Saturday, September 26, 2009
3-0! We Beat The Scum! We Clinch Tomorrow!
New Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the Bronx native and Yankee Fan whose ruling from the federal bench ended the Strike of '94 just before the 1995 season began, threw out he ceremonial first ball.
A two-hit shutout by CC Sabathia, Phil Hughes and Mariano Rivera. Robinson Cano's homer in the 6th was all we needed, though we got 2 more runs. Fine with me!
The Magic Number is... 1. Tomorrow is it, we clinch. Then... it all depends on who wins the Division Series. We may have to play these bozos 4 to 7 more times. Let's do whatever it takes within the rules -- as opposed to the Sox, who do whatever it takes and hope that Bud Selig continues to look the other way.
Andy Pettitte pitches against Paul Byrd. Game time is 1:05, and by 4:30 the Yankees should be American League Eastern Division Champions for the first time since 2006, for the 16th time overall, and it will be (whether it comes tomorrow or later) the 45th first-place finish in Yankee history.
I'd call that "amazing," but that would sound like a reference to The Other Team. How did they do today? In the words of Daniel Craig, when, in his debut performance as James Bond (Casino Royale), he was asked if he wanted his martini shaken or stirred, "Do I look like I give a damn?"
It wasn't easy keeping track of this one from 200 miles away, but, as Billy Martin would have said, "I managed."