This is the same vibe that gripped the Twins from 1993 through 2000. It is harder to take this time because of the magnificent surroundings in which the Twins are now housed, and that they went through a decade in which the sporting public came to believe reaching the playoffs was a routine task.
The Twins had those two World Series victories in 1987 and 1991, but they had waited since 1970 for a postseason appearance. These were glorious opportunities and not something the fans took for granted.
Plus, the Twins still were playing in a plastic stadium built for football, so it was a simple task to go back to being soft-core baseball fans.
The Twins followed the '91 Series with a team that went 90-72 and sold 2,482,428 tickets in 1992. The team ERA was 3.70, with an effective starting rotation that included John Smiley, Scott Erickson and Kevin Tapani.