It didn’t happen during any of the division clinchers. It wasn’t at any of the playoff games. It wasn’t game 163.
My perfect Twins moment happened last night.
After Nishi went down last week with a fractured fibula, Luke Hughes was called up.
Luke had a promising spring but an even more promising name.
Let me explain.
Luke came up to the plate last night in the 4th with the bases loaded. The fans bellowed their typical “LUUUUUKKKKKE.”
Then, as if there was a voice calling from the stars above our heads, we heard a very familiar voice say “Use the Force, Luke.”
It was Obi-Wan Kenobi!
Luke heard him, focused and smacked a two run single into center field. He looked strong enough to pull the ears off a Gundark.
We need to keep this going. At Target Field, the Twins have only hit one home run this season. Last season they hit 52 home runs. The year before, at the Dome, they hit 96 homers!
Do you remember what happened when the Twins hit a homer in the Dome? They played a theme from Star Wars. Just saying.
Hughes the Force, Luke. Hughes the Force.