TORONTO -- With the Yankees' magic number to clinch a playoff spot sitting at one entering play on Monday, manager Joe Girardi is leaving it up to his players to decide if they should celebrate if and when they punch their ticket to the postseason.
"If they want to celebrate, I respect that," Girardi said. "They worked very hard this year and they should do what they want."
The tight quarters of the visiting clubhouse at the Rogers Centre played host to a Yankees celebration in 2006, when the Yankees lost to the Blue Jays but hung around to see the Red Sox lose to the Twins, clinching New York's ninth consecutive American League East title.
Girardi said that he didn't know if the players had anything similar in the works, saying, "You don't know until it possibly happens. It'd be a nice thing to see."