When the New York Yankees whuuped the Minnesota Twins in the Division Playoffs, they whuuped a team in a great, great city, Minneapolis, that unfortunately has never solidly supported a major classical ballet company in its town. Now the Yankees are whuuping the LA Angels, a team in a great, great city that despite its vast cultural offerings can’t manage to support its own major ballet company.
The message is clear: You wanna get by the Yankees this year, you’ve gotta have a great ballet company in your city. We’ve got two.
Last night's game was a thriller. Jerry Hairston, Jr., a utility player who during his career has played all of the outfield positions, 1st base, 2nd base and shortstop, stepped into the batter's box in the 13th as a pinch hitter, smacked a single and ended up crossing the plate with the winning run. He's our hero. He's our John Paxson (1993 three-point swish for the Bulls' championship). He's our Sascha Radetsky.
Dust out the Canyon. Our heroes are on their way.