They told this joke when, in 1961, a team owner Calvin Griffith had wanted to call the “Twin Cities Twins” (striking that club name ranks among MLB’s best decisions ever) arrived for the first time at the old Met.
They didn’t know then, and we sure as hell don’t know now. But I’d rather live with this team this year than without it.
In 1962, by the way, that team was in the pennant race. ‘Shout a hip hooray’?