Great Win Question Where is Brian Cashman?????
Cash Deserves a ton… a ton of credit
What a great year.
It just feels right.
Best. Season. Ever!
Matsui did what I hoped. He went off with a bang….until that new contract.
Matsui is MVP.
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
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!)
History shows again and again
How nature points up the folly of men
Japanese words in there too?
Awesome. Well done, you poet.
Credit goes to blue oyster cult. Yes, *the* blue ouster cult.
Absolutely – I should have made that clear.
except that fu manchu, a cali stoner rock band, recorded the superior version of the song
confidence level: 28
i think it’s time for another brian cashman appreciation thread.
actually how about a 2009 yankees appreciation thread
when is the parade???
MATSUI-MVP!!!!! The Hungry Spot is going fucking WILD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ballgame over!!! World Series over!!! the yankees win thaaaaaaa yankeeeessssss wiiiiiiiiiin!!! 27 BABY!!!!!
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!!!!
I second that wholeheartedly!!!
I may have cried.
A significant amount.
First WS of my adult life
Mine too!! I barely remember the last few! This was amazing!!
This proves that Eric Hinske just wins baseball games
They’ve done studies. 60% of the time, Hinske works every time.
He’s made from real bits of panther, so you know he’s good.
I’m gonna be honest, he smells like pure gasoline…
UGHH, he smells like Bigfoot’s dick!
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
Breaking: Matsui is MVP
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.
Damn that’s true. Who else won a ring with the Red Sox and Yanks? Besides Babe?
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.
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.
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.
I love this fucking team. I have tears in my eyes right now. What a fantastic fucking year.
congrats guys. great season!
AJ with another pie, haha!
Start of a new Dynasty!
Resign Damon and Matsui! They’ve earned it.
Agreed, and yes and yes.
No. This is still the same dynasty.
Jeter + Posada + Pettitte + Mo + Girardi = One Dynasty
The last 8 years was just a brief and ultimately historically regrettable interregnum, just like the failed Cromwellian Republic.
With slightly fewer beheadings.
There’s still time to catch up. I’ve got my eye on Jon Papelbon, Torii Hunter, Bill Madden, and Ken Rosenthal.
I Enjoy This Thread.
“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!
How bad ass would it be if Joe’s new jersey changes and he comes out with a 28 during the press conference
Awwwww shitttt that would be gangster
World fucking Champs.
What a year.
This one is the best of the 5 I remember.
This is my favorite.
It feels so good. I just can’t believe it.
I want the Good Lord for making me a Yankee fan
We did it baby, the core four got us one more!
How great were Pettitte, Mo, Jeter and Jorge this year and this postseason?
Someday we will look back in awe at how good they all were…..until then, we celebrate!
Scott Brosius coming through for us again!
Darth Vader’s latest tweet:
“All too easy.”
Fuckin love it!!
2009 World Champions !!
Time for the perqs to kick in. Aroldis Chapman, we’re looking at you kid!
worth the wait
so happy for matsui and alex
love posada’s reaction after the final out
What an incredible year.
What a year to start reading the best Yankee blog in the world.
SUCK IT MOTHER FUCKERS
WE DID IT
New Home New Champs New Dynasty
Alex Rodriguez: World Series champion
Has a good ring to it!
Mark Teixeira & CC Sabathia: World Series champions
Also a good ring!
“Yankees buy Series” articles in t-minus 3… 2… 1…
Who gives a flying fuck? WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #27. Das it.
Thank you Yankees and thank you RAB. Great season. Well done.
one for the thumb
wonder if george is watching
This year was satisfying.
Mark Teixeira breaking out the God reference.
Almost makes you wonder if he’s aware God is his closer…
What a year. Can we now please put to rest any question of whether A-Rod is a “real Yankee”?
On to #28!
Yeah… this ballpark will do.
Way to break it in, boys.
ietcvm – YEAH!!!
(Thats my microphone you bastard!)
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!!!
It feels weird not seeing George right now…
YEAH, HAL! HOIST THAT FUCKING THING, BABY!
