Twins Surprised Season Still Happening
Image courtesy of © Brad Rempel-USA TODAY SportsThe Twins, who in previous seasons of competence or better made it to the playoffs only to meet their demise at the hands of the Yankees, were said to be pleasantly surprised by this turn of events.
“A lot of us are new here, but you hear about the Yankee problem from guys who’ve been here awhile, and it gets in your head,” said one first-year Twin. “It felt like a playoff atmosphere all week, and then those last two games happened, and it’s just like, welp, see y’all in Fort Myers. But I guess we get to play 60 more games? Cool.”
The confusion extended to the coaching staff too.
“When the Yankees beat us and everyone feels shame, that usually means we have to go home,” said one coach. “There’s, like, two months left yet. Did you guys know this?”
The Twins, clinging to a 2-game lead in the AL Central, face the White Sox in a 4-game set, while hard-charging Cleveland plays their 25th consecutive series against the Kansas City Royals.
“Are you absolutely sure the season’s still happening,” asked one Twins player. “I know what the calendar says, and I know that I’m starting tomorrow, but it still feels like we’re breaking some kind of rule.”
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