Well here we are, two games down, one to go in the “decisive” Twins-White Sox series and the Twinkies have done the impossible, they’ve made this an interesting race! I guess the Sox see urgency of a (shrinking) half-game lead becoming larger in the rear view mirror with a mere three (or four) games to […]

As I’m sure all of you were eagerly anticipating the showdown of showdowns, tonight is game número uno of the final, and decisive, series between the Twins and the White Sox. A minuscule two-and-a-half games separate them in the standings and with this three-game series, it could all be said and done come Friday morning. […]

The secondary story line from last night’s Twins-Rays game was the very apathetic AL Central race. Sure the Rays clinched their first ever playoff berth and all, but what continues to amaze me is how, as the season winds down, I’m slowly coming to the realization that I could’ve guessed the outcome of this pennant […]

After Wednesday night’s loss to the Yankees, the White Sox were two and a half games ahead of the Twins in the AL Central. The Indians finalized a three-game sweep of the Twinkies, highlighted by  Joe Nathan’s first-ever allowed, walk-off home run Tuesday night. Tonight, the Sox lost again and the Twins managed to come […]

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