I was sitting on a coach in my home in the woods of the Berkshires of Massachusetts. My wife had already gone to bed, but she wasn’t the type of baseball fan for me to wake up to scream, “you’re not going to believe this!”, which I wanted to do several times. So I watched it alone.
A few months later, I was a Minnesotan, and the Twins haven’t come close to a World Series since.
Bob Collins retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.