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    Thank you everyone! The Twins Daily Winter Meltdown was sold out by noon today. We'll see you on January 25th. If we find a way to increase capacity, we'll be sure to publicize it here and on our @TwinsDaily Twitter account.

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    A limited number of Twins Daily Winter Meltdown tickets are now available. Here's the cheat sheet:
    • January 25th from 5:00-8:00, which coincides with the end of TwinsFest.
    • Mason's Restaurant and Barre - which also coincides with TwinsFest, as it's just one block from Target Field Plaza.
    • All attendees get a free Twins Daily Meltdown 2014 Pint Glass and two free craft brews.
    • There will be talks and a Q&A session with Twins President Dave St. Peter and other Twins and baseball luminaries.
    • Tickets are $25 at the door and $20 purchased in advance - and we expect to sell out well in advance. We only have 120 tickets and we've consistently had a similar turnout for smaller events.


    I'm sorry we couldn't make this bigger and allow more people, but consider this your warning - PLEASE try to get your tickets as early as you can find time.

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    Twins Daily's Winter Meltdown will feature Minnesota Twins President Dave St. Peter answering questions from attendees as part of the featured baseball panel presentation. St. Peter has served as President of the Twins since 2002, overseeing a decade of success, a move to Target Field and the recent struggles of the team. He has also made enormous efforts to engage Twins fans directly, including a very active (and popular) Twitter account. So it's not surprising that he's agreed to support Twins Daily and our members by participating in the Meltdown. We really appreciate his support.

    You can find more details about the event, which takes place one block from Target Field on the Saturday of TwinsFest, below. But there are two clarifications to the information listed below:

    1. We've been asked if fans under 21 can (and should) attend. The answer is absolutely (and absolutely). Those members under 21 obviously can't get the free beer tickets, but Mason's has lots of other alternatives and great food. (And there will be nothing offensive about the baseball panel. It's likely my own kids will be there.)

    2. I've received several requests to set aside tickets for people prior to the ticket launch on Friday Dec 13th at 8 AM, because people are worried it will be sold out. We understand, but if you can't be free at 8 AM to order tickets, you'll want to arrange someone else to order them for you. We're very sorry that the event is limited to 120 attendees.

    Again, for more information, see immediately below. We'll see you on January 25th!

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    The move to Twins Daily from our individual blogs was a move towards community. Ask any writer - it's a lot harder to build a community than to just write and click 'Publish.' Fortunately, it's also a lot more fun. Especially when it includes a couple of beers, a Twins Daily pint glass and speakers from the Minnesota Twins.

    Twins Daily is having our 1st Annual Winter Meltdown following TwinsFest this January 25th. Or maybe it's our second, seeing as last year upwards of 100 fans swamped Huberts to sip a keg of craft beer and connect in person, like, you know, real people.

    But I'm still going with "1st Annual" because that one was a lark, and this time we're getting serious. It will still be super-convenient if you're going to TwinsFest at Target Field. We're holding it at Mason's Restaurant and Barre just one block from Target Field Plaza, on 6th and Hennepin. It's the perfect place - close, nice and naive enough to not know what they're getting themselves into.

    It will be the Saturday of TwinsFest, January 25th, from 5:00 - 8:00, just as TwinsFest is winding down, just like last year. And like last year, it will feature craft beers, two free per attendee.

    But we're upping our game considerably. First, all attendees will receive a Twins Daily pint glass to keep. Second, we're hosting a baseball panel featuring members of the Twins organization, answering questions about the upcoming season. As we finalize the speakers this week, we'll let you know the names, but they'll be people Twins fans and geeks will want to hear from firsthand.

    And, of course, there will be the community. We'll all get a chance to meet in person those people we've talked to in the forums or on Twitter the other 364 days of the year.

    Tickets are limited, and cost $20 in advance or $25 at the door. However, given the interest in previous Twins Daily events that included far less, we expect to sell out early, possibly very soon, so we're giving you a heads up:

    Tickets are now available. We need to cut off the sale at 120 tickets, which is less than we had at Hubert's last year and darn near what we had for the #GrandDrunkRailroad event last August. We truly apologize if any of you are (literally) left in the cold - it's hard to find large venues close to Target Field that make sense.

    Each of us hope you all can make it. We would love to meet you and expect this is going to be an event to remember.

    This event has sold out.

