The Twins/Yankees postseason narrative has become one of hopelessness, but savvy local fans remember 2004 as a "what-if."
The Twins won Game 1, had a Game 2 extra-inning lead at Yankee Stadium (but lost), dropped Game 3 with ease but had a great shot at winning Game 4, leading 5-1 through seven innings at the Dome.
But Juan Rincon gave up four runs and the Yankees took the series. It led to Rincon's classic quote: "No one wants to be in my pants right now."
All of the memories came flooding back watching the Royals rally to beat the Astros in the eighth Monday.
on a curve Technology tells us that MLB umpires are getting 91.4 percent of ball and strike calls right this postseason, according to FiveThirtyEight.com.
big money There's a good feature on daily fantasy sports games at SI.com, including an interview with a millionaire professional game player.