2009 ALCS GAME 5 : YANKEES AT ANGELS : DENY (done!), TIE, DEFY





Pimp my Angels ride. Too much? naaaahhh....


Dave sits for the obligatory postseason logo Camaro photo.


Would love to win the whole thing for Nick!


Great flyover for the National Anthem!


Derek Jeter from the front (for all my girls)


and from the rear (ok, we're done with that now...LOL)


Nick Swisher warming up in the outfield


Big John warming up


It was adventurous, but we emerge unscathed from the 1st inning.


Torii gets on base, and gets in Burnett's head!


And we strike in the 1st inning! Torii steams around to score off a Vladi double!


The old jalopy rumbles into second base and calls for a time out.


Past and future


I always think its a good sign when our guys are already dirty by the 2nd inning!


Torii's dirty too after all those scoots back to first base!


Making Burnett work! He did settle down through the rest of the game...with the exception of...


WE INTERRUPT THIS GAME TO BRING YOU...THE EVOLUTION OF A SERIES MVP


HE'S UNSTOPPABLE!!


And he probably would have gone higher if Scoscia hadn't called for our hottest hitter to BUNT in the 8th inning...?



Our smurf patrol!


Mike's controversial (and almost disastrous) pull of Lackey. Can a back look mad?


But he remembers his fans...possibly his last game pitched at the Big A.


Vlad shows his stuff and gets to the relief pitching!


The stop-sucking chat!


Swisher contemplates while the discussion ensues.


Jeff gets ANOTHER hit, Reggie comes in to run, he gets to third, but they can't bring him home...and so we go into the 9th with a 1 run lead...


And thus begins one of the longest, most painful, ulcer-inducing innings of my life watching Angels baseball...


BUT...somehow hope prevails, and Aybar catches the final pop out!


We're alive! We're alive! and the crowd goes wild!


Big Dave flashes some leather as the excitement winds down...


This photo just cracks me up...


And the halo shines bright for one more night!