This morning, a national news agency reported via their news service, that the Minnesota Twins were AL Champs. This was their report: ‘There were champagne showers all around at Target Field after the Minnesota Twins clinched the AL Championship with a 6-4 win over the Indians last night.’
There are so many things wrong with this it makes my head want to explode. First off, I want to mention the person reporting this was a woman. I have never met her, I’m sure she’s a lovely woman and a great reporter. I will also add that she lives in New York. Why does that matter, you’ll see.
Back to their initial statement. ‘There were champagne showers at Target Field’.
Okay, that’s pretty typical after winning something big, like the league but again, the Twins didn’t win the league, so I have to ask what the hell the Minnesota Twins were thinking? They have won 6 division titles in the last 9 years. This certainly isn’t their first go-around winning the Central, granted they don’t get very far after winning the division but still, take a page out from previous multiple division winners in the past decade, and put the alcohol down.
‘6-4 win over the Indians last night’.
The Cleveland Indians are 62-89, last in the division, and 29 games behind the Central champs, the Minnesota Twins (just so everyone’s clear on what the Twins actually clinched last night). But I suppose I can forgive that this female reporter would not know that the Indians have been selling off their team for the past few years and are a joke, that’s fine, I can forgive that.
And remember when I said this reporter lived in New York. As you know there are not one but two baseball teams in the city, and according to the New York City Department of Planning, the city is 305 square miles, total. And if you’ve ever been to New York, you know you can’t walk two blocks without seeing a newsstand, which usually gracing the back pages are, you guessed it, the Yankees or Mets; kind of hard to miss. So even, if you didn’t know anything about the Twins Or Indians, you at least know that the Yankees usually win stuff.
And finally, have we never heard the words: ‘Hunt for October’, 'Mr. October', ‘October Magic’. The MLB playoffs take place in...October.
So putting it all together. The Twins did Not win the AL last night, and even if by magic they happen to beat the Yankees, Rays, or Rangers to get past the first round, they aren’t going to be playing Cleveland for a chance to win anything.
As far as trying to give an insight into women's thinking or actually defending them, I can't. It's about getting your facts straight, and even if you didn't write the report, you have to know, after everything I just illustrated, that something seems amiss. Sames as with Ines Sainz, you have to know that in America, our female reporters dont dress like that, no matter how slammin' their body is.