Put away those Homer Hankies. It's over. Longtime TT contributor COR suggested this cover of Roy Orbison's "It's Over." It's a terrific cover. Nothing wrong with going back to the Orbison original either.
I'm not going to recap this game. You know where to find summaries online. You'll find the Twins postmortems here quite soon, keep checking back.
It was probably best to end that suffering. Once the baseball gods rained out Wednesday's game, this meant Kyle Gibson would have to pitch Sunday on short rest . . . followed, if the Twins managed a tiebreaker, by Tyler Duffey on short rest . . . then, if three teams were tied, Ervin Santana on short rest . . . then a WC play-in game by Milone on short rest. ENOUGH! Pull the plug.
There was a near-rally in the 9th inning. No. Don't check it out. It doesn't matter.
My heart's a tiny bit broken right now, and I didn't expect that to be possible back in March. I didn't expect it after various losses later in the season, or even this morning. It actually hurts a little. Wow. I'd forgotten what that's like. Maybe some of you had, too.
Hey -- next year, right? No need to worry about any team flaws, AARGH! AARGH! THERE ARE HOPEFUL THINGS! MANY OF THEM! I'M JUST BUMMED AND I'M REALLY SURPRISED HOW BUMMED I AM
I love Orbison, but I think we'll have to go with this.
See you soon, everybody. Robot Roll Call: