Happy Birthday, Fenway, from this Yankee fan. And may I add, you look wicked good for 100. I hope as a present, they get you a new managah to replace your “unfunny Valentine.”
The truth is, Red Sox and Yankee fans need each other. I’m always more excited to watch a game with you than with the Blue Jays or any other team in baseball. The wins feel more satisfying, the losses cut deeper. Each regular season game feels far more significant than 1 of 162.
And I need you to play well and win (just not against us, of course), so that our games are meaningful right to the end of the season. And an ALCS with you is the World Series for me.
So I hope you start playing much better — beginning next week.
While the Yankees were fighting for another trip to the ALCS in Game 5 against the Tigers, Jorge Posada was fighting for his career. He knew a loss wouldn’t just be a season ender, it would be a career ender, at least with the Yankees.
Posada batted .500 in the ALDS, showing Yankee fans one last time the bat and heart of a champion.