"Now, what is this site about, how Joe Torre ruined pitchers' arms? Is that it?"
-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Yankees close out the Stadium in style

Jose Molina hit the final home run in Yankee Stadium history. Andy Pettitte recorded the final victory in Yankee Stadium history. Mariano Rivera was on the mound for the final out. Everything pretty much went as planned tonight.

It was important for the Yankees to win this game, and they did just that, defeating Chris Waters and the Baltimore Orioles 7-3.

The pregame ceremonies almost made the game seem like a formality. Bernie Williams made his return to the Stadium and received a thunderous ovation. It was also great to see the other Yankees greats get announced and take part in the ceremonies.

Derek Jeter addressed the crowd after the game ended and admitted he was extremely nervous. The team then did a lap around the Stadium similar to the 1996 World Series celebration.

There isn't much more to be said about tonight. It's a very emotional time to be a Yankee fan and it's surreal to think that the lights will go out after tonight.

(Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


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