Nov
04

Ladies and gentlemen, your 2009 World Champions

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Categories : Playoffs
  • vin

    FUCK YEA!

    Great performance.

    • Pat

      Great Win Question Where is Brian Cashman?????

      • ADam

        Cash Deserves a ton… a ton of credit

  • Alexander Judka

    WHOOOOOO

  • Jackson

    What a great year.

  • Voice of Reason

    It just feels right.

  • Joe

    27

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    World Champions.

  • TheZack

    Best. Season. Ever!

  • Infamous Richards

    27 baby!!!!!

  • Jim

    Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

  • http://sports-odds.com/images/stories/yankees-arod-teixeira.jpg JobaWockeeZ

    Matsui did what I hoped. He went off with a bang….until that new contract.

  • http://dontbringinthelefty.blogspot.com Lucas A.

    WORLD CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Matsui is MVP.

    • NYTraveller

      With a purposeful grimace and a terrible sound
      He pulls the spitting high tension wires down, Godzilla!

      Helpless people on subway trains
      Scream BUG-EYED as he looks in on them, Godzilla!

      He picks up a bus and he throws it back down
      As he wades through the buildings toward the center of town, Godzilla

      Oh no, they say he’s got to go
      Go go Godzilla, yeah
      Oh no, there goes Tokyo
      Go go Godzilla, yeah

      Oh no, they say he’s got to go
      Go go Godzilla, yeah
      Oh no, there goes Tokyo
      Go go Godzilla, yeah

      Rinji news o moshiagemasu!
      Rinji news o moshiagemasu!
      Godzilla ga Ginza hoomen e mukatte imasu!
      Daishkyu hinan shite kudasai!
      Daishkyu hinan shite kudasai!
      (Attention, emergency news!
      Attention, emergency news!
      Godzilla is going toward the Ginza area!
      Immediately escape, catch up, find shelter please!
      Immediately escape, catch up, find shelter please!)

      Oh no, they say he’s got to go
      Go go Godzilla, yeah
      Oh no, there goes Tokyo
      Go go Godzilla, yeah

      History shows again and again
      How nature points up the folly of men
      Godzilla!(4x)

      • http://sports-odds.com/images/stories/yankees-arod-teixeira.jpg JobaWockeeZ

        IETC!!!
        Japanese words in there too?
        +100

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        Awesome. Well done, you poet.

        • Marcus

          Credit goes to blue oyster cult. Yes, *the* blue ouster cult.

          • NYTraveller

            Absolutely – I should have made that clear.

            • johnny

              except that fu manchu, a cali stoner rock band, recorded the superior version of the song

  • pete

    confidence level: 28

    i think it’s time for another brian cashman appreciation thread.

    • pete

      actually how about a 2009 yankees appreciation thread

  • DFD

    when is the parade???

  • Mike Nitabach

    MATSUI-MVP!!!!! The Hungry Spot is going fucking WILD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bryan

    Ballgame over!!! World Series over!!! the yankees win thaaaaaaa yankeeeessssss wiiiiiiiiiin!!! 27 BABY!!!!!

  • BigBlueAL

    1st championship won with RAB around!! Just wanna thank all you guys for making this a real fun season and congrats to all of us!!!! oh and the Yankees too!!!!

    • Bob Stone

      I second that wholeheartedly!!!

  • Hey Philly, Yankees ain’t the Rays

    Nady sighting!

    • Andrew

      I may have cried.

      A significant amount.

      First WS of my adult life

      • http://www.myspace.com/rayzayas Ray Fuego

        Mine too!! I barely remember the last few! This was amazing!!

  • Tampa Yankee

    This proves that Eric Hinske just wins baseball games

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      It’s science.

      • ROBTEN

        They’ve done studies. 60% of the time, Hinske works every time.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          He’s made from real bits of panther, so you know he’s good.

        • Marcos

          I’m gonna be honest, he smells like pure gasoline…

          • Spaceman.Spiff

            UGHH, he smells like Bigfoot’s dick!

  • scooter

    Guys – thanks SO much to all of you for sharing all this. This is so good… and Andy with the clutch performance… Mo doing it again… and Matsui with an unreal evening

  • Voice of Reason

    Breaking: Matsui is MVP

  • NYFan50

    Was it just me, or did the team all center around A-Rod during that celebration? Looks like he ran towards the mound and they all ran out to him and put him in the middle of the scrum.

  • http://sports-odds.com/images/stories/yankees-arod-teixeira.jpg JobaWockeeZ

    Damn that’s true. Who else won a ring with the Red Sox and Yanks? Besides Babe?

    • Tampa Yankee

      Hinske

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Shit, like half of those 1920’s Yankees were all ex-Red-Sox. Babe was far from the only one.

      Besides the Babe, Everett Scott, Wally Schang, Carl Mays, Joe Bush, Sam Jones, and Herb Pennock were all members of the Sox title teams of 1916 and/or 1918. We robbed Boston blind.

      • NYTraveller

        Joe Dugan and Waite Hoyt too.

        Their owner, Harry Frazee needed cash to produce Broadway shows so Col Ruppert gladly took a championship core off his hands.

    • JGS

      Johnny Damon?

  • Salty Buggah

    FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • NYTraveller

    11:45 PM November 4, 2009

    The world has returned to its proper axis and all is as it should be.

    Thank you Yankees for a great ride and death (figuratively) to the unbelievers.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    I love this fucking team. I have tears in my eyes right now. What a fantastic fucking year.

  • baka nakamura

    fan-fucking-tastic!

    congrats guys. great season!

  • ansky

    awesomeness!!!!

    +27

  • yankees=warriors

    AJ with another pie, haha!

  • http://sports-odds.com/images/stories/yankees-arod-teixeira.jpg JobaWockeeZ

    Start of a new Dynasty!
    Resign Damon and Matsui! They’ve earned it.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Agreed, and yes and yes.

    • Chris

      No. This is still the same dynasty.

      Jeter + Posada + Pettitte + Mo + Girardi = One Dynasty

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        The last 8 years was just a brief and ultimately historically regrettable interregnum, just like the failed Cromwellian Republic.

        • JackC

          With slightly fewer beheadings.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            There’s still time to catch up. I’ve got my eye on Jon Papelbon, Torii Hunter, Bill Madden, and Ken Rosenthal.

    • Bob Stone

      Definitely YES!!

  • vin

    +27

  • Jordan

    I Enjoy This Thread.

  • Salty Buggah

    “Red Sox Nation? What a bunch of shit that is. … This is a Yankee country. We’re going to put the Yankees back on top and restore the universe to order.” – Hank Steinbrenner

    Order is restored Hank. This is our universe!

  • The Evil Empire

    How bad ass would it be if Joe’s new jersey changes and he comes out with a 28 during the press conference

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      Awwwww shitttt that would be gangster

  • Mike Pop

    World fucking Champs.

  • http://inthemasses.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/mad-max-poster-1.jpg gxpanos

    What a year.

    What a year.

    What a year.

    This one is the best of the 5 I remember.

    What a year.

    • Mike Pop

      Plus one!

      This is my favorite.

  • http://twitter.com/hopjake Jake H

    It feels so good. I just can’t believe it.

  • Matt M.

    I want the Good Lord for making me a Yankee fan

  • Mark B

    We did it baby, the core four got us one more!

    • scooter

      No joke

      How great were Pettitte, Mo, Jeter and Jorge this year and this postseason?

      • Mark B

        Someday we will look back in awe at how good they all were…..until then, we celebrate!

  • vin

    Scott Brosius coming through for us again!

  • BigBlueAL

    Darth Vader’s latest tweet:

    “All too easy.”

    Fuckin love it!!

  • Reggie C.

    2009 World Champions !!

    Time for the perqs to kick in. Aroldis Chapman, we’re looking at you kid!

  • dkidd

    worth the wait

    so happy for matsui and alex

    love posada’s reaction after the final out

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    What an incredible year.

  • http://sports-odds.com/images/stories/yankees-arod-teixeira.jpg JobaWockeeZ

    What a year to start reading the best Yankee blog in the world.

  • nathan

    SUCK IT MOTHER FUCKERS

    WE DID IT

    New Home New Champs New Dynasty

  • Salty Buggah

    Alex Rodriguez: World Series champion

    Has a good ring to it!

    Mark Teixeira & CC Sabathia: World Series champions

    Also a good ring!

  • Will

    “Yankees buy Series” articles in t-minus 3… 2… 1…

    • Joey

      Who gives a flying fuck? WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #27. Das it.

