October 03, 2006

Game 1 Gulp

Oops... that wasn't quite the start I wanted to see from the Twins in their playoff run this year. They lost game one to Oakland, 3-2, in a classic pitchers' duel that resulted in Johan Santana's first loss at the Metrodome in over a year. Frank Thomas hit two homers, Barry Zito took a no-hitter into the fifth inning, and the Twins' offense never really got going, aside from (!) Rondell White.

I watched the game at a bar, where I went for lunch with the intention of watching the first four innings. Then I resolved to not leave until the Twins got a hit. I ended up sticking around through 6, and using GameCast the rest of the way. My dad, however, was in court all day today and saw none of the game- he still doesn't understand why they'd give the Twins day games for the first three games.

Am I panicking? No, not yet. The A's, after all, have never won an ALDS, and have lost Game 5s four times in the last few years.

Posted by Stephen Silver at October 3, 2006 05:46 PM

I hate that Fox and ESPN have MLB by the balls and that they have to play these games during the day.

The stands never fully filled up, as I'm sure there were a number of people who couldn't miss work/school on such short notice no matter how much of a fan they are.

Posted by: Jeff S at October 3, 2006 07:20 PM

That's the difference btw NYC and everywhere. There are no empty stands, not even at day games...go YANKS!

Posted by: A at October 4, 2006 01:12 AM
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