Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Twins fans hate Delmon Young

I went to the game tonight (great game, by the way). Unfortunately, it seemed to be redneck night at the Dome, and we were smack dab in the middle of them. Of course, not all Twins are as asinine as these particular 4 that were surrounding us, but there were a couple of things that I was able to extract from them.

1. They really do not like Delmon Young. When he threw to third after Yuniesky Betancourt's single, trying to nip the sluggish Wladimir Balentien, the folks to my right screamed a guttural "meathead!" Ooooh. Burn.
After a line out to deep center in the 9th, after working Brendan Morrow for a few pitches, those same fellows determined that a) they should have put in Kubel, who "has the sweetest swing on the team" (Mauer?) and b) after the horrible performance (0/4, 1 K 2 LOB) he should be benched tomorrow. I agree. For that matter, lets hold Morneau out, as he is 0/Season and today had 1 K and 3 LOB. God, Morneau sucks.

2. After Carlos Gomez was retired in his first at bat, they said "aren't you glad we have him instead of Santana?" I wasn't about to remind them that, had we not made the trade we still wouldn't have Santana either. Better Gomez than nothing. To add to it, when Phil Humber came in and pitched ball one, they immediately said "ugh, him too", in reference to the Santana trade. Of course, Humber got out of the inning unscathed, and Gomez later doubled and drew a key walk in the 9th inning rally.

3. Every time Nick Punto did anything, the hooted and hollered. I would generally let this slide, because he is a fan favorite despite the fact that he is an overpaid utility infielder. After the previous two points, however, they lost all credibility.

4. There was a little kid behind us that kept yelling pearls like "Let's score more runs!" And "Throw good pitches! When they hit it, get the ball!". It was freat, because after he would say things like this, the Twins would pull through! It was brilliant.

Oh well, Twins win. I just hope people keep their stupid, unfounded opinions to themselves next time I am there and just cheer for their own damn team.

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Blogger Beth said...

It sounds a lot less amusing than the girls behind us opening day, who were constantly "Throw it to Justin!" or "Good job, Justin!" I don't understand the hatred of Delmon Young. I think fans just hate him because he wasn't an immediate superstar, and they have rose-colored glasses when it comes to Matt Garza.

Nick Punto is a circus act, and that is fun to watch.

8:02 AM  
Blogger Ryan said...

Me and my friend would make fun of those 4 ass hats every time they opened their mouth, but under our breath, because they seemed like expert taxidermists or something.
The funny thing is, the comparison between Lew Ford's break out season, when he hit .299 with 15 HR isn't that far off from what Young did last year (.290 with 10), and DY is still young and everyone realizes that he is talented, whereas Ford was not. Is that it? Is it because people like a guy that doesn't have the raw tools? I just don't get it.

But yes. Punto is a circus act. It fits under the Big Top, right?

11:01 AM  
Blogger AdamBez said...

Let me guess, they then proceeded to start the wave. I go to a ton of Twins game every year and I always jump in to these conversations. I can't help myself to not say something.

12:03 PM  
Blogger panthers_24 said...

I was very ready to throw those stupid ass clowns down the Dome stairs. They were obnoxious enough, but the fact that they had no idea what they were talking about was just as bad. "Attention Twins fans, come on down to the Metrodome Tuesday night, April 7th, for Redneck Night! First 10,000 fans receive an ugly flannel hoodie and a bottle of moonshine! So bring your father and his 6 teeth and root on your Twins(that you know absolutely nothing about)!" But overall, a great game and a great time!

1:31 PM  
Blogger panthers_24 said...

"Lets get more points!"
"Don't strike out!"
"Let's win this game!"

With the exception of the wrong vocabulary at times, that kid was fantastic, the Twins listened to him and won! If he would have told them to bunt with a runner on 2nd and 1 out to get Nick Punto to the plate, I bet they would have!

1:36 PM  

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