September 3, 2008

Live Chatting The Pain Away

Last night's ugly loss to the Blue Jays means that the Twins are 3-8 since beginning their 14-game road trip with back-to-back wins. Those eight losses have come by a combined 12 runs while including multiple blown leads and countless squandered opportunities, which has been incredibly frustrating to watch given that the White Sox have done their best to give the division away. Still, a win tonight would end the trip at 6-8, which is hardly disastrous for a team that previously went 26-31 away from home.

Of course, essentially every game on the road trip has been very winnable for the Twins, but instead of going 9-5 or even 10-4 to emerge as clear AL Central favorites they'll head home trailing the White Sox by at least a half-game. There's no doubt that sitting a game out of first place with 22 games remaining is a great spot to be in, but the Twins have coughed up numerous chances to grab control of their own destiny and it's been tough to watch. They should be leading the race, instead of merely being in it.

In what will hopefully help get my mind off the Twins' struggles, I'll be hosting a "live chat" on Rotoworld today at 2:00 p.m. Central time. In theory it's a football-only chat, which understandably may not interest readers of this blog, but feel free to brush off work to ask me some questions about Adrian Peterson or Tom Brady or Keeley Hazell. It'll be my first time using the live chat program, so if things go smoothly we can use it to talk Twins here in the future. Check it out: Rotoworld NFL Chat w/ Aaron Gleeman.

Once you're done here, check out my latest "Daily Dose" column over at Rotoworld.

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