It’s not like we really need an EXCUSE to party tonight, but we might as well get in the Mardi Gras spirit, right!?
I may not be the biggest party animal in Twinsville, but there are plenty of reasons for Twins fans to be celebrating tonight!
First and foremost, there was the return of Justin Morneau to the playing field. Check out the video of both of Doc’s plate appearances this morning in the ‘B’ game with the Pirates!
This got everyone pretty excited!
It doesn’t take much to get the Twinsville Tweeters’ fingers going (much to Gardy’s chagrin, at times… does anyone else find it just hilarious that he hasn’t quite come to grips with the fact that things he tells reporters no longer take 18 hours before those words become public?) and we certainly had reactions flying across the airwaves today. Here’s just a sampling of today’s revelry:
Justin was all smiles after the game… at least I THINK there’s a smile under that fu manchu somewhere. Check out the pic link:
These darn noon games are killing me! I can’t always work out the early lunch schedule in order to get the lineups up. At any rate, here’s how we STARTED and then I put up an early boxscore just so you can see where we’re at right now if you are away from a radio!
Well that game just kind of sucked.. Pavano looked good, Butera had fun, Neshek looked a bit like the Neshek you remember pre-surgery – gave up a giant solo homerun, a strike out, a walk and two regular outs – I little inconsistent but improving… Oh man, there are days when I really wish I wasn’t listening on the radio and I would have given a lot to see Revere’s catch in the 7th. Dazzle thought it was out of the park the whole way and then gave the shocked alert that Ben had actually CAUGHT it! Apparently he cut up his hands on the play – not the greatest part of the body for a baseball player to sacrifice but Gardy says he is going to be fine. Manship got the loss by giving up three runs in the final inning from what had been a tie game.
OH, and just in case you missed the post before this, Delmon Young AND Justin Morneau both played in the B game this morning… sounds like both looked pretty darn good. Can’t wait to get them and our other starters in the regular lineups!
UPDATE: LaVelle E. Neal over at the Strib had a pretty entertaining postgame wrap – I encourage everyone to go check it out.