It's not often that I interrupt my series of posts, but I think the Yankees deserve a lot of credit this season. So, thus the picture for today's entry: a tribute to the New York Yankees for being the best team in baseball in 2009.
The New York Yankees defeated the Philadelphia Phillies with a final score of 7-3. Hideki Matsui had a huge game, tying the World Series record with six RBIs; for his efforts, Matsui was named the World Series MVP. It was the Yankees' first World Series victory since 2000. Interestingly, this World Series victory for the Yankees came eight years to the day after the Yankees lost Game 7 of the 2001 World Series in Arizona on Luis Gonzalez’s broken-bat single off Mariano Rivera.
There's a reason Yankee Stadium is important. New Yankee Stadium cost $1.5 billion, and it is impressive indeed (both exterior and interior). This picture is from my visit there this summer. I captured this image during the singing of the 'The Star-Spangled Banner,' and I think the display of the American flag on the huge HD screen in the outfield could not be more proper. If you're curious, you can see the other pictures here and here.
For the old timers, this was World Series victory number five; Jorge Posada, Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte, and Mariano Rivera came up together through the minors and were instrumental in the Yankees' World Series victories starting from 1996. It had been nearly fifty years since players had won five titles with the same team. The last to do it? You guessed it! The New York Yankees in 1962, with the likes of Yogi Berra (ten titles), Mickey Mantle (seven titles) and Whitey Ford (six titles) in 1962.
I think this is a great victory for the Yankees, for baseball, and for America. You don't have to be a Yankees fan to appreciate what they have accomplished this season. There is a study that suggests America will be on its way to recovery from a recession based on this World Series victory. I think we can all use some good news, right?
Congratulations to the New York Yankees, winners of the 2009 World Series!
This message is to all you fans of the New York Yankees. For those of you who would like to purchase a print of this image, there are two options. The first option is to use the “purchase a print” link above the photo, in which the order is carried out through Fotomoto (you can purchase with confidence). You can even take 15% off your order if you read this post and follow the instructions. Alternatively, you can use the “purchase a print” option below the photo, in which case the print order fulfillment will be carried out by MpixPro. This and my other photos of New Yankee Stadium (see here and here) were captured with the Canon 5D (12.8 megapixels), so you can make prints as large as 24”x36”. Prints make for a great gift! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
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