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Thursday, November 05, 2009

MLB: Yankees finish Phils to claim 27th title

With Mariano Rivera, baseball’s all-time master postseason closer, registering the final five outs, the Yankees held on for a 7-3 victory over the Phillies in Game 6 of the World Series on Wednesday night, claiming their first title since 2000.

The combination of designated hitter Hideki Matsui’s six-RBI performance and lefty Andy Pettitte’s strong work on three days’ rest put New York in charge. The fans at Yankee Stadium began to sense early that the next chapter in team history was about to be written, and they were itching to hear “Enter Sandman,” Rivera’s entrance music.

They got their wish with one out in the eighth, after Damaso Marte got Ryan Howard to strike out swinging. Although Rivera gave up a double to Raul Ibanez, he got out of the eighth on a Pedro Feliz popout, before a 1-2-3 ninth.

With that, the Yankees set off a World Series celebration not seen in the Bronx since they swept the Braves in 1999.

Repoz Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:14 AM | 229 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Tripon Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:16 AM (#3379117)
What will the Yankees do for 2010? Kill Jesus Christ?
   2. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:17 AM (#3379119)
Congratulations to BTF's Yankee fans. I still hate your team as much as anyone can possibly hate anything, but you guys are all right.

And that's about as magnanimous as I can get over this depressing turn of events.
   3. Crashburn Alley Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:17 AM (#3379120)
Congratulations to the Yankees and their fans. It was a good series.
   4. aleskel Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:18 AM (#3379127)
best to the Philly Phans. Your guys kept me on nerves down to the last out.
   5. Tripon Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:19 AM (#3379132)
Charlie Manuel seems like he's crying in this interview.
   6. NJ in DC (Now with temporary employment!) Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:20 AM (#3379134)
:)

CP, RB, Larry, sj, SG and anyone I forgot to mention, I love you guys and I'm going to pretend you're all here with me now. No, I'm not crazy. Time to check the bus schedule, parade on Friday.
   7. winnipegwhip Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:21 AM (#3379141)
Two Thousand Seven!!!1 (clap clap clapclap clap)
   8. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:22 AM (#3379142)
To all the Yankee fans here - the only ones worth a damn in my opinion - congratulations.

Enjoy the celebrations and party hard
   9. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:22 AM (#3379143)
The Yankees were the best team in baseball. They faced worthy opponents and vanquished them. As a fan, this is all very gratifying.
   10. winnipegwhip Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:22 AM (#3379144)
Two Thousand Seven!!! (clap clap clapclap clap)

Congrats to all Yankee fans.

Team of the Decade...Two World Championships, Four Pennants, Nine Playoff Appearances and Eight Division Championships
   11. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:22 AM (#3379145)
Matsui's the first DH to win Series MVP. He probably has the fewest ABs over a Series of this length (pitchers excepted, of course).
   12. A Fatty Cow That Need Two Seats Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:22 AM (#3379147)
When does ARod's ring show up on craigslist?
   13. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:23 AM (#3379148)
Matsui's the first DH to win Series MVP. He probably has the fewest ABs over a Series of this length (pitchers excepted, of course).

Utley wuz robbed.
   14. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:24 AM (#3379152)
YES YES YES! Oh my, I am very excited. Very very excited.

Fabian, give me a buzz if you're coming in for the parade, I will definitely be there.
   15. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:25 AM (#3379156)
In 2002, I got a bronze dollar-coin-sized keychain ornament at the Stadium that said "26-time World Champions". I remember thinking at the time that it might wind up incomplete sometime soon. I've carried it in my pocket every day since; it didn't really occur to me that it might be for seven years.

I'll have to get another one.

I wonder how many "Yankee 26" pieces of merchandise have instantly become obsolete.
   16. Matt Garza smells it deep (Mr. Tapeworm) Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:26 AM (#3379158)
What will the Yankees do for 2010? Kill Jesus Christ?


No, no. He's a free agent. They'll sign him.
   17. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:27 AM (#3379160)
I wonder how many "Yankee 26" pieces of merchandise have instantly become obsolete.

Joe Girardi needs to change his number.
   18. villageidiom Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:28 AM (#3379161)
Congratulations to BTF's Yankee fans.
Seconded.
Two Thousand Seven!!! (clap clap clapclap clap)
That doesn't hurt, you know.
   19. Tom Cervo, backup catcher Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:28 AM (#3379163)
Woo hoo! thanks for the congrats, you guys are awesome.

