A Little Slap-Happy
For far too many years, Yankee closer Mariano “Mo” Rivera has done the baseball equivalent of this video to American League batters…
That video could also be a metaphor of the Yankees’ dominance over the Twins in the Bronx since the Ron Gardenhire Era. The Twins may put up a fight, but it was always the Yankees who got the final “slap”.
Does this game signify a major shift in the rivalry? Who can know. Will the Yankees start another streak just as long the next time we come to the Big Apple? Hopefully not, but perhaps. For today, though, we finally got to celebrate in the nextdoor neighbor to the House That Ruth Built. It feels good.
In not too long, the Yanks will have to come into our house:
…where hopefully we can start our own little Yankee-killing streak in the heart of Twins Territory.
Preview (23-14, 1st, 1.5 GA DET): Kevin Slowey (4-3, 4.62) vs. Dana Eveland (3-2, 4.81). Off to Toronto now, who have really had our number the past two seasons.