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Too bad Twins

October 12, 2009 - Chuck Hunt
OK, so perhaps my column in this week's Faribault County Register was a mite premature. After bragging up the Twins and relating how much fun it was to watch them fight their way into a one-game playoff with Detroit - and winning it - it was a disappointing three games against the Yankees. On the other hand, it was better to brag about them when they - and their fans - were on a high note. To me, the Twins looked a bit nervous playing the mighty Yankees. They just didn't play with the same devil-may-care attitude they had exhibited the two weeks before. Against Detroit they never gave up. Against the Yankees they couldn't keep a lead, and seemed a bit lackluster in the final innings. Of course, the Yankees are the best team money can buy, but from my perspective, the Twins were in every game, and should have won the second one. But shouldas, couldas and wouldas don't get you to the next series of games. And I won't blame Joe Nathan, who probably had a couple of his worst outings of the year. Especially that blown save in the ninth in game two. It is just the way it goes. Remember, there is always next year. Maybe if everyone stays healthy for the year, things will be different.

Just a couple more notes. I went to the second game of the season this year. The Twins were behind in that game, and wound up winning it in a thriller. It doesn't seem like it was very long ago, and yet here it is October, and the season is over. Second, that game on Sunday was the last Twins game in the Dome. As I sit here looking out my window on a snowy Monday morning (Oct. 12), I can't hlep but think about next year, and wondering if the Twins, like the Colorado Rockies, could have a postseason game postponed due to snow. Oh well, it is the price you pay for outdoor baseball.


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