Time, a reflection
What a difference a year makes. It was 13 months ago when I bid adieu to the Minnesota Twins during one of the worst seasons in sporting history. All history, regardless of the level or the form. It wasn't until late yesterday that the same could be said of the 2016/17 version of that squad. I would like to be optimistic about the future of the Twins & there are plenty of reasons to be. But for every positive there is a question mark or a negative that can counter-weight the scale.
What's gonna happen with the manager?
Who's gonna fill the three starting spots that should be wide open?
How are they gonna improve the bull pen?
Will the ownership ever allow for the spending of money required to be more then a one and done in the post season?
But I don't want to be a downer. Not now. Hopefully not for many years to come.
The offense can match swings with any team in the majors and may get even better depending on the development of some of the prospects. But if you're like me, you're tired of prospects and want more players. For that, those questions and more will have to be answered. But it's a different world. The last year, heck the last week are proof of that so maybe those questions will be answered and differently than have for every season since '91. But even the largest shooting in American history and a surprise entry into the post season can't change everything.
I'm not comparing the two. One matters, it was a tragedy that will be largely forgotten soon but even sooner used as a way to spin political agendas. The other has very little actual value. Walking the rope between sports and life is a trick so I do my best to stay in my lane but we need not forget to reflect and remember on the things that happen so that in times ahead things can get .000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001% better. Maybe that's too high a number actually because we're seemingly doomed to repeat the things that happened but like I said, I would like to be optimistic but there is only one source of hope. It's not the Twins, Vikings, Bison or any other franchise or business or entity or person...well except for the 1/3 person of the Trinity. Jesus is the only hope we have in such crazy times. And if you take the time to reflect you will me much less likely to forget that these are crazy times indeed.
But I've already gone farther then I intended to. So as the Twins did last night I'll just let this one go into it's end but look forward at what is next.