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.
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2 VERY questionable calls on check swings lead to our demise in the 2nd…that sucked.
SOLO BLAST FOR THE CAPTAIN!!!! 2-0!!!
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.
Andy STRONG through 4…6 K’s, 2 hits
Cano isn’t f-cking around this year…another laser-beam single.
To be fair, no one’s on base.. ;) I kid.
AP pitching well so far.
RBI infield single for the Captain…3-0
The Master wiggles out of another jam…2nd and 3rd with 1 out, check, Fat Bobby and Hunter are made quick work of. Awesome.
Auto-out Tex grounds our weakly…can’t wait for May when he starts hitting.
WTP for Cano…out.
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.
Six scoreless for Pettitte – I’ll take it.
Time to blow the game open.
Pettitte is such a great asset.
That DP was sweet…
CHP warming. Let’s please get some cushion.
Swish with the leadoff walk…
I hope CHP does not have diarrhea. Anyone saw that video?
I’m pretty sure they’re planning on bringing in Aceves for the 7th.
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.
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.
ARod coming through, finally. Would’ve been pissed if they left the bases loaded again.
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.
Swisher just made a fun play, saving an extra-base hit.
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…
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:
Chan Ho Awesome. Another great outing.
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)
Someone explain to me why no one can throw a stike to Nick Swisher or Nick Johnson.
It’s a lot more painful than I thought it would be to see Godzilla in another uniform…bummer.
Damn it Chan Ho!!! Meatball sandwich. 5-1
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..
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.
Sloth is an on-base machine.
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.
HIP HIP…DOUBLE!!! RBI!!!! 6-1!!! Slow, systematic destruction of the Angels…
RBI SINGLE FOR CURTIS!!! 7-1! Hip Hip thrown out at home but it matters not…we’re going to the 9th.
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.
Sloth is great nickname. But does he like Baby Ruth?
Bobby Abreu/Dave Robertson is making this exciting. Was hoping for a no drama kind of day, but Abreu had other ideas..
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!
Jaw-droppingly bad turn of events from Robertson…totally uncool.
Jaw dropping is right. Heh. Lucky for the extra cushion.
That’ll do a number on Robertson’s final stats…
That was f-cking awesome. K.
How appropriate Mo to Matsui. Great win.
Good. Go Yanks!
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!
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.