  • Souter Fell

    Thank you Yankees and thank you RAB. Great season. Well done.

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      +27

  • dkidd

    one for the thumb

    wonder if george is watching

  • AdamParker

    This year was satisfying. :)

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Mark Teixeira breaking out the God reference.

  • Alan

    What a year. Can we now please put to rest any question of whether A-Rod is a “real Yankee”?

    On to #28!

  • vin

    Yeah… this ballpark will do.

    Way to break it in, boys.

    • Bob Stone

      ietcvm – YEAH!!!

  • Arman Tamzarian

    Hank Sighting!!!

  • Voice of Reason

    (Thats my microphone you bastard!)

  • Frank1979

    They’re gonna drag John Kruk off the set of Baseball Tonight wearing a Phillies uniform, helmet and all, ala Kareem Abdul Jabaar in Airplane!

    WOO HOO! LETS GO YANKEES!!!

  • mvg

    It feels weird not seeing George right now…

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    YEAH, HAL! HOIST THAT FUCKING THING, BABY!

  • yankees=warriors

    Ah, how touching!

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Just rushed home from the Knicks (eh) game to see the last 6 outs, on my way I got to see the outside of Citi Field and the Blimp over Yankee Stadium, today was a fine ass day indeed.

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Any chance Hank speaks?

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    Where’s Bruney with the bubbly?

  • Reggie C.

    Hal Steinbrenner … Born to steward this ship to many more championships!

  • scooter

    One for the Boss
    Hal is very emotional up there

  • Mike Pop

    I love this team so fucking much.

    Holy shit guys.

    I love you all too!

    RAB is da bomb yo!

    Yankees <3

  • Salty Buggah

    I really wish I could go to the parade on Friday. It better be on TV or on the internet.

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Howard Dean? Is that you?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      BYAAAAAAAAAAAAHH!!!!

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    How good must it feel for Joe to hold that thing?

    • smb364

      my guess is we can put the girardi hot seat discussion on hold, finally???

      • Ghost of Scott Brosius

        but teh Donnie Baseball!

  • Evil Empire

    CONFIDENCE LEVEL: 28

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Don’t think we’re stopping at one, Rest of the League. Get used to this shit. We don’t win titles; we build DYNASTIES.

      This team is freaking STACKED.

      Almost as stacked as Riddering.

      • Evil Empire

        GOD DAMN MOTHERFUCKING RIGHT. And next year … WE’LL PROBABLY HAVE 4 QUALITY STARTERS dun dun DUNNNNNNNNN

        • ROBTEN

          Gaudin’s gonna be in the rotation?

          /dead horse, it is beaten.

      • Bob Stone

        Let’s get to 30 in three years!!!

  • Sam P.

    Never lost a world series ending in 9!

  • Mike Pop

    Girardi is the boss! Holy shit!

  • http://sports-odds.com/images/stories/yankees-arod-teixeira.jpg JobaWockeeZ

    Haha Girardi!

  • Mister Delaware

    Wonderful season, guys. Was a pleasure.

  • China Joe

    Who’s better: Bonds or A-Rod? The numbers speak for themselves:

    Championships – A-Rod: 1, Bonds: 0
    Portraits of himself as a centaur – A-Rod: 2, Bonds: 0

    THE NUMBERS DON’T LIE!

    • http://sports-odds.com/images/stories/yankees-arod-teixeira.jpg JobaWockeeZ

      The numbers never fucking lie!

  • Will

    This Matsui interview will definitely be terribly awkward.

  • Salty Buggah

    Girardi should just yell our “FUCK YEAH”

    • vin

      Utley would do it.

      • Klemy

        And then he’d fuck a reporter chick and demand to be paid for it.

  • Brian

    yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mustang

    Congrats New York Yankees and to all of you here for fighting, arguing and bitching are way all the way to a Championship.

    Enjoy it this why we are YANKEES FANS.

  • Salty Buggah

    MATSUI!

  • crapula

    Japan must be going crazy.

  • Salty Buggah

    Japan just went collectively crazy.

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Matsui-chu, MVP choose you!

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      I giggled

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Congrats to Godzilla!

  • Arman Tamzarian

    Matsui MVP, I approve very very much

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    MVP!!! MVP!!!

  • http://facebook.com/iffruitcouldtalk Brandon Montes

    at long last!!!!

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Matsui single-handedly just brought Japan out of a recession.

  • NYFan50

    Anyone want to doubt that Tokyo is going just about as crazy as NY is right now?

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    The first World Series MVP that needs a translator.

    I fucking love it.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside
    • Jackson

      +10000000000000000000000000000

    • Salty Buggah

      +28

    • Marcos

      +5

  • Jackson

    I wonder whats happening at the Hungry Spot right now.

  • JeffB

    Thank you Mr. Stienbreners!!

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Best owners in modern American sports.

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        The Loria family was pretty close, though.

        • Bob Stone

          No one else is close. George saved the franchise from the clutches of CBS.

          • JMK aka The Overshare

            I was kidding!

      • ledavidisrael

        You the you the best

        this hook was really written about George Steinbrenner

  • AJ

    What a wonderful year. I think the first time I thought this was a World Series team was in the second half when they went on that tear. It was a great job by every player this year, and this team overcame three players not hitting in the World Series to win.

    What a great win, what a great series, what a great team!

    THAAAAAAAAAAAAA YANKEES WIN!

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Diminuitiveness: Bloomberg has it.

  • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

    I’m so happy. I can’t believe it. :D

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    “…and I definately want to thank the adult-film industry for making all this possible.”

  • Salty Buggah

    A-Rod mothafuckas!!!!!

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Awesomeness: Alex has it.

  • Evil Empire

    If this is Matsui’s last game as a Yankee, it was quite a swan song.

  • mustang

    Kate Hudson for Co- MVP

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    Best city. Best team. Best Everything.

    NEW YORK YANKEES 2009 WORLD CHAMPIONS!!!!!

  • Salty Buggah

    We gonna PARTY!!!!!!

  • Bryan

    party time A-Rod!

  • http://sports-odds.com/images/stories/yankees-arod-teixeira.jpg JobaWockeeZ

    LOL A-Rod!
    And resign Matusi! Can’t stress it enough.

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    A-Rod looks so loosey-goosey up there.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      It is a different era now.

      /AlexGonzalez’d

  • ansky

    I love this team!

  • http://twitter.com/hopjake Jake H

    crowd picking up emotionally.

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    I hope they interview Jimmy Rollins. No way that wouldn’t be funny. There’s just no way.

    • Arman Tamzarian

      “Jimmy, 5 games? hitting Mariano Rivera, I mean you didn’t hit shit, where did it all go wrong?”

    • ROBTEN

      Jimmy, you said that the Phillies would win in five games, six if you felt generous…when does your Baseball Tonight contract start?

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        Hah! Well played.

  • JeffB

    Shots all around!!!

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    ANDY PETTITTE!

  • Dela G

    FUCK YES!!

    FUCK YES!!

  • JeffB

    GODZILLAAAA!!!

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    My Mo, the clubhouse is so big, it looked like they were going to celebrate in the Bellagio Multi-Purpose Room B.

  • Arman Tamzarian

    SWANK FOR EVERYONE!!!!!!!!

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      IT’S ABOUT FUCKING TIME, ARMAN!

      • Arman Tamzarian

        I was saving this, but never really got to use it appropriately so this ones for you

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxQKF2gkMgo

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          (golf clap)

  • whozat

    All I know is that every decision Joe Girardi made was wrong.

  • AndrewYF

    This picture makes me so happy.

  • Tampa Yankee

    “We’re going to party!” = “We’re going pussytubing!”

  • TomG

    What a season, and what a series.
    We’ll be telling my grand kids about this one.

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      +1

  • pete

    baha a-rod’s such a goofy/awkward public speaker.

    • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

      And with such a smooth interviewer…

  • Mike Pop

    Everything about this team I love.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Amazing that they were able to win the World Series without the benefit of starting Chad Gaudin.

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      Miracle.

    • Tampa Yankee

      this!

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      Fire Giradi NOW!!!

    • Evil Empire

      Its all because Joba was in the pen.

    • Frank1979

      Yeah, right…

      Andy Pettitte on 3 days rest >>>>>>>> Pedro on any days rest!

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      For Steve Phillips, the silver lining of FatInternGate is that nobody now remembers or cares that he was beating the “Start Gaudin” dead horse harder than everyone else.

