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Richfield Man Carves Out Six Hours He'll Need for a Twins/Yankees Playoff Game

Henry Blomquist is a busy man. A llkely Twins/Yankees playoff series requires extra planning.
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Unlike many Twins fans, Henry Blomquist doesn't fear the New York Yankees.

"This is a different season. These guys are too young to care about the past, and honestly I'd rather play them than the Astros. Verlander and Gerrit Cole? Let the wild card team deal with that."

However, Blomquist does care about time. The 26-year-old Richfield bachelor is working two jobs as he attempts to pay back student loans. The prospect of a Twins/Yankees playoff game makes for a very crowded day.

"Do you remember that one game they played earlier this year, went into extra innings, Aaron Hicks won the game and it was a football score," asked Blomquist. "Neither team's pitching has gotten any better. It's going to be a co-rec softball game every night."

Blomquist spends his days working at a local credit union, then picks up gigs for a rideshare company in the evening. He figures if he plans it right, he can squeeze in a relatively normal Twins/Yankees game in between the two.

"If they can keep it down to, like, a 9-7 game with only one team really going bananas with the pitching changes, I should be able to watch the whole thing, then get people home from bar close and night shifts," said Blomquist. "Squeeze in 3-4 hours of sleep before I have to go back to work in the morning. That should be doable."

However, he has no contingency plan if the games go sideways.

"I have to accept that there's a chance that 9-7 score is in the 4th inning and Martin Perez is coming into the game," said Blomquist. "Radio doesn't work in my Ultima anymore, but the passengers seem to be alright with these smooth jazz CDs I got at Goodwill. Kenny G. is no substitute for Cory Provus, I'll tell you what."

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2 Comments

I fear Mr. Blomquist may be correct. These could be interesting games.

Always surprised how you get these very special people to run stories on. 

You are clearly a gifted journalist!

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theBOMisthebomb
Sep 28 2019 02:52 AM
Truth. There could be a serious lack of sleep across the state during this LDS. My money is on none of the games being less than 4 hours.
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