The Twins are projecting confidence as they head to New York for the American League Division Series against the Yankees.
But they don't seem to have a lot of believers outside their own clubhouse. Vegas odds have the Twins a distant third in the American League behind the Astros and Yankees. Most publications at least — AT LEAST — get the Twins' name correct on first try.
That was not, sadly, the case with Newsweek. The publication did a roundup Wednesday of how various experts see the MLB playoffs shaking out (spoiler alert: Lots of talk about the Yankees, Astros and Dodgers), and in the initial swing Newsweek referred to the Yankees playing the "Minnesota Wild."
It was fixed later, but … ouch.
I will say this, though: If the Wild's goal total this season can somehow match the Twins' home run total (307), we could be talking about the Twins — sorry, Wild! — in the Stanley Cup Finals.
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