Treading Water

The definition of “treading water” is: “a stroke that keeps the head above water by thrashing or rhythmic movements of the legs and arms”.  Basically, treading water is the act of staying in one place despite a flurry of motion.  The last two days, the Twins have provided a clinic in such a behavor.

Last night, Nick Blackburn pitches a complete game gem…

…and really gets the fans up and yelling at Target Field once again (I was one of them!).

Then today…

…the offense once again goes dormant and gets shutout by Erik Bedard and Co. to lose yet another series.

Thus, essentially, we haven’t gained back any ground that we had lost before Blackie’s inspiring performance.  Treading water.

Preview (16-32, 5th, 5.5 GB CWS): Harmon Killebrew Tribute at Target Field.

2 Comments

Just watched the movie “Little Big League” last night. Maybe Gardy should show it in the clubhouse to provide some inspiration to those guys. The talent is there (per se), the pitching just isn’t consistently coming through. Oh, how I remember this so well from the Orioles 2010 start…
 
-Avi M
 
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Little Big League may be the greatest baseball movie of all-time. In all seriousness.

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