      So, there’s that: You did something so dumb that it made your normal dumbness forgettable. Kudos, Steve.

  • http://sports-odds.com/images/stories/yankees-arod-teixeira.jpg JobaWockeeZ

    Oh A-Rod btw, don’t cheat on Kate Hudson. We want your clutchiness back for 2010, 2011, and later.

    • Hey Philly, Yankees ain’t the Rays

      +28,29,30,31…

  • DreDog

    I want to thank the good lord for making me a Yankee fan!

  • Salty Buggah

    This still hasn’t sunk in yet.

  • Arman Tamzarian

    I want to hear from the Melk Man

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      “Joe Buck, suck my nuts!”

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    Hahaha. Jeter calling Rollins out. I love it.

    • Tampa Yankee

      That was great!

  • Salty Buggah

    Did Jeter just take a shot at Rollins with the predictions thing

    • scooter

      You know, Jimmy Rollins, you just can’t predict baseball
      /Sterling’d

    • Luthien

      What’d he say? I’m stuck watching it on FOX. :/

  • Mike

    Did Jeter just take a shot a Rollins?

    • mvg

      Yes, and it was awesome.

      • Girardi out to the mound

        What did Jetes say?

        • Mike

          He said “before the series, we heard a lot of prediction…” and i forgot the rest.

  • http://twitter.com/hopjake Jake H

    5 more years for MO!

  • mvg

    Please, oh please, Mo, stay another five years.

  • Hey Philly, Yankees ain’t the Rays

    OH HELL FUCKING YES!!!! FIVE MORE YEARS!!! FIVE MORE YEARS!!!!

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      Me likey!!!

  • Mike Pop

    lol @ Posada just ignoring the question.

  • whozat

    These are the stupidest questions I’ve ever heard.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Well, you’re young yet.

  • Will

    Haha. “I was thinking of retiring…” HEART ATTACK “…but I think I’ll play 5 more years”

  • Av12971

    The economy sucks, the world’s beyond messed up, and yet I have reason to smile. Praise Mo.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      It gets worse THE HEALTH CARE PLAN IS GONNA HAVE DEATH PANELS IN IT

  • Bushido216

    Remember when Manuel said Pettite was losing his stuff?

    • Sam P.

      And that they could figure out Rivera?

      • BklynJT

        The list goes on with all the trash talking that team did. Stay classy my friends…

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Remember when Manuel said that Quaker Oats is a nutritious breakfast or that Liberty Medical can deliver me my insulin at home?

      Oh, wait, that was Wilford Brimley. Got ‘em confused, nevermind, my bad.

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        Wow! Awesome, Tommie.

  • Sam P.

    Man, how horrible is Chris Myers on the podium? You can tell Jeter doesn’t really care for his poor attempts at jokes.

  • http://sports-odds.com/images/stories/yankees-arod-teixeira.jpg JobaWockeeZ

    Interview Rollins. Now.

  • Salty Buggah

    Did Manuel just cry?

  • Av12971

    The economy sucks, the world’s beyond messed up, and yet I have reason to smile. Praise Mo. 27. It’s a beautiful number.

  • whozat

    Just once, I’d like to see a guy answer all these idiotic questions with the sarcasm and ridicule they so richly deserve.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Rose: Do you still remember the path down the Canyon of Heroes?
      Jeter: What the fuck do you think, numbnuts? Not only can I draw you a map of it right now, I can draw you a map to help you find your wife’s honeypot, you idiot cockless loser.

  • DontChaKnow

    I just need 2 things now……to Hear the Sterling Call and to watch that fucker Kruck cry on TV………….2009 Champs Mother Fucker!!!

  • For Lack of a More Creative Name.. Alex

    +27.

  • Salty Buggah

    Can’t WAIT to hear Sterling’s calls.

  • Pasqua

    What a pleasure this season was to experience. And, to so many of you here, thanks for helping to keep me (and other like me) sane and focused on the amazing things that this team accomplished. Who would’ve thought it in April, but, looks like I picked the right year to start reading RAB!

  • Greg G.

    I just wanted to pop in here to say, I love everyone of you.

    /crying tears of joy

  • whozat

    Brett’s wife/girlfriend/sister/whatever is pretty bangin’

    • Sam P.

      I thought that too.

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      +2

      My dad goes “That’s his wife?! He’s in way over his head.”

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        Your dad is a funnyman. Brett’s not a bad looking dude, but that girl is a bit beyond him. Still, he’s a frickin’ Yankee.

        Melky nails porn stars. It’s not totally crazy.

    • Reggie C.

      Time for WAGS to come out and get photographed

  • Salty Buggah

    Ah, that’s cute. A-Rod is carrying that trophy all the way.

  • Jackson

    Why was there a Mark Sanchez jersey hanging behind Charlie Manuel. And is was that Brett Gardners wife? Well done.

    • BklynJT

      LOL i asked that same question, go get it gardy.

  • http://sports-odds.com/images/stories/yankees-arod-teixeira.jpg JobaWockeeZ

    Ozzie is a man. He admitted he was wrong.

    • Pasqua

      You understood that?

  • AJ

    Hey Krukie, where are your excuses now?

    “Well the Phillies weren’t hitting…They’re pitching couldn’t do it…Ryan Howard was in a slump…”

    Keep on flapping those fat gums. There’s no way you can take this away from us. The Yankees are 2009 Champions. Eat on that, bitch.

  • http://sports-odds.com/images/stories/yankees-arod-teixeira.jpg JobaWockeeZ

    Remember the good old days when the Yanks were fucked and needed Halladay to win? Or when they lost 2 straight to the Nats, or losing game 1 of the season?

    • scooter

      I remember losing 8 straight to the Red Sox and the ensuing panic. This is a lot better to remember

      • Sam P.

        Let’s ask the folks at the Boston Globe if the Red Sox are showing all their cards yet, while Girardi went “all out” to win the AL East instead of getting his pitching lined up for the playoffs …

      • http://sports-odds.com/images/stories/yankees-arod-teixeira.jpg JobaWockeeZ

        How the fuck did I miss that?
        Anyways yeah, many times people thought they were done, but they won it all.

      • yankees=warriors

        That.

    • Evil Empire

      We knew, but we didn’t know.

      /Chris Berman’d

    • ROBTEN

      Or when Gaudin didn’t start game 5 and the whole series was lost?

      /dead horse…etc.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      I was sure it was over after we lost all those playoff previews. This really is shocking. I’m shocked.

      • NYTraveller

        I guess Girardi knows his own team better than that insufferable blowhard Frandouche after all

  • Marsha

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stryker

    what an incredible fucking year. thanks to everyone at RAB (readers and authors alike). it feels so fucking good to share this with everyone!

  • http://inthemasses.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/mad-max-poster-1.jpg gxpanos

    I love that in like, a week, we’ll all be wondering about Chapman and Holliday and Johnny and Matsui…gotta get on the horse for 28 in ’10. So no need to sign off.

    How about Ben, Joe, and Mike’s year, though?

    Not every team has a place like this; thank you guys for it.

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      +1.

      Thanks for an absolutely great season, guys.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      Yeah. RAB was great this year. Big props to Ben, Joe, and Mike.

    • Reggie C.

      Watershed year for RAB no?

      I’ve found my Yankee community. Its RAB.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Intelligence, class, and success seek each other out.

        RAB rocks, Mike/Ben/Joe rock, we rock, the Yankees rock. It’s a natural symbiosis.

        • Greg G.

          No, TSJC, you rock!

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            Well, genius is a pretty strong term, but if you insist on using it, I can handle it.

            • Greg G.

              OK, if you insist, I’ll use it in a sentence…

              “Goddamn, I am a genius for following the Yanks on RAB.”

            • JMK aka The Overshare

              Everyone insists, you’re a big reason people like the threads. Just take your bow already!

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                I only do it for all you guys.

                Well, to tell the truth, I mainly do it for Riddering, UWS, Rebecca, yankeegirl49, Kiersten, and Marsha. That’s who I really do it for, and you guys just benefit tangentially.

                Don’t feel bad, they look better than you do. Roll with it.

    • Evil Empire

      God damn right. We won this one, time to start talking about #28. That’s how The Boss’ team rolls. New dynasty starts in 2010.

    • Bob Stone

      You guys are the BEST!!!!

    • Joey

      True, thank you Mike, Joe, Ben. You guys are the best!

    • Keanu Reeves

      Thank you guys for all your work. This place is home for Yankee fans.

