July 28, 2021

No Crying for Twins fans, the Vikings fans have used all the tissues. (Twinkie Town)


This article relates (if not directly) to this week’s theme of what makes a person cry in sports. The Twins have had a history in which tears would be perfectly understandable. Does anyone remember the mid 1980s when Ron Davis was our closer? Those were tense, arguably tragic, times. Before the homer hankies, there were just…hankies. But the real tears in Minnesota sports belong to Vikings fans. Before there was a toilet paper shortage, there must have been a Kleenex shortage in January in Minnesota. But I’ll get back to the Vikings in a minute.

My personal Twins worst game (though not an important game) occurred on July 15, 1982 against the Detroit Tigers. It was the first Twins game I personally attended in the Metrodome, I was in college and had spent money on the best seats I’d ever had at a baseball game. I thought I was returning the favor to my Dad who had taken me to games forever, by taking him.

New stadium, new beginnings. Detroit scored eleven runs in the top of the first. That was such an inauspicious beginning for the Metrodome for me, that crying didn’t seem necessary. Bowing my head in shame seemed more appropriate than did sadness.

In any event,…

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