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  1. Bark's Lounge's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Twins Fan From Afar
    Love it. Great post.
    Although it's not on point, I'm hearing John Candy's soliloquy from Planes, Trains and Automobiles running in the background.
    Glad you liked it. Bowden's been bothering me for few years, I had to get it off my chest (his Morneau trade scenarios being the antagonist). PTA is one of my wife's favorite movies and I am a fan too. Also, Twins Fan From Afar - you are doing a great job of keeping us Twin's fans informed with New Britain... keep it coming!
  2. Twins Fan From Afar's Avatar
    Love it. Great post.
    Although it's not on point, I'm hearing John Candy's soliloquy from Planes, Trains and Automobiles running in the background.
  3. Bark's Lounge's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs
    I would say Bruno... Molitor and Carew have been brutal as hitting coaches in their careers. Joe Vavra is a very good hitting coach who understands individuals and minor flaws, but he also understands the advanced metrics and uses those when discussion preparation with Twins hitters.
    I actually don't think Varva is a bad hitting coach either. He has overseen some great individual hitting seasons and his joining the Twins staff in 2006 coincided with Mauer, Morneau, and Cuddyers offensive emergence. Not to mention 2 of T-Hunt's better offensive years. Those 4 guys are talented players, but Vavra should get a little bit of credit for their performance. I posted the Vavra topic merely to see what angry/despondent responses would be posted. With the 4 game losing streak to begin the season it has started to feel like the French Revolution on this site. Hopefully the guillotines won't be brought out.
  4. Seth Stohs's Avatar
    I would say Bruno... Molitor and Carew have been brutal as hitting coaches in their careers. Joe Vavra is a very good hitting coach who understands individuals and minor flaws, but he also understands the advanced metrics and uses those when discussion preparation with Twins hitters.
  5. righty8383's Avatar
    No chance it would be Ulger. Personally, I would say Bruno is the only in house candidate that should be considered. It doesn't sound like Moliter would be interested and I would pray that they don't consider Carew.
  6. stringer bell's Avatar
    You do have to look at this long term. If the Twins OF prospects pan out, they will have a bunch of young rangy outfielders to track down those long fly balls. They have consistently drafted and developed "pitch-to-contact" hurlers who would also benefit from a good defense with fast, rangy fielders. Finally, do remember that despite being outhomered at home, the Twins had the best home record in baseball in 2010.

    It is strange that they have been outhomered by more at home than on the road both of the past two years. In that facet at least, today's Target Field doesn't fit its inhabitants.
  7. Highabove's Avatar
    In 2 to 7 years, our current Stars will be gone. Target Field will be around for at least 30 years.

    I do agree that our Ball Park should play a little fairer to hitters. The Twins do not produce Ace Pitching, so the Park does play to that.
  8. one_eyed_jack's Avatar
    Heyman's piece is ridiculous. He's honestly suggesting that the '03 and '04 Twins were evenly matched with the Yankee teams of those years? Please. Compare the records, rosters, and payrolls. It's not even close. And I find it hard to believe that what happened to them in the playoffs those years would somehow be the heads of an almost completely different roster of guys 5 years later. There were a lot of close games between the teams, and you can't point to a lot of reasons the Yankees won. They had more talent and more experience. The Twins caught some bad breaks (Koskie's double, Cuzzi's foul ball call, Morneau out in '09 and '10) and made some dumb base-running mistakes. But the east coast centric national media loves the storyline of a "Yankee mystique" so powerful that the mere sight of Yankee uniforms has small-market teams like the Twins quivering with fear. So they keep hyping that. But it's silly. Bear in mind Heyman is the guy who thinks Morris should be in the HOF but not Blyleven, so that should tell you a bit about his knowledge level of baseball in general and the Twins in particular.
  9. Fire Dan Gladden's Avatar
    The context of Hunter's memory would also be in question. Assuming for a minute someone did decline, what were the circumstances? Illness? Injury? Was there another legitimate issue that was part of the discussion?

    These kind of half-stories crack me up. It's like they want to bash the Twins, but don't want any accountability either from the person giving the quote or the person the quote is about.

    But of course we are talking about Torii "Mouth Runs Like A River" Hunter...
  10. Seth Stohs's Avatar
    When the,article first came out a couple of weeks ago, it named Ford. But our friend, Commnman, did the,research and showed that Hunter's 'facts' were not correct. Heyman did take Ford's name out of the article but that's about it.

    Torii talks Just to talk. as we like to say, there's no I in team but two I's in Torii!
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