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  • On Potato Cannons, Community and Free Pizza

    You know how in between innings, sometime the mascot comes out with a pneumatic gun and shoots t-shirts or hot dogs or whatever into the crowd? Have you ever seen him shoot out pizzas? Want to know why?

    Because there’s a lot better way to give away free pizzas.

    By now you’ve noticed that the Twins and Papa John’s have teamed up to offer 50% off pizzas using the ‘TWINSWIN’ promo code the day after a Twins win. What you don’t know is that Papa John’s is also giving away a few hundred pizzas this year to the Twins Daily community. And in a far less messy manner than having TC launch them out of a potato cannon.

    We’re going to start giving them away with this story. We’re going to give away 10 pizzas to Minnesotans who comment on this story, with the rules below. But as I am wont to do, I‘m going to make a broader heartfelt point. Hang in there. Pizza’s on its way.

    Twins Daily believes in the power of community. We believe we’re stronger as a group than we are individually, which is why Parker, Nick, Seth, Brock and I ditched our individual sites to make Twins Daily. We further recognize that this community is stronger because of all the individuals making contributions to it – writers, moderators, commenters, editors, contributors, supporters AND sponsors like Papa John’s. Furthermore, we believe that gifts like several hundred pizzas should support efforts to build that community, and to reward those who continually do so.

    Today, let’s work on getting people to join the community. To enter, just leave a comment below with a) your favorite Twin and b) your favorite kind of pizza. Unfortunately, the codes are only good for MN Papa John’s stores; apparently this potato cannon also has its limits. But if you win one and want to give it away to a friend in Minnesota (or a fellow Twins Daily member you want to honor), that’s fine. We’ll let it run through the weekend and then pick 10 participants randomly and send the winners a promo code for a free large, 2-topping pizza from Papa John’s.

    I’d like to thank Papa John’s for their sponsorship, and I’d like to thank our members who cooperatively work to make this a community which adds a great deal of satisfaction and enjoyment to our lives.

    Now get after it. The pizza party starts now. (Sans the pneumatic potato gun.)

    Also, since the Twins beat the Blue Jays in the first game of Thursday's double-header, you can get 50% off a L or XL pizza from PapaJohns.com if you use the 'TWINSWIN' promo code.
    Comments 70 Comments
    1. crarko's Avatar
      crarko -
      At the moment, Chris Colabello; and sausage and mushroom. Thanks, TD!
    1. John Bonnes's Avatar
      John Bonnes -
      Also sausage and mushroom; Kirby is my favorite. And I'll just add that Aaron Hicks may drive me insane.
    1. Madre Dos's Avatar
      Madre Dos -
      Josmil Pinto and pepperoni/mushroom. If I win give the coupon to Josmil for me.
    1. HansGruber's Avatar
      HansGruber -
      Currently Joe Mauer is my favorite but I am warming up to Dozier. Pepperoni and Sausage is my favorite.
    1. spycake's Avatar
      spycake -
      Favorite Twin: pepperoni/black olives

      Favorite pizza: Josmil Pinto (present), Lew Ford (past... and future?)
    1. Gfan0154's Avatar
      Gfan0154 -
      Favorite Twin: Chuck Knoblock
      Favorite pizza: green pepper and onion
      Favorite source of Twins news - Twins Daily
    1. karcherd's Avatar
      karcherd -
      Joe Mauer and pepperoni and green peppers is my favorite pizza are my current favorites. Rod Carew is my all time favorite Twin.
    1. Salf15's Avatar
      Salf15 -
      Brian Duensing. Meat lovers
    1. Oldgoat_MN's Avatar
      Oldgoat_MN -
      Mudcat Grant won 21 games in 1965 and the Twins went to the World Series.
      As a kid I thought he was the greatest.

      Sausage and green olives.
    1. twinstalker's Avatar
      twinstalker -
      Florentine and Rusty Kuntz.
    1. notoriousgod71's Avatar
      notoriousgod71 -
      Samuel Deduno

      Pepperoni and sausage
    1. jwb1226's Avatar
      jwb1226 -
      Eddies extra special and Plouffe.
    1. MrNewBrighton's Avatar
      MrNewBrighton -
      Favorite Twin - Oswaldo Arcia
      Pizza - pepperoni and extra cheese
    1. wavedog's Avatar
      wavedog -
      Tony Oliva
      Sausage, Mushroom and Bacon
    1. DuluthFan's Avatar
      DuluthFan -
      Joe Mauer
      Pepperoni, Green Pepper (& sometimes with Jalepenos & Pineapple)
    1. Jdosen's Avatar
      Jdosen -
      Right now, Chris Colabello (this feels like a montage at the end of a 'The Rookie' type movie), and simple pepperoni!
    1. Paul Pleiss's Avatar
      Paul Pleiss -
      Mike "Big Pelf/Little Sasquatch" Pelfrey. Jalapeno, mushroom, italian sausage, roasted garlic, and extra cheese.
    1. Since71's Avatar
      Since71 -
      Harmon it has to Harmon and pepperoni and mushroom with double cheese.
    1. gil4's Avatar
      gil4 -
      Rod Carew. He was about the only thing worth watching for a few years, but those few years were from age 7 to about 13 for me, so it seemed like forever.

      XL Pepperoni, Italian sausage, mushroom, onion, 3-cheese, extras sauce, cross cut (they call it Chicago cut, but I can't bring myself to do it. If i do, I'm afraid after I place my order they will have someone in there saying "put it on the board, yeah". I don't want to encourage that kind of thing.)

      The TWINSWIN is a much better promo than the RANGER7 that we have here. We get the half off if the Rangers score 7 runs, but last weekend they scores 7 runs in a series agains the Astros, including two 1-0 wins. Last night was the third time they reached 7 runs all year.
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Favorite Twins Player of All-Time: Kirby Puckett, Runner-Up is probably Chuck Knoblauch.

      Favorite Pizza: Canadian Bacon with mushrooms, onions and a couple of jalapenos!
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