Do you ever feel like certain seasons are just...sprinkled with fairy dust?
It's unquantifiable, and you want to convince yourself to stay grounded, but the 2019 Yankees are undeniably following in the 2018 Red Sox path, at this moment, of being both extremely talented and extremely blessed. Though they've been beset by a string of injuries unlike any the league has ever seen, there's always been a "next man up" in place, time and again, to carry the load. That's special.
So, it shouldn't shock you that it appears the heavens above were smiling on the team Thursday night, as they clinched their first AL East title since 2012. Just check out these remarkable numbers.
As you know, 28 is a rather special number around these parts. As much as Yankee fans enjoy shouting, "27 rings!" they've been desperate to up that number by one for a decade now.
After all, they want their obnoxious shouts to increase in impressiveness year over year.
We don't know what combination of ghosts, spirits, and Steinbrenners concocted this remarkable confluence of 9s and 19s, but we do know it means something.
At least, we'll mentally carry that for a few weeks.