...gone. Yesterday former Yankee Hideki Matsui announced his retirement from Major League Baseball, aged 38, after a decade long career in the States which followed a decade playing in his native Japan.
...and thanks for the memories. Well that's 50% of the Core Four gone as Jorge Posada officially joins Andy Pettitte in retirement. Does his numbers stack up to greatness?
...and one series win later. I hadn't blogged about any of the New York Yankees off-season moves but I was very happy at the arrival of Curtis Granderson even before his game and series winning homer against the Sux last night.
...Curse. As Mariano Rivera induced Victorino to ground out to Cano for the final out of the 2009 World Series the Yankees had won and finally ended the Toxic Curse.
...champions. With the British government bailing out the Royal Bank of Scotland, who took over Citizens Bank do we sponsor the current champions of baseball?
...Madden...and the rest of the boys down in Tampa Bay for winning game 7 of the ALCS and making it possible to watch the World Series this year.
This years World Series between the Cardinals and Detroit had the lowest audience share, can't say I watched it all live.
What is that on Kenny Roger's hand in the playoffs is it a smear of crap?
The team with the worst regular season record St. Louis Cardinals who limped into the playoffs will play the Detroit Tigers in the World Series after winning game seven against the Mets in Shea Stadium.
New York Yankees GM Bria Cahman signs on for another 3 years, Larry Bowa joins as 3rd base coach. The World Series ends with a Chicago White Sox 4-0 sweep over the Houston Astros.