The Meme-ing of Some Terrible News – Miguel Sano Edition

The state of Minnesota is a terrible place to live right now. It snows one foot per day here. The days it doesn’t snow, it’s 87 degrees below zero. The cars that can be started are getting stuck on the roads, wedged between parked cars, or left idling in the middle of the street as the drivers decide that mid-trip seppuku is their most appealing destination.

But Spring was coming. Baseball was coming. Miguel Sano was coming. Maybe not right away, but the Twins’ big-bat prospect was almost a shoo-in to get some time in the bigs this season, and with him would come a promise — of tomorrow, of success, and of winters with a little more sun, if perhaps only metaphorically.

And now, Sano is out. The winter of the late summer will remain. We are bumbling through a second date after a promising first. We are gold miners enticed by some swindler’s surface sparkle. We are Minnesotans. We are reminded.

j-walter-weatherman1




Print This Post

David G. Temple is the Managing Editor of TechGraphs and a contributor to FanGraphs, NotGraphs and The Hardball Times. He hosts the award-eligible podcast Stealing Home. Dayn Perry once called him a "Bible Made of Lasers." Follow him on Twitter @davidgtemple.


Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
triple_r
Member
2 years 3 months ago

As an Orioles fan, I feel your pain.

Stinky Pete
Member
Stinky Pete
2 years 3 months ago

Weeeeeeeeelllllll, hear in Iowa, we would be unable to watch Sano on MLB.TV anyway soooooooooo……..

tylerzx2002
Member
2 years 3 months ago

And that’s why… you have Byron Buxton.

Roto Wizard
Member
Roto Wizard
2 years 3 months ago

For reals. Get it together Min-a-soh-ta

Ramblin' Gamblin' Man
Member
Ramblin' Gamblin' Man
2 years 3 months ago

Scene 1: Earth
An icebound Twins fan is hopeful- and with reason!

Scene 2: Heaven
High in the suites at Olympus Stadium, the baseball gods are offended.
They sneer, and in their infinite wisdom, act.

Scene 3: Ft. Meyers, FL (Hell)
A routine play, a quick throw, and then~ *snap*!
Think: Rocky Horror’s Frank n’ Furter: “It was a mercy killing”.

Chorus: Yea, verily, if only Oedipus had been so lucky.
-Curtain & Angst-

kdm628496
Member
kdm628496
2 years 3 months ago

except, dominican winter league

DerekJeterGiftBasket
Guest
DerekJeterGiftBasket
2 years 3 months ago

Darn, will have to postpone calling him “Captain M.Sano” for a year.

wpDiscuz