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Who Has the Advantage?

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 05:12 AM
Which prospect has the advantage?   1) The prospect who is promoted Mid season or  at the End of season. This prospect has an o...
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Article: Only One Spot to Address for 2015?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:22 AM
At a glance, the title of this article might seem a little outrageous. How could one suggest that a team on track for 90 losses needs so...
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Communication Breakdown?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:22 AM
Postgame Twinsights: What happened on that Mike Moustakas shift?   The Rashomon Effect refers to the famous Akira Kurosawa movie and...
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Game Thread: Twins @ Royals, 8/27 @ 7:10pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:35 AM
Game-time forecast: Partly cloudy. Winds blowing in from right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Temperature around 80. TWINS: SP, Hughes Santana CF D...
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Article: Twins in Arizona

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 12:41 AM
On Thursday afternoon, MLB announced its 2014 Arizona Fall League rosters. Six Minnesota Twins were announced as members of the Salt Rive...
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The Human Fan Condition (Twins versus Phillies Recap)

Attached Image: 5680261120_e2ab721088_z.jpg Run(s) Scored
(Twins 3 Phillies 2)

Run(s) scored.

When my team is at bat, I add up all the players and figure out how many runs could’ve gone on the scoreboard. I assume the highest number possible.

But when it’s the other team . . .

As soon as “Run(s) scored” appears on my smartphone screen all sounds around me cease. [PRBREAK][/PRBREAK]I can hear my heart beat. I don’t even add up how bad the damage could be. I just assume infinity.

Somehow, despite seemingly being on the mound for all but four minutes of the baseball game, PJ Walters escaped two of those soul-stopping ” Run(s) scored” announcements with the minimum amount of damage and Justin Morneau smacked a single to take the game.

By the way, we were watching a zombie movie called Warm Bodies last night. When the movie-makers wanted to up the young-and-innocent-love factor, they showed the lovers visiting a ballpark.

I think I’ve said this before. In the event of a zombie apocalypse, baseball is our only hope.

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The Old Man Snuggle
(Twins 4 Phillies 3)

The Twins came from behind and won.

I’m not going to lie. I didn’t even give this game a chance.

I went to bed early because I’m old and cranky and totally felt like it.

It was great, too. Quiet and peaceful. The wife stayed up watching TV, so I had the whole bed to myself.

That’s a lie. I had two small cats with me who didn’t take up a small amount of space, but I didn’t mind. And then the wife came to bed and I gave her the third of the bed space she’s used to.

When I was in my early twenties, this would have felt like surrender. Now, it feels like Christmas.

The present came when I got up in the morning, checked my text messages and saw the good guys had won.

Not a bad way to start a morning.

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Deckstravaganzapalooza Gala
(Twins 2 Phillies 3)

The Twins came up with a lead in the downhill innings, then gave it right back and spun around in strikeout circles until the game was over and the home team had lost.

Two out of three and all that.

Rough game-ending for the Twins Deckstravaganza outing, where Twins bloggers and social media types get out on the Budweiser deck to watch the game.

First, I gotta say that someday I WILL get up to the Budweiser deck.

Secondly, I gotta wonder if all of us who type and tweet would give it all up for a chair at the barbershop or a booth at the local restaurant where the baseball talk flows without the aid of technology. Would we still do this if we knew a place where everybody knows our name and they’re always glad we came?

I mean, what are YOU doing with all the free time you’ve saved because you knew how to handle technology?

Nothing against the Deckstravaganza – I’d love to go someday. And I love meeting others in this great big world of blogging.

I guess, after a loss and busted sweep, I just need a hug and an album by The Cure.


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