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?
This has been one crummy February, and this slowness of this thaw is killing me. You're right - it's hard to imagine that baseball is mere weeks away.
Now that you mention it, the Twins aren't mentioned more than once or twice in Ken Burns Baseball, are they?
Obviously this has to happen.
Would it be on Animal Planet, Syfy, TLC?
I don't know who is inside that suit, but he has the patience of a saint. (pretty sure it is a male)
I've seen him hounded by kids and he's always so good to them.
I'm a nice guy, but I don't know if I could do that.
Originally Posted by James
Doumit it definitely the metal head. His walk up music is "Mother". A little tame by some metal standards, but still a classic.
Fun post though.
James, we do not refer to the musical stylings of Glen Danzig as "tame." Remember, he was in The Misfits, and he wants your skulls. He NEEDS your skulls.