I've just launched a new Minnesota Twins site with Alex Halsted, one of my esteemed competitors in the Battle of the Bloggers. It's by far one of the most advanced sports blogs on the internet - even more than goold old TWolves Blog. (Don't worry, updates are coming!) In addition to the traditional blog format, we've put together a great forum, as well as a MySpace/Facebook-ish area for our members called "The Clubhouse". Alex has also done a phenomenal job of crunching stats and putting together pages for every player in the Twins organization from the Majors all the way down to the smallest of the Minor Leagues. I'm not a baseball fanatic, so I'll admit I didn't even know you could go lower than Single A. Well, you can, and Alex even has stats for all of them. It's really a goldmine if you're a Twins junkie.
Again the URL is www.twins-territory.com (Don't forget the hyphen!) Please check it out if you're a Twins fan - you won't be disappointed!
T-Wolves -vs- Cleveland Cavaliers (2.29.08)
It was a close game for the most part, but the Wolves just ran out of gas in the end. Well, either that or some guy by the name of LeBron James took over. Truth be told, it was a combination of both. The Wolves trailed by as much as 15 points in the fourth quarter, but the first three were actually much closer on the scoreboard. In fact, with a tad under five minutes to go in the game, the Wolves were only trailing 79-75. Of course LeBron was always in control, never willing to let this game slip away to a sorry squad they haven’t lost to in quite some time. ‘Bron is only amazingly 23 years old, but plays with the maturity of a 10 year vet. I was wondering if he was even going to play at all, seeing that he was a “game-time decision” after he sprained his ankle in Wednesday’s loss to the Celtics. He showed no ill effects, just barely missing his 7th triple double of the season with 30 points, 13 dimes, and 8 boards. How’s that for returning from injury?
The Wolves couldn’t buy a bucket to save their lives, missing 53 shots while shooting 39% from the field. There was a particularly brutal stretch in the second quarter when it took the Wolves nearly five full minutes to score 4 points. The missed shots, free-throw attempts discrepancy, and inability to contain LeBron James were the hits that sunk the Wolvies battleship tonight.
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A) The Wolves get to see more of their young guys, like Chris Richard and Craig Smith, on the basketball floor.
B) The Wolves save some money.
C) Ratliff has the chance to sign with a contender in order to make a playoff run.
The only negative noted by McHale was that the Wolves won't get to watch Ratliff play alongside Al Jefferson.