With temps in the upper 30s and the Twins at 0-6 headed into a home opening series with the White Sox, we are in mortal danger of Debbie Downer claiming the hearts and minds of Twin City baseball fans.
Have no fear, the EBC positivity train is running.
Five Reasons for Optimism heading into Monday’s Home Opener
At least we’re not the Cubs.
There is no curse. The Twins have a legacy of success and Wally the Beer Man trumps Steve Bartman any day. Twins 0-6 > Cubs 5-1
Twins currently undefeated at home.
There’s still an outside chance of going 156-6. We’re not great at math, but that seems like at least a wild card.
Honus Wagner couldn’t make this roster.
Twins shortstops are currently hitting at a .428 clip. Even if you re-animated Mr. Wagner in his prime, he’d have been cut in training camp.
Joe Mauer’s salary remains flat.
That’s right, there was no cost of living increase for your 1% first baseman. This not only clears room on the team books, it also means you will only make $22 million and change less than him this year– and the gap is closing!
The Metrodome is now rotting in a landfill.
Do you really miss narrow concourses, the right field baggie and tasteless dome dogs? The memories are great, but we’d argue it was a mercy killing. Target Field still rules.
Still not sold enough to sit out in the cold on Monday?
How about curling up on the couch with a Dockbox sampler instead. Our four flagship, packaged together and ready for action. That’s 12 beers embracing diversity, sitting in the bullpen awaiting your call.
While the local nine can sometimes be fickle, the local 12 never are.