Handbook Preview: R.T. Rybak's Poetic Preface
While "three-term mayor" is quite the distinction, R.T. might characterize himself as a Twins fan first and foremost. He is an unabashed DIEHARD â€“ exactly the type of passionate baseball nut this site was built for.
Those of us who follow him on Twitter have come to cherish his whimsical postgame poetry. Examples below:
We at Twins Daily are grateful and humbled to say that R.T. is also an openly avid fan of our site and community. (If you came to our Game 1 ALDS viewing party at Brother's, you might've spotted him and said hi.) When we asked if he might have interest in contributing to this year's Handbook, he was eager to step up to the plate.
R.T. came through with a longform of his classic Twins balladry, this one serving to set up the many winter story lines as foreword for the Handbook. He knocks it out of the park. Below, as a sampler, the first three stanzas:
If winter dreams have you pining
For some new Twin-for-hire
A free agent to help
Beat the Yankee Empire
Take the day off of work
Stay home, play hooky
Imagine managing the Twins
Like Rocco, no longer a rookie
Know offseason moves
Have supporters and critics
Get it right with this Handbook
Filled with stats and analytics
This is merely a small taste of what you'll find at the outset of the 2020 Offseason Handbook, now available for digital preorder! As R.T. alludes, we'll be covering all the moves and decisions that lie ahead in this critical offseason, with plenty of supporting stats and analytics.
Secure your digital copy now, and you'll get it before it's officially available to the public (ETA is around the conclusion of the World Series). You can name your price but the minimum for preorders is $10. After the official release there will be no minimum.
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