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Let`s bring back the `87 Twins (Part 2)


Doctor Gast

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There is further thoughts I'd like to probe about this subject. To do this I'd like you to review this prior thread below

 

http://twinsdaily.com/blog/1318/entry-13744-lets-bring-back-the-87-twins/

 

To summarize, the Twins began w/ pinstripes & were competitive. In '65 they won the AL Championship & went to the WS. In the 1st 2 yrs. of the start of the Western Division '69 & '70 they won. Shortly afterwards they quit the pinstripes & the drought began & became frequent bottom feeders. Out of this era came the Twinkees. It lasted until '87 when they (can you guess it) brought back the pinstripes & won their 2nd AL Championship & 1st WS. Thus starting their MLB prowess, (which I won't list again) which lasted until 2010 when (can you guess) they started to phase out the pinstripes. Which they haven't won a PS game since & seldom qualified.

 

I'd like to note 1 more thing that came to mind. Before 2010 season, concussions were unheard of for the Twins. But in July 7, 2010, Justin Morneau received a concussion through a knee to the head while breaking up a DP. Iron man Morneau was having a HOF career, winning the 2006 AL MVP. In 2010 he was having a phenomenal season, was second in the AL with a .345 average, seventh in home runs with 18 and 10th in RBIs with 56, led the AL in on-base percentage (.437) and

second in slugging percentage (.618).

Many players have concussions & never suffer any negative symptoms but Morneau (noted for his durability) never came back as a Twin although he had some good years away.

The other half of the M&M boys, Mauer suffered a concussion that knocked him out of the catching position & hindered greatly his performance drove him to early retirement. W/o the concussion, Mauer is a lock at HOF but now there is some doubt.

Buxton coming through the minors was constantly the #1 prospect. A 5 tool guy that excelled in all of them. Maybe many don't know but he was a HR threat. He was MN HOF hopeful but here he too was bitten by the concussion bug & has yet put up the #s that he was projected.

Since 2010 MN has been plagued by concussions, is there any correlations that can be made?

 

What's the big fuss about uniforms? How can success or lack of it be contributed to them? They are only uniforms, right? When researching the confrontation between Yankees & Twins, the Yanks were frequently referred as the pinstripes. Why is that? I beg to argue that the Yankees' pinstripes are linked to the Yankees' prowess, tradition & heritage. I believe the Twins' pinstripes are linked to our success. That's why I'm advocating to stop wearing the "baby blues" & bring back the pinstripes & M insignia. Thank you for your time

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Honestly I never liked the M, but I always liked the pinstripes (the Twins pinstripes). My least favorite Twins uniform was the solid white with gold trim when they moved into Target Field. I think you still see that once in a while but only rarely. Keep the powder blues! It makes me feel like I’m in a more innocent time.

 

I think the concussion thing sprouting up after 2010 was more of just societal awareness. Players got concussions but played through them.

 

I have lived most of my adult life away from the US, the things I miss most about being away are family, friends, Minnesota lakes & Twins.Twins Daily has been a great outlet for me. I try my best to edit my slips, typing errors & use of my modifiers correctly, I admit I don`t catch them all.

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Honestly I never liked the M, but I always liked the pinstripes (the Twins pinstripes). My least favorite Twins uniform was the solid white with gold trim when they moved into Target Field. I think you still see that once in a while but only rarely. Keep the powder blues! It makes me feel like I’m in a more innocent time.

I think the concussion thing sprouting up after 2010 was more of just societal awareness. Players got concussions but played through them.

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Thanks Disco for your comments! I guess my taste in uniforms is like my taste in food. Some people get hung up on appearance, they take great pains for food having a certain appearance but it taste terrible. Give me something that taste great, I don't care what it looks like. Same thing  for me about uniforms, the most important thing is what does it aspires & results,   not appearance. 

 

"I think the concussion thing sprouting up after 2010 was more of just societal awareness. Players got concussions but played through them." 

 

Quite true! In the past they had concussions but contributed them by their symptoms like migraine head aches. You can't just keep playing thru severe concussion symptoms w/o affecting your production & shorten your career. I haven't heard   about                            any Twins stars that were affected by these consequences prior to 2010

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