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The whimsical rantings of a displaced Twins fan. My writing combines my love for baseball and beer, sometimes with disastrous results.

  1. Misquoting Tom Kelley

    "Gaetti, with his clipped mustache and his whiskey-coated growl and his steely self-assurance, is an aristocrat of sleaze."
    -Tom Kelly

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    Quote from the winter meetings following the 1988 season, concerning Gary Gaetti when asked "TK, can you comment on the level of hustle shown by your third basemen?"

    This post originally appeared at http://www.baseballtwins.com/

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    Updated 05-30-2014 at 06:27 PM by Paul Pleiss

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  2. Ep 85: Jim Callis talks Twins Draft; Brian Dozier is good at baseball.

    You can download the new Talk to Contact (@TalkToContact) episode via iTunes or click here you can download the new episode, and if you want to add the show to your non-iTunes podcast player, this is the RSS Feed.


    This week's episode is highlighted by a lengthy interview with Jim Callis (@JimCallisMLB, MLBpipeline.com) who talks about the draft and a whole mess of Twins topics. The Baseball Pirate makes his return from defending the homeland and the whole gang is back together ...
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  3. A Lament: Jarod Burton

    A Lament

    By Percy Bysshe Shelley 1792–1822
    Retold by Paul Pleiss

    O world! O life! O time!
    On whose last steps Jarod Burton doth climb,
    Trembling at that where he had stood 66ft 6in before;
    When will return the glory of your prime?
    No more—Oh, never more!

    Out of the day and night
    A joy has taken flight;
    Fresh spring, and summer, and winter hoar,
    Move my faint heart with grief, but with ...
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  4. Talk to Contact: Ep 83 - Chicken Parm and (Pinto) Beans

    Chris Parmelee hit a walk-off home run to steal a game against the Boston Red Sox, and he's named after a popular italian food. That's called bi-winning. You can download the new Talk to Contact (@TalkToContact) episode via iTunes or click here you can download the new episode, and if you want to add the show to your podcast player, this is the RSS Feed.

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    The Twins Phil Hughes out dueled Justin Verlander in Detroit and the Twins stole the series ...
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  5. Kicked off iTunes, Tough on Joe Mauer, Chatting with Darren Wolfson

    Tunes and MLB, tyrants of industry, don’t cha know! You cannot download the new Talk to Contact (@TalkToContact) episode via iTunes but if you click here you can download the new episode. And if you want to add the show to your podcast player, this is the RSS Feed.
    Photo Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

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  6. MLB asks iTunes to Remove Baseball Podcasts, iTunes Complies (Updated)

    Major League Baseball, we've been told, has decided that there are too many people talking about baseball on the internet and sent a request to iTunes to have many baseball related podcasts removed. We're one of the many podcasts affected. So far, based on what he's been able to find so far, John Bonnes has found that in addition to Twins podcasts, the Cubs, Orioles and Mets. ...
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  7. Brian Dozier is good at baseballing: Talk to Contact EP 81

    Do you know who Kenny Wilson is? How about Brandon Waring? You can download the new Talk to Contact (@TalkToContact) episode via iTunes or by clicking here.
    Apr 30, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier (2) attempts to field a ground ball in the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY ...
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