Originally written June 14, 2013 on Baseball Professor:
We have all been here. Your team is done. It’s only June, but you get that feeling that your season is over. This is the same feeling that the Kansas City Royals experience about this time of year. This also applies to the Twins, although they have felt this sensation around March 13th in recent years.(Every spring I imagine Justin Morneau and Joe Mauer seeing each other for the first time in Spring Training and a conversation going something like this.) Mauer: “Hey Justin.” Morneau: “Joe.” Mauer: “We ****** again this year?” Morneau: “Yup.” Mauer: “Do you know if they’re still making me catch this season?” Morneau: “Are they still paying you $184 million dollars?” Mauer: “Yup.” Morneau: “Then they have 184 million reasons to make you catch ’til your knees fall off.”Anyway, if you think your team is bad, I have some good news. You’re probably right. Your team is in fact a pile of waiver wire crap. Don’t worry, I fall into this boat as well — thanks a lot, Ike. Here

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