The winners

The Yankees won the World Series, so that means that commenters Pete and Sam, who predicted that outcome, are also winners. (Too bad all they get for that is honor.)

About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • Pete

    No great feat. Pick the Yanks and, historically, you’re right 25% of the time.

  • Pete

    No great feat. Pick the Yanks and, historically, you’re right 25% of the time.

  • http://www.geneveith.com geneveith

    True, Pete! As for the charge that the Yankees bought themselves a championship, I have to acknowledge what one Yankee executive said, that they have been trying to buy themselves a championship for years, but it hasn’t worked! Not until they bought themselves this particular team.

  • http://www.geneveith.com geneveith

    True, Pete! As for the charge that the Yankees bought themselves a championship, I have to acknowledge what one Yankee executive said, that they have been trying to buy themselves a championship for years, but it hasn’t worked! Not until they bought themselves this particular team.

  • DonS

    The Yankees were just better purchasers this year. Think about it. Because of the protracted playoff schedule, the Yankees were able to go with a three man pitching rotation. Which is a good thing, because they really didn’t have a viable 4th man. Of these three pitchers, one was the esteemed Sabathia, whom they purchased for some $160 million last offseason. Dr. Veith, you might remember him from his brief sojourn with the Brewers :-). The second pitcher was A. J. Burnette, whom they also picked up this past offseason for the tidy sum of approx. $80 million. Finally, the third was the venerable Andy Pettite. He pitched better than he has in years, what a job he did.

    So, $240 million this offseason for two of the three starters they used throughout the playoffs finally bought the Yankees their 27th ring.

    As an avid Angels fan, I was very pleased to see that the Yankees’ acquisition of Mark Texeira this offseason for $180 million, outbidding the Angels, resulted in a .133 playoff batting average :-)

  • DonS

    The Yankees were just better purchasers this year. Think about it. Because of the protracted playoff schedule, the Yankees were able to go with a three man pitching rotation. Which is a good thing, because they really didn’t have a viable 4th man. Of these three pitchers, one was the esteemed Sabathia, whom they purchased for some $160 million last offseason. Dr. Veith, you might remember him from his brief sojourn with the Brewers :-). The second pitcher was A. J. Burnette, whom they also picked up this past offseason for the tidy sum of approx. $80 million. Finally, the third was the venerable Andy Pettite. He pitched better than he has in years, what a job he did.

    So, $240 million this offseason for two of the three starters they used throughout the playoffs finally bought the Yankees their 27th ring.

    As an avid Angels fan, I was very pleased to see that the Yankees’ acquisition of Mark Texeira this offseason for $180 million, outbidding the Angels, resulted in a .133 playoff batting average :-)

  • John K

    I have never been a fan of the Yankees. I do applaud them for their World Series victory. They earned it, and deserved it.

    At least the Yankees won their accolades for deeds that they accomplished as opposed to deeds that they might accomplish in the future based on something that was said by its leader.

    While I would have liked to have seen a Dodgers/Yankees, Dodgers/Angels or Colorado/Minnesota series, I thank the Yankees for a well played World Series.

    Congratulations, Yankees!!!

  • John K

    I have never been a fan of the Yankees. I do applaud them for their World Series victory. They earned it, and deserved it.

    At least the Yankees won their accolades for deeds that they accomplished as opposed to deeds that they might accomplish in the future based on something that was said by its leader.

    While I would have liked to have seen a Dodgers/Yankees, Dodgers/Angels or Colorado/Minnesota series, I thank the Yankees for a well played World Series.

    Congratulations, Yankees!!!


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