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  1. Hello World!

    It may not be a surprise, but the diaspora of Minnesotans into all stretches of the globe means that there's Twins fandom outside of Minnesota. It gets difficult to follow the team when you're out of the local media landscape; the national media does little more than mention the Twins in passing in lean years, and you need to dig further to find ways to watch your once local nine, either by the few sports bars that share your tortured fandom or by dishing out for

    There's a few ...
  2. 2013: A Postmortem

    Yes, I am aware that there are a couple weeks left in the season. But the Twins are dead. Dead as a door-nail. And they've been that way for months (years?). Shortly after this season comes to its pitiful end, the Twins' brass and field personnel will assemble, as they do every year, in Ft. Myers, for the organizational meetings. Among other topics, they will dissect the 2013 season, and what exactly caused this year's ineptitude.

  3. Calling Mr. Pohlad...

    Posted earlier today at Calling Mr. Pohlad? |

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    Due to the extended rain delay of four hours and 23 minutes, the Chicago White Sox are offering fans with tickets to Sunday’s game a complimentary ticket to a home game in April 2014 (excludes Opening Day and Boston series). Once 2014 tickets go on sale, fans can bring their ticket stub or mail it to the U.S. Cellular Field box office to redeem it for a best available outfield reserved ...

    Updated 09-17-2013 at 02:56 PM by jjswol

  4. Twins Season is Breaking Bad

    I recently got my newest issue of Entertainment Weekly. It was the Fall TV preview issue. As I was flipping through the pages to see what shows my spark my interest, some of them made me start thinking about the Twins season, and how the Twins have played in September. Yes, I acknowledge that that makes me kind of sad, but you can understand, I’m sure.

    Below you’ll find some of the TV shows and how they got me thinking about the Minnesota Twins.

    It seems everyone has caught ...
  5. Looking Forward at Twins Catching

    The Twins continue to play out the rest of the 2013 season without their $23 million man, Joe Mauer. There is plenty of concern surrounding Mauer's concussion related injury. As Twins fans are well aware from recent incidents with Denard Span and Justin Morneau, head injuries can be tough to solve. This leaves Minnesota with an interesting situation behind the plate as the team looks to the future.

    No one knows when Mauer will be back on the field and if he will ever be able to suit ...
  6. Monday Morning Madness: September 16, 2013

    Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed!

    Twins/Rays Recap

    Well, the end was certainly shocking. The Twins were shut out in the first two games against the Rays and were in the process of being shut out on Sunday, when they decided to score a bunch of runs in the 7th and 8th innings. The dagger was Josmil Pinto's three-run bomb with two outs in the 8th, which effectively decided the game. It's fitting that Pinto would provide the most exciting play of the series, ...
  7. Three-Bagger: Deja Vu, Home Sickness & Being Like Beane

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ID:	5587* Parallels between the aftermaths of Joe Mauer's mid-August concussion and the one that derailed Justin Morneau's career in 2010 are frighteningly numerous.

    Much like Morneau, Mauer suffered his injury on a seemingly innocuous play -- a hard foul tip to the helmet, not noticeably different than the hundreds that had preceded it. Like with Morneau, the Twins did not initially express great concern over the severity of the incident. But, like Morneau, Mauer ...
  8. Gleeman and the Geek, Ep 111: Grand Drunk Railroad

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ID:	5585Aaron and John are joined at stops along the Grand Drunk Railroad by special guests David Brauer of MinnPost, Jack Moore of Sports on Earth, and Kate Agnew of Girls in Tech to talk about the Twins' season ticket holder survey, hanging onto Josh Willingham, maximizing your investment in tickets, moving to Minnesota from Wisconsin, the value of pitch-framing, fitting the lineup pieces together for 2015, the Brewers' closing window, and fighting for "official couple" ...
  9. 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
  10. Fall Guys (Twins versus Rays -- Games 146-148)

    Voorhees: A True Dynasty (Twins 0 Rays 3-- Game 146)

    On this Friday the 13th, I regret choosing Friday the 13th Part VIII - Jason Takes Manhattan as the film I watched. Jason Voorhees may be unkillable, but this lame hodge-podge of maritime hijinks and flimsy backstories sure signaled a sign this franchise had seen better days.

    The Twins, another franchise that's seen better days, got blanked. If I had cable, I'd have been just as bored watching them as I was watching a ...
  11. What to do about 1B? (or, Parmy and Cola and Mauer, oh my!)

    Both Chris Colabello and Chris Parmelee have absolutely raked in AAA, Parmelee last year and Colabello this year. Most players with those kinds of statistics in AAA can be successful in MLB.

    Not all. It doesn’t always work. The way Parmelee hit this year is certainly a concern. Was the sudden inability to hit caused by a change in his approach or the approach the pitchers take to him?

    Is Colabello going to start hitting MLB pitching like he belongs there? He has an ...
  12. This Fan Ain't No Good (Twins vs As -- Games 143-145)

    Swarzak Attack (Twins 4 As 3 - Game 143)

    You'd have a tough time coming up with a cooler success story for the Twins than the tale of Anthony Swarzak. Dude got injured rough-housing at Twins Fest and put himself out of commission for while. It seemed like one more reason to end up in Gardy's dog house, and an embarrassing way to escort yourself off of a major league roster.

    Now it's September, and he's a success story. Maybe we should all start believing in the existence ...
  13. The Twins Way

    How many times have we heard someone say, “The Twins need to get back to emphasizing the Twins Way?” Or, perhaps just as often we hear, “the Twins need to forget about the Twins Way crap… it doesn’t work.” Either way, “The Twins Way” has become a cliché and a pretty tired one, at that.

    But what is The Twins Way? We have some vague idea that it’s about playing good defense, running the bases intelligently, moving runners effectively and, yes, “pitching to contact” (how’s that ...
  14. Forgotten Twin? John Moses

    Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed!

    My memories of John Moses

    John Moses was a more notable former Twin to me than to just about anyone else in the World. The reason why comes from my Grandmother. She thought I looked like him. I remember being told that as a child and it confused me as an adult. Of course, I looked back at some images of myself from childhood, and you be the judge:

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