Ah, how touching!
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.
Any chance Hank speaks?
Where’s Bruney with the bubbly?
Hal Steinbrenner … Born to steward this ship to many more championships!
One for the Boss
Hal is very emotional up there
I love this team so fucking much.
Holy shit guys.
I love you all too!
RAB is da bomb yo!
I really wish I could go to the parade on Friday. It better be on TV or on the internet.
Howard Dean? Is that you?
How good must it feel for Joe to hold that thing?
my guess is we can put the girardi hot seat discussion on hold, finally???
but teh Donnie Baseball!
CONFIDENCE LEVEL: 28
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.
GOD DAMN MOTHERFUCKING RIGHT. And next year … WE’LL PROBABLY HAVE 4 QUALITY STARTERS dun dun DUNNNNNNNNN
Gaudin’s gonna be in the rotation?
/dead horse, it is beaten.
Let’s get to 30 in three years!!!
Never lost a world series ending in 9!
Girardi is the boss! Holy shit!
Wonderful season, guys. Was a pleasure.
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!
The numbers never fucking lie!
This Matsui interview will definitely be terribly awkward.
Girardi should just yell our “FUCK YEAH”
Utley would do it.
And then he’d fuck a reporter chick and demand to be paid for it.
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.
Japan must be going crazy.
Japan just went collectively crazy.
Matsui-chu, MVP choose you!
Congrats to Godzilla!
Matsui MVP, I approve very very much
at long last!!!!
Matsui single-handedly just brought Japan out of a recession.
Anyone want to doubt that Tokyo is going just about as crazy as NY is right now?
The first World Series MVP that needs a translator.
I fucking love it.
I wonder whats happening at the Hungry Spot right now.
Thank you Mr. Stienbreners!!
Best owners in modern American sports.
The Loria family was pretty close, though.
No one else is close. George saved the franchise from the clutches of CBS.
I was kidding!
You the you the best
this hook was really written about George Steinbrenner
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!
Diminuitiveness: Bloomberg has it.
I’m so happy. I can’t believe it.
“…and I definately want to thank the adult-film industry for making all this possible.”
Awesomeness: Alex has it.
If this is Matsui’s last game as a Yankee, it was quite a swan song.
Kate Hudson for Co- MVP
Best city. Best team. Best Everything.
NEW YORK YANKEES 2009 WORLD CHAMPIONS!!!!!
We gonna PARTY!!!!!!
party time A-Rod!
And resign Matusi! Can’t stress it enough.
A-Rod looks so loosey-goosey up there.
It is a different era now.
I love this team!
crowd picking up emotionally.
I hope they interview Jimmy Rollins. No way that wouldn’t be funny. There’s just no way.
“Jimmy, 5 games? hitting Mariano Rivera, I mean you didn’t hit shit, where did it all go wrong?”
Jimmy, you said that the Phillies would win in five games, six if you felt generous…when does your Baseball Tonight contract start?
Hah! Well played.
Shots all around!!!
My Mo, the clubhouse is so big, it looked like they were going to celebrate in the Bellagio Multi-Purpose Room B.
SWANK FOR EVERYONE!!!!!!!!
IT’S ABOUT FUCKING TIME, ARMAN!
I was saving this, but never really got to use it appropriately so this ones for you
All I know is that every decision Joe Girardi made was wrong.
This picture makes me so happy.
“We’re going to party!” = “We’re going pussytubing!”
What a season, and what a series.
We’ll be telling my grand kids about this one.
baha a-rod’s such a goofy/awkward public speaker.
And with such a smooth interviewer…
Everything about this team I love.
Amazing that they were able to win the World Series without the benefit of starting Chad Gaudin.
Fire Giradi NOW!!!
Its all because Joba was in the pen.
Andy Pettitte on 3 days rest >>>>>>>> Pedro on any days rest!
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.
Oh A-Rod btw, don’t cheat on Kate Hudson. We want your clutchiness back for 2010, 2011, and later.
I want to thank the good lord for making me a Yankee fan!