  • crapula

    Have they put Hank in a home?

    • Salty Buggah

      He was there on the stage.

      • BklynJT

        crapula probably meant George

        • crapula

          No I meant Hank. I didn’t see him. He’s gotten so quiet.

  • whozat

    Joe Buck sounds totally deflated.

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Hey Kruk, where is your sandwich God now?

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Hey guys,

    Thanks for the great season here. You all are a big part of what we do here and why we do it. Trust me, it’s not easy, but you make it so rewarding. I’m speaking not just myself, but for Ben and Joe as well when I say thanks.

    Hope to see you at the parade!

    • Greg G.

      Mike, thanks for making RAB a “safe haven” for sane Yankee fan-dom.

      • Arman Tamzarian

        All kidding aside, every aspect of the site is appreciated, you guys do a great job, hats off!

        • Arman Tamzarian

          I’m getting tipsy, not sure the point of the all kidding aside, I suppose a smart ass remark was coming

    • http://sports-odds.com/images/stories/yankees-arod-teixeira.jpg JobaWockeeZ

      Thanks for creating the best Yankee blog site ever.

    • Marsha

      I HEART RAB!

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        We heart you for making 1/3rd of RAB possible.

    • JackC

      Much thanks for creating a haven for (by and large) smart, funny and engaging baseball talk. Without ever consciously realizing it, it’s become an integral part of one of the things in life I most cherish. So that doesn’t suck.

    • ROBTEN

      Thank you to everyone at RAB for a great season and a great site!

    • Pasqua

      Amazing site. Really.

    • mustang

      Thank you.
      Sir

    • Nickel

      Thank you to all three of you for everything. You’ve created a place for reason and intelligence amidst a world of knee-jerk, idiotic, agenda-pushing sports media. It’s been a great season and you guys have made it even better.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Hope to see you at the parade!

      OH SHIT IT’S THE LONG AWAITED RAB MEETUP

    • Joey

      You guys are the best, thank you!

    • Evil Empire

      Dude your guys’ website kicks ass, don’t even act humble about it. You got the best Yankees shit on the intergoogle.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        RAB is my favorite tube amongst the series of tubes.

  • Salty Buggah

    I’m not sleeping tonight. Too excited.

  • Arman Tamzarian

    Has anyone heard Sterling’s call yet?

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    Yo, Cashman, where are you now? This is the time to let it all hang out!

    • GRGOYLDEF@

      He’s off signing Aroldis Chapman

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        HELLS YES

    • whozat

      He’s boinking his wife in a luxury suite while she calls him “Daddy”

    • Reggie C.

      Cash is in the deepest rainforest of central america looking for the new KwisatzHaderach.

      • Ghost of Scott Brosius

        Holy shit IETCVVVVVM brilliant

  • Greg G.

    Good Mo, I turn on ESPN for two seconds, and Kruk is calling Joba’s season a “failure”.

    • Arman Tamzarian

      That awesome, what a douche bag

    • scooter

      Kruk and “fail” go together

      Can he please shut up and let us enjoy this moment?

    • Sam P.

      Zero is hard to measure, but he’s as big of a zero as they come.

  • NYQ

    WOW what a great ride.
    Now lets do it all over again!

  • crapula

    Andy Pettitte says incentives? I eat incentives for breakfast.

  • JackC

    You know what’s fun to think about? 0 – 8 against Boston.

    • crapula

      and dropping the games to the Angels before the AS break.
      The ledge jumpers have hopefully jumped.

  • Salty Buggah

    Damn, where’s the champagne celebration?

    • Dela G

      i am having one in my apartment

  • BklynJT

    Everyone one of Cashman’s moves came through this year. Even Marte!

  • Girardi out to the mound

    The curse of the Bambino: 86 years

    The curse of MT: 7 months

    • NYTraveller

      The day that asshole John Henry had the fucking monumental let-me-fuck-with-100-years-of-Red-Sux-fate idiotic balls to tweet about Tex was the day I was sure we were going to crush those chowder fucks like the bugs they are and get #27 to restore balance to the universe.

      Mystique and Aura are back and they don’t give no lap dances to non-Yankees

  • Randy A.

    Amazing season. Thank you Mike, Ben, and Joe for making it enjoyable. Great work this season RAB.

  • Yankeefan91 Arod fan

    This is a great feeling right now just got back from a bar were they were giving the game wow its a great feeling to be a yankeefannnnnn

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    Cole Hamels’s wish finally comes true.

  • Derby

    I AM ON TOP OF THE WORLD RIGHT NOW. I AM GOING TO BE A COCKY MOTHERFUCKER THIS WHOLE OFFSEASON!!!!!

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Welcome to the club, buddy.

      The big penis club.

      /Chappelle’d

  • Yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Does anyone know if the parade is tomorrow or Friday ?

    • whozat

      Given that there might have been a game tomorrow, I assume it can’t be before Friday.

    • Salty Buggah

      Friday

  • EB

    I have nobody to share this with but RAB.

    Well done everyone, from Melbourne, Australia

    CHAMPS.

  • Salty Buggah

    Everyone needs to get pied at the same time

  • scooter

    Sterling: Parade kicks off at 11 Friday morning, with the stage at City Hall

    I’m tempted to do the 4 hour drive tomorrow night just for this

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      I’m tempted to catch a flight across the ocean.

    • Sam P.

      Where are you driving from? I’m tempted to go in on gas money!

  • ansky

    most funnest season ever! Great job RAB! Great job posters and great job Yankees!!!! I might just shell out the dough and catch a redeye to NY for the parade!!!

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Paul’s combination of a tiny head and broad shoulders makes him look like one of the bad guys from that awful Mario Bros. movie.

    • GG2000

      Actually, I was thinking that O’Neill looked kind of like the shrunken head guy from Beetlejuice!

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      Raul Ibanez also looks like this

  • Simon B.

    Turn the confidence meter up to 11.

  • http://www.onedayonejob.com/ Willy

    Wow! Everyone’s saying it’s impressive that Matsui won the MVP with so few at bats, but he could have had 13 more at bats and gone 0-fer and still hit over .300 and had sick stats.

    • whozat

      sure, but he basically had four games worth of ABs, so the counting stats are that much more impressive.

  • scooter

    Suzyn’s interviewing Hank

    Said this was more emotional for his dad than the other ones

  • Arman Tamzarian

    I want to hear a bit from CC, is there anywhere to follow the celebration now that fox is off?

    • scooter

      I assume YES is showing the celebration

      I’m listening to WCBS 880 at the moment

      • whozat

        Kay and Cone on YES, but coverage is continuing.

      • Arman Tamzarian

        I’m in San Francisco, it doesn’t seem like they stream live

    • Sam P.

      ESPN has Girardi at the podium now (12:38am)

  • McCaff

    We did it, yo!

  • E-ROC

    You can’t win a World Series with 35 year old shortstop……..oh wait.

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      Can we just get a list of the Yankee busted memes this season?

      • Tom Zig

        A-rod will never win a ring

      • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

        CC can’t pitch in the postseason.

        • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

          A-Rod can’t hit in the postseason

      • Hey Philly, Yankees ain’t the Rays

        2009=2004

        /Bryant

        • Tom Zig

          Yeah I saw that…weird article.

      • Evil Empire

        CC and A-Rod unclutch in the post season.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Via Deadspin:

    http://cache.gawker.com/assets.....winbig.jpg

    Awesome, awesome picture.

  • Charlie

    fucking awesome game. awesome series, awesome postseason, awesome season as a whole. in a way though it still hasn’t fully hit me that the yanks just won the world series

  • Colombo

    I hate that the yankee season is over, but goddamn do i love how it ended!!!!

    YANKEES ON TOP AGAIN!!!!!

  • JackISBACK

    WHOOOO, Champions of Baseball. Team of the Year, Team of the Decade, Most successful franchise of the century.

  • Justin R.

    fuck yes!!! Andy was Dandy! Mo was Great! Godzilla was dominant! #27~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tom Zig

    The Paul O’Neill Theory is true afterall

  • whozat

    That Joe’s wife?

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Joe Girardi’s wife looks eerily like… Joe Girardi.

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      And they say A-Rod loves himself.

    • Bob Stone

      She’s cute.

  • YankeeScribe

    Of all the Yankee WS wins, this has been the most satisfying for me

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      +1

      I was too young to fully appreciate ’96-’00, so this really means a lot to me.

      • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

        +27

      • Bob Stone

        I saw Yankee Championships in the 1950’s and this STILL means a LOT to me.

