It is time to hang up the cleats here at Twins Sisters. Last night’s game, with the dramatic win in the bottom of the ninth, was excellent. In fact, I think I have a little bit of a crush on Alexi now. The thing is, there will be another 160 games this season, and we sure hope that the amazing wins far outnumber the soul-crushing defeats, because you KNOW there will be some of those too.
While we’re not obligated to post our two cents after each and every one of those amazing wins and soul-crushing defeats, it defeats the purpose of the blog if we don’t post regularly, and neither one of us feels compelled to do that anymore.
We’ve had tons of fun with Twins Sisters over the past almost two years. It’s been a blast. I’ve learned a lot about baseball, too. As I’ve been blogging, I’ve also been reading other Twins sites almost incessantly. You could even say obsessively. I’ve learned a lot from the statty blogs. I now know what VORP and WHIP stand for, and I sort of understand things like xFIP. Don’t ask me to calculate any of them out though, ok?
What we’ve had the most fun with though, is realizing there are other women out there who approach the game the same way we do. We all appreciate towering home runs, a well-executed bunt, a collision at home plate, and watching the opposing pitcher walk the winning run home. We also really adore the nice-looking men who play the game. We love that they sniff their bats, do magic tricks for their teammates in the locker room, and stand on the pitcher’s mound and twitch nervously, while still sitting those sumbitches down to save the day. Those things make the games even better. So many, many thanks to our sisters in blogging, and all of our other (3 or 4) loyal readers. Thank you for reading our nonsense and for helping us to realize we are not alone in our brand of baseball obsession.
Tricia and Becca