From Real Time Economics:
Win or lose, just an appearance by the Yankees in the World Series seems to foretell the next year’s growth. The economy grew an average of 4% in years after the Yankees lost the World Series. We’d also note that the last time the Yankees played the Phillies in the World Series (the Yankees won in four games) the economy grew a robust 7.7% the following year.
What could be greater than a Yankee fan getting his 27th World Series? The symbolic mark of what could be a full economic recovery. Congrats on your World Series win and congrats to my favorite player, Matsui Hideki as MVP. Go Yankees!