      • Sam P.

        I feel old being 31. Haha.

        1996 was awesome b/c it was the first one I got to experience, especially after all the poor seasons in the years before 1994. But it feels great to see another, especially with how the decade has gone (two other misses in 2001 and 2003).

        And if it pisses of bandwagon Red Sox fans, all the better too.

        • Marcus

          1996 was definitely my favorite. Down 2-0 and coming back to win 4 in a row, and some real nail biters at that. Plus, I was living in SC not too far from Atlanta, so there were many, many bandwagon Braves fans to rub it in when they went up 2-0. I was going bonkers when Leyritz hit that tying home run…

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            I was at NYU for the ’96 series, dating a girl from Atlanta. She couldn’t stand me during those games.

            Held back sex for like a whole three days. (She crumbled, eventually.)

      • whozat

        I stopped following baseball after the strike and didn’t come back til the 2003 postseason, so this is the first championship I’ve actually watched :-D

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Damn, son, you really know how to hold a grudge.

      • Obnoticus

        +27

      • Ghost of Scott Brosius

        Same, the first WS i really remember being invested in was 2001- obviously that was painful. I’ve been waiting for this ever since, eight years, and it is unbelievably sweet.

  • Joseph D

    How will Andy be able to attend the parade on only 1 day rest?

    • Mister Delaware

      Awesome.

    • Bob Stone

      That is truly great!

    • http://twitter.com/hopjake Jake H

      best comment of the night.

  • Greg G.

    And a h/t to Damaso Marte. Damn fine job.

    • Arman Tamzarian

      Yup, picked up where Hughes left off

    • vin

      Never would’ve guessed that would be the case back in July.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        You gotta have faith, and patience.

        True talent levels will eventually win out.

  • boychick

    Fuck Yeah!!

    Damn this feels great!

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Hal just told Michael to STFU.

    • Sam P.

      What happened?!

  • chuck

    pissed i have not seen one shot of the clubhouse, living outside NY and not having YES blows!

    • chuck

      but hey the yanks just won the world series!! how pissed can i really get?!?!

  • Tatedoog

    I LOVE THIS TEAM AND I LOVE THIS SITE! THANKS TO EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU GUYS WHO HAVE HELPED CARRY EACH OTHER ALL SEASON THRU THE UPS AND DOWNS! HOW SWEET THIS IS! 2009 CHAMPIONS BABY!

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      CAPS LOCK!!!!

      • ROBTEN

        Loud noises!

  • Keanu Reeves

    I love this team. Every god damn one of them. What a ride baby.

  • Aaron – Long Island

    Anyone else listening to Sinatra on repeat?

    • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

      I started playing this right after out and title #27:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sogKUx_q7ig

      • Aaron – Long Island

        Oh, that’s even better.

        Changing the playlist now.

  • bonestock94

    Wooooooooooooooooo!!!

    It’s been a hell of a season guys, and as my first season following this site it definitely enriched the experience! It will make the offseason more bearable.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside
  • Salty Buggah

    Mike, can I get the link to that banner you had up earlier?

  • Chris

    So does this mean that Mussina has officially taken over for Mattingly as the biggest jinx in Yankeeland?

    • Tom K.

      I wish I was on facebook so I could like this lol

    • Bob Stone

      Wow – Talk about bad timing. But I don’t think Mussina cares.

      • Evil Empire

        Its not like we needed a fourth starter anyway!

      • Hey Philly, Yankees ain’t the Rays

        I don’t know man. When he re-signed, he was all “Why would I go anywhere else? These guys give me a chance to win every year. At my age, that’s all that matters” or something like that. He retired having never won one. That has to hurt

      • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

        If he has the grapefruits to walk away after a 20-win season, I’m not sure how much more a World Series championship would matter.

        • whozat

          He won’t hear about this til he flips open the Sunday Times to find the crossword.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Jinxes are the dominion of the mentally weak.

      • Obnoticus

        +1

  • MikeD

    I’m late to the party here as I just got home, but congratulations to our team on #27. What a season.

  • smb364

    honestly one of the best TEAMS i’ve ever followed. congrats to joe, derek, mo, and all the guys who came up big.

    also, thanks to all the guys on this site for a season of incredible insights, its been a pleasure to follow along.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      honestly one of the best TEAMS i’ve ever followed. congrats to joe, derek, mo, and all the guys who came up big.

      cough*ALEXRODRIGUEZ*cough

      • Bob Stone

        Funny response.

      • Reggie C.

        …DAMASO MARTE…

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          …NICK SWISHER…
          …ROBINSON CANO…

    • Bob Stone

      I’m partial to the 1960-61,1977-78 and 1998 teams but this one has been truly fun to watch. You always felt like this team could come back and win when they were down. Gotta love that.

  • Cam

    Can’t freakin’ believe it! Thanks for being there the whole way. And where did you get that picture so fast?

  • http://sports-odds.com/images/stories/yankees-arod-teixeira.jpg JobaWockeeZ

    Or the book about A-Rod and the Yankee years?
    Damn this went by sooo fast. While the offseason will feel so long…

    • Bob Stone

      I dread that – Can’t wait until April.

  • charlespoet

    For those who can make it I would love to have pictures sent to me of the parade. LIving in Colorado I cannot make it.

    send them to productofgreece@gmail.com

    WOOOOOO HOOOOOO!!!!!!! Calling in sick tomorrow.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    Awww, CC III.

  • Jackson

    Kim Jones giving Hughes a little pep talk, I like it.

  • Ray

    Sterling is replaying his calls on the radio right now

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    The awkward man-hug between Nails and Tex in the middle of that picture cracks me up way too much.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      http://tinyurl.com/ygvua9j

      That one’s even more awkward.

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

        LOL

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Their faces are each an interesting mixture of crying, stumbling, and lovemaking.

    • Evil Empire

      Didn’t even notice it until I read this. At least they’re correctly pointing their hips as far away from each other as they can manage. I like how CMW is right in the middle of the bash.

  • http://twitter.com/tjamato TJ

    Congrats Yankees!

    Now to begin my entire off-season celebration.

  • Peedlum

    Just wanna say thanks to everyone at RAB. I found this site this year, which has been a tough one for me and a lot of other people, while living in LA and its been the best forum for intelligent discussion on baseball. Even at the bar with a Phillies fan I was wondering about what was going on at RAB when the 27th out for the 27th title happened.

    Girardi’s new number next year–36. yeah. that’s right. thirty-f—ing-six.

  • Jay

    So when do pitchers and catchers report?

    • Jackson

      14 short weeks. It’s almost baseball season again.

      • Evil Empire

        We still got the GM winter meetings and the hot stove league to enjoy!

        Baseball never quits, but #27 makes everything even more enjoyable. Can’t wait to see a new dynasty be born.

  • charlespoet

    My year is complete… Trip to the motherland Greece, Yankees winning it all…. FUCK YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Trip to the motherland Greece…

      Say hello to democracy for me.

  • David A

    Poor moose ><

  • yanks33

    There are times during the year when I wished I could be a casual fan so that I wouldn’t live and die over every game – THIS MAKES IT ALL WORTH IT!!!

    • whozat

      No way. The lows make the highs better. There’s no point in feeling if you don’t feel deeply :-)

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        What the fuck is this “low” thing that you speak of?

    • Bob Stone

      I know the feeling well. You remind me of how I felt after the Yanks dropped eight straight to the Sox. But I knew this team would come back.

  • nathan

    Did u guys watch the champagne dousing.. didnt get it here

    where was Cashman

    • whozat

      Introducing Aroldis Chapman to his future teammates.

  • Al from BX

    Awwwwwwwww yeahhhh World Champions I love this team. I started reading RAB since Spring Training and should keep reading RAB for all eternity.

  • Tom Zig

    Awesome part about this win is that the 2009 Phillies are a better team than the 2008 Phillies.

    • Bob Stone

      Very true. The Yanks beat a great team.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    I love how Mo said “Minnesota” and “Philadelphia” but said “Angels” instead of “Los Angeles of Anaheim of California of the West Coast of the Pacific Time Zone…”

  • Joey

    Let’s go pussytubing! And steaks and blowjobs for all!

  • Brian

    This is absolutely amazing! I don’t even feel like I’m in reality right now! Thank you Yankees!

  • Dorian

    Hey guys, the Yankees won the world series

    • whozat

      WHAT?!?!?!?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        No way…

        WE LANDED ON THE MOON!!!!!!!!!!

