News: NY Yankees Win World Series, Raekwon, Joe Budden, LL Cool J & More React
Wednesday, Nov 4, 2009 11:56PM
The New York Yankees have won the Major League Baseball World Series and sparked a grouping of Twitter reactions from Raekwon, Joe Budden, LL Cool J and more.
Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon pronounced his loyalty and excitement over the Yankees' win.
"We r back the yankees took it home! Foreal I'm copping a fresh yankee and mean jacket, salute the pinstripes!" (Raekwon's Twitter)
Budden also revealed his excitement of the Yankees beating the Philadelphia Phillies.
"GO F*CKIN YANKEES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!," he wrote. "CONGRATS, I LUV F*CKIN NY!!!!!!!!! HEY D*CKHEADS, I REP JERSEY... IM FROM NY, & IM A YANKEE FAN... GET OFF MY D*CK." (Joe Budden's Twitter)
LL Cool J kept his reaction limited and reflected on the upcoming season.
"Yankees.... Nice," he wrote. "I Bet the Steinbrenners are already planning next season." (LL Cool J's Twitter)
Busta Rhymes made sure to exclaim his thoughts.
"If N.Y. Aint the muthaf*ckin' greatest then who is?HUH? HOLLA BACK IF U REALLY GOT SOMETHIN' 2 SAY WORTH ME LISTENIN' 2 ON A HATEFUL LEVEL! HOLLLLLLLLLLLLAAAAAAAA N*GGGGGGGGAAAASSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!NEW YORK RUN SH*T B*TCHES!!!!!!!!!HAHAHAH" (Busta Rhymes' Twitter)
With performances by artists like John Legend and Mary J. Blige prior to the games, Jay-Z recently spoke on his Game 2 "Empire State Of Mind" set with Alicia Keys.
"The moment at Yankee stadium for me, as a kid growing up in Brooklyn, I'm still high off of that," Jay explained in an interview. "But right after that, we got a police escort right to the airport and took a plane straight out...I felt like a kid, the field is beautiful, I never been that close to the field, walking around. I jumped over the center field fence like I was catching a homerun...Fantastic series, I figure Philly is gonna be tough and we can take it in seven. The pitching is incredible, Cliff Lee pitched an incredible game and A.J. Burnett pitched, C.C. [Sabathia] pitched a strong game. Everyone is pitching strong. It's a great feeling [to hear my music at the games]. You got Derek Jeter playing 'Empire State' and A-Rod playing 'Already Home' and Cano [Robinson] playing 'Run This Town,' it's a Jay-Z playlist in the stadium. It's fantastic." ("Mike & Mike In The Morning")
The Yankees defeated the Philadelphia Phillies to win their 27th title.
They were finally able to party like it was 2000 Wednesday night, capturing their first title in nine years by clobbering the Phillies, 7-3, in Game 6 of the World Series in front of 50,315 at the Stadium, which got to witness a championship in its first season. The Yankees, in winning title No. 27 - the number Joe Girardi slapped on his back two years ago when he took over as manager - got a World Series record-tying six RBI from Hideki Matsui and a another grind-it-out effort by Andy Pettitte, who won his record 18th postseason game. (Newsday)
Check out Jay-Z & Alicia Keys' "Empire State Of Mind" World Series performance below: