After beating Twins, Astros tell baseball world to 'stay mad'

Carlos Correa should've thought before opening his mouth.

After sweeping the Twins in the best-of-three playoff series at Target Field, the Houston Astros have emerged from their silent summer and started talking again. 

"People are mad. People don't want to see us here. What are they going to say now? We are a solid team. We won a series on the road in Minnesota. So what are they going to say now?" said Houston shortstop Carlos Correa, who hit the decisive home run in Wednesday's series-deciding victory over the Twins. 

What are they going to say now? He actually said that and was serious. OK... 

News flash: You don't have to cheat to beat the Twins in the playoffs. Hell, you don't even have to be good to beat the Twins in the playoffs. You could be a Little League team coached by a drunk Walter Matthau and you'd beat the Twins in the playoffs.

The Twins have lost a North American sports record 18 consecutive postseason games, so even the sub-.500 Astros are capable of coming to Minneapolis and stomping out the league's most pathetic postseason competitor. 

In the playoffs, the Twins are Peter McNeely and all of their opponents are Mike Tyson. 

Even Iron Mike has a comeback story, but people still remember him biting off a piece of Evander Holyfield's ear, so for Correa to immediately talk smack after winning two games is about the dumbest thing he could've possibly done. 

What Correa is failing to recognize is that no one in the baseball world has forgotten the fact that he was a key player on a team that stole signs and beat trash cans to tip batters to what pitches were coming during their fraudulent championship season in 2017.  

Correa needs to stop acting like a child and instead consider that he was a 10-year-old boy the last time the Twins beat someone in a playoff game.

You think that smack talk hurts us? We are MASTERS of losing, dude. It's like water off a duck's back. 

So what are we going to say now? The Astros still suck and they always will.

Sign up for our BREAKING NEWS newsletters

Next Up


As golf season approaches, book your round now at Dacotah Ridge GC

The stunning course is designed by world-renowned architect Rees Jones.

Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett's group out of potential Timberwolves sale

Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said that Garnett's group was not one of "more than 10" to buy the team.


Full production winery set to open in Minneapolis this month

The couple behind Schram Vineyards Winery and Brewery is opening AxeBridge Wine Company in Minneapolis' North Loop neighborhood.


Pedestrian killed in two-vehicle crash in Crystal

The incident happened just after noon.

Screen Shot 2021-03-04 at 1.45.48 PM

Foss Swim School opens its 9th Minnesota location in former Pier 1 store

The Eden Prairie based company has 22 locations across the Midwest.

police tape, crime scene

Charges: Minneapolis man kills woman, tells police to kill him

A convicted felon is accused of fatally shooting a 29-year-old woman on Feb. 28.


It's that time of year: Minneapolis offers deal on trees for property owners

The City Trees program sells trees for $25 from March 8 to April 16, or until trees run out.

coronavirus, covid-19, doctor

CDC report reveals how first cases of Brazilian COVID variant came to MN

Dozens of people had to be tested for the virus after the first and only two cases of the P.1 variant were detected in Minnesota.

stormking bbq

Black Sheep Pizza's owner, Rapids Brewing opening BBQ brewpub in Minneapolis

The brewpub is a new iteration of Jordan Smith's Texas-inspired StormKing BBQ restaurant.


Byron Buxton

Twins, Astros to open playoff series with matinee game times

The best-of-three series begins Tuesday in Minneapolis.

Josh Donaldson

Twins without Josh Donaldson for Wild Card series against Houston

A calf injury continues to plague Donaldson in his first season with the Twins.

Marwin Gonzalez

Marwin Gonzalez apologizes for Astros' 2017 cheating scandal

Gonzalez was a key player for the 2017 world champion Astros.

Kenta Maeda

Who has the edge in Game 1: Kenta Maeda or Zack Greinke?

Maeda has a ton of playoff experience, but most of it as a reliever.

Target Field

Here's how the Twins can clinch the AL Central this week

Minnesota can clinch as soon as Wednesday night.

Miguel Sano

Better playoff matchup for Twins: Astros or Yankees?

Barring a collapse in the Central Division, the Twins are headed to New York or Houston.