Saturday, October 1, 2011

1987 Twins Clinch Vs Detroit Video

There is so much that is remarkable about this piece of video...it posts very well after the previous Gaetti Error Game in '84 piece on how the Twins were knocked out of the pennant chase. Yes, redemption is very, very good thing!

That's Bob Costas and Tony Kubek doing the broadcast for NBC

*As much as I liked Darryl Evans, I enjoy that he looks ready to throw up after making the first out.  Jeff Reardon looks so amped up, it's hard to believe anyone could hit him...


*You can read the astonishment on the Twins players faces (or can imagine), & how great it was to get the monkey off their back, after so many losses, like those 102 back in '82 (team page, BBRef) when they were all rookies. That includes all the pastings they took at the hands of these very SAME Tigers in the early years. Payback time. How sweet it is...


*It's so cool that 1965 heroes Harmon Killebrew and Tony Oliva  were in the dugout, or near it, when the final out was recorded to send this new edition of Twins into the 1987 Series. I don't remember Harmon hugging Tom Kelly after the game (above are links to Vimeo vids, their stories)...

Brawny. Bad. Sometimes bellicose.
That was Don Baylor.
*Lastly - this proves once again - big, bad Don Baylor really WAS a Twin, once upon a time...

Avoiding 100 losses is a worthwhile goal after all else has failed. Nevertheless, I have to admit to some embarassment over the celebrating. It's very hard to see any of these guys having the same pedigree as the 1987 or 1991 Twins. You never know...



That's how ( and when) you're supposed to do it, guys.


As our old friend at the mic, Herb Carneal, used to say: "...And the count rides along." - TT

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