It was fun while it lasted, but let’s face it: The Twins are just a better team. Winners of only five of the 16 games we’ve played against them, the Sox gave a noble effort for a while tonight but couldn’t deliver in the clutch, suffered a bullpen implosion and were on the short end of the 9-3 score. The disappointing loss drops us seven games behind Minny with 18 games remaining. Only a miracle can save The Good Guys now.
While the South Siders have been no match for the eventual A.L. Central champs, they proved to be a gutsy group overall. The Hose gave us a lot to cheer about night after night with their remarkable resiliency. And although they won’t make the playoffs, you’d have to say that all things considered it was a good season.
It’s ironic that on the day the final nail seems to have been pounded into the 2010 Sox coffin, the 2011 regular season schedule was released. For the record, Opening Day is April 1 as we travel to Cleveland to face the Tribe.