So the Yankees captured World Series number 27 tonight to complete a great year for the storied franchises in sports. The Steelers, started the year capturing their record 6th Super Bowl Title. Then the Lakers captured their 15th NBA Championship. And now the Yankees have captured number 27. These teams all have a common attribute. People either love them or hate them. Either way people tune in to watch their games to root for them or to root for their opponents.
Andy Pettitte, a familiar face for Yankees’ fans did his part. Derek Jeter came up big with 3 hits and has the most hits in postseason history. Then of course Mariano came in to pitch for 2/3 of the 8th and the 9th inning in its entirety. A very traditional finish.
Hats off to the Phillies though on an outstanding season. They are a great team that just did not have enough to keep up with the big bats of the Yankees this year. They will be in contention for years to come with a very strong nucleus of great hitters and strong pitching.
As I talked about a few nights ago, once those Yankees bats woke up it was all over for the Phillies. Just a matter of time until they solidified that 27th title. Matsui played a phenomenal series and definitely deserves the MVP in my mind. He was the X-factor and came up big in all the games that he was able to participate in. Though Arod had a great postseason, Jeter batted over 400 in the Series, while CC and Rivera did their thing, it has to go to Matsui. The man had ice in his veins in this World Series and really delivered for the men in the Pinstripes.
So my question for you all, as fans, do you like when the traditional storied franchises win titles, or does this make you sick to your stomach? And if this makes you sick, how would you prefer for things to be?
Stay tuned for edition 53.