Thursday, September 22, 2011

If You Don't Know: Sisyphus

Via Steve Campbell's Lunchtime Links, we read a quote from the Twins' Kevin Slowey:

“At this point, in this clubhouse, it’s like we’re watching the fate of Sisyphus himself.”

This is in reference to the Twins having lost 11 in a row, 17 of their last 20, and 25 of their last 30 games. Last year, the Twins went 94-68 on their way to losing three of their last three games against the Yankees in the ALDS.

So who the *#@$ is Sisyphus? He was a Greek king - not a very good one (it's not hospitable to show your dominance by killing your guests) punished by the gods by being forced to roll a boulder up a hill, only to watch it roll back down, and start over.

When Kevin Slowey talks about "the fate of Sisyphus," one can only assume he means that he threw a pitch, and it got thrown right back at him.