Previously on Twinkie Town:
- SooFoo recapped the regular season finale of the 2019 Twins. Staving off the Yankees for the Dong Crown makes me about as happy as winning would of.
- Matt brought up the fact that team is still abyssal at hitting with the bases loaded to the point where I think maybe a Witch hexed them. Let’s hope that changes in a hurry! The good thing is clutch isn’t a skill. The bad thing is I’m not sure the Twins have a high enough level cleric in their party to dispel curses.
- (Dispel Curse is actually a low level spell don’t yell at me the one guy who gets this joke.)
- Community Member jerjerjerjohnson (or whatever) examing Luis Arraez’s Rookie of the Year candidacy. Personally I hope he wins the “Being available for the playoffs” award first.
- Another fanpost, this time Joseph from the year 7823 takes a break from orbiting a black hole in total darkness and subsisting upon the last bits of energy of dying stars, by giving us his take on how the playoff roster should be constructed.
Elsewhere in Twims Territory:
- We talk a lot about how a change in batting stance can turn a player’s whole career around, but Mitch Garver has improved himself by chaning his catcher’s stance, per FiveThirtyEight.
- From the same publication, Of Couuurse the Twins will have to go the Yankees in the postseason. They always seem to. Also some interesting stats in there showing how much this team is the opposite of the Stars and Scrubs model. The Pretty Alright Dudes and Other Pretty Alright Dudes Model.
- Speaking of pretty much all of the things I’ve previously mentioned, Twins Daily catalogues just how screwed the team is, or isn’t, without Arraez available for the ALDS.
The Wide World of Bases and Balls:
- Joe Maddon was fired from the Cubs because firing managers is in vogue this time of year.
- Beyond the Box Score looks at how the Yankees got their ace back just in time. Hahahahahahhaahhahahahaha.
Today’s soundtrack is the friends you made along the way. (My internet is being bad, sorry!)