I’m not sure where the others are, but I’m sitting out a delay at O’Hare airport in Chicago. Not sure how long I’ll be online, but I’ll at least put up the chat (a half hour late, perhaps) and someone can add the lineups later.
I was able to watch the last few innings of the game at O’Hare (funny how 4 hour delays give you time for that kinda thing). Not much to say that hasn’t been said elsewhere. It was good to see Delmon Young back in uniform, anyway. Sounds like Jim Thome may be returning soon, too. I don’t know if it will all be too little, too late, or not… but I’m pretty sure it will be more fun to watch these games when the rest of the “real” Twins get back on the field.
It breaks our hearts but Harmon Killebrew and the Twins announced this morning that the progression of his illness has now gone beyond the treatment stage. His doctors have informed him that there is nothing more they can do. He’ll be entering hospice care in order to spend his remaining days in the most comfortable way possible with his family.
I’m sure all of Twins Territory will share in sending him and his family all the best thoughts, prayers and good wishes we can. There are few players in the history of the game who have contributed to as many generations of their team as The Killer has. We can’t begin to thank him enough, not only for his time on the field as a Minnesota Twin but for all the investments into young (and some not so young) players who have followed him and to the residents of Minnesota and elsewhere. Harmon has always been known as a gentleman because of his respect for those around him. Not having him there to give the benefit of his life and experience is a huge loss for all of us.
Thanks again, Harmon!