Okay, I’d be a terrible baseball blogger indeed if I failed to note that the Twins are in the playoffs. The first team in MLB history to go from a 100 loss season to the playoffs in one season. Quite an accomplishment. And perhaps this says something about the aberrant nature of last season’s death march.
But last season was last season, ancient history. This is the season that counts, and the Twins are in the playoffs. Wooo-hooo!
There’s even a little extra joy in getting to the playoffs in that the Front Office dumped all-star closer Brandon Kintzler at the trading deadline. (Not to mention Jaime Garcia who was both acquired and then de-acquired just before the deadline.) The Front Office was seeming to say that these guys are toast. Wait till next year. But these guys, it turns out, were not made of toast. No indeed.
I, personally, am glad that we play the Yankees. They’ve had our number for years now, and I’d like a little pay-back time.
Congratulations to them Twins. We knew you could do it. Let’s take all the marbles.