October 9, 2009


I'd be a horrendous beat reporter, because (among many, many other reasons) the last thing I want to do right now is write about what just happened. Forcing myself to type up some kind of coherent recap seems like the right thing to do, but I'm not really sure what to say. One of the most painful losses in Twins history leaves me wanting to stare blankly at the television or punch a wall or crawl into the fetal position or have a drink. Or maybe drinks. Anything but write about it, really.

An absolutely brutal blown call by umpire Phil Cuzzi probably cost the Twins an 11th-inning lead and he deserves an avalanche of criticism, but Carlos Gomez's base-running blunder, Joe Nathan's blown save, and the failure to do any damage with the bases loaded and no outs in extra innings makes any attempt to point fingers elsewhere seem kind of silly. Instead of taking homefield advantage back to the Metrodome the Twins have now lost eight straight playoff games and are facing elimination. Damn.

No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.