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#61 howeda7

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 02:17 PM

 

they're not gonna win a playoff game with that lineup they put out last night

FIFY

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#62 Mike Sixel

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 02:18 PM

 

The topic is collapse. The relevant competitor is Cleveland.

 

And/Or the wild card.....but sure. Read something into the post that wasn't made.

It's been a fun year so far, GO Twins. 


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Posted 12 September 2019 - 02:22 PM

I seem to recall people claiming the apocalypse was here a month or so ago on the one day Cleveland took a 1/2 game lead and that the Twins would get buried by the end of the season.

 

Not to say there is no cause for concern regarding injuries and a three game series in Cleveland, but baseball.

 

 

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 02:27 PM

 

I seem to recall people claiming the apocalypse was here a month or so ago on the one day Cleveland took a 1/2 game lead and that the Twins would get buried by the end of the season.

 

Not to say there is no cause for concern regarding injuries and a three game series in Cleveland, but baseball.

A funny thing about the apocalypse. Occasionally I read the comments section of the Cleveland Plain Dealer* and their fans claim the apocalypse at the very times when the Twins claim we've entered heaven. Who's right? Can there be two apocalypses?**

 

*Was a newspaper ever better named?

*Yes, there can be.

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#65 Longdistancetwins

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 03:11 PM

 

I seem to recall people claiming the apocalypse was here a month or so ago on the one day Cleveland took a 1/2 game lead and that the Twins would get buried by the end of the season.

 

 

 Yeah, I plead guilty to that.


#66 yarnivek1972

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 03:32 PM

It’s hard to characterize a 90 plus win season as a collapse. If the Twins fail to make the playoffs (or even end up as a wild card) it will be because 2 or 3 teams got insanely hot down the stretch.

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#67 LA VIkes Fan

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 03:38 PM

I guess that's what we all have to remember; this has been a fun year even if we do wind up with the proverbial turd in the punch bowl. When was the last time we had meaningful Twins games in the second half of September and possibly beyond? Other than 2017 of course. 


#68 Danchat

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 03:42 PM

Let’s not forget the Twins-Indians series is in Cleveland... we play much better on the road, so I wonder if that will help. (For those wondering, Cleveland is slightly better winning home games)
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Posted 12 September 2019 - 08:21 PM

Concur. The White Sox worry me. A lot.


This year? Not so much. Next year and beyond? Absolutely concur.
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Posted 12 September 2019 - 08:37 PM

If this team collapses and doesn't make the playoffs I will not view this as a "fun" year like some of you seem willing to do.

 

I'm sick of good enough. I'm sick of making strides. I'm sick of people giving them a pass because bombas are fun. Hitting the most HRs in the league and missing the playoffs would be a participation trophy, and nothing to be proud of.

 

Stop accepting mediocrity or the organization has no reason to go out and make the necessary moves to become more than that.

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#71 Mike Sixel

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 08:41 PM

If this team collapses and doesn't make the playoffs I will not view this as a "fun" year like some of you seem willing to do.

I'm sick of good enough. I'm sick of making strides. I'm sick of people giving them a pass because bombas are fun. Hitting the most HRs in the league and missing the playoffs would be a participation trophy, and nothing to be proud of.

Stop accepting mediocrity or the organization has no reason to go out and make the necessary moves to become more than that.


Agreed.
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It's been a fun year so far, GO Twins. 


#72 akmanak

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 08:42 PM

This season is almost done. To many injuries and poor pitching. On the brite side it was a great season.

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 08:55 PM

The sky is officially falling.

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 08:53 AM

 

The sky is officially falling.

 

I'm not quite ready to say it is, but if it does I won't give them a free pass for standing there and letting it squash them.

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 10:40 PM

I feel a lot better with Kepler and Sanó in the (rained out) lineup today and with the word that Cave and Gonzalez are almost ready. The starting rotation is on fumes IMHO, but I believe the Twins will find a way to win a game or two vs. the Tribe.
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Posted 14 September 2019 - 04:27 AM

 

Concur. The White Sox worry me. A lot.

Why. There is nothing in their last two months that say they are more likely than not to beat you. Giolito is the only pitcher you have to worry about. He is arounf as many innings pitched for a year


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Posted 14 September 2019 - 04:37 AM

 

This year? Not so much. Next year and beyond? Absolutely concur.

2005 was an aberration in White Sox history. They will find a way to implode

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 04:48 AM

 

 

I seem to recall people claiming the apocalypse was here a month or so ago on the one day Cleveland took a 1/2 game lead and that the Twins would get buried by the end of the season.

 

Not to say there is no cause for concern regarding injuries and a three game series in Cleveland, but baseball.

Gloom and doom at Twins Daily . I guess it is how some view the world. The overly optimistic usually don't last too long. There isn't reinforcement for the viewpoint

 

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 06:30 AM

Gloom and doom at Twins Daily . I guess it is how some view the world. The overly optimistic usually don't last too long. There isn't reinforcement for the viewpoint

Moderator's note: Your post prompted me to re-visit this thread. My reading of it is that it's rather balanced. And let's please not go off on a tangent that discusses the discussion, nor tries to lump groups of posters together. People are entitled to hold opinions.

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 06:47 AM

 

If this team collapses and doesn't make the playoffs I will not view this as a "fun" year like some of you seem willing to do.

 

I'm sick of good enough. I'm sick of making strides. I'm sick of people giving them a pass because bombas are fun. Hitting the most HRs in the league and missing the playoffs would be a participation trophy, and nothing to be proud of.

 

Stop accepting mediocrity or the organization has no reason to go out and make the necessary moves to become more than that.

If we fail to make the playoffs, it was not a fun year. It was, to be perfectly honest, a year that I will want to quickly forget. "You play the game to win. Hello?" Herm Edwards. 

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