When the Twins made their playoff run in 1987, eventually becoming World Series champions, the entire state was emotionally sky-high for a full month.
As that magical season unfolded, I wrote a tribute to the team called "The Miracle Twins" and followed that up with "Thanks to the Twins" after they disposed of the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games in the World Series. Fittingly, before the season had started, I had written a parody called "Hrbek at the Bat," which was later published in "Joy in Mudville: The Big Book of Baseball Humor," compiled by Dick Schaap.
Here they are. Hope you enjoy them!
Author of "Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything" (www.sixtysecondsbook.com)