Wednesday, June 24, 2009

On the way to KC and STL

Well, thank gawd I don't need to write about that game....

If I did, I'd probably talk about the same thing as I suspect everyone else, namely leaving Blackburn in to pitch the eighth inning. It was absolutely defensible, and with long-term goals in mind it was probably the right call.

It was also something that Gardy would not have done two years ago. And that's what I would like to explore. But I'm not gonna.

Instead, let's talk about the weekend. The Voice of Reason and I will be traveling this weekend and following the Twins, and if anyone would like to meet up, please let me know. Our tentative schedule:

Fri - Field of Dreams and Clinton, Iowa to watch the Snappers
Sat - Arrive in St. Louis Sat afternoon and play with other Twins fans.
Sun - Go to the game
Mon - Drive to KC, tailgate with Nick and go to the game
Tues - Negro League Baseball Museum and head home.

If you're going to be playing with other Twins fans, drop me a line either using the email link above or replying to my Twitter account, which I encourage you to follow this weekend.


SethSpeaks said...

Blackburn had 83 pitches threw 7 innings. He was facing the bottom of the order. Absolutely the right decision to leave him in. He got two easy outs and then Hardy blooped one in before "the play."

Two years ago, probably even last year, Gardy may have switched pitchers, but that was when they wanted to protect Blackburn and the other pitchers. I would hope he'd stick by Blackburn in that situation every time!

Anonymous said...

TG, I'll be at all three games here in StL; would be neat to meet up on Sunday if possible.

btw, bring plenty of suntan lotion and lots of water; they're talking 98F for Saturday.