This season Minnesota set a major league record with 309 home runs this season. It came out of nowhere to surprise Cleveland and win the A.L Central, which, until this year, had been a one-team division. It won 101 games.
It bowed out of the playoffs yesterday.
This season Minnesoty set another major league record. Sixteen straight post-season game loses. Thirteen of those have been to the Yankees.
Think about that. The last seven times the Twins have been in the post-season, they have lost every game.
It’s almost too hard to believe.
Which leads me to the question of the day. Would you rather have your team make the playoffs and get bounced out in the first round, like Minneosta? Or not make the playoffs at all, like Texas?
I think the former. You can’t replace the thrill of a winning season, of the fan base coming alive, night after night, as the team marches toward winning a division.
There are memories there. Special ones.
Rangers fans are going to have to live off those memories of 2010, 2011, 2015, and 2016 for a while. Even those each of those ended in losses, those seasons were magical. Those seasons give you hope.
Which is a lot better than the feeling being left behind.
Justin Verlander vs. Diego Castillo
Game time: 6:07 on FS1