Bits & pieces from the Yankees’ 2009 World’s Serious win:
• If Game 6 was Hideki Matsui’s swan song in the Bronx, that was one sweet sound.
• Andy Pettitte is what used to be called a hoss – as in workhorse, a guy who ate up innings and won more than he lost. Turns out most-wins-ever-in-the-postseason Pettitte was, in hoss terms, Secretariat.
• So can we agree that most-hits-ever-in-the-postseason Derek Jeter is now officially a unanimous first-ballot Hall of Famer? Except some moron sportswriter in Des Moines will vote for Jeter third. Free the Derek Jeter One!
• So can we agree that most-saves-ever-in-the-postseason Mariano Rivera is now officially a unanimous first-ballot Hall of Famer? Except some moron sportswriter in Des Plaines will vote for Rivera third. Free the Mariano Rivera One!
• From our Ministry of Retractions©: The hardworking staff at Campaign Outsider has since 2004 said that the New York Yankees would never win anything (and by “anything” we mean the World’s Serious) with Mr. September Alex Rodriguez on the team. We were wrong. Rodriguez didn’t exactly carry the Yankees in the Serious, but he did a lot to carry them to it.