Sunday, September 24, 2017
It was supposed to take a while for the Yankees to rebuild after selling off some key veterans last season—or at least, that was the outside perception. The Yanks never bought into that, and as they sprayed cold bubbly in the visiting clubhouse at Rogers Centre, there was great optimism about accomplishing much more in October.
The Yankees clinched the 53rd postseason berth in franchise history on Saturday afternoon, with Greg Bird cracking a three-run homer to support Sonny Gray’s solid effort in a 5-1 victory over the Blue Jays. Shaking hands on the field before cutting loose behind closed doors, this exciting crop of “Baby Bombers” now plans to savor high-stakes baseball.
One of the worst things for me, personally, is when I’m on vacation and the Yankees have a losing streak, because it distracts me from the vacation. I was pleased to not have any distractions this week. What a sweep of the Twins! And now they’ve already clinched a postseason spot with more than a week to go? That’s awesome.
Congrats, Yankees! The best thing (besides possibly doing well in the playoffs this season) is that there doesn’t seem to be any real reason why this same basic team couldn’t come back next year and just do it all again, and maybe even be BETTER!
Pretty darn good time to be a Yankee fan…even with the inevitable 3-2 Wild Card Game loss to Ricky Nolasco looming ahead of us.
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