There is no better team in baseball, mainly due to the fact no team other than Boston could afford to parade such a line up of stars around the league. Unlike previous years where the weight of expectation has burdened the star laden team, both the offence and defence have clicked into gear, revelling in October action.
The Power of the offence is led by Future Hall of famer Alex Rodriguez and cleanup man Mark Teixeira. This is complemented by leadoff hitter Derek Jeter another future Hall of Famer.
The Defence is lead by a bevy of experienced talent from around both the American and National Leagues. Andy Pettite, Joba Chamberlain and CC Sabathia lead from the front in a formidable rotation that would create anxiety for any great hitting team.
"Closer" Mariano Rivera (another certain Hall of Fame player), will close out any game put before him, just like the 559 times he has achieved done it already during his stellar career.
In an event packed year the Yankee's have had a number of major distractions that could have unravelled their season. Yankee Stadium has been to Baseball what the White House has been to a President, they both go hand in hand. So the expectation of a new stadium and christening it with a World Series victory has been mentioned by the press and Yankee's fans more than once or twice over the past seven months.
On July 13th George "The Boss" Steinbrenner passed away after a massive heart attack in his Florida home. Steinbrenner was the sole owner and heart of the New York Yankee's since he purchased the clubi n 1973.
No owner in Baseball or any professional sport has had such a deep effect on a club. He turned a club into a family and he grew that family into one of the biggest sporting club franchises in the world. His ability to bring out the best in peoples God given talents has created a legacy that no one person in Baseball will ever be able to achieve. His passing is also another motivation for the Yankee's fans craving another World Series.
With all this perceived pressure most experienced commentators and columnists wrote of the Yankee's earlier in the season to their own detriment. It seems the Yankee's are riding on a wave of emotion created by a new stadium and the Loss of a father, we'll know just how far this wave goes in the next couple of weeks.