Thursday night’s clinching of the A.L. East by the New York Yankees was memorable for a number of reasons. First of all, it was the first division clinch since 2012. Second, it was somewhat subdued, especially when the third out was recorded. I was happy to see that, since it seemed like the guys were thinking, “Okay, let’s celebrate tonight, but we have a ton of work left to do”.
Winning the A.L. East was just the first step on a long road that will take 11 wins to bring home championship #28, AKA “Replace for 28”. Whether it was DJ LeMahieu or Gio Urshela or Cameron Maybin or Tommy Kahnle or Gleyber Torres…someone always came through and that will have to continue for the Yankees to succeed.