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  1. Cliff Notes to the 2014 Twins: Ch. 3 June

    Even though it's summer, and I'm free from teaching for a few blissful weeks, I have to keep going...with that here's my Cliff Notes Guide to June, in case you're joining this Twins season already in progress.


    Summary: Ch. 3 "June"
    Entering the month of June the Twins were still lurking on the fringes of what could be defined as a "dangerous" team. One that didn't know it wasn't good enough to be playing like it was. One that could rely on youthful exuberance, ...
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  2. Joe Mauer, Michael Bradley and the Problem with Artistic Athletes

    So I've been more or less completely consumed with the World Cup this month. Watching every match I can, reading interviews, reports, reviewing highlights, and writing like a maniac. But I still think of baseball (and can prove it with stuff on another blog), perhaps never more clearly than when I was watching a World Cup match with some friends last Thursday.


    We needed a point against Germany, or some good fortune in another match. Being Minnesota sports fans, we fully anticipated ...
  3. Paying for Anticipation: An Adventure in Baseball Cards

    Should you be inclined to see this post with some pictures of my ugly mug posing with the cards check out my main blog page. Otherwise...WORDS AHOY!

    I finally did it. I told myself I ought to. I explained all the ways why. I made sure that I actually could do it, and then I did it.



    I sold a large chunk of my baseball card collection.




    It wasn't doing anything, it was sitting in a box in my attic. When my neighbor set up a yard ...
  4. Chairman Mauer Vanquishes Our Enemies

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    Puckettsburgh, Twins Territory--



    The great and honorable Chairman Joseph Mauer has reclaimed his honorable place as the most powerful and dominant hitter of all Twins Territory. Mauer, the bringer of light, basher of doubles, vanquisher of enemies and foe of all obviously-over-hyped-home-runs-because-come-on-it's-more-impressive-to-just-have-a-high-on-base-percentage-anyway, has reminded all loyal subjects of his greatness through repeated ...
  5. 2014 Draft Analysis In 5 Words or Less

    Sure we're a couple weeks late, and several hundreds of posts short...but we couldn't resist the temptation to continue our annual tradition of giving a run down of every single Twins draft pick for the busy fan. So keep your detailed scouting reports, don't bother worrying over their ETAs in the big leagues all that information is covered in tremendous detail by Seth Stohs and Jeremy Nygard, just appreciate the simplicity of five words for every player. (As always, numbers and punctuation don't ...

    Updated 06-17-2014 at 08:52 PM by PeanutsFromHeaven

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  6. A Twins Fan's Guide to the World Cup

    The World Cup kicks off on Thursday--but whom to root for? Luckily, if you're a Twins fan, in your heart of hearts you already know, just follow our guide to find out.

    http://www.slideshare.net/mrbenmacke...orld-cup-teams

    You can also see the guide embedded in our own personal site at heavenlypeanuts.blogspot.com, and leave comments as to the foolishenss of likening Kent Hrbek to anything French.

    Updated 06-10-2014 at 11:35 AM by PeanutsFromHeaven

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  7. Cliff Notes to the 2014 Twins: Ch. 1 May

    We know how it is. Life is busy: with work and family and social engagements, there are a lot of demands on your time. So, if you tune out for a while during the long season, you're perfectly normal. Missing baseball games is not unlike missing reading assignments for school, so we're happy to provide this series of Cliff Notes to summarize, explain and analyze the story that is the 2014 Twins Season. (This post is illuminated with pretty pretty pictures on our personal site: Peanuts From Heaven Incorporated) ...
  8. You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Optimistic

    As busy and occasionally frantic as I am at this point of the school year, I always make time to track the Twins' scores. Sometimes it's a quick peek at last night's result, sometimes it's a giddy highlight reel review, sometimes it's a flipping through radio channels hoping to hear details and analyses. Even in the depths of the team's worst crap-itude, it's nice to have that brief check in as part of the day.


    But of course, I prefer it when they're winning. Probably too much ...

    Updated 05-20-2014 at 09:49 AM by PeanutsFromHeaven

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  9. Cliff Notes to the 2014 Twins: Ch. 1 April

    We know how it is. Life is busy: with work and family and social engagements, there are a lot of demands on your time. So, if you've missed some developments in the first month of the season, you're perfectly normal. Missing baseball games is not unlike missing reading assignments for school, so we're happy to provide this series of Cliff Notes to summarize, explain and analyze the story that is the 2014 Twins Season.
    "Chapter I: April"

    Summary: At the beginning of the
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  10. Why I Always Come Back

    It hasn't been easy being a Twins fan the last few years (though if you're committed enough to the team to find my little corner of the blogosphere, I hardly need tell you that).


    It's been even less easy to be a positive Twins blogger, to dedicate time and energy to finding the silver linings in a team that often looks outmatched in almost every facet of the game. My writing life would be easier, and probably more pleasant, if I could just sign off from the blog, let it wither ...

    Updated 04-12-2014 at 11:47 AM by PeanutsFromHeaven

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  11. Opening Day in the People's Republic of Twins Territory

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    Minister of Excitement Nolasco Proclaims Opening Day!
    Also Proclaims Baseball's Awesome!! and Glory to Twins Territory!


    News for the Consumption of the Loyal Population of Twins Territory
    Chicago, USA


    The newly independent state of Twins Territory has begun their campaign to bring the message of unity, equality and sideburned-based socialist paradises to the masses of Americans who still live in ignorance of their ...
  12. Glorious Leader Conquers First Base

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    Supreme Chairman Mauer Conquers First Base"
    All is...uh...good" Glorious Leader Announces

    Fort Kelly, TT


    Following our secession from the United States of America last October the wonderful nation of Twins Territory has been savoring the sweet nectar of freedom bestowed upon us by our one and only glorious leader: Joeseph Mauer.


    While the Supreme Chairman surprised many by announcing his transition ...
  13. The Newest Twin

    Remember you can vote for which Twin was amusing enough to merit inclusion in our special Peanuts from Heaven Hall of Fame by visiting our regular blog.

    By now, you may well have heard about the Brewers' newest addition, an adorable stray dog the team has adopted named Hank.


    Because dogs take a lot of time and energy to own (and are an unreasonable expenditure of payroll) the Twins will not be following suit. However, our own cat Mini has agreed to be an adorable representation ...
  14. Our Hall of Fame!

    If you'd like to vote for the Peanuts from Heaven Hall of Fame, check out our original blog and all the nerdery and entertaining images associated with it.

    Once again the sounds of horsehide hitting leather mitts is resounding throughout the sunny fields of Arizona and Florida, and if we ever get to turn off our snowblowers we might just hear it up here in the towns teams call home during the summer.


    As is our custom every year at this time, we're spending part of spring ...

    Updated 02-20-2014 at 08:50 PM by PeanutsFromHeaven

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