I've been thinking about the Twins lately, probably more-so than any other season because I've been
summoned writing more around here. The crazy thought that popped into my head tonight was: "Maybe this season isn't really that bad?"
Sure, statistically and in a win-loss way this year's team has been abysmal, but there's more to baseball than winning and losing. You can't tell me that watching a 1-0 game every day wouldn't get boring.
Here's why I think baseball is great: there isn't a time limit. There isn't any rule saying that the Twins can't win the World Series this year. The Twins are coming off a win yesterday. Maybe they'll win 15 games in a row. Maybe.
I believe this team is fun to watch. I like watching Miguel Sano's at bats in anticipation of a 450 ft bomb into the upper deck in left field, like we saw yesterday. Byron Buxton isn't on the team, but the way he effortlessly runs around the bases is incredible.
Eduardo Nunez is like a spark plug. Sure, his .300+ batting average isn't sustainable and his fielding is sub-par at best, but he loses his helmet when he runs and throws people out while sitting down. He reminds me a lot of Nick Punto in this way.
Byung Ho Park is an intriguing player, and we've seen glimpses of what he can do to a baseball. There are still adjustments he needs to make, but I'm excited to see what he can do this year.
--People are currently yelling outside my apartment. You know I thought I'd get away from this after moving away from the dorms.
Anyway, the Twins might suck this year but Twins baseball, for me, is still fun to watch. I'll leave you with this great piece by our old friend Jon Marthaler: The Good Things Of Baseball.