Did we say it didn’t matter? MATTERED BIG TIME.

A month ago this outcome seemed improbable, if not impossible. It happened. How sweet it is. We’re gonna celebrate this one, and then bring on the…..

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  • Cleveland Indians!

    2005 AL East Champions October 1, 2005, 4:36 pm
  • or the Red Sox. So we can celebrate our AL Championship at Fenway this time. Payback can be a bitch.

    YF in NJ October 1, 2005, 4:39 pm
  • Be careful what you wish for, YF’s.

    MJL in L.A. October 1, 2005, 4:48 pm
  • Serious question for Yankees fans: would you rather beat the Sox tomorrow and help potentially push them out of the playoffs, or would you rather have a shot at revenge in another ALCS? (I know YF will say it doesn’t matter, the Sox are peons and irrelevant, so this is directed to everyone but him)

    SF October 1, 2005, 4:52 pm
  • Congrats. I’m not trying to be a sourpuss, but that’s all I can do right now. Nice win.

    sithkhan October 1, 2005, 5:01 pm
  • SF, I’d rather not have the Yanks go back to Fenway after tomorrow. My blood pressure is too high. A Schilling loss followed by a Clement debacle on Monday would do me just fine.

    Nick October 1, 2005, 5:03 pm
  • The good news about today (I am trying to be optimistic here, I really am): Timlin and papelbon were not used. Gordon and Rivera were. Just thought I’d point that out. Also, do you Yankees fans think that the Yankees are going to treat tomorrow like a must win game, a “this would be nice to win but no big if we lose” game, or a game to rest starters? My guess would be the second, but I was just wondering. If the Sox win, there is no playoff for the WC, remember. Although we’ve established that already.

    Laura October 1, 2005, 5:27 pm
  • I hear Wright is pitching tomorrow, to save Moose for the playoffs. I’d rather see Moose go tomorrow, because after 5 runs in 5 outs, we don’t know what to expect.
    But Joe’s usually right.

    john yf October 1, 2005, 6:14 pm
  • This really mattered to the Yankees, Joe Torre in particular. I hope you saw the post game on Fox.
    And the celebration was very classy. Well done Yankees!

    Andy Andres October 1, 2005, 6:43 pm
  • Like Nick, I would strongly prefer to have the Red Sox eliminated. Two reasons: (1) They are probably better than the Indians; and (2) Losing to them is very, very painful, as we learned last year.
    That said, I still expect the Yanks and Red Sox to be sweating decisive games on October 18 and 19….

    Fred Vincy October 1, 2005, 6:58 pm
  • On the Yankess home station, the YES network, Torre stated that Wright wil pitch tommorrow and he will rest some of his regulars. So much for fearing the sox

    james October 1, 2005, 7:33 pm
  • “payback”???????
    how can you even take yourself seriously?!?

    beth October 1, 2005, 8:24 pm
  • “Confessional Poet”???????
    This might be a joke but it’s as pretentious a name as I’ve ever heard.
    How can you take yourself seriously?!?

    YF in NJ October 1, 2005, 8:51 pm
  • I can see why Joe wants to rest some guys and save Moose, maybe, but putting Wright in there is pretty much tanking the game, it seems to me. I’d be shocked if the Sox weren’t up by like 5 by the third inning. I would just as soon put the stake through the heart of the Sox right now, if possible. I mean, another ALCS would be fun, but there’s the old adage that if you don’t take the opportunity to vanquish an enemy when you have it, well…
    Plus there’s the question of home field advantage against the Angels. That team kills us, and we could use a game five at home, should it come to that.

    Spidey October 1, 2005, 9:00 pm
  • Yanks do it again baby!!!
    and by the way…
    I hope this settles the frivulous MVP debate…
    Yes i am purposely being a jerk because most Sox fans that i know only understand “jerk jargon” and not real baseball talk….
    Good Job Yanks……show ’em why the Yankees ARE baseball!!!!

    BX BOMBER October 2, 2005, 2:59 am
  • News flash: The AL East winning Yankees (there, I said it) get to face the Angels in the playoffs, likely with the Angels having homefield advantage (if the Yanks lose today and the Angels win b/c the Angels have the better head-to-head record). Assuming that the Sox win the Wild Card, we will be facing the White Sox, and Chicago will have homefield advantage, but they play better on the road. I’m not just saying this because I’m a Sox fan, but I think that the Sox have a better chance of advancing in the playoffs, although I wouldn’t be surprised if either team is knocked out in the first round.

    Laura October 2, 2005, 9:20 am
  • That would be “Veni, Vidi, Vici”, a quick google search would have helped.
    I hope the Sox are out, they are better than the White Sox and the Indians. I hope Wright can pull something out of his er…hat. Another 7 game series for the ALCS would be too much, if the Yankees can even get past the Angels, who always seem to have the Yanks number.

    bozo October 2, 2005, 9:23 am

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