World champions

They may not have the household names

As do the Mets and Yankees.

But amidst the din of the Thunder Dome

And the wave of Homer Hankies

These men just went about their job

And proved to quite a few

That Minnesota was no longer

A land where runners-up chant “we’re number 2”

The faithful have enjoyed the ride

The skeptics have slithered away

Twins! Twins! Champions of the World!

Gee whiz, that’s fun to say!

Steve Terhaar

graduate student