Hopefully I speak for everyone when I say that we are still in this thing. The fat lady may be warming up, but she hasn't sung a note yet. In fact, she's been waiting in the wings of the Dome since mid-September when we found ourselves in 3rd place in the AL Central. So what do y'all say we hog-tie this bitch and slap some duct tape over her mouth (and get Cuzzi while we're at it)?!
Sure, last game was a tough (really tough) loss. But regardless of who is to blame for the outcome, we as fans have to take a deep breath and move on. Scanning the sports blogs this morning, it looked to me like lots of Twins fans didn't get the Life's Not Fair memo. Mauer, Gomez, Gardy, and the rest of the team aren't sitting in the locker room watching slow-motion replays from last night; they're focused on tomorrow's game. Let's all do the same.
Pavano has pitched well against the Yankees this season (with the Indians). We've got Baker and Blackburn for Games 4 and 5, respectively. We've all seen the clutch playing that even our bench-warmers have been pulling out of their arses when it counts, i.e. Casilla (FTW - literally!) and Harris. Oh yeah, and Joe Mauer...I've heard he's pretty good.
Alls I'm saying is, it's not over yet. It goes without saying that we've already done the seemingly impossible...so what's to stop us from pulling off another miracle or two (or three -- it is the Yankees, afterall)? This is just another uphill battle on this roller coaster ride of a season; so let's all close our eyes, throw our hands up in the air, and enjoy the ride! GO TWINS!!!!!