September 4-6, 2006. That’s the last time the Minnesota Twins took a series from the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. The Twins won the American League Central that year. The Twins won on Thursday and finally won a series in Tampa.
1965. That’s the last time Paul McCartney played an outdoor stadium in Minnesota and the All-Star Game was in Minnesota. The Twins made the World Series that year.
What I’m trying to say is that the 2014 Minnesota Twins season is a season of destiny.
The season of destiny theory is the only thing that really explains why Chris Colabello is playing out of his mind. It really is the only reason that explains how he hit a home run while FOX Sports North was interviewing his mother. That’s just too good.
I could go down the scripted WWE trail, but let’s look at it positively.
Look at the AL leaderboards, Chris Colabello has 26 RBI and five ahead of second place. Brian Dozier is third in the AL in home runs. Three Twins are in the top 30 in WAR in the AL: Dozier (Tied for 12), Trevor Plouffe (Tied for 14) and Colabello (26).
Let’s make it clear that the destiny of this team might not be the same destiny of the 1965 Twins or the 1987 or 1991 Twins. That’s too much destiny, at this point anyway.
The destiny of this team might be to surprise and surprise longer than 25 days into the regular season. I think the destiny of this team could be a team that we’ll always remember. The 2014 Twins might be like the 2010 Minnesota Vikings, but for good reasons.
I find it myself needing to rationalize how the Twins are over .500 and destiny is what I’m going to hang my hat on. Paul McCartney and the All-Star Game just don’t come every 49 years.
Maybe it’s the over .500 Kool-Aid that I’m drunk on, but the Twins haven’t cooled off yet. I just hope this Kool-Aid is bottomless.