Apparently freaky horse head mask is key to Yankees resurgence
AUG 26, 2014 11:55a ET
If it works, don't change it, even if "it" is a disturbing vinyl and latex horse head mask.
"At first, I was wondering who it was," Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury told Yahoo's Jeff Passan. "And then I wondered why he had it on. And then we got on a little roll, and I figured it doesn't matter what the reason is. We're winning with it."
During the five-game streak, the Yankees pulled within 2.5 games of an AL wild-card spot.
The mask first went on sale in roughly 2002 and has gained fame on the web because pretty much anywhere a human goes wearing a large vinyl horse head, it's out of place.
"When I see those things, randomly in a crowd, it makes me laugh," Kelley 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."
The mask's magic wore off Tuesday in a 5-2 loss to the Tigers. The next step might be to don the unicorn head that got porn star Andy San Dimas kicked out of Pittsburgh's PNC Park last year.