Twins 2, Nationals 1

June 18, 2008

Before I get into Tuesday night’s Twins game, it certainly was cool to see the Celtics dismantle the Lakers last night. It was especially cool to see Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett get rings. I’ve never been all that impressed with Rivers’ in-game management, but there is no denying his ability to get his team to play together and play strong defense. Throw a ridiculous amount of talent into that equation and you wind up with an NBA championship.

I remember as a kid always getting a kick out of when Michael Jordan would throw a handful of rosin at Johnny “Red” Kerr before the games. Garnett used to do the same thing in Minnesota and I was fortunate/unfortunate enough to be a target on a couple of occasions. Its a little sappy, but its kind of cool to now be able to say that an NBA champion once threw annoying white dust in my face.

As for the Twins game, one hour and 59 minutes is all it took for the Twins to pull off the victory. Delmon and Dmitri Young combined to go 0-for-6 in the battle of the brothers. After the game, Delmon’s nephews were running around the Minnesota clubhouse. The younger looking of the two – maybe 11 or 12 years old, tops – goes up to Delmon as he’s leaving and says jokingly, “Give me your keys and your ID. I’m going drinking and driving.” I’d like to say that Delmon immediately told him that the comment was in no way funny, but he just kept on walking. Perhaps he addressed it later, but I doubt it.

Anyway, here’s hoping for another sub-two hour game tonight!


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