This still hasn’t sunk in yet.
I want to hear from the Melk Man
“Joe Buck, suck my nuts!”
Hahaha. Jeter calling Rollins out. I love it.
That was great!
Did Jeter just take a shot at Rollins with the predictions thing
You know, Jimmy Rollins, you just can’t predict baseball
What’d he say? I’m stuck watching it on FOX. :/
Did Jeter just take a shot a Rollins?
Yes, and it was awesome.
What did Jetes say?
He said “before the series, we heard a lot of prediction…” and i forgot the rest.
5 more years for MO!
Please, oh please, Mo, stay another five years.
OH HELL FUCKING YES!!!! FIVE MORE YEARS!!! FIVE MORE YEARS!!!!
lol @ Posada just ignoring the question.
These are the stupidest questions I’ve ever heard.
Well, you’re young yet.
Haha. “I was thinking of retiring…” HEART ATTACK “…but I think I’ll play 5 more years”
The economy sucks, the world’s beyond messed up, and yet I have reason to smile. Praise Mo.
It gets worse THE HEALTH CARE PLAN IS GONNA HAVE DEATH PANELS IN IT
Remember when Manuel said Pettite was losing his stuff?
And that they could figure out Rivera?
The list goes on with all the trash talking that team did. Stay classy my friends…
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.
Wow! Awesome, Tommie.
Man, how horrible is Chris Myers on the podium? You can tell Jeter doesn’t really care for his poor attempts at jokes.
Interview Rollins. Now.
Did Manuel just cry?
The economy sucks, the world’s beyond messed up, and yet I have reason to smile. Praise Mo. 27. It’s a beautiful number.
Just once, I’d like to see a guy answer all these idiotic questions with the sarcasm and ridicule they so richly deserve.
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.
I just need 2 things now……to Hear the Sterling Call and to watch that fucker Kruck cry on TV………….2009 Champs Mother Fucker!!!
Can’t WAIT to hear Sterling’s calls.
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!
I just wanted to pop in here to say, I love everyone of you.
/crying tears of joy
Brett’s wife/girlfriend/sister/whatever is pretty bangin’
I thought that too.
My dad goes “That’s his wife?! He’s in way over his head.”
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.
Time for WAGS to come out and get photographed
Ah, that’s cute. A-Rod is carrying that trophy all the way.
Why was there a Mark Sanchez jersey hanging behind Charlie Manuel. And is was that Brett Gardners wife? Well done.
LOL i asked that same question, go get it gardy.
Ozzie is a man. He admitted he was wrong.
You understood that?
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.
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?
I remember losing 8 straight to the Red Sox and the ensuing panic. This is a lot better to remember
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 …
How the fuck did I miss that?
Anyways yeah, many times people thought they were done, but they won it all.
We knew, but we didn’t know.
Or when Gaudin didn’t start game 5 and the whole series was lost?
I was sure it was over after we lost all those playoff previews. This really is shocking. I’m shocked.
I guess Girardi knows his own team better than that insufferable blowhard Frandouche after all
what an incredible fucking year. thanks to everyone at RAB (readers and authors alike). it feels so fucking good to share this with everyone!
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.
Thanks for an absolutely great season, guys.
Yeah. RAB was great this year. Big props to Ben, Joe, and Mike.
Watershed year for RAB no?
I’ve found my Yankee community. Its RAB.
Intelligence, class, and success seek each other out.
RAB rocks, Mike/Ben/Joe rock, we rock, the Yankees rock. It’s a natural symbiosis.
No, TSJC, you rock!
Well, genius is a pretty strong term, but if you insist on using it, I can handle it.
OK, if you insist, I’ll use it in a sentence…
“Goddamn, I am a genius for following the Yanks on RAB.”
Everyone insists, you’re a big reason people like the threads. Just take your bow already!
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.
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.
You guys are the BEST!!!!
True, thank you Mike, Joe, Ben. You guys are the best!
Thank you guys for all your work. This place is home for Yankee fans.
Have they put Hank in a home?
