Well the Minnesota Twins of course. I normally start following baseball around the All-Star game. Around August 1st I start paying attention to the standings.
When I am at home in the evening and getting some work done I usually put the game on mute and turn Yahoo! Music on. That way I can get more done but look up often enough to see the game progress. I do miss a few of the big plays but the evening news takes care of that.
But with the move the Twins have made this month I have caught the bug a little early. And no I am not a bandwagon kind of person, although I have not seen a game on person since ’04. I am a casual fan and like to see the local team do well.
Particularly this team.
There is something refreshing to see a young team come together. To watch minor league players come up to fill in for the injured starters and do well. This feels a lot like the ’87 season when players like Puckett and Hrbek made it to the major leagues after playing together for years in the minors.
This post was written during the late innings of the game. Our local TV announcers continually pointed out how much the crowd has been in the game. 2-2 in to the 10th and Rincon gave up a run.
Twins lose 3-2. Too bad but they played another great game. 45,000 fans saw Francisco Liriano pitch into the 8th inning in another great performance. Tomorrow we see Brad Radke take the mound and Sunday we get Johan Santana. Maybe a trip to the Metrodome for a game is in order on this hot weekend.
Some quick stats:
The Twins started 25-33. 34-9 since then. They have won 11/13 series with 8 sweeps.