New York Yankees on winning their 27th World Championship when they won the 2009 World Series!!! Anyone who knows me knows that I bleed Yankee pinstripes...I have been a fanatic Yankees fan since I was a very young child (I remember watching my first Yankees game when I was 4 years old!) For us Yankees fan, its been a long 9 years since our last championship, and I will savor this one for a while!
Having all the nice new free agents are nice; we couldn't have won this championship without them, but, to me, the sweetest thing is what has been dubbed the "Core 4": Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, and, of course, Mariano Rivera. These are the four players who have been there since the start of the glory days and were all there back when we won in 1996. The best part: they are all home grown! Each of them drafted and nurtured by the organization. And, in an era where players change teams like most of us change socks, its a blessing to be a fan of a team that had the foresight and money to keep these players New York Yankees! I acknowledge us Yankee fans are spoiled by rooting for a team that has such wealth and spends the money; however, let us never forget these are the rules allowed by Major League Baseball, so don't blame us for having owners that want to win!!!
So...once again....in the words of the immortal John Sterling..."Ballgame over! Yankees win! THE YANKEES WIN!!! Congratulations to our 2009 World Series champions, the NY Yankees!!!