He was there on the stage.
crapula probably meant George
No I meant Hank. I didn’t see him. He’s gotten so quiet.
Joe Buck sounds totally deflated.
Hey Kruk, where is your sandwich God now?
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!
Mike, thanks for making RAB a “safe haven” for sane Yankee fan-dom.
All kidding aside, every aspect of the site is appreciated, you guys do a great job, hats off!
I’m getting tipsy, not sure the point of the all kidding aside, I suppose a smart ass remark was coming
Thanks for creating the best Yankee blog site ever.
I HEART RAB!
We heart you for making 1/3rd of RAB possible.
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.
Thank you to everyone at RAB for a great season and a great site!
Amazing site. Really.
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.
OH SHIT IT’S THE LONG AWAITED RAB MEETUP
You guys are the best, thank you!
Dude your guys’ website kicks ass, don’t even act humble about it. You got the best Yankees shit on the intergoogle.
RAB is my favorite tube amongst the series of tubes.
I’m not sleeping tonight. Too excited.
Has anyone heard Sterling’s call yet?
Yo, Cashman, where are you now? This is the time to let it all hang out!
He’s off signing Aroldis Chapman
He’s boinking his wife in a luxury suite while she calls him “Daddy”
Cash is in the deepest rainforest of central america looking for the new KwisatzHaderach.
Holy shit IETCVVVVVM brilliant
Good Mo, I turn on ESPN for two seconds, and Kruk is calling Joba’s season a “failure”.
That awesome, what a douche bag
Kruk and “fail” go together
Can he please shut up and let us enjoy this moment?
Zero is hard to measure, but he’s as big of a zero as they come.
WOW what a great ride.
Now lets do it all over again!
Andy Pettitte says incentives? I eat incentives for breakfast.
You know what’s fun to think about? 0 – 8 against Boston.
and dropping the games to the Angels before the AS break.
The ledge jumpers have hopefully jumped.
Damn, where’s the champagne celebration?
i am having one in my apartment
Everyone one of Cashman’s moves came through this year. Even Marte!
The curse of the Bambino: 86 years
The curse of MT: 7 months
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
Amazing season. Thank you Mike, Ben, and Joe for making it enjoyable. Great work this season RAB.
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
Cole Hamels’s wish finally comes true.
I AM ON TOP OF THE WORLD RIGHT NOW. I AM GOING TO BE A COCKY MOTHERFUCKER THIS WHOLE OFFSEASON!!!!!
Welcome to the club, buddy.
The big penis club.
Does anyone know if the parade is tomorrow or Friday ?
Given that there might have been a game tomorrow, I assume it can’t be before Friday.
I have nobody to share this with but RAB.
Well done everyone, from Melbourne, Australia
Everyone needs to get pied at the same time
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
I’m tempted to catch a flight across the ocean.
Where are you driving from? I’m tempted to go in on gas money!
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!!!
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.
Actually, I was thinking that O’Neill looked kind of like the shrunken head guy from Beetlejuice!
Raul Ibanez also looks like this
Turn the confidence meter up to 11.
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.
sure, but he basically had four games worth of ABs, so the counting stats are that much more impressive.
Suzyn’s interviewing Hank
Said this was more emotional for his dad than the other ones
I want to hear a bit from CC, is there anywhere to follow the celebration now that fox is off?
I assume YES is showing the celebration
I’m listening to WCBS 880 at the moment
Kay and Cone on YES, but coverage is continuing.
I’m in San Francisco, it doesn’t seem like they stream live
ESPN has Girardi at the podium now (12:38am)
We did it, yo!
You can’t win a World Series with 35 year old shortstop……..oh wait.
Can we just get a list of the Yankee busted memes this season?
A-rod will never win a ring
CC can’t pitch in the postseason.
A-Rod can’t hit in the postseason
Yeah I saw that…weird article.
CC and A-Rod unclutch in the post season.
Awesome, awesome picture.
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
I hate that the yankee season is over, but goddamn do i love how it ended!!!!
YANKEES ON TOP AGAIN!!!!!
