October 07, 2006

Fun While It Lasted

Twins' amazing 2006 season, in which they won 96 games and roared back from nowhere to win the AL Central title, ended unceremoniously Friday afternoon, as Oakland completed a three-game sweep of "Minny" at the Coliseum.

The Twins just played horribly for the entire series, making stupid mistakes on the bases, in the field, and at the plate (was it really necessary for Luis Castillo to try to bunt just about every time he came up?)

But we all as Twins fans owe a debt of gratitude to Brad Radke, who pitched Friday for the final time. Radke was with the Twins for 11 years, and for years was literally their only good pitcher. He took less money to re-sign with them as a free agent on two different occasions, and this year came back to pitch despite a gruesome arm injury that would have required immediate retirement for most pitchers.

But on the bright side, the Twins' core is still together for next year (minus Radke and possibly Torii Hunter), and there's no reason to think they can't still be a contender.

And also on the bright side? The Yankees are down 2-1 to Detroit, and face elimination this afternoon at Comerica Park.

Posted by Stephen Silver at October 7, 2006 04:23 PM

Yanks still had the best record of the AL this year. It will be interesting to see if Torre stays and what happens to A-rod.

Posted by: A at October 7, 2006 07:01 PM
Post a comment

Remember personal info?