The Twins beat the Tigers 6-5 in 12 innings tonight to win the AL Central. The game was sloppy, infuriating at times, tense and nothing short of thrilling. The reason why we keep coming back. The Metrodome would not go out like a sucker. At least not on this night, a night that baseball fans will not forget for some time. If you root for the Tigers this is as painful as it gets, and for the Twins? Nirvana.
We have our Cinderella.
The Twins will be spent and riding off high octane adrenaline tomorrow night in the Bronx. They will be feeling even better about themselves if they manage to steal a win in New York. The Yanks are 7-0 against them this year and must to guard against being too confident–thoughts of the 1988 Mets-Dodgers leap to mind. They need to stomp on these sweet Twinkie dreams with the quickness. Let’s hope our boys come out and play with a sense of urgency.
Momentum thy name is CC!
This is David vs Goliath, [pure and simple. Yanks are the better team and it is not even close. Still, we all know the Twins can pull out a miracle. Stranger things have happened. They’re hot right now.
But before we get back to the Bronx, for one night, the Twins and baseball are flying high like Sly Stone: