The Twins got knocked out of the playoffs by the Yankees, partially due to Gardenhire's ineptitude and partially because the bullpen sucks. We can chalk that up to Gardenhire too, I suppose, since the bullpen was a traditional strong point of the Twins under Tom Kelly - even if everything else on the team stunk, the bullpen was consistently good, because it really isn't all that hard to find five guys who can pitch well for an inning or two, and TK was good at finding them. Well, at least the Red Sox and the Astros are still in it; the big question is whether the 'Stros can beat the Cardinals, and considering that they won 10 of 18 games (with two series sweeps) off them in the regular season, there's a good chance that the Astros will bring home a pennant for the first time in their history.
Well, enough about that. Time to earn my salary.