1. lazy boy derivative
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    3 years in a row and this time we advance.
  2. St. Paul, Minnesota
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    Twins Win!
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    Being Division Champs is seemingly all the Twins strive for, which is all well and fine if you're content being a loser.

    What's their postseason record the last five or six years? Something like 2-14? Do they ever win against the Yankees in October?
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    23 Sep '10 16:54
    Originally posted by darvlay
    Being Division Champs is seemingly all the Twins strive for, which is all well and fine if you're content being a loser.

    What's their postseason record the last five or six years? Something like 2-14? Do they ever win against the Yankees in October?
    I'm a Yankee fan but this is ridiculous. The Twins have been a consistent playoff teams and won the division against despite losing Mourneau for an extended period of time. They have been quite a good team for a while and should be commended. To focus on their post-season record is just foolish.
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    23 Sep '10 17:12
    Originally posted by quackquack
    I'm a Yankee fan but this is ridiculous. The Twins have been a consistent playoff teams and won the division against despite losing Mourneau for an extended period of time. They have been quite a good team for a while and should be commended. To focus on their post-season record is just foolish.
    Is it?? A yankee fan, of all people, should know that winning the division is never good enough in any professional sport. It's all or nothing! Hell, I'll give the Twinkies their due in that they have great management and always field a contending team with a smaller budget but in the end, it's the rings that matter!
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    Originally posted by darvlay
    Is it?? A yankee fan, of all people, should know that winning the division is never good enough in any professional sport. It's all or nothing! Hell, I'll give the Twinkies their due in that they have great management and always field a contending team with a smaller budget but in the end, it's the rings that matter!
    Totally disagree. It is nice to win rings but is better to be year in year out a top team. I'll remember the 2000s as a Yankee fan more for their eight division titles than their two World Series wins.
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    Originally posted by quackquack
    Totally disagree. It is nice to win rings but is better to be year in year out a top team. I'll remember the 2000s as a Yankee fan more for their eight division titles than their two World Series wins.
    Ok, fair enough. I do admit, as a guy who cheers for all losers (Jays, Bills, Leafs) that at this point in my life, I'd do anything to cheer for even a division winner. 😛
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    Originally posted by darvlay
    Ok, fair enough. I do admit, as a guy who cheers for all losers (Jays, Bills, Leafs) that at this point in my life, I'd do anything to cheer for even a division winner. 😛
    I know they never won the whole thing but don't you think the Bills were great for those Super Bowl years? I do and I think it is far more impressive than teams that win the Super Bowl once but never come close again.
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    Did anyone remember that the great Twins manager is a University of Texas alum??
    Ronnie was a great shortstop at Texas. Quite a double play tandem coupled with Andre Robertson at 2B.

    Hook'em Twinkies!!!
  10. St. Paul, Minnesota
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    24 Sep '10 01:34
    Originally posted by darvlay
    Being Division Champs is seemingly all the Twins strive for, which is all well and fine if you're content being a loser.

    What's their postseason record the last five or six years? Something like 2-14? Do they ever win against the Yankees in October?
    Yeah, with the ginormous payroll that we have, we're really under-achieving.
  11. lazy boy derivative
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    Originally posted by quackquack
    I know they never won the whole thing but don't you think the Bills were great for those Super Bowl years? I do and I think it is far more impressive than teams that win the Super Bowl once but never come close again.
    Champs in 87 and 91.
  12. lazy boy derivative
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    Originally posted by darvlay
    Being Division Champs is seemingly all the Twins strive for, which is all well and fine if you're content being a loser.

    What's their postseason record the last five or six years? Something like 2-14? Do they ever win against the Yankees in October?
    Gee Darv, I didn't realize that you were in on their no world series plans. To think that they don't strive for a championship. I guess 87 and 91 were failed years since they somehow won it.

    Anyway - that is the dumbest thing I've read in a while. good job, Darv.
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    27 Sep '10 12:461 edit
    Originally posted by badmoon
    Gee Darv, I didn't realize that you were in on their no world series plans. To think that they don't strive for a championship. I guess 87 and 91 were failed years since they somehow won it.

    Anyway - that is the dumbest thing I've read in a while. good job, Darv.
    I think the question is, when do they become the sacrificial lamb on the Yankees dinner plate? Of course, anything is possible. In fact, I wish them the best. In the meantime, pass down some of there mint jelly please. 😀

    Speaking of sacrificial lambs, my Reds are in the same boat!! However, its been nearly a decade in a half since they even had a winning season. 😲
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    Originally posted by badmoon
    Anyway - that is the dumbest thing I've read in a while. good job, Darv.
    Hey, I'm honoured! 😉

    Have you met tacoandlettuce in the spirituality forum yet?
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    28 Sep '10 15:35
    Originally posted by quackquack
    I know they never won the whole thing but don't you think the Bills were great for those Super Bowl years? I do and I think it is far more impressive than teams that win the Super Bowl once but never come close again.
    The Bills certainly think so--I noticed that they have retired only one jersey number in their history, and it's NOT OJ Simpson's; it's Jim Kelly's.
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