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The comments in today’s blog have been pretty quality and filled with entertainment, but a bit ago, Dome Dog posted something that I thought was not only interesting, but worthy of discussion. I decided to make it a blog posting to itself, and I would love to hear your comments.
“Interesting thought from Bill in Sarasota about “being spoiled from the Twins success”. How do people define success for this organization? Does it change from year to year? Is it World Series or bust? How do you think the Twins management views success? After all, it is a business as well, so would they consider it a success if they field a competitive team (like last year) AND make money (since that is a business goal)?
Personally, I think viewing success only as World Series or bust is ridiculous. Most seasons then end up as failure, taking the fun out of a season (again, if that is how you view success). Not to mention it is lunacy to expect a World Series title year after year after year…
Now, I would love to see the Twins “go for it” in any given year, as that provides excitement for me as a fan and gives me a great reason to follow them throughout the year. But I also enjoy seeing them stick to a plan that they believe in and seeing that result in a competitive team year in and year out. I’ll take sustained “success” each year, since that allows me to enjoy each season and hope that things break right in the end. It’s a whole lot better than trying to conjure up hope out of thin air that Willie Banks, Pat Meares, and Rich Becker are going to turn into something special…How do others view success, and how does that affect your enjoyment of the season?”
What do you think? What is success?