We’re just soaking this all in right now. To do it with a sweep, it just shows how good this team is. We just stayed with the same mentality each day and kept coming out on top.
We’ve been here before, a lot of us. Some on other teams and some with us in 2004. This is great to win this and to be able to go home and celebrate it with all of our great fans.
It’s a little different, the fact that it’s the second time around. You get used to it a little bit more and that’s a good thing. It’s exciting each time you win. In 2004, it was the most unbelievable thing and people were going crazy. It had been 86 years. Now you’re almost expected to do it.
Some people doubted us all year — people were worried about the Yankees and they should have just been enjoy our success of being in first place all year. But we had a lot of fans didn’t doubt us and they stayed with us and cheered us on, and this is awesome that they get to enjoy this.
To come back from 3-1 against Cleveland, it showed you that we’re both a resilient team and a great team. We’re the best team in baseball this year so we’re excited to pull this off. It’s unbelievable to win a World Series again.
We just went out and played this year from day one and had a great team all along. Every time you win it all, it takes a little bit of luck here and there. But it comes down to making the most of your opportunities and we did that.
Like I said all along, you just play for the day. Everything isn’t about the stats. When the postseason comes around, it doesn’t matter about anything but winning.
In October, we just played great ball and clicked on all cylinders and got good pitching. Good pitching leads you all the way. We also had timely hitting. We had a lot of guys who stepped up and had great years.
What can you say? We have the best team in baseball. We just can’t wait to go home and celebrate. This is what it’s all about!