Welcome to another exciting game thread experience at Twins Daily and game #2 in the ALDS series against the Yankees. After last nights game and the disappointing results, I'm calling an audible and doing an entirely different introduction than what I intended to write yesterday. The theme for today is simple:
GET. READY. TO. FIGHT.
While there were some questionable calls, plays and managerial decisions made during the game yesterday, did anyone of us think this would be easy? Playing New York at home in the playoffs is difficult for almost every team in the league. The Twins know this and that's why I think they will come out swinging hard today.
I liked what I saw yesterday from half of our team. This group looked relaxed and not that stressed. The other half, not so much. I'm going to chalk that up to nerves and playing in their first post season game. The anxiety and stress that plagued some of the guys yesterday should be gone today. That's why I think we're going to put the Yankees in their place today. I honestly think our ball club playing their best beats the Yankees lineup playing their best.
I'm in Dallas, Texas for a few days and had to watch the game in a bar last night. There were a few Yankee fans around but most of the people in the bar were cheering for the Twins. I'd say there was more interest in the Twins/Yankees game than in the Astros game...A lot of people are cheering for the Twins!
If this team wants to take the next big step forward they will have to fight for it. Nothing worth having is for free. I'm excited to see these guys step up.
This is still the best Twins team I've ever personally seen and I've been a lifelong fan for almost 40 years. The Twins are going to win today!
Let's go Twins! I'll be cheering loud from Texas!
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