Twins Fan Ready to Overreact to 3-Game Losing Streak
Image courtesy of © Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY SportsMinnesota’s remarkable start, which has led to an MLB-leading winning percentage of .673, means that losing streaks have been few and brief. The longest one, through 49 games, has been a mere two. And Paulson knows it.
“I’ve gotten comfortable, I’ll admit it,” said the Hopkins man. “They lose a game, or one of the starters only goes 4-5 innings, it’s water off a duck’s back. On the rare occasion they lose two, it’s a weird feeling, like a bad storm’s approaching and all the animals start acting funny. But then things go back to normal.”
It’s almost inevitable, over the course of a 162-game season, for even the best teams to have a bad run of games. Despite a ridiculous 8-game lead in the AL Central heading into Memorial Day weekend, the Twins are almost certain to run into a hot team, have a string of rough starts, or finally slump at the plate. Maybe even all at once. Paulson predicts he is absolutely not ready for it.
“You know your cousin on Facebook who is way too political and just won’t stop posting,” asked Paulson. “If they lose three games, in a row, to anybody, I’m going to be him. I’ll call them frauds and posers and claim they won’t even make the playoffs. I will call for Baldelli’s head. I will say I’d rather be a Royals fan. It’s going to be a trainwreck.”
If the Twins somehow manage to continue this torrid pace and avoid even a minor losing streak, Paulson said he has a back-up plan.
“If they get to the All-Star break without losing three in a row, I’m going to flip out when they lose two in a row,” vowed Paulson. “Two games? In a row? Good luck against the Astros, chumps.”
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