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Yankees win 27th World Series

Posted on: November 5, 2009 12:00 am

NEW YORK -- The World Series takes personal checks. Credit and debit cards, too.

Score one for the Yankees, and their bankers. Hideki Matsui as World Series MVP? Maybe. The three home runs were clutch, and the World Series record-tying six RBIs in Game 6 were smashing.

But the chief bean counter who sat behind the desk last winter and approved the expenditure of nearly $425 million to hoist CC Sabathia, Mark Teixeira and A.J. Burnett aboard the U.S.S. Yankee? Now there's a true Yankee.

In the end, Team Steinbrenner delivered a 7-3 gold-plated, Game 6 World Series clincher for the ages, knocking the stuffing out of these Phillies and Pedro Martinez at every turn. On a 48-degree evening Wednesday, they won their 27th World Series title and, finally, climbed out of the muck of their long and torturous drought.

"Pinstripes are bigger than baseball," Teixeira said while The Champs were in Philadelphia the other day.

Consider that a modern update of the old Joe DiMaggio line, "It's great to be young and a Yankee."

"When you play for an organization like this, you humble yourself," Tex continued.

Or you wear a lot of rings.

Andy Pettitte won the clincher on short rest, Joe Girardi proved he can fill (at least partially) Joe Torre's World Series-winning manager's office and Alex Rodriguez no longer is a postseason klutz.

The Yankees are kings of the baseball world. They are Pedro's daddies, and Sugar Daddies. The Bronx Bombers ride again.

The Commissioner's Trophy again will wake up in the city that never sleeps.


Since: Oct 19, 2009
Posted on: November 7, 2009 1:31 am

Yankees win 27th World Series

so from 2001-2008 the championship was bought or just in 2009?

Since: Oct 19, 2009
Posted on: November 7, 2009 1:29 am

Yankees win 27th World Series

are you kidding me.  do you get paid to write this garbage or do you work for free?
i havent read more than one line of what you've had to say for three days now.  just your bullshit headlines.  when you were a little kid did you play for allowance???
break it down and baseball is a game, played by human beings...
money can pay for talent for sure but winning cannot, simply cannot, be bought.  i am not even sure why you write about sports.  were you a nerd who never played?  how you can you not see that this team is great.  great physically and maybe even more importantly, mentally, then i am sad for you.  for one god damn time, make your column about what makes the game great for everyone. guys like me. who wish or have wished as little kids, to win the world series. there isnt one guy on the yanks roster who would say the money was how or why they won.  you suck. truly. you suck. your bs makes everyone who reads your words beleive that somehow it was money and not drive, love of the game and passion that pushed them to win this.  again, you suck.  sad that the chip on you shoulder, whatever it is,(little guy always picked last with no talent so you ended up writing about sports???), clouds you from being able to see (and report on) how a game can humble men who make millions and guys like me who don't but are thrilled to be able to call my team champions, having nothing to do with NYC and all its money.  this was about men who and performed the best they could, better than their worthy adversary (philly get there because of money too??), with all the pressure put on by the powers that be,  nyc and guys like you who call them out daily.  its a business for sure but on the field in a 7 game series it is a game. sand lot if you will, man on man, 9 on 9.  i would love for you, as a commentator and voice for sports, to comment on it without taking money into consideration, one time, to focus on the game. without the game you have nothing.  without money the game is still there.

Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: November 6, 2009 12:03 am

Yankees win 27th World Series

Royk makes some good points - and some really stupid ones..

The NFL is definitely more popular with the gamblig types. No argument here.

And yes the NFL had a 16-0 team and an 0-16 team the past two years. That's 2 out of 32 teams!!! The 16-0 team LOST in the championship - and happy I was about that. The team that was 0-16 is a notoriously poorly managed team that drafted high every year and missed every year.

The NFL has a structured scheduling system!! And it's based on which division and conference you play and and what place you finish in. If you win your division - you play the other division winners in your conference. And if you go 0-16, you get the first pick. DUH!! What are they supposed to do - have the Steelers pick first and the Lions last? Gimme a break, man!!

By the way - the Patriots went 16-0 and then had the 5th EASIEST schedule in the league last year. The Steelers had the toughest schedule in the the NFL last year and still won the Super Bowl last year and have the fifth easiest this year.

Speaking of unfair, how would you like to be to Toronto Blue Jays or the Orioles?

The bottom line is this. The revenue sharing tax paid by the Yankees is actually hurting the game. When teams are taking that money and putting it in their pocket, that takes away the power of the fans.

