Recently I has the opportunity to visit the New York Yankees' 2009 World Series exhibit in their Hall of Fame. There were several great pieces of history at display in the exhibit, like Matsui's bat, Rivera's hat, Damon's spikes, and many more. But here are some items that may have missed the cut for the exhibit...
There was one incident that did not receive enough coverage on the air. During the 2009 World Series a fan decided to pull off a similar incident that occurred in Chicago earlier in the year. Earlier in the year, a fan at Wrigley Field decided to douse the Phillies' center-fielder in beer.
During the 2009 World Series commercial break a fan pulled off a similar act by drenching Victorino in what first appeared to be apple cider. Later on as the police examined his shirt, it was revealed that the fan had snuck in champagne in a flask into Yankee Stadium. Victorino quickly changed jerseys during the break as he batted 5th that inning.
Fox's announcers also pondered during the break why the dirt on Victorino's jersey had quickly disappeared in his at-bat.
The Yankees Golden Thong from the Giambi Days in New York made a return to the Bronx in 2009. After Oakland had visited the new stadium early in the season, the Yankee bat boy found the former Yankees good luck charm after Giambi had left it in the clubhouse. The Yankees never said a word about the finding, while Giambi was released by Oakland and went on to sign with the Colorado Rockies later on in the season.
The Golden Thong was apparently used by Hideki Matsui in Game 6 of the World Series. That though is not 100% confirmed as the Yankee bat boy that smelled the thong said it could have been used by Alex Rodriguez, but the hint of Kikoman sauce gave it away.
Matsui had a game to remember that night and helped the Yankees captivate their 27th World Series Championship.
Suzyn Waldman became the first woman to call a World Series game and she has an item in the Yankees Hall of Fame to commemorate that feature. The scorecard that she used during the World Series is featured at the exhibit. But many Yankee fans don't really have much love for Suzyn. In fact many that I have spoken to have said that they would prefer that Suzyn, herself, is featured.
Let the Yankees have her featured and let the scorecard call the games. Its funny how people would start thinking that the card calls a better game after its first game.
The New York Yankees organization has said that they did think about featuring Waldman but were afraid PETA would sue them due to animal abuse.
Yankee fans left a mess after the ticker-tape parade down the Canyon of Heroes. The New Yankees should have small bit off garbage left over from the parade on exhibit at the Yankees Hall of Fame. Whether it is a roll of toilet paper, a full sheet of paper with a person's bank account, or a poster saying "Proud New Yorker!" the Yankees should have something that will help fans remember their latest mess down Broadway. Who knows when the next one is going to be?
Rumor has it that AJ Burnett has a refrigerator full of pies left over from the World Series in his locker's fridge. The Yankee pitcher did not have an opportunity to use during the Fall Classic but Yankee fans should have the opportunity to see the famous specialty that Chef Burnett cooked up in 2009.
The Yankees were reportedly thinking about putting this in their exhibit, but they were afraid that the pies would go bad after a while.
Even Jay-Z couldn't keep his eyes off of the prize at Game 2 of the World Series as seen here as he peeps at Alicia Keys' hot outfit from their "Empire State of Mind" performance. The World Series trophy wasn't present on stage so I guess one can easily figure out what Jay-Z was looking at.
"Empire State of Mind" served as the 2009 Yankees unofficial theme song and Jay-Z had the honor of performing it before Game 2. Alicia Keys was looking super hot during her part of the song and had heads turning all over the stadium.
The performance was one of the first live musical performances at the new home of the Yankees and Alicia Keys' outfit is deserving of being part of the exhibit.
Speaking about hot women...Kate Hudson was one of the hotties in the crowd during the 2009 World Series. Alex Rodriguez reportedly gave her a gold chain with his no. 13 on it. Yankee fans say that Hudson was one of the big good luck charms for them as she was the main thing that set Alex Rodriguez straight during the 2009 postseason. The possibly future "Mrs. Rodriguez" could have a few more World Series Championships in store for Yankee fans if Alex Rodriguez keeps this up.
Alex Rodriguez had a great 2009 postseason for the New York Yankees and played a big role in getting them into the World Series. There is no A—Rod memorabilia in the Yankees exhibit and fans wouldn't mind seeing the monkey that Rodriguez got off of his back at the exhibit. PETA is the reason that the monkey is not on display at Yankee Stadium, but I am pretty sure the monkey is classified as more human than Waldman.
After Game 6 of the World Series, Pedro Martinez was given his results of the paternity test that he asked for after Game 2 of the World Series. The results were given to him by Maury Povich after the game and the results were...
The Yankees are Pedro's Daddy.
Pedro was wondering if the Yankees were his daddy after they beat him in Game 2. He smiled as he walked off the mound knowing he wanted a paternity test.
Pedro Martinez's paternity test's papers were found in the garbage of the dugout but just a copy. The Yankees believe that Martinez has the original and might asking for a contract this offseason after showing the test results to his papi, George Stienbrenner III.
The most Pedro could get is a chance of having his test shown at the exhibit.
Jimmy Rollins has quite a mouth, most New Yorkers know this. Whether they are Mets fans or they are Yankee fans, they all know that whatever comes out of Rollin's mouth is the equivalent of what comes from a horse's rear end...manure. I could use a more colorful word for manure but as a reader, you probably know what I meant to say.
Jimmy Rollins predicted that the Phillies would win in five games or six if they were generous. After the Yankees entered Game 5 with a 3-1 lead, Rollins was quiet.
New York's Mayor Bloomberg said at the parade that he was going to send Rollins a new crystal ball. There have been photos showing Bloomberg shopping on Black Friday with a crystal ball in his shopping cart.
I hope you enjoyed this presentation. I am pretty sure that most of these items would be on sale on Ebay or amazon if the Yankees don't add them to their exhibit soon. Maybe fans should put some of these on their Christmas list! Have a fun and Happy Holidays!