The Corner

Game 1

My two observations: 1) I have now become a connoisseur of Alfonso Soriano strike-outs, and I have to say that I enjoy the strike-outs looking the most because it means–for once–that he’s not swinging at something low and a foot outside; 2) There are two possible templates for what’s about to happen–either Game 1 of the Twins-Yankees series, after which there was much commentary about how the Twins were faster, fresher, and younger than the Yankees, but the Yankes went on to win anyway, or something like the 1990s Reds-A’s series, where the underdog built up an unstoppable head-of-steam….

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