Created: 11/07/2012 9:09 AM KSTP.com By: Phil Malat
Pitching, pitching, pitching, that we are told is the Twins number one priority in this winter – secure pitching. We are also told we could use a second baseman, that the jury is still out on a shortstop and God only knows what else. It is highly doubtful that even Santa Claus could deliver on this wish list.
But wait – dare we suggest those priorities may be askew?
For the last few years, and especially this year, we have been treated to Little League failings that require some serious instruction. The laundry list is lengthy.
With the news that the Twins have replaced much of their coaching staff brings renewed optimism, from at least one senior citizen, that the team may agree that it is finally time to address the woeful display and absence of the games basic fundamentals.
To be sure, pitching would be helpful. However, a more realistic expectation would be the return of baseball as it should be played. Should the Twins new revitalized coaching staff fail to inspire our lads to play sound fundamental baseball, then, pitching or no pitching, it would only be fitting that we turn Target Field into a ghost town.
Phil Malat is a columnist for KSTP.com.