The Yankees were threatening but couldn't score while the Orioles looked as feeble as Hunding, the opera's villain. Siegmund scored by pulling an invincible sword out of a front-yard tree trunk and took off with his sister/lover. Wotan, king of the gods, was unable to rule his own wife, Fricka, goddess of marriage, who persuaded him to help Hunding kill Siegmund. The Orioles, on the other hand, suddenly came to life. Three new Birds singled in succession. On a double-steal, the Yankee catcher, Wotan, I mean Gary Sanchez, threw the ball into center field and two runs scored. The Orioles were winning! I opened another beer.