First of all, congratulations to the entire Twins organization, fans and friends for winning the AL Central!This was a tough division in 2020, and the final standings prove that point.Before the final day of regular season games today, all we knew was that the Twins were headed for the post season, but we had no clue who we would be playing in the first round. We know now that it will be the Houston Astros, starting Tuesday at Target Field, best of 3 after losing today, 5-3, vs. the Reds.
I always enjoy listening to the post game interviews, win or lose, but they are usually filled with cliches.Not Tyler Duffey tonight however. He was fun to listen to, and he made some really good points.He's a nice spokesman for Twins baseball, and his 1.88 ERA and mid 90's fastball doesn't hurt at all.
I remember back when the Twins were trying to market the team with the "Get To Know 'Em" campaign, Torii Hunter, Jones, Mientkiewicz, Pierzynski, Punto, Guzman, and all the piranhas.That worked very well, and I have fond memories of that era.
Well, we have all read about Kirby Puckett's early life growing up in the projects of Chicago and Kent Hrbek's storybook childhood of growing up a few blocks away from the old Met Stadium. But Tyler Duffy's road to the top is pretty inspiring, so I just wanted to post this link for all to read. Because we all have moms, and moms are the best.
Here's the link to his story: