Danny V: hopefully the answer at third, delayed for so long
after the departure of Corey Koskie.
Opening Day April 12th at Target Field: the personification of a
Twins fan's greatest dream!
|Yes indeed, kids, that |
Henley fella takes himself
pretty seriously, doesn't he?
The "Boys of Summer," as first defined by Dylan Thomas and embellished by Roger Kahn in his incredible 1972 narrative of the star-crossed, 1950's Brooklyn Dodgers, was given a soundtrack by Don Henley in his 1987 hit from the album, "Building The Perfect Beast."While being totally unrelated to our little game of stick and ball, it DOES help flesh out the feeling of overness, of finality...
I can already see your eyes rolling. Yes, yes, yes, I know not having the morning paper boxscores to peruse anymore until spring does not equate with a love affair gone sour. No more lazy Sundays with the radio play-by-play blaring in the back yard is hard to call a wistful "tragedy." Texting family and friends about game events, or checking Tim Kurkjian's Twitter feeds is a pale hose replacement for angst-filled love letters.
Tim Kurkjian aint too happy about regular
season ending soon either. His take on Yankees-
But there's no mistaking, the care free, meandering summer that we thought would never end is OVER.
"Look around - leaves are brown...And the sky is a hazy shade of winter." - Simon & Garfunkel
What will happen in the playoffs against Jeter, A-Rod and the Yankees, I can only conjecture. The talent disparity between the two rosters has been undeniably reduced since even last postseason. Whatever the case, it will surely add to the lore that has developed between these teams, either to the pain of several playoff losses in this decade (which I don't want to go into), or to the glory of a team still in it's prime, seeking the prize at the end of the quest! Sort of like that team from Brooklyn, so long ago...
So long fellows. And beat those din-dang-sons-of-a-rattle-snake Yanks...they have to put on their batting gloves one hand at a time, just like you! And then come back in spring, hopefully after the warm afterglow of a championship attained! See ya on the Twins Winter Caravan and at Twins Fest....
Dr. Morneau & Co. showing Orlando what that concussion felt like.
Or perhaps administering a beat down for a dumb baserunning play...