The Yankees have revived their hopes of making the playoffs – possibly all thanks to reliever Shawn Kelley and his rubber horse head (Post, August 26).
While the Yankees season outlook was bleak, Kelley was just looking for a way to make his teammates laugh, but the addition of the novelty horse head set New York on a five-game winning streak.
“When I see those things, randomly in a crowd, it makes me laugh,” Kelley said in an interview with Yahoo. “So I figured I’ll do that, and it’ll make everyone laugh in the clubhouse.
“And then we went on a winning streak.”
Even though the Yankees lost 5-2 to the Tigers Tuesday night, they aren’t discounting “Seabiscuit’s” role in the clubhouse.
“Kelley’s undefeated with the horse,” Jacoby Ellsbury said. “I’m never going to go against that.”