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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.

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