WHOOOO, Champions of Baseball. Team of the Year, Team of the Decade, Most successful franchise of the century.
fuck yes!!! Andy was Dandy! Mo was Great! Godzilla was dominant! #27~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Paul O’Neill Theory is true afterall
That Joe’s wife?
Joe Girardi’s wife looks eerily like… Joe Girardi.
And they say A-Rod loves himself.
Of all the Yankee WS wins, this has been the most satisfying for me
I was too young to fully appreciate ’96-’00, so this really means a lot to me.
I saw Yankee Championships in the 1950′s and this STILL means a LOT to me.
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.
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…
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.)
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
Damn, son, you really know how to hold a grudge.
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.
How will Andy be able to attend the parade on only 1 day rest?
That is truly great!
best comment of the night.
And a h/t to Damaso Marte. Damn fine job.
Yup, picked up where Hughes left off
Never would’ve guessed that would be the case back in July.
You gotta have faith, and patience.
True talent levels will eventually win out.
Damn this feels great!
Hal just told Michael to STFU.
pissed i have not seen one shot of the clubhouse, living outside NY and not having YES blows!
but hey the yanks just won the world series!! how pissed can i really get?!?!
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!
I love this team. Every god damn one of them. What a ride baby.
Anyone else listening to Sinatra on repeat?
I started playing this right after out and title #27:
Oh, that’s even better.
Changing the playlist now.
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.
My new FB profile pic:
Mike, can I get the link to that banner you had up earlier?
So does this mean that Mussina has officially taken over for Mattingly as the biggest jinx in Yankeeland?
I wish I was on facebook so I could like this lol
Wow – Talk about bad timing. But I don’t think Mussina cares.
Its not like we needed a fourth starter anyway!
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
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.
He won’t hear about this til he flips open the Sunday Times to find the crossword.
Jinxes are the dominion of the mentally weak.
I’m late to the party here as I just got home, but congratulations to our team on #27. What a season.
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.
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.
Can’t freakin’ believe it! Thanks for being there the whole way. And where did you get that picture so fast?
Or the book about A-Rod and the Yankee years?
Damn this went by sooo fast. While the offseason will feel so long…
I dread that – Can’t wait until April.
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 email@example.com
WOOOOOO HOOOOOO!!!!!!! Calling in sick tomorrow.
Awww, CC III.
Kim Jones giving Hughes a little pep talk, I like it.
Sterling is replaying his calls on the radio right now
The awkward man-hug between Nails and Tex in the middle of that picture cracks me up way too much.
That one’s even more awkward.
Their faces are each an interesting mixture of crying, stumbling, and lovemaking.
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.
Now to begin my entire off-season celebration.
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.
So when do pitchers and catchers report?
14 short weeks. It’s almost baseball season again.
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.
My year is complete… Trip to the motherland Greece, Yankees winning it all…. FUCK YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!
Trip to the motherland Greece…
Say hello to democracy for me.
Poor moose ><
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!!!
No way. The lows make the highs better. There’s no point in feeling if you don’t feel deeply
What the fuck is this “low” thing that you speak of?
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.
Did u guys watch the champagne dousing.. didnt get it here
where was Cashman
Introducing Aroldis Chapman to his future teammates.
Awwwwwwwww yeahhhh World Champions I love this team. I started reading RAB since Spring Training and should keep reading RAB for all eternity.
Awesome part about this win is that the 2009 Phillies are a better team than the 2008 Phillies.
Very true. The Yanks beat a great team.
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…”
Let’s go pussytubing! And steaks and blowjobs for all!
This is absolutely amazing! I don’t even feel like I’m in reality right now! Thank you Yankees!
Hey guys, the Yankees won the world series
WE LANDED ON THE MOON!!!!!!!!!!
And they got me walking on the moon!
We did???? I thought that was debunked a long time ago. It was a hoax. It was all staged in a film studio.
Ladies and Gentlemen…let me introduce to you…
Professor Clinch…Andy Pettitte
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?
A lot of people unfortunately.
