Done with the Astros.
Do we have any games against the White Sox left this year?
Yes it is hard to think that some people still can stand watching the entire game of the Twins the rest of the year. Even with some interesting rookies on the team it is tough to watch.
I was just lamenting the uprooted firs the other day.
Great piece. Haven't they play 105 games, though?
You sir... Have Talent!!!
Took my Dad and Dad-in-law for Father's Day to game 2. Had a great time. Hope to see Plouffe keep it up. It would be nice if he gave the Twins a reason to move him to 2nd base when Sano gets called up.
If you cannot hate the Yankees then some part of you has died.
God help you.
And Rammstein seems like an appropriate post-game Twins loss soundtrack.
Thank you for the comment. I just like having a chance to explore the season as I experience it, in bits and pieces.
I love these personal reflections you do. Thank you.
Wish my MLB app could pick up games from the past.
I'd settle for being able do download radio calls of games that have been played.
It's possible. I'm not going to deny that it's possible.
That game was a must-miss.
It was tough enough watching in a bar.
Yeah, a double, with two outs in the ninth. Color me unimpressed. (I've never been down on Mauer, until these last few games) Too many chances to drive in runs and too many strikeouts.
Blake: he hit a double in the ninth. Why do you think he wasn't exerting full effort?
I thought Mauer mailed it in last night. Perhaps the whole series. I'm starting to wonder if Mauer is butting heads with Brunansky and is perhaps disgruntled over Joe Vavra being replaced.
I'd trade my soul for a wish
Pennies and dimes for a hit
I wasn't looking for this...
But now one's on base
First baseman holding
Relief ace, bunt is showing
Hot night, wind out-blowing
Where you think you're going, baby?
Hey I just met you, and this is crazy,
But here's a fastball, so slug it maybe.
It's hard to swing, at Uncle Charley,
But it's a fastball, slug it maybe.
Two fantastic lines here: "gray is the official color of being down two runs", and "It's hard not to wonder if we're signing on to cheer for cannon fodder"...
Great ways to put words to the feelings. The longer this goes on the more likely I am to shout out "BRAAAAIIINS" during the later innings.
Great stuff! Keep them coming
Personally, I think Provus is better than Gordon ever was.
Well, historically, almost anything can happen in Minnesota as far as snow and winter are concerned up through mid-April. In the old days, they used to schedule the Twins on the road for the first couple of series, calculating, correctly, that it is better to be playing in Minneapolis on April 10th than March 30th. But, global warming has changed all that, along with the three decades in the Dome, which allowed schedule makers to do whatever they wanted with the Twins schedule.
And so, one of these years in Target Field, we will get burned, in a big way. Like a whole week is lost. Sure the field can get cleaned off, but there are snowstorms, cold weather, rain and general misery when it comes to early Spring in the Midwest. Is it this year? Might as well be. The Twins got nothing to lose playing the Tigers and especially up against Verlander. Let's play those games sometime in July or August, in double-headers, with minor leaguers pitching for the Bengals, shall we?