Well its September.Normally this time of year the Twins would be deep into the pennet race and we would be excited for a potencial postseason birth but this year I think most of us are just ready for this season to be over and to move on to next year.This year has..well.Not been fun.I still love them and watch the games but geez,its like torture this year.
Its hard when on twitter and such and people who are fans of teams who well likely make the post season talk about how fun baseball is how much they love.I still love baseball but man,when you team is having a season like the Twins its not nearly as much fun,sometimes the excact oppisite
I wonder how you people who are fans of teams who have seasons like this every year do it.It sucks when you think how much well we lose bye today?where as last year this time,it was how much well we win bye?How the time changes.I know the Twinkies don’t exactly excel in the playoffs and losing to the Yankees every year is getting very very old but at least we ussualy do pretty well in the regualar season and we are ussually right there at the end.Sadly this season.That well not be the case
Theres been some good moments such as Francisco Lirianos no-hitter.Joe Nathan passing Rick Aguilera as the Twins as times saves leader.Jim Thome hitting 600 home runs and some amzing catchs by Ben Revere but the good times have been few and far between.
First of all congratulations to the lone Twins All-Star this year.Micheal Cuddyer.He definatly deserves it.Hes has been the one of the very few guys who has not been hurt all year and has been very good for the Twins.He well doe whatever the teams asks.Joe Mauer was on MLBN on Friday said Cuddy has done pretty much everything except pitch and catch and if they asked him he’d probably do that too.I think he would.Cuddy is the ulimate team player.Very classy and gives so much back to the community
Also congrats to Ben Revere on been Rookie of the month for June(along with Jemile Weeks of the Athletics).Revere has also been great for the Twins this year.He has made some amazing catches and had some big hits.And he flys arond those bases.Its pretty fun to watch him run.Oh and his smile.Him and Cuddy both.Adorable
About the whole “closer controversy” if you well.Matt Capps.Yeah he had a tough couple of games,to say the least.Blowing a save against the Brewrs(yeah we won’t talk about that game.Awful blowing a 7-0 lead at home)then got pulled in two games in a row.As much as that sucked.It happens to everyone.It happened to Joe Nathan.Brain Wilson has struggled a bit too.Hes one of the best closers in the game.Even Mo Rivera blows a save on occasion.It happens.
Some Twins fans where booing Capps after the blown save against the Brewers .Now I was unhappy as anyone else with how those couple games went but I guess I don’t believe in booing my own players.Not like it well make them feel better.They feel bad enough already.I support all the guys on my team(s).I may not be crazy about some but I support them.After being taken out for the second game in a Capps said.He could blame the fans for booing him and he would boo himself.That was sad.Yeah I feel he needed a break and didn’t want him out there but I still felt bad for the guy
I’m to young to have seen you play but you where one of the greatest Twins to ever play even the youngest of Twins fans know how much you mean to the organaization both on and of the field.I wish I cou;d have meet you.Everyone sayd you where the classiest guy.I wish you could teach me to sign my name,my hab=ndwritting is awful and they say you where a gret dance.I love to dance.All the stories I’ve heard are good.So thank you killer for everytning you gave the Twins and baseball.If everyone in the world was half as good as Harmon Killiebrw,it would be pretty damn good
Happy 75 birthday Killer
Well lets just say.The start of the Twins season was..well ugly.Brutal.Nothing could go right for the Twinkies.It seemd.Countless injuries and errors that Twins teams just don’t make .The offense couldn’t score and pitching wasn’t consistent.Every possiable thing went wrong.Or so it seemed.
Lately though the Twins have been more like..the Twins.They have now won 11 of 13.They have been scoring runs.(they only got one today but that was against Mark Buehrle and they won.So well take it)Pitching has been lights and going deep into ballgames and throwing complete games(we all know how much Bert loves that)the bullpen which a month ago was a huge problem has settled down and being doing its job
Now you expect the them to win.In April and May you always thought.Oh how bad well Twins lose tonight?what was the reason for the awful start?the lack of home games?injures or just a bad start?all of the above?well who knows.All I know is I like this team alot better.The most amazing thing they are doing all this with a team half full of minor leaguers.The kids are doing their part though and the veterans are too.Cuddyer has been on a homer tear lately(his homor was the lone run today)
Things are great for the Twinkies right now.Lets keep it that way
Sighh.Well.Its the same old story for the Twins.Getting swept,bye the Yankeess and I gotta say its getting old.We play so well in the regular season,then fall flat on our faces in the playoffs.We just can’t beat the Yankees and I don’t know why.I mean sure they are a great team,we all know that but so are we but we can’t beat thease guys.And its the same old thing every year.We always get the Yankees and I’m tired of it.I agree with what the commentaters said.Some it might be mental when we play those guys because no matter what we do we can’t beat them.I think as fan its the same thing.We get a lead and its like.Can we hold this or well they come back yet again?I hate thinking that way about my team but the thoughts just creep in and it sucks.Even though I’m frusterated with the playoff drought.I still love my boys and always well
Even though we lost all three games to the Yankees in the playoffs.We beat them twice in the regular season.I know that really doesn’t mean much now but it did happen and thats better then the year before.It felt great to beat the Yankees in the regular season but I would trade those two wins for two post seasons wins in a heartbeat.
