Sure, for most Twins fans, last night's game might have been a bit of a course correction for expectations. We got caught under listening to the sweet swinging harmonies of the Manaheim Steamrollers. However, for me during pre-game intros I was hit by a lightning bolt - no, not from C Button's posterior - the inspiration kind....Bill Smith and Ron Gardenhire are geniusi (or whatever the plural of genius is). Consider these pseudo-facts sports fans:
1. Joe Mauer ALWAYS hits the ball to the second baseman with watchmaker-like precision. Even when he doesn't mean to. This is THE thing he does best.
2. Carlos Gomez ("C Button") may be the fastest player in baseball. He's stolen seventeen bases in two games.
3. When players in baseball attempt to steal second base, the second baseman is forced to cover second base, thereby leaving a momentary gap leading to right field.
4. Joe Mauer hits second behind Carlos Gomez
Go forth and preach my brothers!