As I write, a big cloudburst is going on outside. Faint rumblings of thunder. The radar indicates that it might last for more than a few minutes. This might be the most rain we've had in quite some time. It is too late for some of the crops, but it is good news nonetheless.

The satellite dish lost its signal when it started thundering. The Twins were in a tight battle with Detroit which they just won 4-3 in very dramatic fashion, I found out by watching on the web.

After Santana gave up a two-run home run to lose the lead in the 7th, Morneau launched a mammoth two-run homer in the 8th to give the Twins a lead they never gave up. What made Morneau's homer so dramatic was that it came off the hardest throwing pitcher in the major leagues, Joel Zumaya. The pitch Morneau hit likely came in at about 102 mph.

That is a sweet victory. Detroit doesn't lose many series at home. The Twins took two out of three. If the White Sox go on to lose to the Yankees tonight, that will mean that the Twins are in the lead for the wild card slot. Two months ago, such a thing was unthinkable.

Baseball hasn't been this fun in many years.