• New Member to the Twins Daily Crew

    You may have noticed a few changes around here recently. That's because we've been making some slight upgrades to the look and functionality of the site, thanks to the addition of a new member to the Twins Daily team. Please welcome Brock Beauchamp, who posts here under the user name rocketpig.

    Brock is a web designer by trade and he's got plenty of experience running an online Twins community, as he oversaw the website Battle Your Tail Off for many years. I've been an on-and-off participant at BYTO, a message board known for its snark and high-level Twins discourse. Brock felt he was starting to burn out on managing the site so he came to us with a proposal to fold it into Twins Daily. We were happy to bring him aboard.

    By his own admission, Brock isn't a writer, so you probably won't see many stories from him popping up on the front page. He will, however, be an active contributor and moderator in the forums and his technical skills will be invaluable as we continually work to improve the user experience here at TD.com.

    Please join me in giving Brock (and all other migrating members of BYTO) a warm welcome to the community.

    UPDATE: Brock wrote a blog post explaining some of the changes he's made thus far and calling for suggestions from users regarding what they'd like to see here on the site. Please find that post here.
    Comments 19 Comments
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Thanks, Nick!
    1. UCLA_YANKEE_COLA's Avatar
      UCLA_YANKEE_COLA -
      In 1980's movie terms, you just invited John Bender to Brian Johnson's party. Meant with the utmost respect to TD, BYTO, Mr. Bender and Mr. Johnson.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by UCLA_YANKEE_COLA View Post
      In 1980's movie terms, you just invited John Bender to Brian Johnson's party. Meant with the utmost respect to TD, BYTO, Mr. Bender and Mr. Johnson.
      You know what I got for Christmas? Oh, it was a banner ****ing year at the old Bender family. I got a carton of cigarettes. The old man grabbed me and said, "Hey, smoke up Johnny." Alright? So go home and cry to your Daddy. Don't cry here, okay?
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      I didn't think it was worth front page news so I posted my introductory statement to the blog instead. Check it out, it has a few details about work already done and work to come.

      http://twinsdaily.com/entry.php?1347...nd-Twins-Daily
    1. drunksam's Avatar
      drunksam -
      ****ing sell out <3
    1. Musk21's Avatar
      Musk21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
      I didn't think it was worth front page news so I posted my introductory statement to the blog instead. Check it out, it has a few details about work already done and work to come.

      http://twinsdaily.com/entry.php?1347...nd-Twins-Daily
      I don't even recognize you.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by Musk21 View Post
      I don't even recognize you.
      Did you even read the article? I'm right there at the top.

      Attachment 1325
    1. SpiritofVodkaDave's Avatar
      SpiritofVodkaDave -
      No link to your urban dictionary page?
    1. GCTF's Avatar
      GCTF -
      Ugh, we can't take Sam anywhere.
    1. Parker Hageman's Avatar
      Parker Hageman -
      Thanks for cleaning up the place, Brock. You are a graphical wizard.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by Parker Hageman View Post
      Thanks for cleaning up the place, Brock. You are a graphical wizard.
      I drop pixels like Vanilla Ice drops rhymes.
    1. drunksam's Avatar
      drunksam -
      Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
      No link to your urban dictionary page?

      I am hungry for some Frankenberry for lunch now. Anyone know where Brock1976 went?
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by drunksam View Post
      I am hungry for some Frankenberry for lunch now. Anyone know where Brock1976 went?
      That would be me, actually (my first name and my year of birth). You're probably thinking of Brock1978, BYTO's (least) favorite homophobe.
    1. drunksam's Avatar
      drunksam -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
      That would be me, actually (my first name and my year of birth). You're probably thinking of Brock1978, BYTO's (least) favorite homophobe.

      I knew you had the same name, just got the numbers wrong.

      Maybe I'm the "stupid jock".
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Welcome, Brock. I look forward to seeing your magic.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
      Welcome, Brock. I look forward to seeing your magic.
      Thanks, Glunn!
    1. notoriousgod71's Avatar
      notoriousgod71 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Parker Hageman View Post
      Thanks for cleaning up the place, Brock. You are a graphical wizard.
      I just read this without the old word filter ha.
    1. Twins Fan From Afar's Avatar
      Twins Fan From Afar -
      Brock,
      I'm already enjoying the visual work you've done on the site -- especially the new "background" at the top of the page (I'm a Luddite so I don't know the computer term for what it's called).
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by Twins Fan From Afar View Post
      Brock,
      I'm already enjoying the visual work you've done on the site -- especially the new "background" at the top of the page (I'm a Luddite so I don't know the computer term for what it's called).
      It is called a....

      *drum roll*

      BACKGROUND! Seriously, that's the code for it. "Background".

      Thanks, glad you like the changes!
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