is Bloomberg there?

  24. Keanu Reeves says:

    Well I guess you can’t argue with giving the MVP to CC…but I just assumed it was A-Rod’s.

  25. The Artist says:

    CC gets the MVP? Not Alex?

  26. Bob Stone says:

    There were 27 comments when I jsut logged onto this thread – An Omen??

  27. Hall and Nokes says:

    Loving the Bernie concert on YES, but I’m ready for the postgame. Sign off, FOX!

  28. Charlie says:

    fuckin awesome baby. there’s still work do be done though

  29. yankees=warriors says:

    It’s ok, A-Rod can win it in the next round!

  30. mike c says:


  31. JobaWockeeZ says:

    A-Rod deserves some love…

  32. cjc says:

    hmm Alex gets snubbed for the mvp can’t realy argue CC at all but still strange wonder if it has to do with off the field things

  33. aje says:

    What the hell is Mike Bloomberg doing there?>

  34. Alan says:

    Hahaha, GET ‘EM JORGE!

  35. Camilo Gerardo - your inception? fuck perception, go with what makes sense says:

    don perignon?

  36. Andy in Sunny Daytona says:

    HAl Steinbrenner: “Hell of a job, Andy. Now, go grab a shave.”

  37. ansky says:

    LOL Posada spraying Champagne with straight malice!

  38. Jorge just blasted D-Rob in the face.

  39. Bob Stone says:

    YES Post Game jsut started – Yeah

  40. ansky says:

    ok seriously….why is Bloomberg just standing there?

  41. Brazilian Yankee says:

    AL Champs!!

    By the way, thank you guys once again for voting and letting me watch the game. I know I haven’t been the most positive Yankees fan but I’m a big fan nonetheless.

    Now on to the WS!

  42. Klemy says:

    If you don’t want to get wet, stay out of the fucking pool, son!

  43. Alan says:

    Someone needs to spray A-Rod during this interview.

  44. chris says:

    a rod got snubbed

  45. Evil Empire says:

    In terms of the actual logistics coming into the World Series, winning in game 6 is just as good as winning in game 5 to me. CC is more than fully rested. The bullpen will be more than fully rested. The Yankees won’t be waiting close to a week before playing another baseball game.

  46. Souter Fell says:

    Thank you Mo. Enjoy it tonight, Big Game Wednesday.

  47. crapulent aka I said good day sir says:

    Thank Kate Alex. Thank Kate.

    • Hey Philly: We're Not The Rays says:

      Shouldn’t take any chances. Hal should sign her for a guaranteed 8 year ‘consulting’ contract.

  48. Esteban says:

    Arod with the full ski goggles

  49. JeffG says:

    Beautiful game. Pennant is great. A-Rod in my opinion is the MVP but hey, hope he gets is the WS.

    Love It!

  50. Mike says:

    Hughes wearing a ski goggle.

  51. Dela G says:

    good god i am so fucking happy

    i just lit a victory cigar

  52. crapulent aka I said good day sir says:

    ONTO YES. Thank Mo!

  53. Salty Buggah says:

    Ah, I see. CC gets the ALCS MVP. A-Rod gets the WS MVP. Perfect.

  54. Mike says:

    Thank good YES is on… sorry Fox… I’d rather watch my guys.. Couldn’t be more excited the Yankees won, they deservered it. Clearly they were the better team, it’s unfortunate they didn’t win it earlier, but luckily it didn’t come back to bite em.

  55. Alan says:

    Ah well, there goes my coverage of the game. Times like these when I hate living away from NY. If only the Nationals got good and I could have a Yankees-Nationals postseason.

  56. Jake H says:

    I’m a lot more confident in this team then 03. Those were hellish games against the Sox that drained the team.

    4 more wins til we get what we all want.

  57. Alan says:

    Ah they’re keeping it on. Jorge just got dumped on by CC, bahahaah.

  58. Riddering says:

    Look at all those adorable children…just waiting to be drafted into the Yankee system.