Where's SG anyway? I love you SG baby!
   20. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:29 AM (#3379165)
I'll definitely be a little bit sad if that's it for Pedro. I thought it was obvious from the first pitch that he had nothing. Jeter struck the ball very well in the first AB of the game, and smiled broadly while coming off the field after the out, like "we're gonna get him".

Also, I think Pettitte's gone.
   21. salajander Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:29 AM (#3379166)
Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
   22. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:30 AM (#3379168)
Awesome! Who knew that Damaso Marte would justify the trade and contract in such a short period?! I'm going to celebrate in Jakarta! Not sure with whom, and maybe it will seem like I'm celebrating America and maybe people will be confused and possibly upset that I'm so loudly screaming about the greatness of hegemony.
   23. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:30 AM (#3379169)
####
   24. Cowboy Popup Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:31 AM (#3379173)
I truly love this team. What a ride. What a wonderful season. I have to go sleep now but guys, it's great to be able to share this with you. Live it up and for those in New York enjoy the parade!
   25. SteveF Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:31 AM (#3379174)
I wonder how many "Yankee 26" pieces of merchandise have instantly become obsolete.


The secret to the Yankee's massive revenue advantage now revealed!
   26. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:31 AM (#3379175)
####

Don't worry, meat, the Cubs will win one one of these decades.
   27. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:32 AM (#3379176)
The thing about being a baseball fan, is that its just a series of disappointments, even as a yankee fan.
Every year ends with a loss, your last memory being your team's defeat.
2001, that stinking bloop. 2002, singled to death. 2003, one Beckett fastball after another. 2004...
But then this year...no one will ever defeat the 2009 Yankees. Ever.
And for once, all is as it should be.
   28. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:32 AM (#3379177)
Mother ####ing c###suckers.

I just wish the game would have been in Philly to at least allow the possibility of the Yankee team charter crashing on the way back to New York.
   29. Greg Goosen at 30 Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:32 AM (#3379178)
Hideki Matsui is November-san
   30. yankeesfanlen Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:32 AM (#3379179)
Ain't it cool- Parade Friday in Canyon of HEROES!!!!!!
   31. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:33 AM (#3379180)
Live it up and for those in New York enjoy the parade!

I'm a little vexed that this happened three months after I moved away, but I'm crediting my return to school for the victory.
   32. aleskel Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:33 AM (#3379181)
watching the Red Sox win in 2004 during my junior year of college, I said to a friend of mine "you know what? I'm not that upset; I'm confident that I'll see the Yankees win again before I die."

He responded: "Are you kidding? You'll probably see them win again before you graduate."

Three years too late, but how sweet it is.
   33. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:33 AM (#3379182)
I just wish the game would have been in Philly to at least allow the possibility of the Yankee team charter crashing on the way back to New York.

Man up, it's just a baseball game.

Edit: Also, I think they took the train.
   34. aleskel Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:34 AM (#3379183)
Also, I think Pettitte's gone.

Couldn't go out on a higher note. I'll miss him.
   35. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:35 AM (#3379184)
I think the longest odds coming into this Series was that all of the games would be played on the original dates; no rainouts or suspended games. Just one long rain delay, right?
   36. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:35 AM (#3379185)
The Phillies were good. It's a good thing Howard didn't remember how to hit until it was too late.
   37. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:36 AM (#3379186)
The Yankees haven't won the WS since I moved to town. Going to work in midtown tomorrow could be crazy...
   38. salajander Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:36 AM (#3379187)
Pat Rapper's Delight (2!0!0!0!.....)


I think you'll need to update your nickname.
   39. Cooper Nielson Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:37 AM (#3379188)
Whoa, I thought that was a dildo on the back of Nick Swisher's championship hat. But I guess it was supposed to be the World Series trophy.
   40. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:38 AM (#3379189)
Whoa, I thought that was a dildo on the back of Nick Swisher's championship hat. But I guess it was supposed to be the World Series trophy.

With Swisher, one can never be sure.
   41. aleskel Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:38 AM (#3379190)
Mo threw 40+ pitches twice in the series. That's impressive.
   42. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:38 AM (#3379191)
I'm watching Fox news (why am I watching Fox news?) and there's a whole crowd of screamers surrounding a baby in a stroller. All that commotion can't be good for his newborn ears...
   43. SteveF Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:39 AM (#3379193)
With baseball out of the way, now you New Yorkers can go back to enjoying the Giants, Jets, and Knicks.

