Do to the timely nature of this post and the fact that I feel the need to get this off my chest I'm posting over Teebore's post within hours of when it was posted. However, I encourage everyone to scroll down and read his summer movie review. He's always so much kinder than I.
Anyway, I want to talk some Twins. The Twins just won their biggest game of the year so far and did it in about as dramatic of fashion as I can think of.
The Twins were down 6 to 1 in the 4th inning where they also lost their starting pitcher forcing them to rely on a shaky bullpen for the remainder of the game.
The Twins scratched and clawed there way to tie the game in the 8th inning. The Twins won it 7 to 6 in the bottom of the 10th inning with a walk off single. It was about as good of a baseball game as you can get and the Twins won it...so why am I filled with dread?
Because I'm a pessimist, of course. But I'll elaborate.
I remember the 2006 season. The Twins were terrible for the first third of the season and then went on an historic tear and ended up winning the division on the final day of the season after their game finished when Detroit lost later that afternoon. It was the first time all season that the Twins were in 1st place in the division. It was dubbed "Twins Magic". That was the last game they won that season. They got swept in the divisional series...badly...and that was that.
The way the Twins celebrated today and the breathless reporting of the accounts of the game would make you think the Twins already won the division. They haven't. They have three games left and the White Sox have four. And I can't help but envision a let down occurring this weekend where the Twins win one of three games while the White Sox win enough games to take the division.
Let's hope the Twins can prove me wrong. They've done it all season. What's one more time?