Tag Archives: 2009 World Series

Some Quick Yankees Notes

Here is some quick stuff to mention before the Yankees start playing their first game. Remember the old joke about Joe DiMaggio wanting part ownership of the club? That joke has sort of come to life as Kevin Kernan of the NY Post wants the Yankees to make Derek Jeter an owner. A miscalculation has forced the ...

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Some Thoughts on the Fifth Starter Competition

Benjamin Kabak's typically strong post at RAB on Joba Chamberlain and the to-start-or-relieve conundrum, which addresses a John Harper piece at The New York Daily News, spurred some thinking about a couple aspects of the fifth-starter race. I think Kabak did a very good job analyzing that Harper's article didn't prove his own point--that the ...

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The 2009 Bullpen in Historical and Statistical Perspective

Following up on my comparison between the terrific 2009 rotation with those of the late 1990s, this post assesses the sterling 2009 bullpen and gauges its performance along side the late 1990s dynasty. As with the rotation, the 2009 bullpen compares rather favorably with most years, including the tremendous 1998 team. As with last week’s ...

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2010 Player Previews: Mariano Rivera

2009: The greatest closer of all time and, in my opinion, the greatest relief pitcher ever, Mariano Rivera was again reliably outstanding in helping the Yankees clinch their 27th World Series title. Sporting an ERA below 2 for the sixth time in the last seven years, and for the ninth time in his incredible career, ...

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Assessing the 2009 Yankees Rotation in Historical, Championship Perspective

Peter Menking has done a terrific job breaking down the current rotation, including today’s post on Joba Chamberlain, to provide readers with a good glimpse into what they may expect from a strong 2010 rotation. In turn, I figured a look back at last year’s championship staff would allow a worthwhile comparison between last ...

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Reflection After a Week


A week ago tonight, the Yankees beat the Phillies 7-3 to win their 27th World Series Championship and their first since beating the Mets four games to one back in 2000. For fans of most teams, a nine year gap between championships would not be seen as too big a deal. But, as a Yankee ...

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Video of the Yankees 2009 World Series Victory Parade

Here is a decent video I found on YouTube of today’s World Series victory parade down the Canyon of Heroes in lower Manhattan.

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Video of Jay-Z Performing During Yankees Victory Parade

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