Democratic Twins fans who are down about possibly losing control of the Minnesota House of Representatives can hang a hat on this one: History favors a winning Twins team when Republicans control the Minnesota House.
Since 1971, the Twins average 80 wins and 80 losses in seasons in which Republicans control the House. They average 77 wins and 81 losses in years the DFL is in charge.
The wins have had 6 winning seasons and 6 losing seasons under Republicans. Under Democrats they've had 10 winning seasons and 15 losing seasons.
The future is even brighter if the first bill introduced in the next House session is one mandating the team have a quality ace pitcher.