Minnesota Twins: 100 Losses Would Only Add Insult to Minnesota's Sports Injuries

Collin KottkeCorrespondent IIISeptember 25, 2011

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 24: Michael Cuddyer #5 of the Minnesota Twins strikes out during the seventh inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on September 24, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the Twins 8-2. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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The Twins have 98 losses on the year. The Twins have three games left. Can the Twins take two out of three from the Kansas City Royals to avoid losing 100 games?

The Twins have been playing as the Twins since 1961 and only in 1982 did the Twins lose over 100 games. The Twins incarnation as the Washington Senators lost 100 games five times, so in 110 years of baseball this franchise has lost 100 games six times.

Granted, that 1982 squad did win the World Series in 1987 and 1991, but it sure looked like before the season the Twins were supposed to be much closer to 1991 results than that of 1982. The only thing that Twins fans have to look forward to is the possibility of losing 100.

It’s been a hard year for Twins fans; everything went downhill after the Twins were swept by the Yankees in the ALCS last year. The Vikings saw the downfall of Brett Favre, a roof collapse and now they have blown three big halftime leads already this year.

Gopher Hoops were ranked high early in the season before losing every single point guard, resulting in not making a post-season tournament. Gopher football did finally fire Coach Brewster and beat Iowa last year, but they did just lose to North Dakota State yesterday. The Wolves had their first all-star since Kevin Garnett in Kevin Love, but they’re the Wolves. It just hasn't been a good year for Minnesotans.

But will the Twins lose 100? Yeah, it’s been that kind of year here in the upper Midwest so we might as well add insult to injury. The Twins close the season at Target Field, but they play the deadly Kansas City Royals. They may not be deadly to most, but they look like Murderers' Row compared to the New Britain Rock Cats (the Twins’ Double-A affiliate).

Kevin Slowey takes the mound tomorrow, and he’s 0-7 so far this year. It doesn't look good besides the Twins' win today, and the last time they won two in a row was August 31 and September 2. Before that it was July 26-27. The Twins haven’t won a lot of games close to each other lately or at all this year.

The next two are started by Anthony Swarzak and Carl Pavano, respectively, but it just doesn't look good. When Rene Tosoni and Chris Parmelee have to be the saviors in extra innings for your club, it’s tough to win two out of three.

The Gophers may look hopeless, the Vikings may never win a game and the Twins may lose 100 games, but hey the Lynx are in the WNBA Finals.