Congratulations are in order for the New York Yankees, who officially became AL East DivisionChamps last night.
It was a magnificent way to finish a season for a Yankees team where injuries and age made everyone else doubt their ability, myself included at points.
So, what is next for New York?
Well, the ALDS but who and where will be decided this Friday at 8:30pm EST when the Texas Rangers host the Baltimore Orioles at Rangers Ballpark in MLB’s first Wild Card win, or go home playoff game that will undoubtedly be a dogfight.
Now the Yankees will get a few needed days off to rest their old bones, as the Universe waits to see who their team’s first victims will on their path to #28.
I was fortunate enough to be at the game last night, and the vibe in the Bronx was very special.
This season was long, tough and tiring at times but this team fought hard.
This is the 13th time in the last 17 seasons that the Yankees were crowned AL East and not that the other 12 weren’t, but this one was well-earned.
All I have to say it thank you to the Yankees for making it so easy for us fans to be so proud.
Now Yankee Universe just has to wait for Sunday.
“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan.
Also, another congratulations to Raul and Terryvette Ibanez who welcomed their fifth child right after the game finished last night.
What a week for Ibanez!