Yankees seek return to the World Series

October 22, 2009 1:54:47 PM PDT
The last time the Yankees were in the World Series, the war in Iraq was in its sixth month, a Staten Island Ferry crashed and killed 11 passengers, and the Concorde made its last commercial flight.

Which is to say, it's been a long time -- at least if you're a diehard Yankees fan whose loyalty comes with the assumption that the team will always make the World Series. We should say that no other fan base has this kind of expectation - just ask Chicagoans about their beloved Cubs, who last appeared in a World Series in 1945, and haven't won since 1908.

Tonight, the Yankees are this-close to being in the Series again, and attempting, again, to achieve their 27th World Championship - the most in all of sport.

We're in Anaheim with the team, and we're here with fans, and plan on extended coverage at 11 tonight if the Yankees win the American League Pennant. Scott Clark will lead our coverage.

Also at 11, we're following a disturbing story involving Northwest Airlines - which last night had a flight from San Diego to Minneapolis overshoot the airport in Minnesota by 150 miles - or about 15 minutes.

The official explanation is that the crew was "distracted," but we're told the investigation is focusing on whether the crew was asleep in the cockpit. The crew has been relieved of duty pending the investigation.

Can you imagine if that's true? And then the next question: How often might this sort of thing happen?

Also at 11, our Phil Lipof takes a look at the latest trend in wedding gifts. Cold, hard cash. For many people, giving cash as a gift is considered crass. I've always thought it was the best present - to give and to receive (one of the best movie scenes ever is the wedding scene in Godfather I, when the guests are handing over envelopes stuffed with cash to the bride and groom). But I also understand the notion that the process of shopping and picking out a gift can be more intimate. Of course with most of these wedding gifts bought online, how intimate is that?

Anyway, Phil takes a look at how one of Wall Street's golden rules, Cash Is King, is now hitting Main Street when it comes to wedding gifts.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Lee Goldberg's AccuWeather forecast. I hope you can join Liz Cho and me, tonight at 11.

BILL RITTER

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