Twins Fans in a Panic After Division Lead Cut to 3 Games
If there’s anything I’ve learned over the years it’s that baseball can, at times, become a cruel mistress. What was once enjoyable can transform into a chore. Highs become lows. The bitter taste of every loss grows intolerable.
No matter what happens, remember… this is supposed to be fun.
Someone tell that to fans of the Minnesota Twins.
You see, the Twins dropped Friday night’s game to the Oakland A’s, 5-3. By itself it’s not the end of the world. But, once combined with the Indians’ 10-5 trouncing of the Royals, it sets the stage for what could become a disaster in the state of Minnesota. After Friday night, what was once a promising 12 game division lead has been cut down to just three in just a little bit over a month’s time.
Some Twins fans on Twitter have decided to remain calm. Some, like these gentlemen below, understand this is a long season full of ebbs and flows.
That is a reasonable response to a tough loss. No need to panic. Absolutely no reason to begin predicting doom and gloom. Just remain calm and remember there is still a lot of baseball left to be played.
But as we all know, that’s not how Twitter works. Searching the #MNTwins hashtag was quite enjoyable Friday night, at least for us.
Meanwhile, Twins fans were knee deep in worst case scenarios and MLB conspiracy theories as to why their team now sucks while the Indians suddenly do not. Apparently, no on got the memo about how divisions and the unbalanced schedule work. For instance…
Yes, the Indians are storming back because our schedule is full of crappy teams. It’s so unfair. If only there was some method of dividing teams up into smaller geographically related groupings. We could call them divisions. And then have those teams play one another more than any of the other teams. Then, the team at the top of that group is crowned a champion of sorts and afforded the opportunity to advance to a tournament with the other geographically based group champs…
If only… but I digress.
While some were focused on complaining about how unfair it was that the Indians now got a heaping helping of the AL Central cellar dwellers, others went a more traditional route… straight up defeat and general overreactions.
See what I mean? Twins fans are teetering on the edge. I almost feel bad. Then I remember I want to go to the playoffs and win the World Series. If that means forcing a few hundred thousand Minnesotans into therapy, then so be it.
However, there is still a lot of baseball to be played. And as many have pointed out over the past week or so, the Twins still hold a slight advantage since they have the weaker remaining schedule based on winning percentages.
So buckle up, everyone. We have a long way to go in the 2019 season and it’s shaping up to be a fun one. There’s plenty of room on the bandwagon, so hop on and let’s go do this thing.
Let’s rip out the hearts of every Twins fan in America through their butts!