Well Twins weren’t the only team sweept.The Reds also got sweept by the Philles and I guess that makes we feel better about getting sweept,not being the only ones but I wouldn’t wish it on anyone either because its not a good feeling at all.
Watching the first game of that Philles/Reds series was so exciting.I mean a no hitter in the post season.Does it get any better?I’m not even a Philles fan but I was nervous during that 9th inning so I can’t imagane how you Phille fans where feeling.Oh and Cole Hammels?well hes pretty awesome too.
Speaking of Awesome.Tim Lincuem is pretty awesome too.forteen strikeouts in 1-0 game.Impressive .For sure.
As for the other AL series.That was kinda hard for me because I like both teams but I’m glad Rangers won because up until then they had never won a post season series.Plus I love Cliff Lee.And how weird was it the home team never won a game in that series?crazy
Also I just wanna say how awesome it was that the Rangers used giner ale after they won so Josh Hamiton could particpate.Awesome and very classy
And of course the bigggest thing so far this postseason.Bobby Cox retiring.I may not be a Braves fan but I’m a baseball fan and Bobby has done so much for this game.It well be weird without him.Enjoy retirement Bobby!
Now we have had a few days to sink that the Twins are once again AL Cenrtral Champsions and it still feels so great whenever I think back or see pictures from Tuesday.That well never get old.Ever
The whole day Tuesday it was so hard to foucus at work.All I cared about was the Twins.That sounds kinda bad but really its all that mattered to me the time.
It looked pretty bad for the Twins most of the night but then like so many times before the they fought back.Once the Twins tied it in the 8th I knew we had the game.Once the final out was made at Target Field.We turned over to the Athletics and White Sox game and with the Sox trailing.I think both the fans and the team knew it was over.Once the final out was made in Oakland it was time to party.And for some of (like me) that meant having to stay up late even though we had to up early the next morning.It was worth it thought to watch the boys drench each other in champagne.During the celebration and leading up to it FSN North interviewd the players.It was awesome to hear all the guys talk about how they did this as a team.All the new guys who came over this year said how the guys welcomed them with open arm.That one thing I quickly learned as a Twins fan how the guys welcome anyone in and thats just awesome.MLB network and baseball tonight have said this too.Its great to see these boys get such high praise from the exberts.
Its pretty amazing what our boys have done this year.No one picked us to win the division after Nathan went down,but we went and proved them wrong and got other guys to help us out.I still remeber Capps first game and save as Twins.I was at that game and he got a huge ovation.To be a part of that was pretty cool.We all miss Joe and want him back as good as ever next year but the guys who have come and had to fill in have stepped up and been big for this team.And when Morneau went down before the All-Star break in the middle of a slump.Alot of people.maybe even some fans felt the season was over but just like last year even without our All-Star first baseman the boys have turned up the heat and played their best baseball of the year.
In game 163 of 2008 you where our worst enemy here in Twins Territory,that homer was pain oh so painful.But now your on of us and we couldn’t ba happier.You’ve provoided so many amazing highlights for all us Twins fans.We’ll always remeber that walk-off homer against the White-Sox.Gosh that was beatiful and we’ll always remeber that BLAST that hit the American flag pole at Target Feild and that homer after 12 heart-pounding innings of scoreless baseball in Cleaveland on Satuday.And we’ll always remeber when you tied and past the ‘the killer’ on the all time home run list and Harmon’s’ message was played over the speakers at Target Feild sending chills through the bones of everyone watching.And those triples those where fun too.Haha
You coming over here has worked better then any of us could have thought.Kinda like that guy Brett Favre who qaurterbacks the Vikings.Lol.And its cool your a big fan of his,we can always use more Vikings fans.
And you fit the Twins so well too.Classy and all about the team.Thats how we do it here in Minnesota and thats why I’m so proud to be a Twins fan.
