The New York Yankees take a five-game winning streak into Detroit tonight for an important series full of Wild Card implications with the Tigers. What’s the reason behind the Bombers recent hot streak, which has moved them within 2.5 games of an American League playoff spot? According to Yahoo!’s Jeff Passan it’s a horse head.
Yes, one of those rubber horse masks.
Pitcher Shawn Kelley bought the mask off Amazon, naming it Seabiscuit, and the Yankees haven’t looked back. Said Kelley:
“When I see those things, randomly in a crowd, it makes me laugh,” he said. “So I figured I’ll do that, and it’ll make everyone laugh in the clubhouse.
“And then we went on a winning streak.”
So there you have it. It should only be a matter of time before the horse mask gets a plaque in Monument Park. Fortunately the horse mask doesn’t have exceedingly long sideburns or a facial hair which would violate Yankees policy.