Baseball, America’s greatest past time, can be a cruel, unforgiving sport. Relentless as seasons and games can seem, this is how true fans, and team players, can be found. As you all obviously know, the Twins haven’t been doing so hot lately. But I still love them. I still wear my Twins shirts around town and to practice. And you will never catch me dead without my lucky Twins bracelet on my left wrist. I only miss games when I absolutely need to be doing something else. Heck, even then sometimes I just stay home a little longer to catch another half inning.
Why? You might ask. Even though my team has choked in a season they were supposed to take the division and who knows, maybe go all the way, it’s still baseball, perhaps the greatest sport ever. There is always a winner, and always a loser. Sadly, more often than not, the Twins have been the losers this year. But that has happened to other teams who haven’t been as spoiled as us lately as well. The Cubs and Pirates, just to name a few, haven’t had winning seasons for, well, as long as I can remember.
But the great thing about baseball is how there are always great things about seasons. I mean, look at the Twins. Jason Kubel just hit his 100th home run. Jim Thome is in hot pursuit of home run number 600. Even Ben Revere is doing somersaults, gosh darn it! (I warned people that I can’t be serious for very long, didn’t I, tweeps?) Frankie pitched a no-no! Carl Pavano got win number 100 (even though I still think he needs Pavstache). We got to see Joe Mauer’s first base debut even!
To be realistic though, there have been an overwhelming number of disappointments this season, however. The only two guys who haven’t hit the DL since being in the opening day lineup are Danny and Cuddy. The Twins have some serious injury bug this year. I mean if we had a healthy Justin popping homers like we know he’s capable of, and a Joe Mauer who had been playing the whole season and hitting like Joe can, we’d be a threat. If Danny had kept his hot rookie season rolling instead of hitting this sophomore slump, who knows where we’d be? And if Thome had stayed healthy, maybe he’d be looking for 610 by now!
But really, that’s the thing about baseball. You can speculate about where your team would be if this happened and if this had gone better. It’s a game of if’s! I could go on and on about this, but I don’t want to rant. To sum it up though, enjoy the game for what it really is, a game!
(this is originally from my blog at http://bethsbbs.weebly.com/baseball.html It isn't really great and I don't mean to self-promote a different blog, but I wanted this story actually read. I thought you guys could relate:) and feel free to explore the rest of my random ramblings if you really want to, but its not really that great.)