What else could any Twins fan (or Yankee hater) want than a 2 run lead and a rested and ready Joe Nathan on the mound on the 9th?
Or maybe bases loaded nobody out and the Twins facing a Yankee bullpen that had already used Rivera, Chamberlain, Hughes and Coke.
It could have been a series changing win.
Hell, it could have had a ripple effect across the entire post season!
1-1 going to the Metrodome?
Suddenly the Yankee season in jeopardy with a loss in Minnesota!
We got Joe Nathan somehow afraid to throw a strike until he wound up throwing a meatball to A-Rod... and threw a ball into center field.
We got Joe Mauer unable to score from second on a single.
And now we have the specter of the final ever game at the Metrodome be a Yankee celebration.
Don't play it.
The last games at the Metrodome was the wild sweep to finish the season and the jaw dropping extra inning do or die playoff against the Tigers.
Wouldn't it be better to have the lasting image of the Metrodome be Carlos Gomez leaping through the air, rather than the Yankees high fiving in front of a silent crowd?
Just don't play the game.
OK, how about this for a compromise?
You play Game 3... but you play it in the OLD Yankee Stadium... for old time's sake.