Everyone was hanging for the Yankees to beat the Giants and make the day where both Rivera and Pettite got their big salute from their fans on their home ground, perfect in every way.
It was not to be even after wonderful pitching by Pettitte.
It looks, Yankee fans that despite a truly heroic season with players battling against age, injury and the horrible publicity of A-Rod’s disasters, that they will not make the playoffs.
The heart has been truly willing but the pulled muscles, the fragile bones and the burn out from such a heavy season has done in this wonderful team for this year.
We’ll hold out hope until the last possible opportunity is no more of course, the Yankees deserve no less, but reality is staring us in the face.
Rivera’s send-off was wonderful in every way and Metallica doing their thing was magic. Yankees will absolutely live to fight another day, just probably not this season. LIKE the heroism of the Yankees this season.