The Twins awesome 2008 campaign came to it’s unglamorous end last night at the hands of the hated White Sox. Had they just been able to squeek ONE MORE game out the Royals season finale, they wouldn’t have even had to find themselves in Chicago, playing the Sox, two days after the official end of the season, to determine which team would represent the AL Central this week in St. Pete’s FLA against the newly-mighty Rays.
One game guys, thats all that was needed. In then end they wound up losing 1-0 on a one shot, Jim Thome HR in the 7th inning when starter Nick Blackburn left a change up up a bit in the zone. Big Jim got full extension on it and CRUSHED it. I’m pretty sure it went into the concession stand in the outfield upper deck. That thing was GONE.
So, the boys come home to day and clean out their lockers and go home for the winter. They were predicted by the experts to come in last this year, so Second isn’t soo bad.. it’s still the first place loser though.
If it’s any consolation, I’m sure the Sox, as well as the Twins, had they won, will not be around the post season for long. Neither team really wanted to win this, and neither one is all that good.