October 03, 2023

Minnesota Twins End 18-Game Postseason Losing Streak: The Minnesota Twins won their wild card series opener Tuesday over the Toronto Blue Jays, ending an 18-game playoff losing streak. After beating the New York Yankees on Oct. 5, 2004, in the first game of their American League Division Series, the Twins lost that series in 4, got swept by the Oakland A's in 2006, swept by the Yankees in 2009 and 2010, beaten by the Yankees in a one-game wild card in 2017, swept by the Yankees in 2019 and swept by the Houston Astros in 2020. But no one has to mention all of that ever again.

posted by rcade to baseball at 10:01 PM - 7 comments

And now they've won their first series in 24(?) years. Good for them.

posted by NoMich at 08:34 PM on October 04, 2023

Yep. Exorcise a few demons and then beat the Astros!

posted by rcade at 11:12 PM on October 04, 2023

If you'd like to spend 2 hours watching a video recapping the worst streak in sports, this is pretty incredible.

The Minnesota Twins and the Cruelest Streak in Sports

I was at both games this week and it was such an incredible atmosphere. Oh and Toronto absolutely got out coached in Game 2.

posted by emoeby at 11:01 AM on October 05, 2023

Congrats, emoeby! Hope y'all beat the crap outta Houston.

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:38 PM on October 05, 2023

If there's some beating to be done in Houston, crap may or may not be involved.

posted by beaverboard at 07:39 PM on October 05, 2023

Toronto has been consistently outcoached since they let John Gibbons go. I hope the entire group all the way to the top gets shitcanned - I was calling for someone to run down and fire Schneider the minute he stepped foot out of the dugout to pull Berrios. Gutless.

I'm rooting for the Twins now, though.

posted by wfrazerjr at 10:47 AM on October 06, 2023

I think I'm still pulling for the O's, but I wouldn't be mad if the Twins won it all. I still have very fond memories of the night that they won the World Series back in '91.

posted by NoMich at 12:53 PM on October 06, 2023

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