After spring training I was relieved to know that I made a roster and was heading to Beloit, WI to play for the Snappers. Spring training is always a grind and it was tough to see some guys get cut. That is the part of the game that is the "business" and it is always in the back of your head that today could be your last day. Some friends of mine were released and I wish all of them the best of luck in whatever they choose to do in or out of baseball. I spent the 2011 season in Beloit
The first week here (in Ft. Myers) has been a wild ride. From the plane ride, where I had the pleasure of meeting and talking to John Cena, WWE Wrestler, to having our first game today. The check-in day is always fun as you get to see your teammates and get to meet some of the new guys or players you haven't played with before. That day usually goes smooth and then the season starts the next day. As A.J. Pettersen pointed out in one of his posts, that day includes a lot of lines and being poked
First off I would like to give a thank you to Seth Stohs and the rest of the Twins Daily writers for giving me the opportunity to post here about my life as a Minor League player in the Twins organization.
My name is Ryan O'Rourke. I was born, grew up and still currently live in Worcester, Massachusetts, I also attended Merrimack College which is about 45 minutes away from my hometown. I graduated Merrimack College and was fortunate enough to be selected by the Minnesota Twins in