Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Magical opening day for triumphant Yankees

I've been bursting with excitement for weeks now in anticipation of a day that is finally here. Opening Day for the New York Yankees, the first time the new stadium will host an event that happened frequently across the street at the now in ruins old Yankee Stadium: the ring ceremony and the hoisting of the championship banner.

The Yankees return to the Bronx for one final celebration of last year's triumph and it’s guaranteed to be a fantastic party. It's always wonderful to see all the old Yankee champions come back home for one more day of festivities. Watching Bernie Williams throw out the first pitch is going to be amazing.

I'm thrilled beyond belief for the Core Four Yankees: Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte, who fought to prove that being young at heart is all that matters on their way to capturing their fifth World Series rings together.

But I'm even happier for guys like Mark Teixeira and CC Sabathia, who have been waiting a long time for a moment like this. And for the young guys like Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes, who have their whole careers ahead of them, but were key contributors to the Yankees 27th World Series title. We should also be grateful to the baseball scheduling gods for one last opportunity to thank Godzilla, Hideki Matsui, for all his fantastic years in the Bronx.

It promises to be a magical day of celebration and fun. I can't wait!

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