  59. pat says:

    The Phillies and their one legitimate starting pitcher should be slaughtered.

  60. Jorge is such a chap-assed, dour old man.

    And his kids are totally scheming on how to sneak out a bottle of bubbly.

  61. ansky says:

    i love that even in celebration…Jorgie’s still pissed. LOL

  62. danny says:

    ROFL jorge

  63. Reggie C. says:

    Its close guys.

    CC pitched 2 dominant, winning games. CC epitomized the “ACE” of a playoff staff.

  64. Doug says:

    What if Mo was your dad?

    Wait then I guess you would be Jesus so never mind.

  65. Ed says:

    That was fun. Can’t wait for Wednesday.

  66. Ivan says:

    Awwwww man, this is so fuckin sweet.

  67. ansky says:

    I’m still waiting for the Torii Hunter interview.

  68. Arman Tamzarian says:

    Hi Mike Socia! How’s it going?

  69. pat says:

    Luckily we have a giant clubhouse……



  70. trueblue says:

    At least we wont have to hear Phillips talk about how the Phillies are better…….

    FIRED tomight.

    How do you throw it all away banging a chickk that looks like Al from Happy Days??

  71. goose says:

    Scioscia wants to jump into the hot tub with Buck and Mccarver to cry on their ……

  72. Bob Stone says:

    ARod’s Post Season Line .438 Avg, .548 OBP, .969 SLG, 1.516 OPS. That’s 1.516 OPS!!!!! How does he not get at least co MVP???????

  73. ansky says:

    To all the Girardi bashers…he did what Torre couldn’t do…he helped get past the Angels.

  74. NYTraveller says:

    Rosenthal is really the same size as that equally annoying Little Bit o Luck douche. Has anyone ever seen them together or is Li’l Ken moonlighting?

  75. We’ve got a post up about CC’s MVP award, in case anyone’s looking for it.

  76. The Artist says:

    CC cant pitch in the post season

    A-Rod can’t hit in the post season

    The Yanks are old

    Scioscia is a genius

    Girardi is overmanaging

    Mo is done

    What will the media say now?

  77. AJ says:

    I’m watching the FOX postgame, and Joe Buck and Tim McCarver look so sad. They should be put on suicide watch.

  78. DreDog says:

    John Kruk is a douchebag.

  79. Handtius says:

    The Yanks are back where they belong. Lets take a breather and come back ready and positive about our march to # 27!

  80. MikeD says:

    Who was that woman who attacked Derek with the champagne?

  81. Phil says:

    Congrats everyone. This is the one site I can say I’ve read every single day. Thanks for keeping it up fellas.

  82. Upstate Nick (confidence level = 27) says:

    Did anyone else hear some “Yankees suck” chanters in the background during Hughes’ interview?

  83. Randy A. says:


  84. Guys, I’m so proud of the Yankes and I have to say this the best Yankees blog I have read. RAB is devoted to Yankee coverage. LETS WIN 27!!!

  85. Evil Empire says:

    There’s a sick part of me that wants to Steve Phillips get hired by the MLB Network so that him and Harold Reynolds could do shows together. They’d be like, the ex-ESPN-analyst-sex-pervert-who-got-fired-duo.

    • Coming up next on MLBN:

      Extra Innings with Matt Vasgersian at 6:00
      Bitch, Don’t Tell My Wife About This Shit with Harold Reynolds and Steve Phillips at 6:30
      Around the League with Victor Rojas and Sean Casey at 7:00

      • Evil Empire says:

        Exactly. That’s a fucking goldmine right there. I think they’d be talking about a lot of “what not to do” examples, in both their personal sexual relations AND the organizational management & player development of baseball teams.

