Minnesota Twins To Try To Avoid Being The Philadelphia Phillies


The Minnesota Twins open up their spring training schedule later today and they are going to try to not do what the Philadelphia Phillies did earlier this week. The Twins will also probably want to do the opposite of what the Phillies do during the regular season too, but that’s another point.

In case you missed it, the Phillies dropped their first spring game against a Division Two college. Sure, the Number 1 Division Two team in college baseball, but it is still a Division 2 school.

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This is the first time an MLB team has lost to a college team since 2011 when the Miami Marlins, then Florida, lost to the Division One Miami Hurricanes.

The Twins need to avoid doing this. The Twins are playing against a Division One school, the University of Minnesota, in a resurged Big Ten, but it still is pretty sad when the big leaguers lose to college kids who are not even being paid.

Baseball is the only sport where this can happen. It would never happen in football. The Ohio State Buckeyes would be handled by the Oakland Raiders or the Jacksonville Jaguars. It would be the same in basketball, it’s possible, but there’s still more talent on the Minnesota Timberwolves than the Kentucky Wildcats.

I know that’s hard to believe, but it’s true. I hope.

It’s not like the Twins won’t put out competent players on the field tonight: Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano, Eddie Rosario and Kennys Vargas are all in the initial lineup.

It won’t be the end of the world if the Twins somehow lose tonight, but it would open up for so many jokes and I like jokes. Don’t give me the ammunition and just win the game, Twins.

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