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We should have seen it coming

Remember the last time the Twins were in a one-game playoff?  We should have known what would happen...

Everyone saw the Twins' dramatic one-game playoff defeat in Chicago as a first in Twins history, something that the franchise had never before experienced - but they were wrong.  It had happened once before, and moreover, there was a common link in both games, a nemesis that the Twins simply could not overcome.

I'm speaking, of course, of the 1994 film Little Big League.  In that film, the Twins go on a great run through mid-to-late summer, until hitting what "Wally Holland" (the team radio announcer, played by John Gordon) refers to as the "September Swoon".  The Twins rally to sweep a key series at the end of the season, leaving them in a tie for a playoff spot with a team that had Ken Griffey Jr. in center field, triggering a one-game playoff.  Ultimately, the Twins are defeated, as their best chance to take a lead in the game is foiled by a Griffey defensive play.  The Twins end the season in defeat, but full of hope for next year after their surprising near-playoff run.

Any of that sound familiar?

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