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Welcome to our Twins blog. We'll bring up some "facts" and "stats", from time to time, but our real strength lies in sarcasm, silliness and Yankee-baiting.

  1. Joe Mauer, Michael Bradley and the Problem with Artistic Athletes

    So I've been more or less completely consumed with the World Cup this month. Watching every match I can, reading interviews, reports, reviewing highlights, and writing like a maniac. But I still think of baseball (and can prove it with stuff on another blog), perhaps never more clearly than when I was watching a World Cup match with some friends last Thursday.


    We needed a point against Germany, or some good fortune in another match. Being Minnesota sports fans, we fully anticipated ...
  2. Paying for Anticipation: An Adventure in Baseball Cards

    Should you be inclined to see this post with some pictures of my ugly mug posing with the cards check out my main blog page. Otherwise...WORDS AHOY!

    I finally did it. I told myself I ought to. I explained all the ways why. I made sure that I actually could do it, and then I did it.



    I sold a large chunk of my baseball card collection.




    It wasn't doing anything, it was sitting in a box in my attic. When my neighbor set up a yard ...
  3. Chairman Mauer Vanquishes Our Enemies

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    Puckettsburgh, Twins Territory--



    The great and honorable Chairman Joseph Mauer has reclaimed his honorable place as the most powerful and dominant hitter of all Twins Territory. Mauer, the bringer of light, basher of doubles, vanquisher of enemies and foe of all obviously-over-hyped-home-runs-because-come-on-it's-more-impressive-to-just-have-a-high-on-base-percentage-anyway, has reminded all loyal subjects of his greatness through repeated ...
  4. 2014 Draft Analysis In 5 Words or Less

    Sure we're a couple weeks late, and several hundreds of posts short...but we couldn't resist the temptation to continue our annual tradition of giving a run down of every single Twins draft pick for the busy fan. So keep your detailed scouting reports, don't bother worrying over their ETAs in the big leagues all that information is covered in tremendous detail by Seth Stohs and Jeremy Nygard, just appreciate the simplicity of five words for every player. (As always, numbers and punctuation don't ...

    Updated 06-17-2014 at 08:52 PM by PeanutsFromHeaven

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  5. A Twins Fan's Guide to the World Cup

    The World Cup kicks off on Thursday--but whom to root for? Luckily, if you're a Twins fan, in your heart of hearts you already know, just follow our guide to find out.

    http://www.slideshare.net/mrbenmacke...orld-cup-teams

    You can also see the guide embedded in our own personal site at heavenlypeanuts.blogspot.com, and leave comments as to the foolishenss of likening Kent Hrbek to anything French.

    Updated 06-10-2014 at 11:35 AM by PeanutsFromHeaven

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  6. Cliff Notes to the 2014 Twins: Ch. 1 May

    We know how it is. Life is busy: with work and family and social engagements, there are a lot of demands on your time. So, if you tune out for a while during the long season, you're perfectly normal. Missing baseball games is not unlike missing reading assignments for school, so we're happy to provide this series of Cliff Notes to summarize, explain and analyze the story that is the 2014 Twins Season. (This post is illuminated with pretty pretty pictures on our personal site: Peanuts From Heaven Incorporated) ...
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