October Baseball

It’s that time again. Last Friday, the temperature dropped below 50 degrees in the city and a chill went down my spine. Postseason baseball is upon us. For the last four years, I’ve been in North Carolina during the fall so I haven’t felt this chill since 2006. Man I’ve missed the smell of the fall, the smell of October baseball. In today’s doubleheader, the Yankees clinched the playoffs and the division. From the way this team has played for the past month, these guys are ready to make a run for 28.

Jorge Once Again Delivered His Magic

When Jorge Posada hit that go ahead two run single in the bottom of the 8th tonight, I felt the magic. This is what happens at the Stadium in the fall. Given Jorge had such a tough season, it made my night seeing him get that winning hit. No one deserves it more than him since he’s been through it all. It would be very disappointing if Girardi doesn’t add him to the postseason roster. The Yanks will need his magic at some point during the playoffs.

Growing up watching the Yankees dynasty in the late 90’s, this is a very special time of the season for me. Some of the best moments of my childhood have come during the dynasty years. I remember my dad throwing me in the air in my living room when Charlie Hayes caught the final out of the 1996 World Series. I remember sitting in the left field loge at the Stadium watching the Yankees sweep the Braves in Game Four to win the 1999 World Series. I remember being on a 6th grade class trip in the Berkshire Mountains listening to Game Five of the 200o World Series when Luis Sojo hit the go-ahead double that eventually beat the Mets to complete the three-peat. There’s just too many memorable moments to count. Hopefully this team has the same magic to bring the World Series back where it belongs.

This song will forever remind me of the Yankees World Series Championships in the late 90’s / early 2000’s:

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