The scene is all too familiar.
Mariano closing out another Yankees’ World Series win followed by Frank Sinatra’s New York, New York blasting in the background at Yankee Stadium.
If anything, that moment pretty much defines my childhood memories of the Fall Classic: Yankees win, Yankees win…thaaa Yankees win!
Yet despite the Yankees’ five-year World Series drought, the final act during tonight’s game seems to have taken place every year since…even though it hasn’t, of course. Repetition, however, can have that affect…good or bad.
In this case it’s a classic ending for New York fans, no doubt, but one I’ve seen enough of personally.
What I wouldn’t give to hear Go Cubs Go play just once after a World Series win at Wrigley Field…and all the better if the Yankees are in town.