Yankees Win 27th World Series Title
As much as I dislike the Yankees, I can’t help but think their latest World Series title is good for America. The last time the Yankees were Champions the economy was buzzing. Hopefully their win can help this economy get moving in the right direction.
Yes, the Yankees spent a lot of money in the offseason to build this Champion, but instead of looking at the cost of it, think about it as an investment. They added a dominant Starting Pitcher and a young stud 1B that is equally talented with his bat and his glove.
It wasn’t just the new guys that led to this title though. The four members from their earlier dynasty (Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, Andy Pettitte, and Mariano Rivera) all played key roles. A-Rod and Johnny Damon played well. World Series MVP Hideki Matsui had a brilliant Game 6, and seemed to come up big throughout the postseason.
New York is the financial capital of the world, so as the Yankees get set to celebrate in a ticker tape parade for the ages, I’m hoping that big business will take a cue from the Yankees and loosen their grip on their wallets and start to invest in American businesses again.
I know, I’m reaching for straws here as a Red Sox fan, but I do see a lot of similarities between our country and the Yankees. The Yankees got their pride back tonight. It’s time for the United States to get our pride back.