Twins Blog: The Frustration Sets In

By Tracy Perlman, WCCO

I know how this season looks so far. It’s not good. This season is getting off to an awfully slow start.

As fans, we feel defeated. We feel broken. We feel frustrated.

But, honestly, imagine how the players feel.

This past weekend, while on the road in Kansas City, pitcher Carl Pavano let that aggression out. He picked up a bat and took no mercy on a garbage bin in the dugout.

I’m not showing this video to poke fun at Pavano. I can’t blame him. In fact, I respect Pavano more. He should be upset. He should be frustrated. All of the guys who put on a Twins jersey and take the field should be too.

Our team is talented. We’re fully stocked with some of the top offensive and defensive players in the game. You can make a laundry list of excuses: injuries, bad weather, lots of road games, etc. but at the end of the day, no one remembers the circumstances, they only remember the final score.

A few of the Twins players turned to Twitter to rally their fans:

Denard Span wrote, “We gotta put this in the rear view! I’ve been through this in the minors and it’s no fun at all!”

Danny Valencia added, “It could only get better from here, on to Chicago.”

Twins it’s time to show we’re not fair weather fans. It’s not time to give up. The season is young. We ALL need to get back in the game.

  • John Sherman

    culture of losing bt minnesota sports teams continues these teams all are not of professional quality and leadership.

  • Josh

    “But, honestly, imagine how the players feel.”

    OK, let me honestly imagine this. Yeah, it’s been cold and wet, and yeah, the team stinks. They lose most of the time. But the players get paid millions of dollars each to play baseball, win or lose. So while they probably aren’t glad to be losing, I’m having a hard time feeling sorry for them. I pay $100 to watch them lose, they get paid millions of dollars to lose, and I’m supposed to feel bad for THEM? No.

    • jim

      AGREE 100% Whoever wrote this folly needs to get a grip !

  • Chris

    Gardenhire doesn’t boot ground balls, dive for out of reach fly balls or swing at unhittable balls___his players do. Twins players appear to be waiting for the other shoe to drop and this seems to cause self fulfilling results.

  • JEAN

    1987 world series anybody remember the stats,It can been done again..BELIEVE

    • Al

      Gardenhoser must go!

      • Paul

        Anyone who thinks it’s the manager’s fault needs to either find a new team to root for or take a hike. Have you watched a game this year? Gardenhire won manager of the year (overdue honor) just last year, remember that? I looked at the starting lineup the other day in the boxscore and 4 players would’ve normally been starting, 4. We’ve called up a record number of players in April from Rochester.

  • Robert Crampton

    twins suck

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