Still Still Getting Used To This Thing

2009

Yankees home opener and 2009 WS ring ceremony. Among the players on the 2009 team that are not on the Yankees anymore, Jerry Hairston Jr. flew from San Diego to get his ring, and now-Angel WS MVP Hit-Deki Matsui got a very nice ovation from the fans and the team itself.

For actual baseball, it's Pettitte (who also received a very nice ovation) vs E. Santana, and Nick Johnson already has his first homerun of the season.

For more images of the rings, visit http://stadiumpage.com/WSRings/2009.html, where you can also view all the different World Series rings dating back to the 1922 Giants victory over the Yankees. 

52 comments… add one

  • Sweet…gamer.

    krueg April 13, 2010, 1:50 pm
  • 2 VERY questionable calls on check swings lead to our demise in the 2nd…that sucked.

    krueg April 13, 2010, 1:52 pm
  • SOLO BLAST FOR THE CAPTAIN!!!! 2-0!!!

    krueg April 13, 2010, 2:04 pm
  • Jeter!
    Loved the reception they gave Matsui. Still wished he was here.
    I wonder if he would be considered a true Yankee if they didn’t win last year. Classy all the way.

    Lar April 13, 2010, 2:06 pm
  • Andy STRONG through 4…6 K’s, 2 hits

    krueg April 13, 2010, 2:15 pm
  • Cano isn’t f-cking around this year…another laser-beam single.

    krueg April 13, 2010, 2:18 pm
  • To be fair, no one’s on base.. ;) I kid.
    AP pitching well so far.

    Lar April 13, 2010, 2:19 pm
  • RBI infield single for the Captain…3-0

    krueg April 13, 2010, 2:27 pm
  • The Master wiggles out of another jam…2nd and 3rd with 1 out, check, Fat Bobby and Hunter are made quick work of. Awesome.

    krueg April 13, 2010, 2:43 pm
  • Auto-out Tex grounds our weakly…can’t wait for May when he starts hitting.

    krueg April 13, 2010, 2:43 pm
  • WTP for Cano…out.

    krueg April 13, 2010, 2:45 pm
  • If AP wasn’t pitching so well (knock on wood) so far, we’ll be hearing more about the Yanks leaving men on base. It’s like clockwork, only they’re not scoring.
    This game should not be close.

    Lar April 13, 2010, 2:51 pm
  • Six scoreless for Pettitte – I’ll take it.
    Time to blow the game open.

    AndrewYF April 13, 2010, 3:04 pm
  • Pettitte is such a great asset.

    IronHorse (YF) April 13, 2010, 3:05 pm
  • That DP was sweet…

    krueg April 13, 2010, 3:06 pm
  • CHP warming. Let’s please get some cushion.

    IronHorse (YF) April 13, 2010, 3:07 pm
  • Swish with the leadoff walk…

    krueg April 13, 2010, 3:08 pm
  • I hope CHP does not have diarrhea. Anyone saw that video?

    Lar April 13, 2010, 3:09 pm
  • I’m pretty sure they’re planning on bringing in Aceves for the 7th.

    AndrewYF April 13, 2010, 3:18 pm
  • CLUTCH-ROD!!!! 5-0

    krueg April 13, 2010, 3:22 pm
  • Wow, this is going to be a very, very fun year. I feel echos of 1998 all over again. The only thing that could stop this team is injuries.

    Paul from Waltham April 13, 2010, 3:23 pm
  • I didn’t catch teh CHP video Lar.
    And frankly, your description doesn’t exactly make me rush to YouTube to check it out…
    A-Rod looking like odd-year-Rod even thugh it’s 2010. Nice.

    IronHorse (YF) April 13, 2010, 3:24 pm
  • ARod coming through, finally. Would’ve been pissed if they left the bases loaded again.

    Lar April 13, 2010, 3:24 pm
  • It’s funny. It’s probably just a cultural difference. I posted a link, but it might’ve been spam filtered out. But ya, it’s not hard to Google for it.

    Lar April 13, 2010, 3:27 pm
  • Swisher just made a fun play, saving an extra-base hit.

    AndrewYF April 13, 2010, 3:28 pm
  • Swisher flashing the leather. This team has played some very nice defense so far this season. Abreu up with man on and one out. Let’s not let them back into this one…

    IronHorse (YF) April 13, 2010, 3:29 pm
  • It still makes me sad to see Matsui in anything other than blue.
    Here’s a youtube video of the reception he got, for those of you who missed it. Not sure if it’ll get pulled at some point:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulQzmvLXm2E&feature=player_embedded

    Lar April 13, 2010, 3:30 pm
  • Chan Ho Awesome. Another great outing.

    krueg April 13, 2010, 3:33 pm
  • That was great to see – thanks Lar. Nice to see the team mob him.
    And Posada with the dble. Love it. Pour it on! As of last October, the days of the Angels owning us are OVER! (i hope)

    IronHorse (YF) April 13, 2010, 3:37 pm
  • Someone explain to me why no one can throw a stike to Nick Swisher or Nick Johnson.

    IronHorse (YF) April 13, 2010, 3:42 pm
  • It’s a lot more painful than I thought it would be to see Godzilla in another uniform…bummer.

    krueg April 13, 2010, 3:50 pm
  • Damn it Chan Ho!!! Meatball sandwich. 5-1

    krueg April 13, 2010, 3:54 pm
  • It is. The bittersweet smile he has at the beginning makes me extremely sad. Thought he’ll end his career in NY, gave it his all..

    Lar April 13, 2010, 3:58 pm
  • Agreed on Matsui. It’s nice to have guys that are great (and clutch) enough for fans of other teams to hate but such class acts that they are virtually impossible to hate. Matsui was definitely both with the Yankees. Mr. “I apologize for breaking my wrist while I was trying to make a diving catch” is sorely missed.

    IronHorse (YF) April 13, 2010, 4:02 pm
  • Sloth is an on-base machine.

    krueg April 13, 2010, 4:03 pm
  • 5-2 against the Red Sox (on the road), the Rays (on the road), and the Angels would be a very nice way to start the season.

    IronHorse (YF) April 13, 2010, 4:06 pm
  • HIP HIP…DOUBLE!!! RBI!!!! 6-1!!! Slow, systematic destruction of the Angels…

    krueg April 13, 2010, 4:12 pm
  • RBI SINGLE FOR CURTIS!!! 7-1! Hip Hip thrown out at home but it matters not…we’re going to the 9th.

    krueg April 13, 2010, 4:14 pm
  • Ya, business side it probably makes sense for the future, I don’t know what I was hoping, since I would think at ~8 mil Matsui would essentially be free, with overseas and all that stuff. I guess maybe I was hoping for a Tim Wakefield-type deal.

    Lar April 13, 2010, 4:21 pm
  • Sloth is great nickname. But does he like Baby Ruth?

    Paul from Waltham April 13, 2010, 4:22 pm
  • Bobby Abreu/Dave Robertson is making this exciting. Was hoping for a no drama kind of day, but Abreu had other ideas..

    Lar April 13, 2010, 4:22 pm
  • Lucky for the padding runs, though you would imagine if the bases loaded, Mo would’ve came out (as it would be a save situation).
    As it stands though, Mo has to pitch, which is kind of annoying, but just nail this down. Thanks!

    Lar April 13, 2010, 4:24 pm
  • Jaw-droppingly bad turn of events from Robertson…totally uncool.

    krueg April 13, 2010, 4:24 pm
  • Jaw dropping is right. Heh. Lucky for the extra cushion.

    Lar April 13, 2010, 4:25 pm
  • ENTER SANDMAN!!!

    krueg April 13, 2010, 4:25 pm
  • That’ll do a number on Robertson’s final stats…

    AndrewYF April 13, 2010, 4:27 pm
  • That was f-cking awesome. K.

    krueg April 13, 2010, 4:29 pm
  • Victory.

    krueg April 13, 2010, 4:29 pm
  • How appropriate Mo to Matsui. Great win.

    Paul from Waltham April 13, 2010, 4:31 pm
  • Good. Go Yanks!

    Lar April 13, 2010, 4:31 pm
  • This team is going to roll through the season. I feel it! The only worry is injuries, but it helps to have Montero behind Jorge/Sloth!

    Paul from Waltham April 13, 2010, 4:37 pm
  • Yeah rough turn of events for my boy Robertson. Infield single, bunt single, that ball that just kept floating over Winn’s head (was it me or was that very catchable?) then the HR, which was crushed, but really the only well-struck ball against him.
    Still – great day for the Yanks. Very bittersweet w/r/t Matsui-san, who was my favorite member of the team for a few years there. But a great day nonetheless.

    Mark (YF) April 13, 2010, 7:11 pm

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