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The "ebbs and flows" of long-time fans: When were your Dark Ages?

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#21 Riverbrian

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 06:26 PM

Say what you want about Griffith, but 87&91 were Griffith's players.


I hope 13 year old me didn't disappoint anyone.

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#22 Marta Shearing

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 06:38 PM

I just think the Pohlad family is far more villainous than Calvin Griffith. The ballclub was Calvin's only income. He HAD to pinch pennies.

But as I was saying, the MacPhail era was the glory years of this franchise.

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 06:45 PM

I just think the Pohlad family is far more villainous than Calvin Griffith. The ballclub was Calvin's only income. He HAD to pinch pennies.

But as I was saying, the MacPhail era was the glory years of this franchise.


Ok... But I was 13... I do much better with nuance now.

The loss of Carew was my darkest period. When you get older the darkness is much less dark.

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 07:07 PM

1997-1999 were my years of disgust.

My rock bottom was the David Wells perfect game, and unfortunately or fortunately, that was one of the handful of games I watched that season (Sunday was my clothes washing day). I was so angry and out of sorts. At that moment, if I was in possession of a device where I could push a button and the world would explode, I would have pushed the button.


Maybe I got you beat since I was at the game (as I've said ad nauseum, I live in NYC). Dragging a couple of friends to see the Twins get beat at Yankee Stadium is what I've been doing for the better part of 40 years. At least this one had a certain thrill attached to it.

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 07:30 PM

Brunansky traded for Tommy Herr.

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 07:37 PM

Brunansky traded for Tommy Herr.


J.J. Hardy traded for Jim Hoey and Brett Jacobson.

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 07:43 PM

Brunansky traded for Tommy Herr.


Quick: Who had a higher OPS for the Twins in '88? Brunansky or Herr? ;)
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Posted 28 March 2014 - 08:02 PM

Brunansky traded for Tommy Herr

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 08:03 PM

I do not know

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 08:07 PM

Quick: Who had a higher OPS for the Twins in '88? Brunansky or Herr? ;)


Sorry still figuring out how to use tools on this sight. Who had the better ops?

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 08:07 PM

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#32 Marta Shearing

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 09:00 PM

Herr probably had the higher OPS, but Brunanaky had a miserable start to the season. I cried when they traded Bruno. I was a heart broken 8th grader.