This story might have flown under the radar last night, but rumor has it that the New York Yankees baseball club is returning to postseason baseball. Although we have our finest reporters investigating such whispers, social media indicates that the images are indeed true. Playoff baseball is back in New York, and not just in Queens.
Some people rolled their eyes at the Yankees going crazy in the locker about a Wild Card berth, but such talk is nonsense. It's always fun to celebrate something joyous, and the opportunity to play beyond the regular season is certainly fits that qualification. Like it or not, the Wild Card game counts as the playoffs. This team has had a rollercoaster ride of the season, and expectations from the national media were very low headed into the season. Well, they made it to the Wild Card game. and both World Series participants from last year had to trek the same road to get there. Anything can happen.
So celebrate! Life is exciting sometimes, and remember: this is just a game. Baseball is entertainment. Now, fans can be entertained by baseball players acting ridiculous, like so:
This will not be the first time John Ryan Murphy is featured in this post.
The Party Begins
Juuuuuuuuust a few notable people in this picture. My favorite parts are that A-Rod is included and that Andy Pettite's stare looms so large. I somehow didn't notice that at first, but it's perfect.
Murphy slidin' into yo' interview like
Greg Bird had no idea champagne would burn his eyes. Thought the goggles he'd seen in pictures were to protect from flying corks. True story— Lohud Yankees Blog (@LoHudYankees) October 2, 2015
Oh Greg Bird, you silly man.
A-Rod: Hugger Extraordinaire
"I LIKE HUGGING, HUGGING'S MY FAVORITE." - Alex the Elf
Quote of the Night
John Ryan Murphy is the MVP. https://t.co/dNSRCPfeVj— Sean McNally (@SeanMMcNally) October 2, 2015
"Well, that was pointless."
Tanaka just showered and went to his locker - half the team surrounded him, doused him w/ champagne, and chanted "Dont shower first!"— Daniel Barbarisi (@DanBarbarisi) October 2, 2015
"Real Yankees don't celebrate the Wild Card"
Quoting Ice Cube
Chris Young (@CY24_7) October 2, 2015
Well put, CY.
We See You, Miller...
Andrew Miller (@a_miller48) October 2, 2015
A less than successful interview
Gotta enjoy how much the pitching staff loves their veteran, CC Sabathia.
80s Hip Hop Night at Yankee Stadium pic.twitter.com/zHSTabJ0ur— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) October 2, 2015
"Alex Rodriguez, resident cool dad" is maybe my favorite common theme about the 2015 season.
Luis Severino was born to be Flava Flav: dact.
Enjoy it, guys. You've earned it.