Fans across New York erupted with nine years worth of pent-up cheers the moment the Yankees closed out the World Series last night.
At Ball Park Lanes, a stone’s throw from the stadium, the packed crowd watching on one small television jumped up and down, poured beer on each another and howled for joy.
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David Woodley, 24, of Manhattan, said he sold his car to buy tickets to Games 1 and 2. Last night, he predicted a new dynasty.
“The Yankees will win two of the next three and five of the next eight” World Series, he said.
The high-fives and hugs jostled the crowd at the bar in Ulysses’ Folk House in the Financial District.
“I’m wearing my jersey until I recover,” said Jack Ferrer, 33, an investment banker.
“I’m calling every Red Sox fan I know,” his friend Mathew Sachs, 32, chimed in.
The only thing left for bleary fans to do today was plan for the ticker-tape parade in the Canyon of Heroes tomorrow.