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Article: Young Guns

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:26 PM
Over the six-year period from 2011 through 2016, during which the Twins won at a miserable .419 clip and finished last in the division fo...
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Park or Polka... Pick your Poison... Vargas should be DFA...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:23 PM
When Molly pinch hit for Vargas in the 7th, I immediately spoke up and noted that although he was Playing the Percentages vs. the lefty-...
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Article: Game Thread: Twins @ Orioles, 5/22@6:05pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:20 PM
After piling up doubleheaders the Twins travel to Baltimore and it seems like the weather might follow them. There is a 90% chance of rai...
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Article: Keith Law On The Twins And The 2017 Draft

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 08:58 PM
In the fourth and final installment of a conversation with Keith Law, we discussed what goes into the thinking when a team has the #1 ove...
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Article: Will Hunter Greene Haunt The Twins?

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 08:57 PM
MLB's 2017 draft is a little over two weeks away. Minnesota has known they have the first overall pick since last fall and the new regime...
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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.

~~~


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.

~~~


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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