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  1. Life After Cuddy. Who should it be?

    “Excuse me, sir? Would you be so kind as to watch my bag so I can catch the coffee shop before it closes? I’ll gladly buy you a drink too.”

    That was roughly what a friend of mine said to a strapping young stranger at the Minneapolis airport one late night. The man agreed and while she went for coffee, he even defended her bag against her friend who arrived to pick her up. How was he to know?

    Upon returning my friend said to him, “You would do well as a security ...
  2. Rough Opening Weekend has silver lining


    Original post from North Dakota Twins Fan
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    The Twins struggled mightily in their first series of the year against a team that is not projected to do very well this season, the Baltimore Orioles. The three starting pitchers for the Orioles looked like Cy Young winners even though each of them came into the contest with ERAs of well over 4.00 for ...

    Updated 04-09-2012 at 07:40 AM by Cody Christie

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  3. Missed Opportunity Could Loom Large

    In their opening series against the Orioles, the Twins didn't pitch especially well and they played some horrible defense. But without question, the story of the weekend was a complete lack of offense against a Baltimore staff that led the majors in runs allowed last year.

    Despite their late surge with the bats in spring training, the Twins looked totally unprepared for the start of the season, as a mediocre trio of starters were made to look like stars. The lineup tallied only two ...

    Updated 04-09-2012 at 02:25 AM by Nick Nelson

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  4. Decrease in velocity should be a concern for Pavano

    The Twins recently announced that Target Field would be a smoke-free facility starting in 2012. Apparently, they were not referencing tobacco products but rather Carl Pavano’s fastball.

    Minnesota’s inning-eating stalwart of the past several seasons entered Opening Day in Baltimore and was not impressing any radar gun enthusiasts by tossing his fastball a touch over 85 miles an hour. On Saturday, Star Tribune columnist Jim Souhan reported that there were some organizational staffers ...
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  5. What a start 2012 Minnesota Twins

    by , 04-08-2012 at 09:53 PM ("And we'll see ya' ... tomorrow night.")


    OK 0-3?!?! Probably what was supposed to be the "easiest series" of the first 11 we somehow find the Twins scoring 5 runs in 3 games. We get to see we have defensive struggles in left and right. We see Liriano get eaten up by the Orioles. We see Justin Morneau able to hit the ball around. What does this all mean? Nothing really. Now if we go 0-6, then we can start talking troubles.

    I am sure we are going to see the taglines about being the ...
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  6. Series Preview: Angels By The Numbers

    Series Preview: The Angels By The Numbers

    92.5 – The “over/under” estimate from casinos on the number of games the Angels will win this year. That’s the highest number of any team in the AL West.

    73 - The “over/under” estimate from casinos on the number of games the Twins will win this year.

    Offseason

    317,500,000 – The dollars the Angels guaranteed to pitcher CJ Wilson and slugger Albert Pujols when they signed them this offseason.
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  7. 2012 Minnesota Twins Organization Day-by-Day - April 8

    I had mentioned in the forums a "feature" I wanted to start - the Day-by-Day for all levels in the organization. This would be a nice snapshot on one sheet of how each team is doing on a day-by-day basis. I have a link below, but would almost prefer to have this embedded into the post. If someone out there has more knowledge about this then I do, doesn't take much, please speak up and let me know how to help.

    Without further adieu, let me present to you the first (of hopefully ...
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  8. Saturday afternoon in Beloit

    We all need to do a well baby check here and repeat it is the first weekend, it is the first weekend. So that being my mantra my family and our friends from St. Paul headed back to Pohlman Field.It was a much more comfortable afternoon in Beloit. The sun was out for awhile and the temps slipped in the low 60's. Unfortunatly the same result as I saw on Thursday occured, a Snapper loss.

    Today it is was Tim Shibuya that started the game for the Twins A Leaguers and his afternoon was not ...
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  9. Deja Vu All Over Again

    After three games in Baltimore things look a little grim for the Twins. After last season's stinkfest fans are carefully attuned to the ups and (especially) the downs. So every little foible fels like a harbinger of another doom-tastic year.


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  10. Gardy's bullpen management

    Glen Perkins was used to get two high leverage outs in the first game when we were still in it and needed to keep the score close. Now, I didn't get to watch beyond the 4th inning of yesterday's game. I'm looking in the boxscores today and checking my fantasy league team when I see that Perk pitched an inning with two strikeouts. Can anyone explain? Anyone?

    Seriously, Ron Gardenhire! Seriously?
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  11. Down on the Pond - 2012 Twins Minor League Opening Weekend

    This post originally appeared at www.puckettspond.com
    On Thursday of this past week all four of the Twins full-season affiliate teams were in action, and although the teams split the games with 2 wins and 2 losses, there were a lot of good things to take away from both opening day and the first few days of the 2012 MiLB schedule. As this will be my first season covering the minors with anything more than a casual glance to the big name prospects, I'm still figuring a few things out, including ...
  12. Get off the ledge

    The Twinsare 0-2 after two dreadful performances against the Orioles that saw the Twinsdominated by two average at best pitchers, struggled defensively, and had theirpitchers battered. Some will say that itis over and that Ron Gardenhire should be fired and replaced with PaulMolitor. They will say that Terry Ryanshould never have returned and he is no better than Bill Smith. They will say that Jim Pohlad is one of thecheapest owners in baseball that should spend like the Tigers. They will say ...

    Updated 04-08-2012 at 08:58 AM by travistwinstalk

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  13. Saturday in the (Minor League) Park(s)

    The Twins lost 8-2 to the Orioles on Saturday night in what proved to be a tough day throughout the Twins organization. Including the Twins, the organization went a combined 0-5 on the day. Of course, that doesn’t mean there weren’t some highlights… just that there aren’t as many!

    The Twins and the Red Wings are the only two teams that play on Easter with the three lower levels able to enjoy a day off on the holiday.

    Here is what happened on Saturday in the parks of the ...
  14. It's ALIV . . . No, Nope. It's Not. Sorry.


    IT'S ALIV . . . NO, NOPE. IT'S NOT. SORRY:

    FEAR IN A HANDFUL OF ROSIN PART 1

    A MR. HORRORPANTS SCREENPLAY



    INT. MAD SCIENTIST'S CASTLE. MR. HORRORPANTS IS WEARING A LAB COAT AND STANDING IN FRONT OF A LARGE BODY ON A SLAB. HE IS ACCOMPANIED BY STELLA, HIS TRUSTY ASSISTANT GREAT DANE.

    Mr. Horrorpants pulls a sheet off of the body on the slab to reveal a Frankenstein creation wearing a Minnesota Twins Jersey. On the sleeve ...
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