Or in the case of some of you New York fans, the Cowboys and Lakers.
   44. Jorge Luis Bourjos (Walewander) Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:39 AM (#3379194)
Congrats to rLr, SJ, and all the other great Yankees fans here!
   45. Lassus Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:40 AM (#3379195)
Tripon actually made me laugh until I cried. Congratulations, Alex Rodriguez and Mark Donelson.
   46. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:41 AM (#3379196)
With baseball out of the way, now you New Yorkers can go back to enjoying the Giants, Jets, and Knicks.

Inferior sports. I'd say I was going to go back to enjoying Hertha BSC, but not this year. Oh, no.
   47. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:41 AM (#3379197)
It seems that every World Series, there are some hitters who were never in danger of getting any hits, particularly late in the Series.

Seems like a lot of Yankees:

Teixiera
Cano
Swisher

A-Rod and Posada both seemed to me to be a little bit off as well, though they both had their moments.
   48. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:41 AM (#3379198)
I am going to (try to) get some sleep. But I'll be back tomorrow, probably wearing a Yankee shirt over my suit, or something equally absurd. Love this feeling.

Night everyone!
   49. aleskel Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:42 AM (#3379199)
Hal Steinbrenner seems like a bright guy
   50. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:42 AM (#3379200)
It seems that every World Series, there are some hitters who were never in danger of getting any hits, particularly late in the Series.

Melky couldn't hit water if he fell out of a boat. And Gardner was even more clueless.
   51. Tripon Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:42 AM (#3379201)
29. Greg Goosen at 30 Posted: November 05, 2009 at 01:32 AM (#3379178)
Hideki Matsui is November-san


Matsui shall be a Philly in 2010.
   52. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:42 AM (#3379202)
Christ, I hate Fox. Giraldi was giving a very nice, sincere speech and they ####### cut away mid-sentence to two jagoffs I don't recognize on the field. Who the hell are these guys?
   53. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:43 AM (#3379203)
America can't help but love these scrappy 2009 New York Yankees. I can only hope Mr. Steinbrenner is in good spirits tonight.
   54. winnipegwhip Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:43 AM (#3379204)
With baseball out of the way, now you New Yorkers can go back to enjoying the Giants, Jets, and Knicks.


I noticed you left out the Islanders. John Tavares will keep me interested until Opening Day.
   55. Chase Utley, Shooty's Favorite Robot (Joey Belle) Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:44 AM (#3379205)
This is the first time since I was 8 that a non-CFL team* I consider my favorite team actually won a championship. It's a nice feeling indeed.

*The CFL has only 8 teams, so it doesn't seem as much a challenge as any of the 4 major leagues.
   56. Young Blasarius yonder Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:45 AM (#3379206)
I'm watching Fox news (why am I watching Fox news?) and there's a whole crowd of screamers surrounding a baby in a stroller. All that commotion can't be good for his newborn ears...


That baby shouldn't be out so late then...Congrats Yankees...but I feel like a quote from The Bad News Bears is in order..

"Hey Yankees... you can take your apology and your trophy and shove 'em straight up your ass!"
   57. Ray (RDP) Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:46 AM (#3379208)
Feh.
   58. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:47 AM (#3379209)
The Yankees certainly didn't play any elimination games this season. What was the most significant single game this year, which typified this team?

I'll actually reach back to the dark times that this team was swept in Washington by the Nats. I think that was very big. I think it was around that time that they seemed to make a conscious choice that they're a great team, not a good one.
   59. Matt Garza smells it deep (Mr. Tapeworm) Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:47 AM (#3379210)
I'm watching Fox news (why am I watching Fox news?) and there's a whole crowd of screamers surrounding a baby in a stroller. All that commotion can't be good for his newborn ears...


The baby looked utterly frightened. And the parents looked hammered. Nice, Mom and Dad. Plus, baby up at midnight? Babysitter, anyone?
   60. SteveF Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:48 AM (#3379212)
I noticed you left out the Islanders.


If I included hockey teams, I'd have to mention the New York Red Bulls, the Rochester Rattlers, and the Long Island Lizards. Hockey is in the same category as MLS and indoor lacrosse. Sorry man.
   61. aleskel Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:48 AM (#3379213)
I'll actually reach back to the dark times that this team was swept in Washington by the Nats. I think that was very big.

they lost 2 of 3 to the Nats, and it was in NY

I'd have to say the 15-inning thriller vs. the Red Sox that ended with ARod's walkoff was the best win of the season
   62. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:49 AM (#3379214)
I'll actually reach back to the dark times that this team was swept in Washington by the Nats. I think that was very big.

The series was in New York and they lost two of three, including C.C. being outdueled by the immortal Craig Stammen.

