The Hangover: Did Celebration Cost Twins ALDS?

Twins celebration

So the Twins are taking some heat today over their raucous post-game celebration after winning the AL Central on Tuesday. Look at the photo above, and then consider the lead in today’s MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE game story on their 7-2 loss to the Yankees:

Almost predictably, the Twins came up a little flat against the Yankees after Tuesday’s 12-inning thriller.

Almost predictably? Hopefully anyone not connected to the Twins left the lockerroom quickly on Tuesday and laid down a tidy bundle on the Yankees with their friendly offshore bookies. This was the biggest sure thing since the Nazi blitzkrieg was declared the favorite vs. the Polish cavalry. Read more…

The Tampa Bay Rays Have Charmed Ozzie Guillen

As a Chicago White Sox fan, yesterday wasn’t the greatest day of the year for me.   As I’m sure you’re aware, the Tampa Bay Rays finished off the White Sox in the ALDS and are now moving on to face the Boston Red Sox in the ALCS.  Yes, the Rays are going to have to go through the entire sock drawer if they’re going to get to the World Series.

Whether they will or not remains to be seen, but we know that there are a few people in the White Sox clubhouse who think it’s going to happen.   Sure, they may have spent the last week beating up on Chicago, but that didn’t stop manager Ozzie Guillen from falling head over heels in love with them.

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