Results tagged ‘ Evil Empire ’
The other day, I realized that I’ve started to think like a blogger. As soon as I heard the news that Carl Crawford…
…was nabbed by the Boston Red Sox, my first thought wasn’t even about the unfairness of the baseball economic system or even the rising of a new “Evil Empire” (the fact that it’s the Yankees, Red Sox, and everyone else right now).
No, my first thought went to Rays Renegade (a fellow MLBlog) and how disappointed he must have been to lose his star talent. Hang in there, man, it happened to me with Torii Hunter and Johan Santana, too. The Twins still thrived without those talents, and I’m sure the Rays can too (granted, making the playoffs is a thousand times more difficult in that division).
After watching the Twins get beat 7-2 last night in Game One of the ALDS against the New York Yankees, it brought back up all the old memories from 2003 and 2004, both years in which the same city’s franchise laid the Smackdown on us. Whereas they have All-Stars, we have young kids and unproven commodities.
Yet, I think all Twins fans would admit that, for the past month, this team has been a special ballclub. I would hate to see all that washed away in a quick series against the Evil Empire. I want to see some of that fight that this team exhibited for the past four weeks, and that starts tomorrow night.
Preview (ALDS; NYY 1, MN 0): Nick Blackburn vs. A.J. Burnett