Sunday, April 8, 2012

Let's Be Real

Today, we watched the Twins get no hit through 7 innings, before back to back doubles by Justin Morneau and Josh Willingham ended the no-no and the shutout. That was all the offense we saw from the Twins in a 3-1 loss at Baltimore today.

The Twins are 0-3 to start the season for the first time since 1981 (Finished the year 41-68 in a strike shortened season). And in the aftermath of this sweep, I'm already at wits end with "fans" of this team, who are saying here comes another 100 loss season or saying its time to change managers.

Please folks, be realistic here. The season is 3 games old. Yes, the Twins were never really close to winning in any of them, but that's just one bad series. Everyone has them. And to be honest, they pitched and played better defense than they did hitting, which were area that are questionable for the Twins this season. Despite the slow start, the bats will come around, if they can keep players healthy.

If you are jumping off the bandwagon already, shame on you. Any fan of this great game would know that the season is far from over. There is 159 games left. I could cite numerous examples of teams coming back from impossible deficits in fewer amounts of games until I'm blue in the face. But there are so many I wouldn't know where to begin (Ok, look no further than last year's wild card races).

I'm not saying the Twins are going to make the playoffs. I'm just asking everyone to be rational before they make ridiculous comments regarding their season, which is 3 games old. If the Twins continue to play like this over the course of April, then yes, go right ahead and make these comments. But do so at the end of the month when you can properly gauge how well they can actually play.

Until then, please shut up and enjoy this great game.

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