        • Phillips: This is a big offseason for the Blue Jays.
          Reynolds: Agreed. You don’t want to price Halladay so high that you can’t get anything real offers. It’s more important to get something good than to get maximum value.
          Phillips: I agree. Similarly, you don’t want to use text messaging or emails with your ugly mistress, or let her know your home address so she can come stalk your wife. That’s a big mistake.
          Reynolds: Absolutely right, Steve. It’s also important to establish consent before you start propositioning female interns left and right, telling them graphic details about what things you’d like to do to them sexually, Bill O’Reilly style.
          Phillips: I think the Jays need to find a new closer.
          Reynolds: Absolutely.
          Phillips: We’ll be right back with more “Bitch, Don’t Tell My Wife About This Shit” after these commercial messages.

          … aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand, SCENE!

  86. Voice of Reason says:

    Four wins away from proving this was one of the greatest teams in Yankees History. Love it.

    On a side note, Halos Heaven is good for a laugh, because they blame anyone but their players for their losses. Apparantly balls just weren’t bouncing their way – it’s not that they made a bunch of errors and every pitcher but Darren Oliver blew royally.

  87. Drew says:

    Somewhere Joe T is smiling. He’s happy for a lot of our players.

  88. ansky says:

    Well time for some more laughs…about to go pop in to Halos Heaven and see what the good word is.

  89. Kim’s smile was a little freaky just then .

  90. ansky says:

    from Halos Heaven:

    I hope the Phillies Sweep and every single Yankee player bleeds out rectally.

    …real classy guys.

    • Joe D. says:

      Fuck the other blogs.

      On SoSH, there’s serious discussion about whether to ban a guy who dared say “Red Sux”.

      In the same game thread, someone wished Nick Swisher would die, Jorge Posada was referred to as the Chinless Wonder, Tex referred to as a huge douche, Steinbrenner called a vegetable, and there was jovial talk of Al Qaeda attacking Philadelphia during World Series Game Three.

      Didn’t see any ban requests on those.

      RAB gets rowdy sometimes, but I’ve never seen anything quite like that not nipped in the bud by the classy RAB admins, and or called out by the excellent RAB regs.

      (EG: Someone said “Eric Gaybar” earlier. Fairly mild compared to the examples above, but still brainless and insulting. Commenter was jumped on with both feet by several people, and deservedly so.)

      I’m a newbie on this site — just found this place a couple months ago, tops — but this is the best damn comment-centric baseball blog I’ve ever seen. Especially since they manage to pull it off while not requiring a registration/account to comment.

      In conclusion, this site rocks, and I love this damn team.


  91. AJ says:

    I love Mo’s interview and his final line:

    “We’re not finished yet.”

    This team is happy with the ALCS pennant, but they only have their eyes on one prize – a World Series championship. That focus is going to be huge for this team.

    Let’s get ‘em on Wednesday boys. Number 27 is four wins away.

  92. ansky says:

    The 2009 New York Yankees: making little girls cry all season long.

  93. TheLastClown says:

    From Halos Heaven:

    “…I love Mike Scioscia and don’t think there is a better manager, but I don’t want to hear anything good about that miserable piece of shit for a few months.”

    by snowhor on Oct 25, 2009 9:17 PM PDT reply actions 0 recs

    /Strange Loop’d

  94. goose says:

    kim jones has a big nose as well as a big rack….

    was she bangin Kay like some said?

    I thought he plays “on the other team”…not that there is anything wrong with that

  95. The Iron Horse says:

    being at that game was the most beautiful experience of my life

    • Hey Philly: We're Not The Rays says:

      Seconded. God bless the impact of bad weather on last minute Stubhub prices. Got two tix in 118 for way under season ticket price. This team… completes me.

  96. Peedlum says:

    My red sux fan fiancee (i know, i know) is still talking smack. She’s like a NY Post writer. Don’t let the facts get in the way. Anyway, this feels great. I’m in LA and people were talking a lot of smack after game 5 and my response was Pettitte at home in game 6 was all we needed. Once again, Andy didn’t let us down. Nothing better to say than: Its fu—ng champagne time.

  97. ansky says:

    Well, time to dust off the old “who’s your daddy?” chants.

  98. Free Mike Vick says:


    need i really say more?

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