White Plains, NY, February 6, 2010 Hello Excellence, my old friend. I’ve come to talk with you again.
With apologies to Paul Simon, those words, and others just like them, whirled through my head on Saturday, February 6, as we made the trip to White Plains to see the New York Yankee World Series Trophy in person. The predicted snow had stopped south of Westchester County, and when we arrived we had just a 25-minute wait until it was our turn.
With the Yankeeography regaling the glorious just-completed season playing as we waited, I found it hard to believe that it was just one month short of nine years since I had been this close to such a prize. In the glow of the 2000 Subway Series victory, we were beside ourselves when we saw that trophy in March 2001 in Monument Park South at Legends Field in Tampa. I would not have believed it would be nine long years before we had the opportunity again.
Just like I don’t believe it will be very long before we are celebrating Championship Number 28.