Posted at 9:43 AM on October 25, 2006
by Ben Tesch
Still in pain, Liriano now considering elbow surgery
Still experiencing pain in his left elbow, Twins pitcher Francisco Liriano has left the team's year-round facility in Florida and is considering surgery after being unsatisfied with rehabiliation.
It's unclear if Liriano, if he elects to have surgery, will have an exploratory operation or opt for Tommy John surgery to repair the ligament. The latter could knock Liriano out for next season, which would be a blow to a Twins team that will have high expectations next year.
Posted at 10:55 PM on October 25, 2006
by Josh Lee
An image of the future just popped into my mind: It's 2010, and the Twins are working on their third straight World Series title. They're the prohibitive favorite over the Marlins, but a fluke win by the NL in the All-Star Game gives Florda home-field advantage. After splitting the first two meetings in Miami, the teams come back to Minneapolis for the middle three games of the series. As a cold wind blows over the garbage incinerators next to the new ballpark, snow begins to fall. And it keeps falling. Two hours later, it's still falling, and after FOX runs out of episodes of its hi-larious new comedy "Angry White Men" to fill time with, the powers that be finally decide to postpone the game, sending thousands of freezing fans out into the cold, disappointed and still tense.
That's the moment when I'll miss the Metrodome. (It'll be the only one, but hey.)