Saturday, October 10, 2009

It was fair, but it wouldn't have made a difference.

Yes, the Twins got screwed last night -- that Joe Mauer double would have most likely meant at least one run and probably two. But since they loaded the bases with zero outs and failed to score, you kind of have to think that maybe they would have figured out a way to not get him home anyway. Throw in the fact that both Joe Nathan and Jose Mijares completely shit themselves and gave up home runs, well...the end result of that is too obvious to require elaboration.

Nathan worries us more than Mijares. We KNOW Mijares is prone to giving up runs in bunches. But Nathan is slowly turning into Brad Lidge and we hope the Twins didn't hold on to him a season too long. He was the golden boy of the bullpen. Sure, we have confidence in him...but that's only in comparison to the rest of the bullpen.

Can the Twins win two games and send this series back to New York? No. They can't. It was a good season and we should be happy they won the division. If they want to win it again, there are several things the team has to fix over the off-season:
  • Find three new arms for the bullpen.
  • Get the starting staff and the former MVP healthy.
  • Re-sign OCab.
  • Go out and make a play for free-agent third basemen Chone Figgins.
  • Figure out a way to get Alexi Casilla the confidence to contribute everyday at 2nd base.
Do those things and the Twins will win the World Series next year. For real.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Of course we had faith!

Delmon Young is finally hitting. Michael Cuddyer isn’t terrible anymore. And Jason Kubel continues to prove us right. He is an incredible hitter who just needed at-bats (and he needed to stay healthy.) Sure, this could be a career year for Cuddy and Kubel – but if it gets the Twins in the playoffs, what more do you want?

If you end up getting tickets for the game on Tuesday, please let us know how you got them. We have been in a “waiting room” at for the last four hours and this is the only message that keeps popping up over and over and over again…

“Welcome to the Minnesota Twins Virtual Waiting Room!
The event you have requested is experiencing very high demand. As a result, all requests for seats cannot be served simultaneously.Please be patient, and your browser will be refreshed in When we refresh your browser, we will determine your status in the waiting room and if appropriate give you an opportunity to request seats.
This spike in traffic means that all consumers must be patient and wait for their opportunity to purchase tickets.
Thank you!

Oh well…work happens on Tuesdays and the last I checked, they don’t like it if you skip work for a sporting event. So…yeah…we will watch it in glorious HDTV and be happy.

If you are one of those people telling us the Twins will get swept against the Yankees, we kind of agree with you. But anything can happen in the playoffs so let’s get there first. And yes, we realize by posting this we probably just jinxed the Twins and they won’t win on Tuesday. But we can’t help it, we are excited.