October 06, 2002

Twins win! Twins win!: Bud Selig must be having ulcers right about now. The Twins hold off a rally by the Oakland A's in the ninth to advance to the ALCS.

posted by jasonbondshow to baseball at 06:39 PM - 11 comments

it was a no win situation as far as selig is concerned. both the a's and the twins are an example of low payroll teams performing well. double bonus for the twins winning, obviously. selig wouldn't know about building teams with youth, low payroll, and organizational wide goals on fundamentals. eliminating the twins won't make the brewers win, people won't watch losers. it's a shame to see the a's go down three years in a row like that but the starting pitching can't pitch nine innings a game with a three man rotation. and the a's bullpen has shown weakness before. koch reminds this met fan of benitez.

posted by oliver_crunk at 09:46 PM on October 06

obviously. selig wouldn't know about building teams with youth, low payroll, and organizational wide goals on fundamentals Exhibit A - The Milwaukee Brewers.

posted by trox at 10:14 PM on October 06

It was called the "Abberation Bowl" by some pundits because the Twins and A's success in the early part of the season was called an "abberation" by Selig. I'm getting a very big "Major League" vibe from the Twins. "They're going to get rid of us next year, so I guess the only thing we can do is win the whole fucking thing."

posted by grum@work at 10:28 PM on October 06

Bud Selig must be having ulcers right about now I hope so.

posted by Bag Man at 10:00 AM on October 07

I wonder if Selig will come to the Metrodome for the ALCS? I'm sure he'd be welcomed. Twins utility player Denny Hocking might be out for the season. "During the celebration of the first divisional series championship of his seven-year big-league career, a teammate's spikes landed on Hocking's right hand, slashing his middle finger and probably ending his season." - link

posted by emoeby at 10:26 AM on October 07

Oh, Please God. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease!!! and emoeby:I wonder if Selig will come to the Metrodome for the ALCS? I'm sure he'd be welcomed Let's hope it's free pretzel night. "You could call them Whitey Whackers"

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:39 PM on October 07

Hopefully with Selig et. al. now out of the day-to-day operations of the Brewer ballclub, they might actually have a chance at a season where they break even. I'm not even saying a winning season, mind you... just don't lose 100+ games, for chrissake. You're killing the ten fans you have left!

posted by evixir at 02:06 PM on October 07

Back to the subject at hand, though (no pun intended) -- what's the deal with Denny Hocking's hand slashing? Intentional? He was "feuding" with the teammate who did it... ooh, the melodrama...

posted by evixir at 02:11 PM on October 07

Hocking was the team spokesman during the labor talks. Maybe that had something to do with it. I'm sure the media will discover who did it.

posted by emoeby at 03:51 PM on October 07

Hocking was the team spokesman during the labor talks. Maybe that had something to do with it. I'm sure the media will discover who did it. Well, Rick Reed crossed the picket lines way back when. Hmmm...

posted by hootch at 04:27 PM on October 07

ESPN is reporting that it was Jacque Jones that stepped on his hand, but Jacque wasn't so sure. "If Denny says I stepped on his hand, I stepped on his hand," Jones said.

posted by emoeby at 04:34 PM on October 07

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