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  1. The Death of a Disco Mustache (Twins at Rangers -- Games 133-135)

    We're Still Doing This? (Twins 3 Rangers 2 -- Game 133)

    Forgot this was a solid win until a Rangers fan reminded me of it on Twitter. Close game against a great pitcher and a good team. Twins win.

    I was more excited about another Morneau homer. Morneau may be Canadian, but his backstory makes him a real American hero. Brash but charming slugger finds early success, suffers a career- (and life-) threatening injury, and is just now getting to the part where the audience stands ...
  2. No Flames to Fan for Fans (Royals at Twins - Games 130-132)

    Slam the Door (Twins 1 Royals 6 - Game 130)

    I won't pretend any interest in following this game. A certain combination of real life emergencies left my family shell-shocked and living in a bunker mentality. This delayed my game recaps, and as you can imagine that delay was the least of our concerns.

    I woke up from a nap that felt like a flatline to the Twins taking the fall on a heavy-hitting eighth inning. A score like that tells me I didn't miss anything by skipping out ...
  3. Who is Alex Presley?

    In the recent news of the Justin Morneau trade the Twins have welcomed aboard a new outfielder to an already crowded outfield. Alex Presley is one (and now two, second is RHP relief pitcher Duke Welker, who also came from AAA) of the two players who will come over to the Twins organization in this trade. Out of all the articles I have read over the past few hours about the this trade I have always found myself saying the same thing after reading them, Who is Alex Presley? And why did the Twins ...

    Updated 09-01-2013 at 09:07 AM by Anorthagen

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  4. Broad Shoulders Hit Long Homers (Twins at White Sox (112-115)

    A Grand Slam is Always Something (Twins 7 White Sox 5 -- Game 112)

    Even in a losing a season, a grand slam is something special. The Twins won the game, but even if they hadn’t, Morneau’s grand slam would have been something special. On the second to last pitch of a formerly 20-0 game, a grand slam is still special.

    Morneau hit two home runs in this game. I guess when you have to strain to see where you’ll be next year, you’re focused well past the skyline. And then you ...
  5. A Nice Day at Target Field

    My best friend from high school and me stay in touch but seldom see each other. We decided we would attend a game sometime this summer and he called me last week telling me that he had tickets given to him to see the Astros--yes! The Astros--today. We met and had lunch and then attended the game. The weather was pleasant (mid 70s and mostly cloudy) and the Twins should certainly have had a chance since they were playing the worst team in mlb.

    The Twins did prevail 3-2 and the ...
  6. The Astros Playin' (Twins versus Astros - Games 105-107)

    Road Goes On Forever (Twins 4 Astros 3– Game 105)

    Left a great time at Diversicon, a science fiction and fantasy convention, to find the Twins were still playing. The game was tug of war, and the rag tied onto the rope was still in the middle of the mudpit in the center.

    I’d spent the day with my mind wrapped around the business of writing the unreal and then bringing it to life (for more on my life out from under the baseball cap, click here). Listening to good old fashioned ...
  7. Green Shoots from Broken Bat Rubble (Twins at Mariners - Games 98-101)

    Daydream Disbeliever (Twins 2 Mariners 8 – Game 98)

    The Twins got knocked out early in this game, but everybody played nine innings anyway.

    During my little league tour of duty, I spent most of time at whichever part of the outfield they felt saved me from embarrassing attempts at fielding fly balls. If I was lucky and the ball stayed far away from my glove, I had nothing to do but daydream away until I was forced to humiliate myself at the plate.

    Getting ...
  8. Rolled Sox (Twins versus White Sox - Games 66-68)

    Holding a Handful of Water (Twins 7 White Sox 5 – Game 66)

    As a kid, I used to fill my cupped palm with water to see how long I could hold onto it. No matter how steady I held my hand, the water always slipped away.

    I grew up Iowa. We made our own fun and we liked it.

    As an adult Twins fan, the feeling returns to me. Game after game I see the Minnesota team find a big inning – like their four run first inning – and then slowly let it slide through their ...
  9. Terry Ryan priorities.

    by , 12-02-2012 at 09:39 PM ("And we'll see ya' ... tomorrow night.")
    I was eating lunch yesterday, my good friend sends me a text saying, " There is a Yankee fan at my poker table blabbing that the Yanks are trying hard to trade for Mauer. Any word on the Twins side?" (me) "small word on sox, but not yanks, I would love for the yanks to take that $23 million off the books, and get a few players" (buddy) I would think dumping that contract would be priority. If you get useful players as well, its all gravy. (me) I looked at all available for ...
  10. Minnesota Twins Handbook

    by , 11-09-2012 at 12:21 PM ("And we'll see ya' ... tomorrow night.")
    First off I want to thank John, Nick, Seth, and Parker, and Aaron for making the Twins Handbook, putting good time and effort into it, and making it affordable for a good read about our favorite baseball team. I wanted to comment on a few things in the book, and give my opinion on some others.

    Second off, if you haven't read the Handbook, read it. If you are a sabremetrics person or want ideas or thoughts on thinking outside the box read the "The Book" playing the percentages ...
  11. Minnesota deer hunting opener, 'thoughts in the stand', 'upcoming Twins baseball'

    by , 11-05-2012 at 12:01 PM ("And we'll see ya' ... tomorrow night.")
    Minnesota Deer Hunting opener obviously comes once a year. I have hunted pretty much since I was able to, around 12 years old, and it is almost a holiday in northern Minnesota. I have gone up to the Cotton/Toivola area now for the last 5 years, and I am amazed at the amount of orange you see out there for the 2 days. First off, I think a lot of people are like me, as it is a reason to get out of town, or get away with your friends. I hunt with 3 of my great friends and I look forward to getting ...
  12. Mollie and Mornie; Mauer, Yount and Minny: Lessons to Learn by Looking to Milwaukee?

    The Minnesota Twins enter the offseason saddled with the need to rebuild. As the Twins fan base begins to dwindle, and the shine seems to be coming off Target Field, questions arise about the M & M boys, andtheir long-term value in Minnesota. Both players are emerging out from under a cloud of befuddling injuries, so their long-term health is a question. Both players command a significant portion of team salary, so their combined value is a question. Joe Mauer is likely to increase his playing ...

    Updated 09-30-2012 at 02:02 PM by Don't Feed the Greed Guy

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  13. A Sleeping Giant Awakened?

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ID:	1040Early in the season, Justin Morneau looked a lot like he did last year at the plate. That is to say: he was tentative, consistently fooled by good breaking balls, and generally ineffective.

    At the end of April, he informed the team that his wrist had been ailing him for the better part of two weeks. He sat out a few days, then ended up on the disabled list, returning on May 16th.

    It would seem that the rest did him some good. Since coming back ...
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  14. Twins Drop Burroughs. But Why?

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ID:	828The Twins announced today that they have designated infielder Sean Burroughs for assignment to make room for Drew Butera on the 25-man roster. This one is a head-scratcher.

    You can certainly make the argument that Joe Mauer's knee tenderness necessitated a call-up for Butera, as he may serve as more of a second catcher than third catcher for the time being. It's just tough to understand why the Twins felt the need to dump Burroughs when there was no good reason ...
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