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Are Statheads Pro Ownership?

Other Baseball Today, 07:22 PM
Thanks to Rob Neyer and Bill Baer, there was a mini flare-up on the internets regarding the issue of statheads and their tendency to be p...
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Article: TD Top Prospects: #1 Fernando Romero

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 07:15 PM
Ever since Byron Buxton broke out in his first full season in the minors, he's been an easy choice as the top piece in Minnesota's system...
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SI's power rankings

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:13 PM
http://www.si.com/ml...spring-training   We start at #23 but ahead of the White Sox. Nothing earth shattering but they conclude with...
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Berardino: Sano working to take on 3B

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:13 PM
http://www.twincitie...roots-at-third/   Miguel Sano says he lost 15 pounds this offseason and is now at 271 pounds. Last year at sp...
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Wetmore: Mauer on playing part-time

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:15 PM
http://www.1500espn....hance-im-field/   1500 ESPN's Derek Wetmore chatted with Twins 1B Joe Mauer today about several topics includ...
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1,000,000 Reasons

Attached Image: Fotolia_16304314_S.jpg You would think that when Twins Daily hits a milestone like one million views over a month, as we did yesterday, it would cause a elation. And usually you would be right.

But this time, it was a little overwhelming. Because while I forget details about the beginnings of blogging I still vividly remember certain feelings.

I remember the emptiness of hollering into the void. I remember the elation of finding an audience. [PRBREAK][/PRBREAK]I remember the backlash, the anger at cowardly throwaway attacks. The disbelief at shameful obstacles. The frustration. The hopelessness. The resignation.

For the better part of a decade, the naysayers had the louder voice. They used it to tell you that nobody will listen. That your passion is of no interest. That your voice belongs in your mothers basement.

To them I'll reply: 1,000,000.

One million times per month people want to read your thoughts. One million times per month, people want to read your research. One million times per month, people want to share your passion.

To me, that is a dream come true. To the naysayers, it is a fad or a lark or an insignificant detail. They are making the same mistake they made ten years ago: they underestimated you.

They didn't think you were passionate enough to find us, kind enough to share, civil enough to discuss, or talented enough to write. And you are all those things and there are millions of you and now we know this, can show this.

Which is a very long way of saying two words: Thank You. I don't pretend to know everyone's motivations for visiting Twins Daily, but whatever the reason, it feels like a miracle. Elation isn't enough.


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