        • http://sports-odds.com/images/stories/yankees-arod-teixeira.jpg JobaWockeeZ

          And they got me walking on the moon!
          http://www.instantcrickets.com

        • Bob Stone

          We did???? I thought that was debunked a long time ago. It was a hoax. It was all staged in a film studio.

          /area 51ed

  • Rose

    Ladies and Gentlemen…let me introduce to you…

    Professor Clinch…Andy Pettitte

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Okay, let’s be honest, once this season got into the swing of things…who the fuck thought that this team wouldn’t win it all?

    • http://sports-odds.com/images/stories/yankees-arod-teixeira.jpg JobaWockeeZ

      A lot of people unfortunately.
      But honestly as soon as Teix signed I was like the season’s over before it started.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        But honestly as soon as Teix signed I was like the season’s over before it started.

        Yup.

        • Bob Stone

          Double, no quadruple Yup.

          • Evil Empire

            They had me at CC.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

              I thought we had the inside track (i.e. odds-on favorite) for the title after we signed CC.

              After Tex? I was like, “Why are these other 29 teams even fucking bothering to show up this year? We got this shit in the bag. Get the jeweler on the phone, I want to see ring samples before Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

        • Arman Tamzarian

          It was a pretty stacked team, but there was some history to overcome, they’ve had stacked teams for the past few years, but they haven’t had well rounded teams

          • http://sports-odds.com/images/stories/yankees-arod-teixeira.jpg JobaWockeeZ

            They haven’t had the great pitching. When AJ signed I was still concerned with offense as Bobby and Giambi left but as soon as Teix signed…oh boy. I remember screaming around my house thinking if ESPN was fucking around with me.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            The Yankees >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> history

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Don’t bother, they’re not gonna own up to it.

    • Joey

      Brazilian guy’s been pretty quiet around these parts…

    • Evil Empire

      I was down from day one, holmes. And so was Rob Neyer … just sayin’.

    • Salty Buggah

      When we signed CC, I said that he automatically gets a WS ring with the contract.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

      After all those walkoff wins, it felt like the stars were aligned.

  • Yankeefan91 Arod fan
  • Reggie C.

    Eye goggle makers should pay the Yanks for this kind of media coverage these goggles are getting.

  • Esteban
  • Salty Buggah

    Haha, Girardi got pied.

    • whozat

      was that on ESPN?

      • Salty Buggah

        Nah, I didnt see it. I just saw the interview on YES’s site but he was already pied.

      • yankees=warriors

        No, on Fox. AJ pied him while everyone was still on the field celebrating, before they presented the awards.

  • Bob Stone

    Where’s Rebecca, Optimist Prime tonight?

    • whozat

      Was she there, at the game?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      She was out parting with Ben, Joe, and a bunch of other people.

      • Bob Stone

        Thanks Mike and BIG THANKS for enriching my enjoyment of the season.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        And Mike bravely soldiers on, minding the store.

        You’re an American hero, Axisa.

  • danny

    i still cant believe, world fucken champs!!

  • The Iron Horse

    All our hard work did it. Hand shakes all around!

  • whozat

    Isn’t Lanny going to come by and bitch about the hangover that CC and AJ are going to have next season? Where is that guy?

  • Joey

    Alright, whoever is good with computers/photoshop/whatever, I need a new Yankees #27 background for my comp! Kthxbye

  • Bob Stone

    So much for all the experts, including ESPN guys and Fatcessa in tlakinig up Girardi’s mistake in not using Gaudin and running AJ and Pettite out there on three days rest each.

    • BklynJT

      Fuk those haters! We are the champions. Those douches can sit behind their cameras and flip their mouths off all they want, they cant take this away from us.

  • Peedlum
  • Evil Empire

    MAN. Good thing we dug up Ortiz’s jersey.

    • Bob Stone

      Great comment.

  • Michael Kay

    YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope everyone is having a great night and get to watch the parade on Friday!

    Oh and anyone else have their championship gear order cancelled?!

    • BklynJT

      Hmm, I was going to order some, but waiting for some nicer shit to come out. I’m lookin at some of the hoodies.

      • Michael Kay

        yeah I bought a hoodie, I used paypal which just draws from my bank account, but I got an email 20 minutes later saying it was cancelled because of a problem with my credit card….wondered if they got overloaded or something

  • Peedlum

    charlie manuel is grady little in disguise.

  • Bob Stone

    Mike – Organize a RAB get together at or before or after the parade and I’ll be there.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Seconded. Let’s discuss logistics tomorrow.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        (i.e. later today)

        • Bob Stone

          Saved me from correcting. Boy you’re fast sometimes. Where the hell were you earlier? Talking Lanny off a ledge somewhere?

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            Had a class that I just couldn’t possibly skip.

            • Bob Stone

              I can’t believe it. That is truly amazing. And I thought you were a dedicated Yankee fan. Even more dedicated student. I am sure you will be a very successful guy.

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                If it makes you feel any better, I had GameDay up, in full view of my professor.

                Yeah, motherfucker, I’m here because you’ll fail me if I’m not here, but know that I’m half paying attention to you and half paying attention to the important things in life.

                • Bob Stone

                  Excellent. I expected no less.

      • Arman Tamzarian

        Look, you guys work hard, take a break, come out to the West Coast, San Francisco, You’ll have a great time

        • whozat

          Yah. Not gonna lie, I love the 70-degree days here in November.

    • Obnoticus

      Also a meetup spot along the parade route for RABers would be awesome! Can’t wait to sneak out of work friday

      • Bob Stone

        I’m driving in from New Haven, CT if RAB meets.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          We’re gonna sing Afternoon Delight.

          Book it.

          • Bob Stone

            Done.

          • whozat

            started out this mornin’ feelin’ so po-lite…

    • Esteban

      I’m so there

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      For sure. We’ll figure this thing out tomorrow. I’ll absolutely be there.

      • Joey

        I soooooooo want to fly up from Florida for it, gotta save the $ for the Yanks gear though. At least I got a $50 giftcard to MLB.com for my birthday, help pay for a fraction of what I’ll order

  • http://www.pinstripesplus.com theriverdog

    phenomenal.

    /worldchampion’d

  • Obnoticus

    I”m gonna walk into work tomorrow in a complete daze. There’s no freakin’ way I’ll be able to sleep tonight. WHOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    • Klemy

      This…

  • lg

    Mike, Joe, and Ben…you guys ROCK! Thanks for your amazing blog, it’s truly a gift to us fans! What an amazing year!!!

    • Peedlum

      +27

  • Esteban

    Joe Girardi, for all his faults, looks pretty good right now.

    • Bob Stone

      That’s a definite YES.

    • whozat

      He’s very trim, and somewhat handsome, I guess…whatever floats yer boat.

      • Esteban

        I think the turning point of the series was that Damon at bat against Lidge in 9th in game 4.

        • Esteban

          ahhh wrong place

    • RKelly39

      Yeah, he kind of does. Hmmm …. I wonder if Joe Torre is enjoying his Bigelow green tea right now …

  • donttradecano

    just back from modells. it was awesome riding through the season with you guys.

  • MJ

    Congratulations guys! Technically it only took us $1,626,786,831 to “win one again.”

    2009- 208,097 414, 2008- 209,081,579, 2007- 195,29,045, 2006- 194,663,079, 2005- 208,306,817, 2004- 187,918,394, 2003- 169,588,508, 2002- 138,43,649, 2001- 115,478,346

    :D

    • Bob Stone

      Are you using Calculus to do that?

    • Bob Stone

      You were only off by 100%. You left of the $1.5+ billion for the new digs. But who’s counting.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      WORTH EVERY PENNY

  • Jersey

    Can we get a fan confidence poll?

    RAB FTmuthafuckinW

  • BklynJT

    Get your Yankee gear ready boys!!!! Time to represents hard!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    Mo just strides into the BBTN desk all “heyyyyy guys” and conducts the interview resting his elbow on Dave Winfield’s shoulder. P-I-M-P.

    Jesus, Dave Winfield sitting down is almost as tall as Mariano standing.

    • Bob Stone

      Winfield had offers to be an NBA power forward. He’s huge.

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        He’s also the only guy to ever be drafted in four professional sports(!!!!).

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          I can only assume you were talking about the MLB, NFL, NBA, and the North American Soccer League, since we all know that hockey is not “professional sports”, it’s only semi-pro, Jackie Moon style.

          They do shit like wrestle bears at intermission and sign TV rights deals with the Outdoor Life Network. That’s not a real sport, come on.

        • Bob Stone

          I thought it was the three major sports – NFL, MLB and NBA. I never heard about the fourth.

          • whozat

            4 teams, 3 sports. Two different pro basketball leagues.

            • JMK aka The Overshare

              My bad. Poor word choice. Thanks, whozat.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Hey, Peter. Whaaaaaaaaaaaaats happening…

      Listen, I’m gonna need you to go ahead and just push your desk as far back in that corner as possible, mmmkay? We got some boxes of Yankees championship paraphernalia we’re gonna need to store in here, so if you could just get on that that would be super.

      Thanks a bunch, Gammons.

      (sips coffee, walks away)

  • Mister Delaware

    Of course Boston Pete brings up Arizona to Mariano. He should just wear a jersey. A jersey that says “we haven’t won since 2007″. F Boston.

    • Zack

      And Chris Rose asks Matsui about his contract and being a FA in the middle of teh field getting his WS MVP Award.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Gammons looking so uncomfortable

  • Dela G

    i just bought the championship shirt and hoodie

    use the promocode EXTRABASES for 20 percent off mlb.com

    it actually worked!

    • Klemy

      Sweet. Thanks for the tip.

  • vic

    Where can i find a Jimmy Rollins quote “after” the game..

    • Mister Delaware

      In the sub .300 OBP bin. Dig deep.

      • Arman Tamzarian

        Nice Work

      • Dela G

        ha! very nice

  • danny

    feel better mo!!

  • Marc

    thank you so much for keeping this site up everyday guys. it’s the one place i go to day in and day out and the first place i go to for yanks news. congrats everyone, it’s been a long season and we were all there from marte’s “have you seen this man” to world champions.

  • Frank1979

    We play today…

    • Dela G

      WE MUTHAFUCKIN WIN TODAY…

      • Frank1979

        DAS IT!!!! FUCK YEAH!!!

    • Accent Shallow

      They won today, and that’s it.

  • NYFan50

    Wow, Rivera says he was injured? He said something about injury and his ribs. I guess that heating pad wasn’t because it was cold outside….

    • whozat

      ?

      I thought he was talking about marte being a little hurt?

      • Mike

        was just going to post something about this. no, he was talking about himself. makes it even more amazing how he did.

  • Bob Stone

    And the losing pitcher tonight was . . . . drum roll . . . PEDRO! Makes it even sweeter!

  • whozat

    heh. The end of Dave Cameron’s WS post on fangraphs:

    4. Mariano Rivera is incredible. I know he’s 40, but he’s better now than he’s ever been. When we talk about how fungible relief pitchers are, we mean all of them except for him. He’s amazing.

    • Bob Stone

      Truly amazing. Especially with ONE pitch. I hope he pitches three to five more years effectively and blows Trevor Hoffman’s save record to smithereens, along with leading the Yanks to a string of five straight World Championships.

      • Accent Shallow

        He did say “I was thinking about retirement, but now I think I’ll pitch five more years.”

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      He shouldn’t be called a reliever. He shouldn’t even be called a closer. Calling Mo a closer is an insult, because closers can fail.

      Mo is a killer. The holy assassin. The righteous smiter. He is who was described in the Bhagavad Gita.

      Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.

      • Frank1979

        +42 x infinity

        • Bob Stone

          Times 27, just for good luck!

      • Chili Davis

        Fucking awesome, tommie. Nothing else to say.

  • Accent Shallow

    Gentlemen, ladies, it’s been a pleasure.

    Wooo!

  • Joker, The

    wowowowowow

  • baka nakamura

    MATSUI!!!!

    • Zack

      who? he was DFA’d in APRIL!

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Hooray for Yankee wives.

    http://tinyurl.com/yjzt863

    • Dela G

      man i wish i could find me a lauren posada…

      • Dela G

        laura i mean

    • whozat

      damn, which ones are they?

      • whozat

        Gardner and Tex’s wives, maybe?

    • Salty Buggah

      Damn you Mike!

  • baka nakamura

    3 man rotation now briliant!

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Will this stop all the goddamn Torre comps? I hope so.

  • Salty Buggah
    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      I’ll take one of each, thank you.

  • Bob Stone

    Chamberlain just looked drunk as a skunk when he came up to Damon during his interview – saying I love you and pouring a Bud Light on his head , rubbing it in, and puoring the rest of the can down the back of his shirt – All on YES network. Right after that the press was tossed from the clubhouse.

    • Bob Stone

      Don’t let Joba drive home.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Meh, Joba won’t be home until lunchtime at the earliest. It’s all good.

        • Bob Stone

          As long as he doesn’t drive anywhere. But it was not good to see how drunk he was.

          • Zack

            Yeah, he needs to be prepared for that spring training game coming up in 4 months

            • whozat

              The guy has a DUI…

              • Zack

                Yes he does, doesnt mean hes not allowed to drink, or even get drunk. Just not allowed to drink and then drive.

    • yankees=warriors

      Remember, he once said the same thing to Wang and actually kissed him!

  • Sean C

    This is the perfect ending to a season that has been a supreme pleasure to watch.

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      Yessir.

  • theyankeewarrior

    THANKS TO ALL YOU FREAKS OUT THERE TSJC, MATT/, SALTY, WHOZ, ARTIST, ACCENT, MIKE, BEN, JOE…

    YOU ALL MAKE IT EASIER TO GET THROUGH THE WORK DAY WHEN IM SICK OF READING BS ARTICLES ONLINE.

    LETS DO IT ALL OFFSEASON BABY!!!! WE NEED SOME SP DEPTH!!!!

    • Dela G

      one day i shall make this list of populars :)

      • theyankeewarrior

        DELA G!!!!!! HAHA WHO AM I TO MAKE A LIST IM JUST SHELLING OUT NAMES OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD

        NO1 CAN THINK STRAIGHT RIGHT NOWWW

  • http://www.myspace.com/rayzayas Ray Fuego

    Jesus freaking montero will lead us to another one

  • Mike-centaur

    Long time reader (as well as lurker) but first time commenter. I want to thank you guys for having the best site ever. It’s been a pleasure to read you each and every morning.

    • Frank1979

      I want to second that…long time reader, not too often commenter… excellent job all year long, thank you Ben, Mike and Joe for running a great site. And with that being said I would love to meet up with everyone at the Canyon of Heroes. TWENTY – SEVEN!!!

      • Al from BX

        (copies and pastes Frank1979’s comment)

        I want to second that…long time reader, not too often commenter… excellent job all year long, thank you Ben, Mike and Joe for running a great site. And with that being said I would love to meet up with everyone at the Canyon of Heroes. TWENTY – SEVEN!!!

    • Marcus

      You must have been stuck on A-Rod’s ceiling this whole time.

      • Klemy

        The view of Kate is probably pretty nice from there.

    • Sean C

      This site has helped me enjoy Yankee baseball on a whole new level all season. RAB is my favorite place to get news and entertaining pieces about my favorite team. I’ll keep coming back several times every day as long as it exists.

  • Salty Buggah

    FUCK YEAH!!!!!

    /still pumped and will be for at least another year

    • Jersey

      At LEAST.

      I still get excited over the Giants’ Super Bowl win.

      Shoot, I still get excited over the ’99 Series.

  • Matt Mc

    Completely random, but I just caught this after several spins on the DVR. Kim Jones, asks Damon basically do you want to be back next year? In his reply he says, ‘well I’m sure I’ll be having some compensa… conversations with with Cashman in the upcoming weeks.” Is it a Freudian slip when your mind involuntarily slips into thought about all the extra millions of dollars you just earned yourself?

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    It just feels right, doesn’t it?

    Also, I have to add, I’ve spent 6 long years defending A-Rod to every idiot Yankee fan. Seeing him clutch the trophy is quite gratifying.

    • Salty Buggah

      +13

      • Frank1979

        The Centaur will now live forever in Yankees history.

  • Esteban

    It’s amazing, before tonight, the last time the Yankees won the World Series, I thought the only stats you needed were BA/HR/RBI

    • Bob Stone

      To quote Alex Gonzalez: “It’s a different era”.

  • Brian Ewart

    Best team I’ve seen since 1998. They absolutely beat the best to get this and every single one of them deserved this win.

    I loved seeing Mariano Rivera come in and finish this one. He’s been a champion his entire career and he is undeniably one of the best of all time.

  • nirzhor

    sorry if i am saying this too late but thanks for a great year following the yankees RAB

  • crapula

    Remember when we were so bad Nick Swisher was pitching?

