Twins Win !

gomez-keppelFor the first time since I can remember, I enjoyed watching a baseball game on TV that included color commentary by Ron Darling.

Congrats to the Twins for winning the AL Central, and thanks to both the Twins and the Tigers for treating America to an event that defined the beauty of baseball.

Mets fans may note that Carlos Gomez scored the winning run — you can see him in the picture to the left, being congratulated by the winning pitcher Bobby Keppel.

How ironic (fitting?) that both players began their careers in the New York Mets organization!

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  1. Seth October 7, 2009 at 10:20 am
    Amazing game. Also makes me ache for what we’re unable to do with a much higher payroll. Watching Gomez score the winning run somehow drove it home harder.
  2. isuzudude October 7, 2009 at 11:55 am
    BTW, Brandon Inge was hit by that pitch in the top of the 11th with the bases loaded. If Randy Marsh gets that call right they might still be playing now.