I guess all the small-minded baseball fans everywhere will be rooting for this "underdog" because they're jealous that the Yankees care more about winning than their team does.
Interesting (if irrelevant) fact: the Twins are the only MLB team whose location was picked because their owner was racist:
"I'll tell you why we came to Minnesota. It was when we found out you only had 15,000 blacks here. Black people don't go to ballgames, but they'll fill up a rassling ring and put up such a chant it'll scare you to death. We came here because you've got good, hardworking white people here."
Let's hope the Yankees have a "Good Ol' Time" in Minnesota like they did in '03, '04 and '09.
(Astute readers will remember that this is the exact same post I made last year on the eve of Yankees-Twins. Hey, it worked once...)
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