I'm a Pirates fan - and I REFUSE to attend their games. But you know what - even if the stadium sits empty 81 times a year - the Pirates make money. And that's just the way the Yankees want it. They pay a luxury tax but they always get a return when they need a left-handed set up man in June or a power hitting corner outfielder in July. Offer a shitty player to the team that can no longer afford them, so they can win and the losing teams still make money.

Bottom line is the whole baseball structure is bent over and bleeding from the bottom!!

Since: Nov 4, 2009
Posted on: November 5, 2009 11:59 am

Yankees win 27th World Series

My Goodness Scott!!!

We are acting as if this wasn't expected. The Yankees had the best team in baseball all season long, and was this really a 'clincher for the ages?' I thought it was a boring game and a boring series. There was not much suspense at all throughout the series, can we atleast agree on that? Probably not.

Listen, How on earth can you say with any seriousness (please tell me this was a joke) that the Yankees 'climbed out of the muck of their long and torturous drought?' Can we save those types of lines for the Cubs, Indians or Giants who have all waited for more than 50 years. I hope the Patriots don't win the title this year and I'll have to listen to you tell me about how long their fans have waited for the title to come back to New England.

And as far as Teixeira saying, 'Pinstripes are bigger than baseball,' NOTHING is bigger than baseball my friend. Not New York, not the president, not apple pie, and certainly not the Yankees.

Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: November 5, 2009 6:46 am

Yankees win 27th World Series

The Yankees have failed to win for the past ten years which has lead to them spending more and more money each year so don't give me this bull crap that they haven't won since 2000. They have had their chances almost every year exept for last years embarassment for not making the playoffs with that lineup so the owners throw their money at the best free agents out there. Congrats to them but don't be ignorant and say spending all that money doesn't win them a title. I'm not bashing them for wanting to spend money. If i was an owner I would do all I can to make my team successful but since the yankees spend the most by far it is the reason they are in the playoffs year in and year out.

Since: Feb 2, 2007
Posted on: November 5, 2009 4:15 am

Its not the cap, its the schedule!

Come on, people, get real.  The reason football is so popular is NOT because of the salary cap.  Its because its a sport that is good for betting and pools. 

Interestingly, even with a salary cap, a team managed to go 16-0 while another team went 0-16.  How come the salary cap didn't help the Detroit Lions??  If the salary cap works so well, how come the NFL still feels the need to tip the scales by fixing, yes FIXING the schedule to ensure parity?  If you do well this year, you get a tough schedule next year.  And if you do badly, you get an easy schedule, so your record improves.

Imagine if baseball did that.  (Yeah, I know interleague play is unbalanced.)  Yankees and Red Sox have to play the Angels and Rangers 20 games each.  But the Blue Jays and Orioles get to the Royals and A's 20 games each.  Guess what, miraculously, in 2010, the Yankees/Red Sox records will suddenly look a lot more like the Blue Jay/Orioles records.  Hmmmmmm.....

Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: November 5, 2009 4:07 am

Yankees win 27th World Series

Miller seems oblivious to the fact that simply spending the most money doesn't guarantee championships; otherwise, by that logic, the Yankees should have won every WS title since 2001.

Two, last time I checked, the owner worth the most money in MLB is the Pohlad family.

That's right, the Pohlads, who own the TWINS.  Forbes, in 2007, assessed the net worth of the Pohlads at some $2.5B.

I'm no Yankee fan, but at least NY takes the money that they earn and reinvest it into the team.
Yes, I'll be the first to concede that the overall salary structure of the league is unbalanced. 

At this point, someone from the peanut gallery will inevitably yell, "We need a salary cap!"

You folks do realize that the principle entity blocking the implementation of a MLB salary cap is the player's union, right?  Not Clueless Bud (TM), not the Greedy Heartless Owners (TM), not even the Masters Of Mainstream Media and Propaganda (TM). 

It's the player's union.

Since: Jan 27, 2008
Posted on: November 5, 2009 4:02 am

Yankees win 27th World Series

thats funny for a team buying championships y is it the first one in 7 years

Since: Mar 27, 2007
Posted on: November 5, 2009 3:11 am

Yankees win 27th World Series

The Reds have not been to the playoffs since 1995. During that span, the Yanks have been to like 7 world series. Why not narrow the league to 10 teams? This is why regular season football games are watched more than playoff baseball games. (unless you're in new york)

Since: Mar 27, 2007
Posted on: November 5, 2009 3:05 am

Yankees win 27th World Series

This is why football is and has been America's pastime for a long time now. My home team Reds have not sniffed the playoffs since 1995 (unless you count a one game playoff with the Mets in 1999) During that span, the Yanks I believe have been to 7 world series and never missed the playoffs. Their payroll is probably 4-5 times that of the Reds. Unless they put in a salary cap, they should just narrow the league down to about 10 teams.

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