Quarter of the Way into Season, Twins Still in First Place
40 games into the 162 game season, and the Minnesota Twins are on top of the American League Central Division with a record of 22-18. As a fan, what makes it even more exciting to watch -- is that these really seem to be having fun. (Winning can do that to you.)
Flashback to 1986 when the Twins finished 71-91, and one year later they won the World Series. In 2016 the Twins finished 59-103, and while 2017 has yet to be determined -- at some point we're going to have to start thinking that these guys just might be good (although we're all afraid to go there).
Next, the Twins head to Baltimore for a three-game series beginning tomorrow night (5/22) against the Orioles -- before returning to Target Field Friday night (5/26) for a three game weekend series against Tampa Bay.
I'll check back in with you at the 81-game mark, and if these guys are still in first place then we're going to have to start getting a little excited (even though it goes against every bone in our 'Minnesota Sports Fan' bodies).