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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. An Alternate Reality Solution to the Twins Problems

    I read this in the Economist last week
    Cuban athletes in all sports will now be allowed to compete in foreign leagues, as long as they pay taxes of around 20% at home and remain available to play for their country in major competitions.
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    Unfortunately for MLB, however, the new policy will have only a minimal impact on the league’s
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    Updated 10-13-2013 at 09:33 PM by PeanutsFromHeaven

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  2. Why are we listening to this?

    That was my wife's question to me on Friday night as we drove to Culver's to use a buy one get one free coupon. We got the coupon at a ballgame this summer...a Saints game. Driving to Culver's to redeem it, listening to the Twins (a team that didn't even win me a scoop of ice cream this year) struggling against the Indians, it took me a second to think of an answer to that question.


    Then I did.


    1. It's the Twins.
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  3. The Great Twins Scotch Bet: Ready for the Final Act

    It's sweet of you to keep trying Pedro, really, it is.
    Entering the final week of the season there are many dramatic moments left in Twins territory. We could see a team clinch the central division, we could see a team clinch the wild card, neither of those teams could be us...but still...drama!

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  4. The Plouffe Paradox

    Last Friday, I attended what will likely be my last game of the year. As you would expect, I ate more than was good for me, and watched the Twins go down in ignominious defeat.


    I also heard a noise I had never heard before at the ballpark.


    There were men at first and second with one out when a ground ball rolled harmlessly to Trevor Plouffe. One out, easy as pie...but did he throw the ball to second base for the double play? No. No he did not.

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  5. The Great Twins Scotch Bet: Part Deux

    If I win that 18 year old Highland Park, you get a taste Josmil
    As some of you might remember, we Peanuts have found a way to make the last few weeks of yet another lost season slightly interesting: GAMBLING!




    Okay, so we don't have any real money on the line, just
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  6. The Great Twins Scotch Bet

    At the start of the year my wife (aka Stinky), her father (aka Gouger) and I made a bet. The winner of this bet would win two glasses of scotch (redeemable at any time they chose), the losers would buy said scotch.

    The subject of the ...
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  7. Getting the Band Back Together

    Years ago, back when there were frequent playoff berths and easy jokes to crack amid winning seasons, we debuted a segment called: Sargent Gardy's Lonely Hits Club Band. Part Beatles homage, part McLaughlin Group homage, all goofy. Few people read them...but I was amused enough to make a t-shirt in their honor. I was wearing that t-shirt yesterday when my father-in-law sent the following text message: "Morneau is gone-hope they can get him back next year."


    My wife and ...
  8. Adopt a Prospect Vol 2.5: Never Give Up, Never Surrender

    This is the final installment of our inconsistent series attempting to motivate Luis Perdomo who was today, released by the Rochester Redwings and Minnesota Twins
    Wings moves: RHP Luis Perdomo released; RHP Cole De Vries promoted from Double-A New Britain.
    Rochester Red Wings (@RocRedWings) August 27, 2013
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  9. Dog Days: It's Okay for Puppies to Lose

    Hi again humans.


    I am Sidney, and I am blogging for my humans. Why you ask? My humans are frustrated with the Twins. They lose and lose, they say. My humans even argue over how much the Twins will lose, which is kind of silly because even if one of my humans win...they will watch the Twins lose.


    When my hairy human takes me in the car (which I hate so much it makes me vomit in fury), he presses a button and we hear the voices of other people talking about ...
  10. Dog Days: You Guys are Weird

    I SEE YOU READING THIS CAT!!
    Hello again.


    I am Sidney the Dog. And I am writing the August posts for my humans. They are training to run 10 miles. They are weird.


    I have noticed that many humans are weird. If you ...
  11. Dog Days: The Ideal Offense

    Hello Humans...my name is Sidney. I am a dog. I am going to write some blog posts this month.


    My humans normally write this blog thingy about baseball and good stuff. But lately they've been all tired and stuff. They get up and run many miles while I sleep on the porch. They work on things like spreadsheets and lesson plans while I sleep on the couch. They clean up the house ...
  12. A-Rod: Baseball's A-hole Boyfriend

    Is that a match or a cup of tea?
    (sportspickle.com)
    I've always been a bit of a softie when it comes to athletes in trouble. I rooted for Nick Blackburn and Tsuyoshi Nishioka to make a comeback when they were as unpopular as they could possibly be, I defended Joe Mauer through ...
  13. Trade Talk: The New York Yankees

    Buyers or Sellers
    Remember the start of the season when all the "experts" were forecasting a fall from grace for the Yankees? [Sigh] Those were the days to be a Yankee hater. Now a team of has-beens and "who-the-hell?"s are sitting a couple games over .500 and just a hundful games out of the Wild Card race.

    And even if they weren't, the Yankees would still be buyers. They'll always be buyers

    A plague of flesh eating bacteria could decimate the ...
  14. The Nobel Prize, Steroids and You

    (This little diatribe is originally posted and possibly more clearly formatted at our other website: Peanuts from Heaven)

    In what will come as no surprise to anyone who reads my writing regularly, I don't like math. I much prefer words (hence the whole teaching English and writing-a-tonnage-of-words-for-my-own-amusement-thing), but I know that math has a valuable place in the world.


    That's why I read London based magazine The Economist (well, that and the snarky ...
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