The question now is what Mussina will do next season. He said he would wait until November to decide if he wanted to keep pitching, if he had the patience to deal with the struggles that might come up. Not knowing the answer, he said, is one reason he is having more fun than ever.
"Before, there was always some future in front of you," Mussina said. "At 39, I don't know what it's going to be. It's like being a senior in high school. You enjoy it because you don't know what the next year's going to bring."
Mussina is 22-6 lifetime against the Twins. With the Yanks desperate for a win, they'll need another strong outing from Moose tonight.