Saturday, October 9, 2010

Twins Need Gardenhire to Get Ejected

Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire argues a called ball with home plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt during the seventh inning of Game 2 of their MLB American League Divison Series baseball playoffs against the New York Yankees in Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 7, 2010. Gardenhire was ejected from the game. REUTERS/Andy King (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)
Although I hate saying this, it is clear that it's time to toss Gardy out of the game.

I don't say this lightly.  Not at all.  The manager has a lot of resepect in the dugout, and his franchise has had a fantastic regular season run under his tenure.

Check this out.

  • Overall win percent = .550
  • 6 first place finishes
  • Only one losing record
All of this stuff rocks. But here is the biggie. A .231 post season winning percentage.

This guy simply cannot get a team of proven winners to do a thing when the bright lights are on.

Oh, we may steal one from the Yankees tonight, but everyone knows this series is over, and there will be no game 5, and the Twins will face yet another offseason thinking about how close we were.

I’m sick and tired of close. We have and have had the talent necessary to win. Gardenhire, for whatever reason, can’t harness that talent to do so in the post-season.

So, either we remain content to be in the race all year and continue to fall on our faces in the playoffs, or Gardenhire needs to lose his job.

If it was my call, Gardy, you’re outta here.

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