Posted at 10:36 AM on June 11, 2006
by David Zingler
In today’s Star Tribune Sid Hartman calls the Twins 27-34 record a “mystery”. Jacque Jones is the only subtraction from 2005 and that is negated by Luis Castillo’s addition, he concludes. Plus, Joe Mauer is hitting .100 points higher than he was last year at this time, the local legend adds.
Then Mr. Hartman ends with this baffled conclusion:
“What happened to this team? Nobody has come up with the answer..."
Who has he asked?
The answer is obvious: 6.17, 7.73 and 9.22.
Those are the ERAs of Brad Radke, Carlos Silva and Kyle Lohse.
Next time you’re confused Sid, send me an e-mail -- I’d be happy to help.
I couldn't beilieve Sid saying he had ni idea why the Twins were doing poorly. He has lost it. The answer is more then obvious as you pointed out it is the pitching (or lack there of)
So you're telling me that when a team goes from having really good pitching to really bad pitching, they're more likely to have a bad record?!?
Sometimes I wonder about those sports columnists.
When Sid finally gets so old that he starts drooling over his keyboard too much to write columns and is replaced by a dancing monkey, it will be a good day and a positive upgrade for Twin Cities sports writers.