Brock, you have to realize that with Thrylos, if you don't win the World Series, you had a bad year. So yeah, all those 90 win seasons were meaningless, I guess.
Not quite.I'd take an occasional appearance to the World Series
Frankly... being there in both '87 & '91 and in what followed after the strike and the contraction conversation and the resurrection in the 00s, the biggest disappointment was the loss in the second game of the ALCS in the Dome to the Angels in 2002.The Twins just never lost in the post-season at home.That just did not happen (well, the lost in the previous series to OAK, but the swept them away so that was more of a back of the mind thing.) And then they went to Disneyland and went belly up pretty much.And the same every other post season that followed the last decade.
Hard to point it out, but this team just does not have the attitude that the teams of the MacPhail era had, which mainly was a. hating losing and b. hating losing at home even more.
And this shows.And this could pretty much be the difference between a good and a mediocre team.
And, of course, I'd love to see them win it all (again.) But I'd love to see perspective and sense in them before that and a hate of losing.I am probably one of the few people that this rubbed the wrong way, but I really found the way that this club celebrated and commemorated Gardenhire's personal 1000th win among the fourth miserable team season in a row, a tad tacky, disconcerting andembarrassing.
But it is just me likely.
And it is not winning World Series....
It is just wanting to win, hating losing and not being happy and complacent and celebrating losing.
Edited by Thrylos, 21 August 2014 - 07:41 PM.