Who knew back in May it would be Jorge Posada to deliver the hit to propel the New York Yankees to the Eastern Division title? Pinch hitting for phenom Jesus Montero, who ultimately may take the veteran’s position as the Yankees’s everyday catcher, Posada did his job in spectacular fashion. He was so excited, he uncharacteristically even forgot what inning it was.
Thus, it has been quite a season for three of the so-called Core Four: for Derek Jeter to collect three-thousand hits, for Mariano Rivera to break the all-time record for major-league saves, and now for Posada to come to the rescue.
Congratulations to the New York Yankees for winning the division, as well to the Philadelphia Phillies, who claimed the National League East some time ago, their fifth in a row.