(Willmar, MN) --05-16-2012-- So if the Twins didn't have the most beautiful ballpark in America according to some national publications, would anyone be going to watch this awful team? There is no way I'd be spending my hard earned money to go to the Dome and watch the Twins lose three out of every four games. Actually as a partial season ticket holder since target Field opened I have been a no show to a game I had tickets for already. I had tickets for a week night game last year in September and decided I didn't want to spend more money than I had already to watch the Twins play Kansas City, again.
They continue to draw consistently over 32-33,000 fans every night even as they slip into another horrible season of not just losing, but not even being competitive. I don't think I'm way out on a limb saying they have the worst starting pitching in major league baseball. They also have several waiver claims holding down spots in the starting lineup on a nightly basis. Clete Thomas, Eric Komatsu and Darin Mastroianni were all castoffs from other organizations that Twins claimed and immediately put into their starting lineup. Well they claimed Mastroianni during the winter and he was playing well in Trilpe-A.
At the game on Monday night with my dad and friends JP Cola and Tom Fahy fans were booing Joe Mauer, booing our favorite son! I guess he's not the favorite anymore. That's what happens when you get a new building and ask fans to pay trilpe what they did to go to a game just a few years ago, they expect more, and rightfully so.
If not for the new ballpark the Twins would be playing in front of a gathering, not a crowd. If they don't start to improve the ball club soon, that may be the case again, sooner than later.