Amid the thunder tumbling from all the precincts of Yankee Stadium, the manager of the Minnesota Twins looked like he’d just eaten a pile of spaghetti — only to realize it was a plate of earth worms covered in marinara sauce.
He looked left, looked right, searching in earnest for a friend. Or maybe just an answer.
This could have been Ron Gardenhire, who really patented this look across so many hopeless days and nights at Yankee Stadium for so many years. It could have been Paul Molitor, who only got one crack at it but was perfect playing the role, the same way Topol was just as powerful as Zero Mostel at Tevya in “Fiddler on the Roof.