You want a dark moment? Try the game where Rodriguez gets a big hit in Boston to put the Yankees ahead, then Sabathia runs out of gas in the 8th and they lose. That one was disheartening.
   63. NJ in DC (Now with temporary employment!) Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:51 AM (#3379216)
I love life.
   64. aleskel Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:52 AM (#3379218)
best moment of the season for me, without a doubt, was ARod's tying shot off of Joe Nathan in the ALDS
   65. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:52 AM (#3379219)
This frees up tomorrow evening for schoolwork. Thanks, Andy, Shemp, and Mo.
   66. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:54 AM (#3379220)
best moment of the season for me, without a doubt, was ARod's tying shot off of Joe Nathan in the ALDS

What was great about it was that it wasn't a surprise. That whole AB, Nathan was on the ropes and Rodriguez was in charge. He waited till his pitch came, then he did what he had to do.
   67. Martin Hemner Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:54 AM (#3379221)
There was the Anthony Claggett game, which was a really low point. I think the turning point was getting swept by the Angels right before the break. I think it kept the team from being too complacent.
   68. Greg Goosen at 30 Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:54 AM (#3379222)
A Rod on with Lil' Kim Jones talking about the importance of team and how Mariano Rivera got the final out was the biggest highlight of the world series. Congratulations A Fraud. You finally earned your pinstripes (should have a set from Leavenworth but that's another story)
   69. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:55 AM (#3379223)
One of my favorite moments was the Memorial Day game when Hughes just annihilated the Rangers in Texas.
   70. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:55 AM (#3379224)
There was the Anthony Clagett game, which was a really low point.


That guy gets a ring, right?

I think I was literally better for this team this year than Anthony was.
   71. Martin Hemner Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:57 AM (#3379226)
That guy gets a ring, right?

Sadly, he deserves one more than Wang. Remember the guaranteed torching every fifth day early in the year?
   72. The Non-Catching Molina (sjs1959) Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:57 AM (#3379227)
Congratulations to Larry and all the Yankee fans for their victory.

Still, I am reminded of the story, I believe from BUMS, of the two guys driving around Brooklyn in 1955 on the night the Dodgers finally beat the Yankees. They were holding up a giant sign that said in large letters LET THE C##KSUCKERS WIN ONE.

On that note, congratulations again and good night.
   73. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:57 AM (#3379228)
Claggett is currently a Pittsburgh Pirate. I don't know if he gets a ring. I also wonder about Angel Berroa's ring-worthiness.
   74. NJ in DC (Now with temporary employment!) Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:58 AM (#3379230)
Just saw this:

Mariano Rivera, baseball’s all-time master postseason closer
   75. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: November 05, 2009 at 06:58 AM (#3379231)
Cody Ransom has a claim on "Worst Yankee, 2009 edition".
   76. aleskel Posted: November 05, 2009 at 07:00 AM (#3379232)
The first two games I attended at the new Stadium were this and this, and they win the World Series the same year.

Now I remember why I love baseball so much.
   77. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: November 05, 2009 at 07:00 AM (#3379233)
Is Mariano the greatest postseason pitcher of all time?
   78. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: November 05, 2009 at 07:01 AM (#3379235)
Cody Ransom has a claim on "Worst Yankee, 2009 edition".

Kevin Cash was pretty terrible.

Worst player on the World Series roster is probably Brian Bruney.
   79. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: November 05, 2009 at 07:01 AM (#3379236)
Plus, baby up at midnight? Babysitter, anyone?

That baby is going to be the old man in 2090 who blathers on about how he was there present at all 20 Yankees World Series victories of his lifetime, dating back to when he was just a baby. Or, more optimistically, he'll be the old man in 2090 who is the last surviving person to have been in attendance when the Yankees won a World Series.
   80. winnipegwhip Posted: November 05, 2009 at 07:01 AM (#3379237)
Cody Ransom has a claim on "Worst Yankee, 2009 edition


I could live with that title. It is similar to being called the world's poorest multi-millionaire.
   81. aleskel Posted: November 05, 2009 at 07:02 AM (#3379238)
Cody Ransom has a claim on "Worst Yankee, 2009 edition".

ahem

Wang
   82. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: November 05, 2009 at 07:02 AM (#3379239)
I told the aristocrats joke in the game chatter of the Clagget game. Those were some grim times.
Rivera is a shockingly engaging interview.
   83. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: November 05, 2009 at 07:04 AM (#3379241)
Wang had a few decent or semi-decent starts after he came back off the DL. That Yankees' terrible mishandling of his injury situation is the worst thing they did this year.
   84. The Original SJ Posted: November 05, 2009 at 07:04 AM (#3379242)
the turning point of the season was game 2 in Atlanta., June 24.

they were 38-32 and were just shut out by Hanson. Had lost 5 of 6 and were down in the 6th inning, despite a good start from Joba.

