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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Still basking in afterglow of WS win

I was at the parade yesterday. What a wonderful day, albeit one jam-packed with people. Fortunately, I stayed in the city to have lunch with Squawker Jon, so I missed the whole to-do with the jam-packed ferry terminal.

I wrote something for The Faster Times about my World Series winners and losers. And I'm writing something right now for that site about the parade.

13 comments:

Jonmouk71 said...

I liked the Faster Times piece but you neglect to mention that Mussina also becomes this generation's Mattingly (retiring the yeat before the championship). Lidge not recover? I don't think so - Mo recovered from 1997, 2001 and 2004 quite nicely. What should be bothering Lidge is that Charley Manuel buried him after one mediocre outing (game 4). Two more evident losers: 1. The Mets - the World Series loss means the Phillies go after the same players the Mets covet (Lackey and Bay, for example) and 2. The Wilpons - who chose not to spend their SNY funny money on players but instead gave it to Madoff to expand their own wealth.

"Nutball Gazette" said...

Not sure I would call Texiera a loser, He made several Great plays in the field, and the few hits and times he got on base were big and resulted in Runs.
Even Cano was good in the field.
The only loser for the Yankees this postseason was Phil Hughes who was as bad as I ever saw.

Uncle Mike said...

Still loving it. Wasn't at the parade, but taped it.

Noticed that all four living Mayors were there. Koch sat between Dinkins and Giuliani, probably a wise move. Koch was dominating the conversation, Giuliani was laughing his evil laugh, Dinkins looked like he wanted to get the hell out of there. And Bloomberg was an unctuous @$$ as usual. In other words, all four Mayors stayed in character.

Nice to see that, according to Joe Girardi, George Steinbrenner is already thinking about next year. The guy was too ill to attend the Series, may be dying for all we know (nobody will tell us exactly what his affliction is, leading us to speculate wildly), and he wants Title 28 in 2010.

I don't think we can call the Phillies losers, as most of them left with their reputations enhanced, even in defeat. Those who didn't were Cole Hamels, who whined about wanting the season to end, not good when it looks like you're going to start a potential Game 7; Pedro Martinez, for choking in postseason play again; and Charlie Manuel, the manager who failed to learn the lesson of Grady Little: Better to take Pedro out a batter too soon than a batter too late, because that too late is far too late.

Anonymous said...

Я извиняюсь, но, по-моему, Вы не правы. Могу это доказать.

Anonymous said...

Интересный вариант

Jonmouk71 said...

Anon - you're saying someone is not right but who?

Anonymous said...

I've been so busy celebrating the whole weekend no time to make any posts.

I was at the parade and it was fantastic...only fault was the pacing between floats and they were going by too fast. We wanted to enjoy our guys a little longer. Everyone was so excited with big smiles on their faces. What a great day to be a Yankee fan (actually I'm ALWAYS happy to be a Yankee fan ..win or lose). I'm also happy I have great bosses who let me enjoy my Yankee moments by giving me days off and even buying me tickets to some of the events (like the All-Star Game at YS). They love my enthusiasm for my team and they come from BOSTON!!! Thankfully they aren't baseball fans or I most likely would have been fired by now...haha.

The whole series was great ...as it should be with the two best teams playing. I'm just happy it was over in six as I would have been a basket case by game seven. How great was it to win in the new Stadium. One sign said ..."New Stadium..Same Destiny". Another said "Now it's Home". I loved
the signs.

Only about 3 months till P's & C's and hopefully the start of the Yanks march to Championship #28. With this core of guys I'm thinking it looks pretty darn good.

Peggy

Go Yankees 2010 !!!

Jonmouk71 said...

I, too like this core but the Yankees shouldn't stand pat. Remember in 1997, they changed little from the '96 champs (other than bringing in Irabu) and they didn't get out of the first round. That being said, I would like to see them keep Matsui, Damon and Molina for another year; spell Damon in LF with Swisher and get a younger, bullet-armed RF; we need to find out whether Hughes, Kennedy, Joba are rotation ready. How about signing the just released JJ Putz to bridge to Mo - how that would tick off Met fans! Don't be surprised if Putz goes to the Phillies, either.

Anonymous said...

hey uncle mike, just read your blog list of rings and think there is an error. Think Posasa only has 4. He didn't get one in 1996

Anonymous said...

Anon ...

Posada was a backup catcher in '96although he played in very few games as I recall but he did received a ring. He was on the regular roster but not the World Series roster.

Peggy

Go Yankees 2010 !!

Uncle Mike said...

The Philadelphia transit strike is over. That's another area where New York has it better: Philly has a lot more transit strikes.

And it's worse for them, because their commuter trains and buses are under the same agency, whereas in New York, while Metro-North and the LIRR are both under the umbrella of the MTA, they have a separate union from the City subway trains and buses.

So if two guys are living in Trenton, and one works in Manhattan and the other in Center City Philly, the former can take New Jersey Transit's train into Penn Station and then hoof it or pay the expense of a cab; but the latter is all but stuck.

If I had the choice of living in Philly or suburban New Jersey, I'd take Philly. I love cities, and Philly is one of the cities I love. But if I had the coice of living in Philly or New York, come on. New York rules all.

The Emperor said...

Uncle Mike,

Why not just move here to NYC?? You'd be a most welcome addition!

Uncle Mike said...

Because, thanks to Mayor Forever, I can't afford it. Just because I'm a Yankee Fan doesn't mean I get paid like a Yankee.

If only. You know what I could do with 1/100th of A-Rod's salary?

Play for the Florida Marlins, maybe.