Before Sunday's season-finale Joe Girardi chatted with reporters for nearly 30 minutes about his contract situation the state of the Yankees and a host of other topics. We'll roll a lot of that out here over the next day or two but here's one thing Girardi said that I found humorous.

Asked what he will remember most about the 2013 season Girardi said the farewells for Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte would stand out the most. Then he added this:

"The two things that really stick out in my mind about this year when Vern came here he probably never imagined that he'd play third second and first" Girardi said referring to Vernon Wells. "And Luis Cruz they wouldn't let in the building because they didn't know he was on our team. Those are the two things that really stick out which kind of tell me what kind of year it has been around here."

The Yankees used 56 players including 10 at third base. Want to play a fun game? Try to name them.

By the time the 14-inning game was over Sunday all that was left were a bunch of hugs and handshakes and the final walk out of the clubhouse for the two retiring Yankees legends.

"The baseball Gods didn’t want to let Mo and Andy go home" Girardi said. "We thought we’d play as long as we could.”