2009 World Series

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Paterson Fined $62K for Freebie Series Tickets

But of course he intended to pay all along

(Newser) - David Paterson had better save his pennies: New York's soon-to-be unemployed governor has been slapped with a $62,125 fine for taking five free tickets to last year's World Series. Paterson maintains he always intended to pay for the tickets—though he didn't quite get around to it until the... More »

Paterson Took Yankees Tickets, Broke Ethics Law

Violations carry a fine of $90K, referred to AG Andrew Cuomo

(Newser) - Members of the New York government’s executive branch are barred from accepting gifts from lobbyists that could sway them, which is exactly what the state’s Commission on Public Integrity says embattled Gov. David Paterson did when he secured free World Series tickets from the Yankees for his son.... More »

New Yorkers Flock to Cheer Yankees

'Canyon of Heroes' echoes with cheers for champs

(Newser) - New Yorkers turned out in droves today to cheer the World Series champion Yankees as a ticker-tape parade made its way through the canyons of Lower Manhattan. Manager Joe Girardi received a key to the city at a City Hall ceremony, Series MVP Hideki Matsui thanked the fans over and... More »

Yankees' Bank Finally Defeats the System

We're all tired of talking about NY payroll, but it stifles baseball hope

(Newser) - Yes, writing about the New York Yankees’ ginormous payroll is “like writing about the heat in Phoenix. We all know it’s there, and we don’t really want to talk about it anymore,” Joe Ponanski says in what he admits is a “screed.” And though... More »

Matsui Leaves New York In Style

World Series hero probably done with pinstripes

(Newser) - In New York he was anonymous. In Japan they resented him for twice skipping the World Baseball Classic. But last night Hideki Matsui made fans take notice and cheer, capping a World Series performance that compares favorably to Reggie Jackson’s storied 1977 Series—Jackson hit .450 with 1.250... More »

Yankees Claim 27th Title

Matsui's 6 RBI secure Game 6 win over Philadelphia

(Newser) - The New York Yankees are back in their rightful spot tonight, atop the baseball kingdom after beating the Philadelphia Phillies, 7-3, to win the World Series in six games. Hideki Matsui set a series record by driving in six runs, and left-hander Andy Pettitte was strong on short rest, allowing... More »

Want a Yankees Ticket? Shell Out $1,000

Sky high prices at Yankee Stadium are record for resellers

(Newser) - The average fan might need a loan to snap up one of the thousands of tickets available for tonight’s Game 6 of the World Series at Yankee Stadium. The cheapest seats are going for $550 online, the Daily News reports, but the online average is above $1,000. Resale... More »

Lawmakers Get Sweet Deal on World Series Tix

Critics say face-value tickets should count as a gift

(Newser) - Federal lawmakers have been getting tickets to sold-out World Series through a perk that has some ethicists crying foul. Some 75 tickets for this series have been sold to 15 lawmakers and their aides at face value by Major League Baseball and the teams. No ethics rules are being broken... More »

Phillies Survive, Force Game 6

Philadelphia jumps on Burnett early, holds off late threat

(Newser) - The Philadelphia Phillies kept their title defense alive tonight, jumping on New York Yankees starter AJ Burnett early then hanging on late for an 8-6 victory in Game 5 of the World Series. The Phillies trail 3-2 in the best-of-seven matchup, and head back to New York for Game 6... More »

If Yanks Win, Thank Kate, Blame Macy's

Omens abound in countdown to Game 5

(Newser) - With the Yankees sitting on a 3-1 lead heading into tonight's World Series Game 5, there's already plenty of credit and blame to go around. Should New York defeat the Phillies, give a cheer for actress and Alex Rodriguez galpal Kate Hudson, David Wells writes for the New York Post.... More »

A-Rod Sheds Choke-Artist Rep

Onetime postseason washout comes through in, yes, the clutch

(Newser) - For years, the rap on Alex Rodriguez has been that despite his gaudy regular-season stats, he folded in the playoffs. His October performance nearly dispelled that rep, and his ninth-inning homer in last night's World Series Game 4 took him to a new level, Will Leitch writes: "He has... More »

A-Rod's Clutch Double Sparks 7-4 Game 4 Win

Damon's heads-up play drives Phillies to brink of elimination

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez hit a go-ahead, two-out double in the ninth inning off Brad Lidge and the Yankees beat the Phillies, 7-4, tonight in Philadelphia to claim a 3-1 lead in the World Series. Joba Chamberlain opened the door for the Phillies, yielding a homer to Pedro Feliz with two out... More »

Reversed HR Call for A-Rod Lifts Yankees

New York takes Game 3 over Philly, 8-5

(Newser) - The first instant replay call in World Series history did more than turn a double into a home run. It changed the whole game for Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees. Rodriguez's disputed shot started a big comeback and those powerful Yankees bats finally broke loose, backing Andy Pettitte... More »

A-Rod Sees Himself as Centaur

Ex-girlfriend spills to tabloid about his portraits

(Newser) - If ever-tolerant Philly fans show up to tonight's World Series game bearing images of centaurs, this might explain it: One of A-Rod's ex-girlfriends tells US Weekly that he's got "not one but two painted portraits of himself as a centaur." And, yes, they're hanging over his bed. Apparently... More »

Yankees Win 3-1, Pull Even

New York finds just enough offense against Phillies' Martinez

(Newser) - Hideki Matsui’s sixth-inning home run off old pal Pedro Martinez held up as the winning run as the New York Yankees pulled even in the World Series with a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. The Yankees overcame an early 1-0 deficit on solo shots by Mark Teixeira and... More »

Jay-Z Cleans Up 'Empire' for World Series

Rapper will keep his language PG while performing for Yanks

(Newser) - The lyrics to Jay-Z's "Empire State of Mind" are sometimes as raw as New York, but it looks like the rapper will clean things up when he performs his city anthem at the World Series. A source close to the rapper says Jay-Z won't utter curses or other raunchy... More »

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