Sunday, January 24, 2010

ARod honored for big playoff performance

Alex Rodriguez was honored this weekend for finally coming through in the playoffs after years of futility. The Baseball Writers' Association of America recognized his monster playoff run with the Postseason MVP.
ARod wasn't the only Yankee winner of the evening. The Core Four Yankees (Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte) were honored for winning their fifth World Series title together. Bernie Williams presented the award, mocking Rivera's extreme need for perfection even when making lunch and Jeter's bachelor lifestyle. And Jeter was also honored with the Joe DiMaggio Toast of the Town award.
It seems like it was a night full of fun moments. But if we asked the attendees, the highlight probably was Aaron Boone receiving the You Gotta Have Heart award after coming back from open-heart surgery. Boone was the central figure in one of the most iconic moments of the last decade, his extra innings home run against the Boston Red Sox in Game 7 of the 2003 American League Championship Series. He will always have a special place in the hearts of Yankee fans and it great to see him healthy again.
Thanks to Googie man via en.Wikipedia for the photo.

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