Yes, the Twins won the AL Central. Congrats to them. But now I must do my Yankee She-Fan best to assure their quick and painless exit from the playoffs and send them to an early duck hunting season.
How will I accomplish this? By reminding the Bombers that:
* They had the best record in baseball.
* They swept the Twins during the regular season.
* They beat the Twins in recent postseasons.
* They’re the New York Yankees.
As we all know, however, it takes more than simply stating the facts to propel a team to victory. So just in case the Yanks have had too much time to rest on their laurels, I thought it would be appropriate to give them the same motivational speech used by hockey coach Herb Brooks in his now-famous pep talk.
Here’s A-Rod’s potential father-in-law in the movie version.
Here’s Rizzo, the kid, in the now-even-more-famous YouTube version.
And here’s the She-Fan version. It differs only slightly from the two above, plus I’m not wearing the tan blazer.
And if none of those work, the Yankees should watch this and be reminded that the magic did, indeed, follow them across the street.
Back at you, Captain. And GO YANKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!