"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

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Friday the 13th

Friday night, Joe Mays took the mound with the Twins, and after the game he said all that need be said: "I would love to get through the seventh inning here one of these days".

I won't go into the details, they've been hashed over quite well in today's papers. And frankly, it's just too depressing. This was one of those games that I'd rather just forget about. It started so well--the Twins took a lead in the first inning and by the seventh led comfortably at 6-2. What followed was a mishmash of errors, missed plays, bad calls, bloop singles, hits that just barely squeaked fair, and one that just barely squeaked over the wall. It was like someone flipped a switch--one minute they were cruising, the next, collapsing.

Of course, the Whine Sox won again, putting us 6 games back in standings that don't mean a whole lot until the All-Star break. Still, it's no fun to see them having such fun. That's OUR fun. We want it back.

2 rejoinders:

TwinsJunkie sounded off...

Yea, I was there too. I thought the low point was when Gardy brought in Nathan in a non-save situation after Romero had gone out and faced four batters, retiring them all. Overmanaging at it's finest. Also, when you end up replacing Joe Nathan with Terry Mulholland, you know that you made a bad move somewhere down the line.

Third Base Line sounded off...

"...when you end up replacing Joe Nathan with Terry Mulholland, you know that you made a bad move somewhere down the line."

Truer words were never spoken, TJ.