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  1. 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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  2. Minnesota Twins Fantasy Camp - Jan 2014

    This week (Jan 3th to Jan 11th, 2014) over 130 guys (and four women) suited up in a clubhouse where real major leaguers spend their spring training and pretended to be ballplayers for an entire week. We were at the Minnesota Twins Fantasy Camp hanging out with past Twins greats that included the likes of: Bert Blyleven, Rod Carew, Tony Oliva, Frank Viola, Tom Brunansky, Kent Hrbek, Mickey Hatcher, Greg Gagne, Gene Larkin, Frank Quilici, Juan Berenguer, Ron Coomer, Rick Aguilera, Tim Laudner, ...

    Updated 01-12-2014 at 05:54 PM by bennep

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  3. Hot Stove - Starting Pitching, Talk to Contact style.

    Episode 57 of the Twins baseball podcast, Talk To Contact (@TalkToContact), is now available for download via iTunes or by clicking here.

    This week Eric and Paul are joined by Jay Corn (@jay__corn, that's right, two underscores!) to talk Twins baseball. This will be our fist dive into the post-season hot stove, and this week we talked about available starting pitching and which pitchers we thought, if ...
  4. Baseball: A Love Story

    Originally posted at my Wordpress site "Growing in Greenwood"

    My dad washed dishes while I stood on a chair rinsing to the rhythm of the crackling radio play-by-play for Twins games. My focus was on the way my fingertips looked like raisins, on the enormity of the blue veins in dad’s arms, on perfecting my drying rack Jenga strategy. Baseball was just background noise.

    My grandparent’s house a few blocks away was my one source of television. There, the ...
  5. Positives to take Heading into this Weekend

    By Joe Short


    When Trevor Crowe hit that winning run in the ninth for Houston on Wednesday, Twins fans can be justified for looking for someone to blame. Having clawed our way back into the game with singles in the eighth and ninth, all reliever Brian Duensing had to do was take down three men – he got hit twice.


    We fans betting MLB World Series are right to be disappointed with Duensing. In fact, the finger could also point to Liam Hendriks for letting three ...
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  6. Beautiful Games: Why Baseball and Soccer Go Hand-in-Foot

    On Friday Mrs. Peanut and I will go to England/Scotland on vacation, this means there will be very few PFH blogs coming out (I have a few scheduled to drop in absentia), but in preparation for that and as fine example of laziness time-management, I'm using a blog from another site: The Montanan Hooligans' World Cup Center since it relates to why I love baseball. If what I write makes you even slightly curious about more soccer writing, feel free to check that out...and know that while baseball might ...

    Updated 07-01-2013 at 12:10 PM by PeanutsFromHeaven

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  7. Talk to Contact EP 27 - Spring Training and 70-Grade Brownies


    Episode 27 of the Twins baseball podcast, Talk To Contact (@TalkToContact), is now available for download via iTunes or by clicking here.
    Eric and Paul discuss the Twins news of the week, ranging from the Oswaldo Arcia injury, the CF competition, Joe Mauer's twins to the Baseball Prospectus prospect rankings. They are joined this week by Kristen Brown (kbrobaseball.blogspot.com) to talk about spring training, ...
  8. Talk to Contact: Ep 21, Twins Fest, the Tribe and Seth Stohs

    Episode 21 of the Twins baseball podcast, Talk To Contact (@TalkToContact), is now available for download via iTunes or by clicking here.


    Once again the Pleiss brothers get together to talk Twins baseball. Continuing their look around the AL Central division they are joined by Lewie Pollis (@LewsOnFirst) from WahoosOnFirst.com and BeyondTheBoxScore.com to talk about what's been happening with the Cleveland ...

    Updated 01-17-2013 at 11:17 AM by Paul Pleiss

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  9. Talk To Contact, Ep 19: Drew Butera, The Boat Anchor

    Episode 19 of the Twins baseball podcast, Talk To Contact (@TalkToContact), is now available for download via iTunes or by clicking here.


    Eric and Paul have returned from their winter hiatus to bring you more witty banter about the Minnesota Twins. This week they are joined by listener of the week, Mark Smith, to project opening day lineups and discuss spring training battles that will have to be won. After Mark's departure the twins discuss Kent Hrbek's place in the Twins Hall ...
  10. Down on the Pond, MiLB Prospect Profiles and Twitter Photos

    In my last Down on the Pond post I took a look at how the Twins players were doing down in the Arizona Fall League, and rather than look back in at how they're doing, or even taking a look at the guys who are playing Winter Ball around the Southern Hemisphere, I thought I'd use my position here on the Pond to share some photos that players throughout the Twins system posted to the Twitter machine and use that as a jumping off point to talk about some of the guys that are toiling down in the Twins ...
  11. Minnesota Twins Podcast, Talk To Contact Episode 7: End of Season Awards

    This post originally appeared at www.puckettspond.com

    Episode 7 of the Twins baseball podcast, Talk To Contact, is now available for download via iTunes or by clicking here.

    New Glarus Moon Man, one of the best Wisconsin has to offer
    In Episode 7 my brother Eric and I discuss who we believe are the Twins deserving of the Talk To Contact awards for rookie of the year, starting pitcher, reliever, position player ...

    Updated 10-05-2012 at 07:03 PM by Paul Pleiss

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  12. Fresh Start for Red Sox

    The Boston Red Sox have made it clear they are looking to make a fresh start after trading four of their highest-paid players to the LA Dodgers, in a trade that has been seen by fans betting MLB as one of the league’s biggest in decades.


    Starting pitcher Josh Beckett, first baseman, Adrian Gonzalez, left fielder, Carl Crawford, and infielder, Nick Punto, have left Boston to sign for the Dodgers, with James Loney, Ivan De Jesus, Allen Webster, and two as yet unnamed players heading ...
  13. Pohlad backs Ryan

    A heavy defeat to the Texas Rangers only further deepened the sense of disappointment felt throughout the Minnesota Twins, after another tough American League season.

    The loss took the Twins’ MLB scores to a 1-8 on their current road trip and a season-worst 24 games below .500, leaving no one in any doubt that this year has been another failure.

    Despite such a disappointing year, the Twins will not be changing their head coach, with interim boss, Terry Ryan, receiving ...
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  14. Traveling in the Midwest League: South Bend

    We just finished up a three game set in South Bend, IN. Although the series didn't end the way we wanted (we lost two of three), I wanted to share some of the trip.

    Thursday-Hecklers

    We arrived in South Bend around noon for a 7 ET game. I wasn't sure what to expect of the stadium and was pleasantly surprised to see turf covering everything except the mound and the bases. Playing a number of games at the Metrodome in my career I felt right at home. A large jumbotron ...
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