I can’t believe it as I’m typing it, but the Minnesota Twins are going to the 2017 MLB Postseason for the first time in 7 seasons.
Over 1,100 regular season baseball games have been played by the Minnesota Twins since their last playoff game. It’s been over 2,000 games since the last playoff game win for the Twins in 2004. Two thousand and freaking four. That was the same year that JT was releasing nipples at halftime of the Super Bowl.
But here we are. One season removed from losing over 100 games, which was one of the top 5 worst seasons in team history. Now we are going to be playing in a one game play in game to go to the ALDS. That’s insane.
The Twins are looking to become the first team in MLB history to make the playoffs a year after losing 100+ games. pic.twitter.com/rFDflYVTCi
— Bucci Mane (@Buccigross) September 26, 2017
But now comes the hard part. Now we have to go play the play in game in Yankee Stadium against the team that has taken us to the woodshed over the past two decades. Four times in the past five postseason appearances for the Twins, the Yankees have been the ones to put us to pasture. And what do you know, that’s where we are going to end up playing.
Is this what needs to happen for us to exorcise the demons? Does Ervin Santana and company need to walk into the house that Jeter built and take down the pinstripes? If there’s one thing I know about this season, it’s that anything goes. This team defies all logic. The numbers say that we shouldn’t be anywhere near this many wins. Logic would suggest that our bullpen wouldn’t hold up against an average Double-A team. But yet, here we are.
Next Tuesday the state of Minnesota will all tune in for a baseball game in October. I haven’t been this nervous for a baseball game since game 163 in the Metrodome. I have no clue what will happen, but I couldn’t be more excited for even the chance to see some crazy shit down down.