Some things are more important than history

Some things are more important than history

He didn’t care that it was a no-hitter. He just wanted the Yankees to win.

More than five hours after we arrived at Yankee Stadium, my 9-year-old son Wes had waited in line for an hour in a rainstorm, picked up his coveted (replica) 1998 Yankees World Series ring, and he convinced me to buy it. a t-shirt, visited the Gluten Free Grill twice, mourned Jasson Domínguez’s season-ending injury, cheered Aaron Judge so loudly his voice was getting hoarse, and brushed off every single mention I made of Corbin Burnes, the starter for the Milwaukee Brewers, was playing an incredible game.

While rain delayed Sunday’s game between Milwaukee and the Yankees by just 15 minutes, soggy conditions persisted through the first inning and Burnes, the 2021 National League Cy Young Award winner, rocked the Yankees.

After two innings, I texted a Brewers fan to tell him I was worried the Yankees wouldn’t succeed. He responded that Milwaukee didn’t have the offense for it to matter.

After 10 innings we both looked prophetic, as it was a 0-0 tie and the Yankees hadn’t managed a single hit against Burnes or relievers Devin Williams and Abner Uribe.