THE BASEBALL NOTEBOOK - TWINS, 'STROS STARTING TO STAGGER ...

COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORT: WHICH YOUNG COACHES HAVE THRIVED VERSUS THE VEGAS ODDS?

Okay, so nobody in Minnesota or Houston press that panic button ... yet!

The Minnesota Twins (58-36) and the Houston Astros (59-37) once upon a time sported very comfy leads in the American League Central and AL West, respectively, but times they are a'changin.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Twins were beaten 14-4 by the New York Mets and it marked the first time this season that Minny had lost three consecutive games. Folks, the Mets' TV announcing team of Gary Cohen and…