"Let us go forth a while, and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our closed rooms...
The game of ball is glorious."

--Walt Whitman

Monday, April 11, 2005

Half and Half

The good news is, Santana's still The Man and the Twins are back up to .500.

The bad news is, Carlos Silva is down for the cournt and their fielding is looking a lot like their hitting.

BatGirl has a hysterical rant about the fielding this weekend, and of course the Goat Award reared its ugly head here. The thing that bugs me about this series against the Whine Sox isn't the fact that we lost two of three--it's only April, and the Sox are never an easy opponent--it's how awful we looked doing it.

The Twins are not as bad as they looked this weekend, and the Sox are not as good as the Twins made them look. It's one thing to lose games, and another thing entirely to give them away.

We're hosting a much-improved (on paper, at least) Detroit ballclub starting tomorrow, and the Twins need to get out of that preseason mindset and start focusing on making plays, making pitches, and having good at-bats. You know--fundamentals?

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