But honestly as soon as Teix signed I was like the season’s over before it started.
But honestly as soon as Teix signed I was like the season’s over before it started.
Double, no quadruple Yup.
They had me at CC.
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.
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
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.
The Yankees >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> history
Don’t bother, they’re not gonna own up to it.
Brazilian guy’s been pretty quiet around these parts…
I was down from day one, holmes. And so was Rob Neyer … just sayin’.
When we signed CC, I said that he automatically gets a WS ring with the contract.
After all those walkoff wins, it felt like the stars were aligned.
Eye goggle makers should pay the Yanks for this kind of media coverage these goggles are getting.
I like this picture
that one’s great
I like this one:
Because Victorino is still walking off, trying to look like it’s no big deal.
Haha, Girardi got pied.
was that on ESPN?
Nah, I didnt see it. I just saw the interview on YES’s site but he was already pied.
No, on Fox. AJ pied him while everyone was still on the field celebrating, before they presented the awards.
Where’s Rebecca, Optimist Prime tonight?
Was she there, at the game?
She was out parting with Ben, Joe, and a bunch of other people.
Thanks Mike and BIG THANKS for enriching my enjoyment of the season.
And Mike bravely soldiers on, minding the store.
You’re an American hero, Axisa.
i still cant believe, world fucken champs!!
All our hard work did it. Hand shakes all around!
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?
Alright, whoever is good with computers/photoshop/whatever, I need a new Yankees #27 background for my comp! Kthxbye
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.
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.
MAN. Good thing we dug up Ortiz’s jersey.
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?!
Hmm, I was going to order some, but waiting for some nicer shit to come out. I’m lookin at some of the hoodies.
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
charlie manuel is grady little in disguise.
Mike – Organize a RAB get together at or before or after the parade and I’ll be there.
Seconded. Let’s discuss logistics tomorrow.
(i.e. later today)
Saved me from correcting. Boy you’re fast sometimes. Where the hell were you earlier? Talking Lanny off a ledge somewhere?
Had a class that I just couldn’t possibly skip.
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.
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.
Excellent. I expected no less.
Look, you guys work hard, take a break, come out to the West Coast, San Francisco, You’ll have a great time
Yah. Not gonna lie, I love the 70-degree days here in November.
Also a meetup spot along the parade route for RABers would be awesome! Can’t wait to sneak out of work friday
I’m driving in from New Haven, CT if RAB meets.
We’re gonna sing Afternoon Delight.
started out this mornin’ feelin’ so po-lite…
I’m so there
For sure. We’ll figure this thing out tomorrow. I’ll absolutely be there.
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
I”m gonna walk into work tomorrow in a complete daze. There’s no freakin’ way I’ll be able to sleep tonight. WHOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Mike, Joe, and Ben…you guys ROCK! Thanks for your amazing blog, it’s truly a gift to us fans! What an amazing year!!!
Joe Girardi, for all his faults, looks pretty good right now.
That’s a definite YES.
He’s very trim, and somewhat handsome, I guess…whatever floats yer boat.
I think the turning point of the series was that Damon at bat against Lidge in 9th in game 4.
ahhh wrong place
Yeah, he kind of does. Hmmm …. I wonder if Joe Torre is enjoying his Bigelow green tea right now …
just back from modells. it was awesome riding through the season with you guys.
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
Are you using Calculus to do that?
You were only off by 100%. You left of the $1.5+ billion for the new digs. But who’s counting.
WORTH EVERY PENNY
Can we get a fan confidence poll?
Get your Yankee gear ready boys!!!! Time to represents hard!
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.
Winfield had offers to be an NBA power forward. He’s huge.
He’s also the only guy to ever be drafted in four professional sports(!!!!).
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.
I thought it was the three major sports – NFL, MLB and NBA. I never heard about the fourth.
4 teams, 3 sports. Two different pro basketball leagues.
My bad. Poor word choice. Thanks, whozat.
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)
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.
And Chris Rose asks Matsui about his contract and being a FA in the middle of teh field getting his WS MVP Award.