Cervelli hit a homer, Yanks won 8-4, and started a stretch where they won 13 of 15. They won 50 of their next 66.

After Cervelli's home run in Atlanta, they finished the year 65-27.
   85. scareduck Posted: November 05, 2009 at 07:05 AM (#3379244)
To the Yankee fans here, who, as others have mentioned, are generally cool: well, congratulations.

To the bandwagoner jerkwads: shaddup.

To Bud Selig: the luxury tax needs to be rewritten so the highest-salaried team can't outspend then next-closest by nearly 2:1, not to mention having obvious exemptions.
   86. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: November 05, 2009 at 07:05 AM (#3379245)
That Yankees' terrible mishandling of his injury situation is the worst thing they did this year.


I'm going to boldly agree with the conventional wisdom here - their handling of Joba was just as bad, IMO.
   87. aleskel Posted: November 05, 2009 at 07:05 AM (#3379246)
Dear Tex,

take off the ski goggles when you do your interview.
   88. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: November 05, 2009 at 07:06 AM (#3379247)
Francisco Cervelli will probably never play in an All Star Game, even as an undeserving token choice. There's a good chance he never starts half his team's games in a season. But he was a fun guy to have on the 2009 Yankees.
   89. salajander Posted: November 05, 2009 at 07:07 AM (#3379248)
To Bud Selig: the luxury tax needs to be rewritten so the highest-salaried team can't outspend then next-closest by nearly 2:1, not to mention having obvious exemptions.


I'm all for a salary floor, if that's what you're suggesting.
   90. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: November 05, 2009 at 07:07 AM (#3379249)
I'm going to boldly agree with the conventional wisdom here - their handling of Joba was just as bad, IMO.

Joba didn't end the season a physical wreck and a surgical case.
   91. Blackadder Posted: November 05, 2009 at 07:08 AM (#3379250)
#82 makes a good point: how does Rivera, a legendary player who is incredibly charming and has a fantastic smile, not get interviewed more? And yes, I do have an enormous man-crush on him, thanks for asking =)
   92. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: November 05, 2009 at 07:09 AM (#3379251)
He did end the regular season as an ineffective pitcher. Given his potential upside (and he showed it off for awhile in 2009 as well), his overall numbers and role this year were greatly disappointing to me.
   93. aleskel Posted: November 05, 2009 at 07:10 AM (#3379253)
Francisco Cervelli will probably never play in an All Star Game, even as an undeserving token choice. There's a good chance he never starts half his team's games in a season. But he was a fun guy to have on the 2009 Yankees.

guys who I'm going to remember as "unsung heroes":

Cervelli
Coke
Gardner
   94. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: November 05, 2009 at 07:11 AM (#3379254)
He did end the regular season as an ineffective pitcher. Given his potential upside (and he showed it off for awhile in 2009 as well), his overall numbers and role this year were greatly disappointing to me.

Joba pitched a (mostly) effective inning in the World Series clinching game. Wang watched the game from the bench with a scar on his shoulder. I think the latter is a much bigger disaster.
   95.   Posted: November 05, 2009 at 07:11 AM (#3379255)
Cody Ransom has a claim on "Worst Yankee, 2009 edition".

ahem

Wang


When you say this out loud, it's kinda funny.
   96. Martin Hemner Posted: November 05, 2009 at 07:12 AM (#3379256)
Agreed on Joba being messed up. That being said, I'm glad for Cashman. He'll stil get crap for the payroll, but at least he gets full credit for putting the team together. After the beating he took after Torre's book, I hope he can enjoy this.
   97. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: November 05, 2009 at 07:12 AM (#3379257)
Regardless, the 2009 Yankees did a lot more right things than wrong things. I will always look back on Al Aceves fondly.
   98. NJ in DC (Now with temporary employment!) Posted: November 05, 2009 at 07:14 AM (#3379258)
Also, #### Joe Torre.
   99. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: November 05, 2009 at 07:14 AM (#3379260)
Guys who will be overrated due to performance in the bright lights, and probably can't repeat them:

Matsui
Marte
Utley (though I think he's great; I think this'll represent the best of his contribution).
   100. NJ in DC (Now with temporary employment!) Posted: November 05, 2009 at 07:15 AM (#3379261)
Also, I wish there was a way to give Mike Mussina something.
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