August 2005

No swag for you!

My, my, my… Much has happened since my last posting.
Santana throws a gem against the A’s and the Twins win two out of three from Oakland. All this despite scoring only five runs in Oak-town…

Santana threw another gem agains the White Sox and the Twins won three on the South Side! Matt LeCroy led the offense in a couple of the games… Kyle Loshe actually won for the first time in seven starts!!!

Could the offense have finally woken up? Did somebody take over as clubhouse leader? Could we be making a run at the division and or AL wild card??? Could Kyle “the friendly” Loshe be starting to earn his undeserved raise??? Can Matt LeCroy hit higher than his weight? Can the infield finally hit the ball OUT of the infield?

What the **** is going on here? I stopped wearing Twins’ swag after the August 13 loss at Oakland. Could it be the team’s turn around is somehow being helped by my wearing shirts other than those associated with the Twins???

Whatever it is, I’m not complaining. I won’t wear Twins’ swag until further notice even though I have two new pieces on the way from MLB.com and an authentic Santana alternate away jersey on the way from the Twins (DAP to Patrick Klinger).

Before I get too **** excited about anything, let me see what happens when we face the Mariners at the Dome.

HERE WE GO TWINS, HERE GO!!!

Back in black and the 98052

Howdy… Miss me? I didn’t think so.
After leaving Europe, I went directly to Las Vegas. Once I was back in the US, I was able to watch baseball as well as Baseball Tonight. From the production office, I watched Santana throw a gem against the Yankees.

NOTE TO ESPN: PLEASE DO NOTE LET CHRIS BERMAN HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH CALLING A BASEBALL GAME OR HOSTING BASEBALL TONIGHT, BERMAN WILL NOT SHUT THE **** UP!!! HE ALREADY RUINED THE NFL FOR ME… PLEASE GOD, MAKE HIM STOP!!!

Thanks to the Cardinals’ great season last year, I got used to sound engineer and friend, Alan Richardson, telling about their latest victory. These days, the only thing I can take solace in is the fact that the Twins beat the Cardinals in the 1987 World Series.

I went to last Wednesday’s Twins – Mariners’ 14 inning marathon.****** fine victory! There’s a problem when your DH is one for six. The game should have been over in the 11th but the DH hit into an inning ending double play with runners on first and second. Way to go Matt LeCroy!!!

How can Steve Quinn, a Minnesota native, support the Mariners over the Twins??? Benedict Arnold Quinn, you are getting no more Twins’ related gifts!

I’ve seen no evidence of somebody filling the leadership gap left by Torii Hunter’s injury. I, hereby, offer to fly out and lead a closed door players’ only team meeting.

There is still a lot of baseball left to play but the time is running short for the offense to wake up and start producing.

Johan Santana and Brad Radke, I CHALLENGE YOU TO BECOME TEAM LEADERS AND GIVE THE OFFENSE A KICK IN THE ***!

The team will never catch the White Sox let alone win the wild card without the team scoring runs.

How the **** can we be in third place in the AL Central??? No offense to the Indians who are playing great ball.

Why didn’t Terry Ryan do anything before the trade deadline? Brett Boone? His offense was worse for the Twins than Mariners… We need a big, swinging bat! Remember the Shannon Stewart trade in 2003?

Until we meet again…