October 6, 2010 — “The Great Rivera.” That’s a common way journalists and broadcasters refer to Mariano Rivera these days.
October 6, 2010 — When Mark Teixeira sailed a deep drive toward the scenic background that is Minneapolis’ downtown, the capacity crowd at Target Field took a collective deep breath. From my vantage point in the main press box (behind home plate), I knew the ball was going to land in the seats, but I had no idea if it was going to end up in fair territory.
October 6, 2010 — I could see that classic Yankees “strike” coming!
October 6, 2010 — CC Sabathia and the Yankees are trailing, 3-0, in the fifth inning, but I am optimistic that the Yankees will come back.
October 6, 2010 — In about a few minutes from now,
the first postseason game at Minnesota’s Target Field will be underway. And if
you’re a baseball purist — or a fan at any level — you’re probably counting
down the minutes.
Tonight’s pitching matchup features Yankees ace CC
Sabathia, who went 21-7 this season, against Minnesota’s front of the rotation
hurler Francisco Liriano, who compiled a 14-10 record.
It’s no secret that taking Game 1 is as important
as ever in a best of five series series, and these two great southpaws will
certainly put it on the line tonight. Sabathia was brilliant in the 2009
postseason, going 4-1. It’s difficult to imagine that the Yankees would have
won the World Series without Sabathia.
The team will look to him tonight to win a huge game and to bring back
the vibe that surrounded them last October — one of supreme confidence.
Tonight, the Yankees official title defense begins.
Enjoy the game.
–Alfred Santasiere III
October 4, 2010 — The October issue of Yankees Magazine will be sent out tomorrow. And if you’re lucky enough to at Yankee Stadium this weekend for ALDS Game 3 and ALDS Game 4 (if necessary), please pick up a special version of the October issue — with the Official 2010 ALDS Program cover (seen below).