Sunday, April 19, 2009
Who remembers the book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day? I think that's a pretty good description of the start to the Angels' 2009 season. Last weekend, the Twins benefited at the Angels' expense. While the sweep was certainly encouraging for the Twins, it also highlighted something that troubles me about a baseball team. It has been all too rare that the Twins win a game; usually the opponent loses the ballgame. You have to win the gifts, and it's nice to see the Twins doing that. Over the course of the season, those aren't enough on their own. The great teams win all the freebies, rarely give games away, and earns of a few wins of their own. Over the past six games, the Twins have earned two wins, been given two more, and gave two away.