Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte and Hideki Matsui made their way into The Late Show with David Letterman today.
The Yankees continued to solidify themselves as the greatest franchise in sports history, last night, by winning their 27th World Series title.
Jumping out to the 1-0 series lead, the odds were in Philly’s favor for them to take home their back-to-back World Series trophy, but Jeter, Matsui, and company had other plans in mind. Being basically over matched from game 2 on, we witnessed the dominance of the Yankees pitching staff, as well as the resurgence of the Yankee bats.
The hero from series clinching game 6 with 6 RBIs, Hideki Matsui, became the first Japanese born player to be awarded the World Series MVP. He had this to say of his journey and this long awaited moment.
“It’s awesome,” Matsui said through a translator. “Unbelievable. I’m surprised myself. I guess it’s hard to make a comparison. When I was in Japan, that was the ultimate goal. Being here, winning the World Series, becoming world champions, that’s what you strive for here. You could say that I guess this is the best moment of my life right now,” he said. “It’s been a long road and very difficult journey.”
A season filled with the usual controversies surrounding the New York Yankees, as well as steroid allegations against their All-Star third basemen Alex Rodriguez, winning the World Series was the only way to wash all bitter taste from their mouths.
Sorry Philly. Not again this year.
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