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Article: Game Thread: Twins@Royals, 4/28-7:15pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:34 PM
The Twins won 2 out of 3 from the Rangers and now it’s the last place Royals on the schedule. It’s not exactly a marquee matchup so it’s...
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Tonkin

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:28 PM
Has anyone else seen enough of this guy? Yes he throws hard but you can't blow it by big league hitters and it's straight. The guy is s...
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Article: Gushing Over the Glovework of Polanco and Sano

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:19 PM
I’ll admit it. I was terrified of what Miguel Sano and Jorge Polanco playing next to each other was going to look like on a daily basis....
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2017 NFL Draft Chat

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 12:16 PM
The Bears got duped by a first time GM.... Trading picks #3, #67, #111, and a 2018 3rd in order to move up one spot and take QB Mitch Tru...
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Article: Twins Minor League Report (4/25): Berrios, Romer...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 12:12 PM
Big names were slated to pitch in the Twins system Tuesday night, with Jose Berrios, Fernando Romero, and Dereck Rodriguez all taking the...
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Blogging for Pizza

This week on Twins Daily, you can earn a free dinner simply by sharing your thoughts on the team. Our friends at Papa John's gave us a bunch of complimentary pizza coupons to give away to our members, so we're going to give one to every reader who posts a blog here on the site between today (Monday) and Thursday at midnight.

You write a blog, you get a pizza*. It's that simple. There are only two rules:
1) The blog entry must be 100 words or longer.

2) The post must, in some way, incorporate Joe Mauer.

Mauer seemed like a natural theme for the week given that he's returning from his oblique injury and his future is in question as he suffers through a career-worst season at age 31. He doesn't need to be the focus of your story, but he must be involved in some way.

Other than that, you're free to take it whichever direction you want. If you haven't done so yet, creating a blog here on Twins Daily is extremely easy. Simply click "Blogs" on the top navigation, then click "Create a Blog." Customize a few things and you'll be ready to rock. If you already blog somewhere else and want to simply re-post an entry here with a link back, that's fine. We want people to find your work.

On Friday, we will send promo codes for a free large two-topping pizza from Papa John's to everyone who posted a blog meeting the two aforementioned requirements. So keep an eye on your direct message inbox (it's that envelope icon on the upper right part of your screen). We will also pick a couple of our favorite stories and promote them to the front page.

Have fun! We look forward to reading.

* Free pizza promo codes are valid for Minnesota Papa John's locations only, but if you blog from out of state you can forward yours to someone here in MN as a gift.

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Hi. This is John adding on to Nick's excellent story with a couple of ideas and a tip.

Ideas: You can take the story just about any direction you want. Hate Joe? Love him? Want to put him in a historical context for the Twins? For MLB? Satire? Review his minor league career? Break down this week's at-bats pitch by pitch? Review the contract? Talk to his high school coach? Want to talk about where he should bat in the lineup? His defense? They're all fine.

Tip One: One mistake that bloggers often fall into is that they feel the need to hit "Publish" too soon. Your story likely isn't that urgent. After you write it on your PC, save it. Let it marinade. Come back to it tomorrow. Show it to your wife for suggestions or editing. Then publish. You'll be amazed at how your eyes view it differently the next day.

Tip Two: Brock just wrote up an awesome post on how to create/enter your own blog on the site. Click here to see it.


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4 Comments

Honest question: if I make a super awesome Mauer blog post can I donate my free pizza to a homeless shelter in Minnie of some sort? If not, perhaps itstimetotakeits child(ren)?
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Brock Beauchamp
Aug 11 2014 10:05 AM

You can do whatever you like with the coupon, Dave. You can send it to Governor Dayton for all we care.

There's no longer a PJs in Bemidji and there isn't one in Fergus either, so some key family and friends are taken out of the equation.

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Paul Pleiss
Aug 12 2014 12:53 AM

"Joe Mauer prefers cats over dogs" and other signs to make to troll Joe Mauer. A new blog. Oh yeah. it's coming.