Thanking those behind the scenes

Yanks-Phils Classic sees 42% ratings jump over '08
World Series hangover: Joba, Pedro and feelin' good

Winning a World Championship takes more than just 25 guys and a manager. It takes smart player development, hordes of both pro and amateur scouts, countless medical personal, plus many, many more. Bob Elliot spoke to Yanks scouting director Damon Oppenheimer, who noted the way GM Brian Cashman took the time to pop champagne and toast everyone who made this thing happen after the last out was recording Game Six. Buster Olney talks about it even more in his blog post today, and also mentions all the contributions the team got from those behind the scenes during their title run.

They’re both great reads, so make sure you check ’em out.

Yanks-Phils Classic sees 42% ratings jump over '08
World Series hangover: Joba, Pedro and feelin' good
  • Sal

    Who is the real 2009 Yankee MVP

    Mike Mussina Think about it. If he comes back, the yankees don’t resign Andy !!

    Think about it if Mike returns its CC, Bernet, Wang, Mike and Jaba.

    I think we all know Mike 20 game season wasn’t going to come close to repeating in 2009 . His non return was the 4th biggest move to set up this season, behind the 3 signing.

    Mike on 3 days rest game 6 hummmmmmm no thanks

    • Joe R

      This made me lol

    • Steve H

      Who are Bernet and Jaba?

      • Rey22

        U kno, members of our rotation, along ZZ, Petit & Godan.

        • king of fruitless hypotheticals

          wasnt Godan the monster Godzilla fought?

    • steve (different one)

      i don’t see why Moose couldn’t have remained successful in 2009. he learned to pitch without his fastball. it’s not like he had any velocity left to lose.

      we’re talking about one of the smartest pitchers in the history of the game.

  • Steve H

    Peter Gammons made a quick mention of Cashmans graciousness as well in his column today. Then his computer spontaneously combusted.

    • Kikkomon

      his computer or his head?

      • Doug

        His head is a computer.


  • Alex S

    at the parade yesterday, i yelled at Cashman and he acknowledged me and gave me a fist pump and finger point. it was awesome

  • larryf

    Mussina and Giambi were both through. One knew it-the other didn’t. What an upgrade from Giambi to Texeira!!!

    • steve (different one)

      huh? did you watch Moose last season?

  • Tank Foster

    Mussina could easily have pitched this season. I was sort of hoping he’d have done a July signing type thing and pitched down the stretch.