Sunday, September 7, 2008

Digging Through My Kitchen Drawer

Friday: Twins 10 - Tigers 2 (Yay!)
Saturday: Twins 4 - Tigers 6
Sunday: Twins 5 - Tigers 7
Tigers win series 2 of 3

Ok, I'm not quite ready to stick a fork in the Twins, but I am looking for the fork.

I know that they're not out of the running mathmatically, but it sure doesn't seem like they're playing like champions. We really needed to sweep the Tigers, and there's no reason that we couldn't do that at home, but that didn't happen. Add that to the fact that the Angels let the White Sox have two games, and the slipping has begun.

I know, I know, there are still a lot games left, and anything can happen. But I just don't like the trend I'm seeing lately, especially with the bullpen. This recent habit of coughing up leads must end now if we're to have any hope at all.

Where have you gone, Pat Neshek,
Our territory turns it's lonely eyes to you.
What's that you say, Mr. Anderson?
Sidearm Pat has left and gone away,Hey hey hey.
[apologies to Simon & Garfunkel]

Boy, do we miss Pat-Pat or what? Twins fans aren't used to watching the wheels fall off the bullpen game after game. And I think I can speak for all of Twins Territory when I say that we don't like it. We want the good old days when we could actually rely on the bullpen, when we knew that a lead in the seventh was as good as a win, and when being behind by a couple in the seventh wasn't a problem.

So, guys, for tomorrow's off-day, I want you to sleep in, relax, go fishing or golfing or whatever you like, watch the Vikings game (but don't take it too seriously), then come back with renewed champion attitudes that I know you have, and knock off a bunch of wins in a row. I can't find my fork in that messy drawer; I don't want to need it.


Mrs. Slowey said...

I miss Pat too!! And Cuddy! I read an article in St. Paul's paper the other day and the headline was "Neshek misses the Twins, and They Miss Him". I thought, of course they miss him! He dominated! It's super depressing when we can't hold leads anymore.
I like your idea for them to watch Vikings (AND) not take it too seriously! Good thing you told them that since the Viks lost.

RK said...

I think the recent woes have confirmed the rumor that Matty G is overworked.

You're a follower! I want to follow you! But I'm tech-mology stupid.

k-bro said...

Hey RK!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hell yeah, I follow you guys (Pulling a Blyleven). You make me lmao.

Don't worry about being tech-mology stupid. I'm sure you have many other wonderful qualities.