So thanks for such an awesome year so far Jimmers.We love you
Wow.I’m sorry I have been so bad at updating this blog.I always say I’m gonna update more,then I never do.
So where did the time go anyway?wow.Its already September and we are thick into the pennet races.It feels like the season just started and now here we are with only a month left.Football and hockey season is just around the corner and well that is great,it is sad baseball is almost done for the season.
So life as a Twins fan has been pretty awesome as of late.Our boys just keep on winning!Before the All-Star break things where pretty…well pretty blah for the Twins but since the break the guys have really turned it on.
Things have been good for the Twins but Thursday was one the ugliest games of the.After lading by 4 runs in the 8th the boys lost 10-9 in thirtenn innings.It was a game where nothing could go right for the Twinkies.Our starter(Baker)left after just two innings with a injury.Gardy got kicked out of the game.The defense was sloppy(as was the Tigers)and to add to all that there some pretty crappy up calls.The game was nearly 5 hours and yeah it was a game we all just wanna forget.
The game on Thursday is one those games that can really deflate a team but the Twins hve responded with a sweep over the best teams in the leaque the Rangers.On Friday Matt Fox was called to make a very unexpected start due to having to use the orignal starter Nick Blackburn had to pitch in Thursdays marathon losss(as did Brian Duensing)anways Fox did a very good job allowing two runs in 5 2/3 innings.
Saturday was also a historic day for the Twins as Jim Thome tied and pased Mark McGwire for 9th in homers all time.Jimmers has been huge for this team.He is proving once again that age is just a number.Haha.
Matt Tolbert also had a career day Saturday driving in 5 RBIs and two triples in the Twins 12-4 win over the Rangers.
The Twins won 6-4 Sunday to complete the sweep.
The fact that the Twinkies good come back after Thursdays brutal loss does not shock me.Not with the team we have.Our guys play their hearts out and never give up.We just have such a great group of guys and that why I love the Twins soo much.I know having classy guys may not win you a World Series but it really helps espeaily after a loss like Thirsdays.
This weekend was a speaical one for the Twins as they honered the 50 greatest Twins since it is the teams 50th season.It was really cool to see all the former great out on the feild on Friday.
The thing that is so amazing is how this team can win without Justin Morneau.Other guys just keep stepping up and its great but please come back soon Justin.We miss you!
Are u ready for some football???
Yeah football season its almost here.Thursday is the big game for the Vikes as we try to seek revenge on the Saints after last years heartbreaking loss to them in the NFC championship game.
Its amazing how fast things can change huh?things have gone very good for the Twins since the All-Star break they are 13-4(tho they lost the last two to the Rays)but things have gottton alot better,pryor to the Rays series they had won eight in a row. And yes it was agnist basement teams the,Oroiles,Royals,and Mariners but hey you start somewhere.Right?And this hit streak also started agnist the red-hot White Sox in which the Twins won 3 of 4.
The biggest thing as the starting pitching seems to have really turned it around as of late and before the All-Star break that was the biggest proplem,so hopefully they can keep it up and the ofence can keep hitting and driving in runs.
Ok so I’m just gonna talk about some of the Twins games right now the ones that really stood out.
Monday July 26 Twins 19 KC 1
Yeah this game was alot of fun,man it was great!Not just that fact that we won by 18 runs but that it was agnist Zach Greinke,for whatever reason the Twins always seem to hit the former Cy Young hard.Not only did the Twins get 19 runs but it the way the got them in the 1st inning Danny Valenchia hit his first major leauqe home run and it was a grand slam agnit the former cy young!and out MVP well what I night he had,5/5 and a three run homer,yay gys Joe is back!
Actrally that whole night was epic not just for the Twins but as a whole.
Matt Garza as we all know threw a no hitter,I love the Rays(well not right now)plus Garza is a former Twin so seeing him do well is great,plus it was agnist the divsion rival Tigers.
And a to top of this great night a bitterswet night for USA softball as the won the World Cup of softball but Jennie Finch one of the greatest pitchers to ever play,played her final game for the Red,White and Blue.Thank Jenniecfor all the great years your alot of fun to watch,enjoy retierment.
Friday July 30th -My first outdoor game
I fianlly went to an outdoor game! it awesome and we won that game 5-3 agnist the Mariners.Alexi Caslia and Jim Thome homered,the Thome homer was the first and two runs of the game and everyone was pretty pumped when he hit it out and that was really cool.
This was also the game Matt Capps got his first Twins save,to be part of the crowd that gave him a huge ovation like that was pretty sweet and as a player that has to be a great feeling to come in with the crowd cheering like that.It would give me the chills!