Gammons looking so uncomfortable
i just bought the championship shirt and hoodie
use the promocode EXTRABASES for 20 percent off mlb.com
it actually worked!
Sweet. Thanks for the tip.
Where can i find a Jimmy Rollins quote “after” the game..
In the sub .300 OBP bin. Dig deep.
ha! very nice
feel better mo!!
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.
We play today…
WE MUTHAFUCKIN WIN TODAY…
DAS IT!!!! FUCK YEAH!!!
They won today, and that’s it.
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….
I thought he was talking about marte being a little hurt?
was just going to post something about this. no, he was talking about himself. makes it even more amazing how he did.
And the losing pitcher tonight was . . . . drum roll . . . PEDRO! Makes it even sweeter!
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.
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.
He did say “I was thinking about retirement, but now I think I’ll pitch five more years.”
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.
+42 x infinity
Times 27, just for good luck!
Fucking awesome, tommie. Nothing else to say.
Gentlemen, ladies, it’s been a pleasure.
who? he was DFA’d in APRIL!
Hooray for Yankee wives.
man i wish i could find me a lauren posada…
laura i mean
damn, which ones are they?
Gardner and Tex’s wives, maybe?
Damn you Mike!
3 man rotation now briliant!
Will this stop all the goddamn Torre comps? I hope so.
Mmmm, Yankee wives
I’ll take one of each, thank you.
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.
Don’t let Joba drive home.
Meh, Joba won’t be home until lunchtime at the earliest. It’s all good.
As long as he doesn’t drive anywhere. But it was not good to see how drunk he was.
Yeah, he needs to be prepared for that spring training game coming up in 4 months
The guy has a DUI…
Yes he does, doesnt mean hes not allowed to drink, or even get drunk. Just not allowed to drink and then drive.
Remember, he once said the same thing to Wang and actually kissed him!
This is the perfect ending to a season that has been a supreme pleasure to watch.
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!!!!
one day i shall make this list of populars
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
Jesus freaking montero will lead us to another one
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.
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!!!
(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!!!
You must have been stuck on A-Rod’s ceiling this whole time.
The view of Kate is probably pretty nice from there.
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.
/still pumped and will be for at least another year
I still get excited over the Giants’ Super Bowl win.
Shoot, I still get excited over the ’99 Series.
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?
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.
The Centaur will now live forever in Yankees history.
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
To quote Alex Gonzalez: “It’s a different era”.
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.
sorry if i am saying this too late but thanks for a great year following the yankees RAB
Remember when we were so bad Nick Swisher was pitching?
I was watching the A’s and Red Sox in Oakland that night
But Nick Swisher has the 0.00 ERA!!!!!!
And how people were talking about him not being serious because he was having fun doing it?
Remember when Red Sox fans said (about our 26 championships): yeah but what have you done for me lately?
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.
And as always, Halosheaven is staying classy, still insinuating a conspiracy for the Yankees to win
Man you’d think that after just winning a World Series, Derek Jeter would be able to contain his hatred for A-Rod:
He’s got him in a headlock!
Absolutely epic memorable year!!
600 comments in one thread. I’ve never seen that here at RAB before. Is that a record?
Probably is. We usually get spillovers, but this is just too great to change right now.
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
:*( No more baseball til March… YANKEES WIN BABY!! #27!!
Oooo hows about 28/10!
i have lived and died with youa all this year… congrats. i love you all!!
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.
And I’m so happy RAB has become part of my routine, you guys are just awesome.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
151 days until opening day. I cannot wait.
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!!!!
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!
Yep! We are going to celebrate at dinner tonight with sukiyaki, sake, and Yebisu beer, while New York sleeps!!
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.
Heading to the onsen to bathe, and then time for sake, beer, and food!!
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!!!
Also, great fucking blog! The only one with a brain.
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!
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!!!
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.
I predict Phillies will win a game next year..
YEAAHHHH!!!!!!!! WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!
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.
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.
wow peteabe got ripped a new one by the commenters…
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