Somewhere, members of the 1987 Toronto Blue Jays roster are rejoicing.
Just as the Detroit Tigers prevented them from going to the post-season, the Minnesota Twins prevented the 2009 Detroit Tigers from making the playoffs in game 163 of the regular season. I'd say we're about even, don't you think?
It's a shame that it was only a one-game playoff because it really was an epic game that could have been made into one hell of a series. That deserves its place as one of the greatest ball games of the past ten years. Not just because the weight that this game carried, but the incredible performances from both teams made it one that will be remembered for a very long time.
Now the Minnesota Twins have the daunting task of taking on the team with the best record during the regular season, the New York Yankees. Despite what some people might think, I believe the Twins do have a legitimate shot to at least win one game in the ALDS. After all, the Twins closed a seven-game gap within the span of a few weeks, all without Justin Morneau at the helm ... so anything is possible.
And for the 1987 Toronto Blue Jays, they can bask in the glory of sweet justice.