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Opening Day: Yankees Get Their Rings, and a Win

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Derek Jeter homered, Jorge Posada had three hits, Andy Pettitte had a great outing, and Mariano Rivera closed it out. A fitting beginning for the "core four," on a day World Series rings were handed out.

The defending champion Yankees beat the Angels, 7-5, in front of a record crowd that included ailing owner George Steinbrenner.

The Angels' Hideki Matsui might have gotten the loudest ovation, as he picked up his World Series ring. The former Yankee was the 2009 World Series MVP.

Abdel Ibrahim from Putnam says he's optimistic the Bombers will go all the way again this season. "Everybody's loving it, we're all chillin', we're all having a great time opening day. Hopefully... it will be a championship again, all over -- 28 baby, 28."

Over on sister station WQXR, host Naomi Lewin announced the results, John Sterling-style:

[MP3]http://audio.wnyc.org/wqxr/wqxr20100413_5pmnewscast_lewin_sterling.mp3[/MP3]

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