    • Arman Tamzarian

      I was watching the A’s and Red Sox in Oakland that night

      • Al from BX

        But Nick Swisher has the 0.00 ERA!!!!!!

    • Klemy

      And how people were talking about him not being serious because he was having fun doing it?

  • crapula

    Remember when Red Sox fans said (about our 26 championships): yeah but what have you done for me lately?

    • Bob Stone

      The Yankees just replaced the Red Sox as team of the decade (2000-2009) with 4 World Series appearances, 2 WS Championships to 2 appearances and 2 wins.

  • Esteban

    And as always, Halosheaven is staying classy, still insinuating a conspiracy for the Yankees to win

    • Bob Stone

      Of course.

  • Marcus

    Man you’d think that after just winning a World Series, Derek Jeter would be able to contain his hatred for A-Rod:

    http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/.....=291104110

    /tabloid’d

    • crapula

      He’s got him in a headlock!

  • Rey22

    Absolutely epic memorable year!!

    +27!!!

  • Bob Stone

    600 comments in one thread. I’ve never seen that here at RAB before. Is that a record?

    • Rey22

      Probably is. We usually get spillovers, but this is just too great to change right now.

  • Alan

    Welp, I ordered my hoodie. Couldn’t bring myself to get a WS hat, they look tacky. Gotta stick to the on the field caps.

    Confidence level: 28

  • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

    :*( No more baseball til March… YANKEES WIN BABY!! #27!!

    /27/09’ed

    • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

      Oooo hows about 28/10!

  • Rob

    i have lived and died with youa all this year… congrats. i love you all!!

  • Frigidevil

    What a great night, spent a half hour being yelled at by losers in their dorms while I celebrated with the only other 5 Yankee fans brave enough to show their faces in UMass. I’m surprised nobody’s managed to post this, but I’ve been listening to it for hours now, never gets old.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvte1qOgKVY

    • Frigidevil

      And I’m so happy RAB has become part of my routine, you guys are just awesome.

    • Esteban

      O man, I just graduated from Tufts and I kinda wish I was there to enjoy shoving in Red Sox fans’ faces like they did when the Sox won in ’07.

    • Andrew Smith

      You’re at UMass? Same…. diehard here. Had to put up with a Sox WS in my freshman year, but this makes up for all of that.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Man, what a night.
    Phone calls left and right during the game and TONS of calls after the game. Was extremely happy to see Matsui’s performance.

    It has been a great year and now that the season is over…I don’t know what to do. I’m completely lost. RAB has been one of the few sites I’ve visit every day.

    Props to Mike Ben Joe for great work here and all the fellow posters that keep this place so lively (and funny). Let’s also give credit to the haters/bridge jumpers/trolls/McCarver/Buck for making this WS championship THAT much sweeter. I love all you people here! If I could, I would pour bubbly all over you guys.

  • stuart

    great win. they were the best team and deserved to win.

    congrats to all. happy for arod he really turned it around and i believe what he is saying.

    congrats……….

  • stuart

    great win. they were the best team and deserved to win.

    congrats to all. happy for arod he really turned it around and i believe what he is saying.

    congrats……….

  • Mantle-57

    Long time reader, 1st time commenting. Congrats to the New York Yankees on their long overdue 27th World championship! A great win for a great team that played to its level with amazing consistancy.

    Once this team stole tex in the off season, I knew they had the talent in place to go all the way. His play at 1st, along with the pitching is (IMO) made the difference and got them over the hump of those previous early exits.

    Thanks to RAB for providing such a truly great Yankee and Baseball resource. I’ve been here each and every day since discovering you late last season, and I really can’t say enough about the job you guys do, except that its very much appreciated.

    • Handtius

      Seconded….RAB, you guys are amazing. You’ve increased my joy of the game 10 fold. You guys deserve a lot of credit for what you put out here. Three cheers for RAB. Look forward to winning another one with you guys.

  • Jersey

    151 days until opening day. I cannot wait.

  • Handtius

    I just got home from watching the game from Jersey, near Rutgers. The bar had mostly Yankees and some Phillies fans. I was good seeing it with both sides there, but as the game progress more and more of them quieted down and some even packed it up and left. So many doubted Andy, I’m glad he shut them up and I’m glad the Yanks shut up Pedro. The Phils were good, but Yanks were just better.

    Anyway, what this all boils down to….

    ¡¡¡YANKEES WON THE FUCKING WORLD SERIES!!!!

  • Chili Davis

    Anyone else still have tears in their eyes at 3 in the morning? What a team. Can’t wait to do it again next season!

    • Mike Nitabach

      Yep! We are going to celebrate at dinner tonight with sukiyaki, sake, and Yebisu beer, while New York sleeps!!

      • Mike Nitabach

        Seconds on the thanks to RAB! I just found the blog late this season, and it really has added to my enjoyment of Yankees fandom.

      • Mike Nitabach

        Heading to the onsen to bathe, and then time for sake, beer, and food!!

    • Klemy

      Yes.

    • ranger11

      Unbelievable! It looks like we might be the caboose on this celebration train. I still can’t decide which is the sweeter win, this years or the one in ’96. Just saw a stat that said that this was the third longest drought between titles. I’ve lived through the first longest and now the third. Man, I’m getting old! Go Yanks!!!

      • ranger11

        Also, great fucking blog! The only one with a brain.

        • Mike Nitabach

          I’m enjoying this one more than I recall enjoying ’96. But maybe that’s because I’m getting fucking old and my memory is shot!

          • ranger11

            I think I agree. Mainly for all the bullcrap this team has taken and gone through this decade. From the Sox collapse, to the Arod controversies, and the constant carpings about the payroll issue. Enough is enough! Empire strikes back, assholes!!!

      • Mantle-57

        This was a great win, no doubt-but for me it can’t compare to that 96′ WS. That Braves staff was just insane, Yanks were severe underdogs, then being down two games, and that 1-0 game was absolutely heart stopping.

        I’ve been following since the 1976 BRM sweep, and the 96′ and 78′ wins were the most exciting IMO.

        This year was just terrific all around, but I was not the least bit nervous for the 1st time in a Yankee WS. The Yanks were the best team by far; they just had to play their game to win. That 96′ team played over its head.

  • jimmy rollins

    I predict Phillies will win a game next year..

  • ACC

    YEAAHHHH!!!!!!!! WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!

  • kunaldo

    Weeee Arreee The Championsss!!!! Whooooo!!! I’m going to remember that game forever…the first time I’ve ever been at a World Series Championship clincher.

    So happy for everybody…the core 4 for getting another one, Cashman for proving everyone he knows what he’s doing, ditto Girardi…the new guys, CC, AJ, Tex, Swish…the Young gunz, hopefully they’ll get the hunger now…and of course, Alex. I almost choke up b/c I’m so happy for him. Dude got so much shit and was actually underappreciated(not by all), and now he’ll forever be in Yankee Lore

    Hell of a season fellas…98 was really amazing…but this year was special b/c as a mature adult(well, 26, but you get the point), I appreciated the drought and the subsequent development and building of this team. When everything just gelled together, it was beautiful.

    Here’s to a beautiful offseason where we can wonder how to further strengthen this team to defend the title. Cheers to everybody at RAB too, it’s great to have a place to go to read quality, insightful material that we can all relate to and vent with.

    Just amazing.

  • claybeez

    I passed on Mike’s advice on the live chat and saved the mullah for tonight’s game rather than going to Philly on Monday. I missed the camaraderie of RAB, but I have to say it was f’ing awesome to be at the World Series clincher. One of the best moments of my life. Without a doubt, the fulfillment of a dream I had as a little boy, in front of the TV, watching my hero, Graig Nettles, help lead the Yankees to victory in ’77 and ’78.

    I’ve now seen 7 of the Yankees’ 27 World Series titles. From Nettles, Reggie, Goose and Thurman to Jeter, Mo, Bernie, Posada and Pettitte to A-Rod, Tex, CC and AJ, I’ve watched this amazing franchise as I’ve grown and traveled from NY to MD to SF to Spain and back to NY. Always, the Yankees were with me. I feel so fortunate to have lived and breathed them all but the youngest years of my life.

    It is fantastic to know that no matter where I am or where I will be there is now RAB. Thank you Joe, Mike and Ben for such a great meeting place.

  • Dela G

    wow peteabe got ripped a new one by the commenters…

    http://www.boston.com/sports/b.....readerComm

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