August 04, 2002
Can he sink any lower?

Beelzebud Selig is at it again, calling the Minnesota Twins' success "an aberration". Jeezus. They were good last year, they're better this year, and they have the potential to be just as good next year. They have good young talent and a reasonably deep farm system. What's so hard to comprehend about that?

Even worse, Selig attempts to rewrite history:

The Twins and Montreal remain the two teams in the league with the least potential for growth, Selig said. "There's no secret. They're number one and number two,'' he said.

In 1988, one year after winning the World Series, a Twins team that went 91-71 drew over 3 million fans. Last year, their first winning season since 1992, the Twins drew 1.7 million fans, which placed them near the bottom of the league. Attendance is up slightly this year. Imagine how they might be doing if the fans had a reason to believe that the Commissioner of Major League Baseball did not want to see their franchise fail and die. There's plenty of room for growth here, if only the powers that be would remove their hands from the Twins' collective throats.


UPDATE: Aaron's Baseball Blog also gives Beelzebud the business.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on August 04, 2002 to Baseball