Believe it or not, you are not dreaming. The Twins, at the time this is being written, have a winning record. If we beat the Tigers today, we will be tied with them for first place in the AL Central. Not that it matters in April. Nonetheless, if you had told me that the Twinkies could have a winning record at this point of the season in January, I would have told you to shut up and then chuckled at how naïve you were. Such is the mindset of a jaded Twins fan.
I don't like to be a prophet of doom, but the type of baseball we've been playing is not the type that makes deep runs. We are outscoring teams but still allowing an alarming number of runs. Our main offensive weapon relies on the opposing pitcher's incapability to throw strikes. It's downright weird. But I can't complain. The Twins as of today have a winning record, and I am very thankful for that. It's been a lot of fun to follow the Twins up to this point, and even though all my Brewer-fan friends are still making fun of me, at least I can point out that their team tried to beat up the Pirates on Easter.
This brings me to another question: How have the Brewers turned things around so much? They have almost the same team as last year, but lead the Majors record-wise. Their pitching has finally reached it's potential, Ryan Braun has found a new growth hormone that has only been tested on a certain beetle from the Amazon, and they are swinging the bats pretty well. The Brawlers... I mean the Brewers... actually let's go with Brewlers, have found a winning combination.
Maybe the Twins will be able to mimic them, maybe we'll keep winning with our current style. Maybe we'll look back on this season saying, "They may have been bad, but at least they were patient at the plate." Maybe we'll look back and say, "Wow, I can't believe we won Game 3 without getting a single hit!" One thing's for certain, we're either about to jump off a cliff, or we're in for one heck of a summer.