There's a lot that can fall in this category, so lets start from the biggest and work our way down:
We Won the Division!
-The Orioles lost to the Rays giving us the division in the middle of the game, but the Yankees were already playing like the season came down to this game, which is a good sign for their post season prospects.
The Yankees Have Had to Fight the Last Few Weeks
-This is good because the team was extremely one dimensional. That one dimension was the long ball. They still rely on the long ball, but we've had some timely hitting, and quality pitching of late as well. Plus, Ichiro's presence in the lineup has added a speed element we've been missing all season. Although he's only been here since late July, he's already stolen more bases than any other player on this team. That should tell you something.
The Yankees Crushed the Ball Yesterday
-I know, we weren't facing a competent Boston team, but there's nothing like ending a season with an exclamation point. 2 homeruns from Granderson and 2 from Cano was a great way to end the season. Not to mention Kuroda's 7 innings of 2 run ball. A little bit of a confidence booster can go a long way.
Teixeira went 0-3 and felt left out of the hitting party that was going on. I mean even Gardner got a hit, and he didn't even start the game.
Activists gathered together outside of the clubhouse protesting against the greed and waste of the Yankees. "Just look at how much champagne they're spilling on the ground." Explained one activist. "That's enough to intoxicate an entire village in a third world country. Are we really that wasteful?"
Fitting End to the Season
4 homeruns, 2 each from Cano and Granderson led the blowout yesterday. We end the season with $490 worth of donations going to the Children's Health Fund. That's pretty amazing!
Raul Ibanez 19hr = $38
Nick Swisher 24hr = $48
Andruw Jones 14hr = $28
Derek Jeter 15hr = $30
Curtis Granderson 43hr = $86
Alex Rodriguez 18hr = $36
Robinson Cano 33hr = $66
Mark Teixeira 24hr = $48
Eric Chavez 16hr = $32
Russell Martin 21hr = $42
Jayson Nix 4hr = $8
Dewayne Wise 3hr = $6
Chris Stewart 1hr = $2
Ichiro Suzuki 5hr = $10
Casey McGehee 1hr = $2
Steve Pearce 1hr = $2
Eduardo Nunez 1 hr = $2
Chris Dickerson 2 hr = $4
Total 245 hr = $490
Thursday, October 4, 2012
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Best record in the league and the most HR of any Yankee team ever! I expect that I will never see a sick child again.
That's right, the New York Yankees have cured childhood illness with homeruns. That needs to be added to the list of accomplishments for the 2012 Yankees.
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