Paul O'Neill endorses '09 champs
Here is my Thursday newspaper column, based on a conversation I had with YES' Paul O'Neill before Game 6.
In it, O'Neill said this: "There would be nothing better than for me to watch this game and have Andy Pettitte be the winner, Derek Jeter or Jorge Posada get the game-winning hit and Mariano close it out. That, to me, would be a perfect night."
After the game, I found O'Neill standing alone between the mound and second base, watching the Yankees receive their first World Series trophy since the one he and his teammates won in 2000.
"You almost got your perfect night," I said.
"Almost," he said. "Close enough."
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