Sunday, May 17, 2009

Maybe it was Tino (Postgame Notes 17 May 2009)

Friday night, as Dan and I are sitting there, at Yankee Stadium, watching the game, there's a roar from the crowd.

We glance at the screen in centerfield to see why: Tino Martinez in the broadcast booth.

Three games later, three walk off wins later, I wonder if maybe there was something to it.

Do the dynasty teams invoke this much magic, to be able to affect the games ten years after? We don't even ask if they can, just if they do.

Perhaps the best part of it all is that this is the type of magic that turns a stadium from just a building into a home.

How must it feel to be the Minnesota Twins, to have to come back here tomorrow night knowing full well how the last three have ended?

Three wins, three walk off wins, five wins in a row.

It's a good weekend to be a Yankee fan.