    NOTE: For more updates, be sure to follow the event at Twins Daily's Facebook page.
    Comments 28 Comments
    1. Jeremy Nygaard's Avatar
      Jeremy Nygaard -
      You can't see me, but I actually looked like Hrbie after reading this post.
    1. myjah's Avatar
      myjah -
      I need the hrbek beer glass
    1. SgtSchmidt11's Avatar
      SgtSchmidt11 -
      Oh man, I wish I could go to this...
    1. Paul Pleiss's Avatar
      Paul Pleiss -
      To quote Lady MacBeth "But screw your courage to the sticking-place, and we'll not fail"

      This, of course, is nothing but a misplaced quote from my favorite of Shakespeare's many works, but it may, on some level, indicate my level of excitement for this event. Like MacBeth and his lady "I am in blood. Stepped in so far that, should I wade no more,. Returning were as tedious as go o'er" or rather, I am comitted. I am in. I am there and I am excited.

      I'll be the handsome man with rugged and yet classic good looks who has had one, two or three too many beers.
    1. beyondclarity's Avatar
      beyondclarity -
      Bonnes -

      First Annual is actually the second occurrence. You cannot have an annual, until you've had an original. So, unless you're calling last year the original, this one cannot be the annual.
    1. Twins Fan From Afar's Avatar
      Twins Fan From Afar -
      Selfish question: Will there be an opportunity for those who (hypothetically, of course) live in Connecticut and cannot make this awesome function, but still want to feel involved and/or drink, to purchase the pint glass?
    1. Jim Crikket's Avatar
      Jim Crikket -
      Quote Originally Posted by Twins Fan From Afar View Post
      Selfish question: Will there be an opportunity for those who (hypothetically, of course) live in Connecticut and cannot make this awesome function, but still want to feel involved and/or drink, to purchase the pint glass?
      If not and if the demand warrants to the point whereby a person could make a tidy profit, I bet an after-market supply could form of slightly used glasses.
    1. Twins Fan From Afar's Avatar
      Twins Fan From Afar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Crikket View Post
      If not and if the demand warrants to the point whereby a person could make a tidy profit, I bet an after-market supply could form of slightly used glasses.
      "For Sale: Gently used TwinsDaily pint glass. I got angry and threw it against a wall, but my arm is pretty weak. Smells faintly of light beer and my tears."
    1. deanlambrecht's Avatar
      deanlambrecht -
      How and where, exactly, will tickets go on sale? I didn't see any link or equivalent in the post. Thanks!
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by deanlambrecht View Post
      How and where, exactly, will tickets go on sale? I didn't see any link or equivalent in the post. Thanks!
      It's a secret link. You have to know the password to see it.

      or

      Friday, 8am.
    1. deanlambrecht's Avatar
      deanlambrecht -
      The eagle has landed. The eagle has landed.

      Thanks, Brock. I assume from this I should just check the main page at 8:00 on Friday morning.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Yep, just check in Friday morning and we'll have tickets for sale. It should be plastered all over the site.
    1. PeanutsFromHeaven's Avatar
      PeanutsFromHeaven -
      Wow, and it's even on my birthday! (Unfortunately that means I already have plans...but wow, that would have been a great gig)
    1. TPM's Avatar
      TPM -
      Hmmmmm...heard about this on the #hangoutandtalktwins. Will def. look into this!
    1. Fanatic Jack's Avatar
      Fanatic Jack -
      Pretty impressive the following Twins Daily has received since it's existence 1 1/2 years ago. I would like to take the opportunity to say thanks to the four (John, Seth, Nick, and Parker) for this great web site. We disagree on a lot of things (probably not Mike Pelfrey right John) but this web site was set up for Twins Fans. I would most likely pay a monthly fee to read the articles written here. I quit blogging because anytime I want to voice my opinion it can be done here. I do miss the podcasts but they Seth & John even have that covered with their own shows. Well Done!!
    1. JB_Iowa's Avatar
      JB_Iowa -
      Quote Originally Posted by TPM View Post
      Hmmmmm...heard about this on the #hangoutandtalktwins. Will def. look into this!
      Thanks for your first post. Hope to hear more from you -- maybe a little about your interest in the Twins in the "Rookies & Lurkers" thread?

      And I, too, want to thank everyone responsible for TD for their vision and their hard work in making it a reality that has to be much, much more than anyone could have wished for.

      Now if the Twins could only do a little winning, maybe TD could go to yet another level.
    1. righty8383's Avatar
      righty8383 -
      I think all TD members who created an account before 2-20-12, should get in for free. Just sayin...
    1. fast4door's Avatar
      fast4door -
      I've got a golden ticket! 4, to be exact. See you there!
    1. ChiTownTwinsFan's Avatar
      ChiTownTwinsFan -
      Man, wish I could go! Hope all who is there have a great time ... and hope someone chronicles the event well with photos and a write up!
    1. Don't Feed the Greed Guy's Avatar
      Don't Feed the Greed Guy -
      I'm in. Two tix.
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