Since Game 1 of the ALCS is tomorrow night and Andy Pettitte abstained from alcohol consumption in the clubhouse so he could take the mound without a hangover, I followed his example for my clinching photo. No champagne but lots of tattoos. (I got the idea after watching CC at his press conference, sporting that sleeveless shirt with all those insane tats running down his arms.)
What an ace. He took the game and put it on his massive back. Even Amber tweeted about what a beast he is and signed it with the hashtag “proud wife.” Aww.
It was another tense battle, as only Yankees-Orioles games are these days, and that first run felt like relief, although I knew we had to pad the lead. How cool that Tex stole second! How cool that Ichiro stole second! How cool that Granderson broke through his fog! How cool that Raul continued to be, well, cool!
I thought Showalter was classy in his post-game remarks, not only commending the umpires for their handling of the disputed homer but congratulating the Yankees for moving forward. He must be quite the role model to those young players in Baltimore. I’m sure we’ll have plenty of tight contests with them next year.
And now it’s onto the Tigers. At least we don’t have Verlander tomorrow, but Miguel Cabrera? Scary. But let’s worry about tomorrow tomorrow and let the happiness of tonight linger.