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Before there was a Winfield, a Molitor, or a Mauer, there was a Bender.
Charles Albert "Chief" Bender was born in Crow Wing County on May 5th, 1884. He bounced between his home on the White Earth Reservation, and various boarding schools. At a teenager, Bender was recruited by the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Carlisle Pennsylvania, the first of many off-reservation boarding schools. Carlisle is perhaps most known for it's resident coach, Pop Warner, and his star player,
This is a crazy idea, but why not?
Ron Gardenhire's contract is up at the end of this year, and if the Twins Way winds up producing another 90 loss season, it may be time to shake up the culture of Twins Nation.
Ozzie Guillen would do that in a flash.
Consider the wave of Latino talent moving up through the Twins system. Ozzie might fit in well with a changing clubhouse. He is popular with the local media, who ate up his Pirhanna quotes:
I just got done watching the Twins-White Sox matinee, and stumbled upon Cody Christie's post on best baseball movies. It's kind of hidden in a larger link post, so I thought I'd draw the conversation out a little. Cody posts a link to the IMBB Top Ten Baseball Movies: http://www.imdb.com/list/x9dmZYfeX4w/
Their list draws quite a bit of criticism on the IMBB site, with movies like "Mr 3000" and "Fever Pitch" in the top ten.
I was captivated by the story of Jackie Robinson. His contributions to American society outweigh his accomplishments on the field. But could the same be said for Roberto Clemente and his influence on behalf of Latino ballplayers, and the manner in which he lived and died, off the field? If any jersey number is worthy of the honor bestowed on #42, it is #21. I have studied Clemente's influence over the years, and would recommend the following title to any serious fan of the
An Associated Press article reveals plans for major revisions at the "The Friendly Confines." http://www.startribune.com/sports/tw...202993011.html
This is dreadful. I was at the first night game at Target Field, and sat in the upper deck behind home plate, when Scotty Baker outdueled Zack Greinke, and Willie Bloomquist's defense, under the lights. http://www.baseball-reference.com/bo...01004160.shtml
I will remember the game forever--and
I am willing to admit that it's way too early to get our hopes up regarding Eddie Rosario and his 5 for 8 outburst against AA to AAA level pitchers. Some of the heavy hitters on this site have commented that it's absurd to believe that we could hear--once again--chants of "Eddie, Eddie" as early as this spring in Minnie. I get it.
But don't tell me it can never happen. http://www.baseball-reference.com/mi...d=carew-001rod
This is out of left field, but worthy of a conspiracy buff’s amusing post: Are the Twins headed to the National League?
1) We are stocking up on NL pitchers.
2) Target Field is a pitcher’s park. It wasn’tnecessarily built for the NL game, but the fact is that the park plays more like an NL venue. You can’t rebuild the park for the AL game, but you could change leagues…
3) Financially, Milwaukee and Minneapolis could benefit by splitting
Baseball is a form of theater. For example, we have our small-market Rebellion battling against The Evil Empire. These are the Meta narratives that we construct, in order to make sense and meaning out of a box score, or a trip to the ballgame with peanuts and Cracker Jacks with our children, or a beer with the guys.
So, take a break from the Hot Stove League, and consider (don't ponder, us Viking fans have done enough of that!), consider the question of Jeter's
Here’s what I don’t understand: let’s call it “throwing good money after bad.”
Blackburn’s $5.5 million contract is bad money. The Twins still had—had money in their purses after dropping about $26 million in 2012 contracts that went off the payrolls or were traded away (Pavano, Baker, Liriano, Span, Nishi, Casilla). Now, by signing Correia, that’s down to $21 million.
I expected to see a pitcher or two get Willingham money (3 years $21M), or Pavano money
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
I want to see what Justin Morneau can do with a healthy first half of 2013. His stats are notoriously strong over the first half of a season, and tend to taper off after the All-Star break.
Consider his last three "healthy" seasons, and and his five "full" seasons:
1st Half ....................... 2nd Half
2009: .311/.390/.575 .201/.310/.402
Lew Ford homered to left center field off of C.C. Sabathia last night (9/8/12), his third home run in 55 at bats for Baltimore. Later in the game, Nick Markakis broke his thumb. He will be out for six weeks.
So, will Lew Ford be patrolling/platooning in right field for the O's if they make the postseason? LLEEEWWW hasn't spent a lot of time in Baltimore this season, but with Markakis out, one must ask the proverbial question, 'Will Baltimore Get Mileage from Ford' on their postseason
Updated 09-09-2012 at 06:05 AM by Don't Feed the Greed Guy