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