We're almost there. For the first time in seven years, there WILL be October baseball that means something.
I'm hoping that this isn't my last game log for the year. It will be really nice if I need to half bake something for a game against the Spiders next Saturday.
Even if I don't get that opportunity, though, this year has been a success that I don't think any of us saw coming. There will be plenty of time to speculate about the best course moving forward, but for now, the best course of action is to drink another beer and watch the Twins beat up on a team that is decidedly tensing in the opposite direction.
Tonight, Slegermania takes hold again. I hope he's able to pitch however far into the game as the plan dictates. Also, some dude named Sanó gets to hopefully play his way into the Tuesday lineup.
If this it, then I've half-baked my last game log for the year. Go Twins!
Gabby Street (1882)
Nap Rucker (1884)
Johnny Allen (1904) Robin Roberts (1926) Johnny Podres (1932) Craig Kusick (1948) Dave Magadan (1962) Yorkis Perez (1967) Jose Lima (1972)
Carlos Guillen (1975)
Seth Smith (1982)
Kenley Jansen (1987)
Gabby Street was a light-hitting catcher who played in parts of eight major leagues seasons, mostly for the Washington Senators. He was Walter Johnson's primary catcher. He later did some managing and broadcasting. He is best remembered as the first man to catch a baseball dropped from the top of the Washington Monument.
Dave Orr (1859)
Gus Weyhing (1866)
Harry Steinfeldt (1877) Paul Giel (1932) Mike McCormick (1938) Rich Reese (1941) Steve Busby (1949)
John McLaren (1951)
Warren Cromartie (1953) Byron McLaughlin (1955) Tim Flannery (1957)
Craig Lefferts (1957)
Rob Deer (1960) Derek Parks (1968) Jake Westbrook (1977)
Heath Bell (1977) Joe Thurston (1979)
Dave Orr is considered the greatest nineteenth century slugger of all. His career was cut short when he suffered a stroke in 1890 at the age of 31.
Outfielder Warren Cromartie was drafted by the Twins in the third round of the January Secondary draft in 1972, but did not sign.