The Minnesota Twins…the worst record in baseball right??? You couldn’t tell by watching the Tigers play them. The Twins bullpen shut down the big hitters, and a rookie pitcher dominated allowing just 4 hits in the afternoon game. What is going on?? I suppose if there was an easy answer they’d already been doing it. This week manager Jim Leyland admitted he was getting worried about the club. The
week-end sees the 40 game mark of the season and there’s an interesting fact about that. Of the past 10 World Series champs….only one had a record below .500 after 40 games. In the past I always put down people who put so much stock in such theories, but maybe they’re right after all.
The hue and cry to fire Jim Leyland should begin to reach a fever pitch soon. Some will believe that will be the only way to turn the team around…but actually it would do just the opposite. Firing a manager is putting up the white flag to the season and you’re giving up. Besides, I don’t think anyone including Tony LaRussa could have prevented the mess they find themselves in.