What I will say is this - I am completely unsurprised that Minnesota is playing today.I wrote an article on them this Friday for The Faster Times, saying:
...the two teams tying - and playing a one-game playoff for the title - is a real possibility, especially given the buzz that will already be in the air at the Metrodome this weekend as the park hosts its last ever - for now, at least, Twins series.There isn't much buzz for Detroit, unless it's Miguel Cabrera's incredible .26 blood alcohol level. Good grief.
So much for Peter Gammons' wanting another playoff round because there was no drama this October.
No matter what happens today, Joe Mauer deserves the AL MVP, as I lobbied for last month. The only real argument - that his Twins weren't in the playoff hunt - has been decimated by the way they stepped up this October.
While I'm not rooting for the Twins (or the Tigers), my guess is that Minnesota will be the team headed to New York after the game. And the Tigers will make history by being the first team to cough up a lead they held since early May.
What do you think? Leave us a comment!