This article was originally published in the November issue of my school's newspaper. It discusses how a Yankee game led to bonding on the Shabbaton, our school-wide overnight trip. Top of the ninth. Bases loaded. Three balls. Two Strikes. Two outs. Down one run. All 10 of us huddled around the television as Nick Swisher found himself in the situation every ten year old boy aspires to reach. One more ball would tie the game; a single to the outfield would put the Yankees ahead and would leave the responsibility of the final three defensive outs to baseballÆs best closer, Mariano Rivera. Until the ensuing pitch, the stars in Yankee Universe appeared to be aligned for victory and we seemed destined for a night of endless celebration. After starting pitcher A.J. Burnett surrendered four earl ...
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