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  1. Vance Worley's change still a work-in-progress

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ID:	3820After his start on Opening Day, I chatted with Twins starter Vance Worley about his on-going efforts to add a change-up to his arsenal.

    Worley’s response was that he had not quite comfortable throwing this particular pitch. Being a “feel” pitch, the right-hander bounced between throwing a split-finger change and a more conventional circle change, he admitted to rarely throwing it.

    On Saturday at USCellular Field, Worley told reporters after ...
  2. Twins Birthdays--April 21

    Also posted at wgom.org

    Jesse Orosco (1957)
    Terry Tiffee (1979)

    Left-hander Jesse Russell Orosco pitched the final eight games out of 1,252 in his career with the Twins in 2003. Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Orosco was drafted by Minnesota in the second round of the January draft in 1978. He had an outstanding year at Elizabethton in 1978, posting a 1.12 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP in 40 innings. That off-season he became the player to be named later in a deal that
  3. Quality Starts

    by , 04-20-2013 at 11:50 PM ("And we'll see ya' ... tomorrow night.")
    Think about last year watching the Twins pitching staff. What comes to mind right away? 1. Injuries 2. What are we going to get from Liriano tonight? 3. Who? 4. OMG!!! Capps is coming in!! 5. Our 3rd catcher is showing us how to pitch?

    Every start was a circus it seemed. The only positives all year on the Twins pitching staff was Jared Burton, Glenn Perkins, Scott Diamond. Liam Hendriks had the chance of all chances, he started 16 games and got 1 win, 5 quality starts. ...
  4. Draft Board v.3.0 (4/20)

    The draft is now only six weeks away. Some things are starting to come into focus; other things are as cloudy as ever.

    A quick reminder: The Twins first pick (fourth overall) has a draft slot value of just around $4.5 million.

    The strategy that the Twins select the Best Player Available early in the draft remains true. The Twins will follow that strategy yet again this year.

    Though it should be pointed out – as I do each month – that the Twins very rarely ...

    Updated 04-20-2013 at 10:13 PM by Jeremy Nygaard

  5. Saturday in the Minor League Parks

    The Twins got a nice 2-1, 10-inning win in Chicago against the White Sox. Eduardo Escobar, who came to the Twins last July from the South Siders, beat out an infield single to shortstop. Ryan Doumit, who was on second after an inning -opening double, advanced to third base and then continued home when Jeff Keppinger was unable to cleanly catch the one-hop throw from Ramirez. Glen Perkins came on to record the save.

    There were a couple of one-run games in the Twins farm system. A big ...

    Updated 04-20-2013 at 10:54 PM by Kevin

  6. Game 14 - Nature and Human Nature.

    Weather kept Twins baseball off my radio from the game ending Tuesday night until today's 2-1 victory over the White Sox.

    In that time, the nation struggled to reclaim meaning from tragedy. Locally, winter weather kicked Minnesotan ribs while the state was still down from the last snowstorm.

    Baseball would've helped.

    Somehow, the Twins are at .500 again. I haven't looked at any stats, but my gut's telling me their at bats have a little more pep in them than ...
  7. Best Baseball Movies?

    Hey all,

    I just got done watching the Twins-White Sox matinee, and stumbled upon Cody Christie's post on best baseball movies. It's kind of hidden in a larger link post, so I thought I'd draw the conversation out a little. Cody posts a link to the IMBB Top Ten Baseball Movies: http://www.imdb.com/list/x9dmZYfeX4w/

    Their list draws quite a bit of criticism on the IMBB site, with movies like "Mr 3000" and "Fever Pitch" in the top ten.

    Cody's ...
  8. Baseblol Cards: 1991 Score

    Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed! with all the images in tact.

    Note: There is a 20 image limit in posts here, which is totally fair, but that is why a few of the original images were changed to links.

    When I close my eyes and think of baseball cards, I picture 1991 Score baseball cards. I'm not sure why, but this is the set that I picture when I dream of cards (which happens all the time). I distinctly remember that there were green, blue, white and black

    Updated 04-20-2013 at 06:18 PM by Brad Swanson

  9. Rock Cats: The First 2 Weeks

    This picture of Justin Morneau hangs in a suite at New Britain Stadium.
    The Rock Cats do a great job of paying tribute to the Twins' greats
    that have come and gone from this stadium.


    Updated 04-20-2013 at 03:34 PM by Kevin

  10. Twins Birthdays--April 20

    Also posted at wgom.org

    Doug Clarey (1954)
    Floyd Chiffer (1956)
    Greg Brummett (1967)

    Second baseman Douglas William Clarey was drafted by the Twins, although he never played for them. Born in Los Angeles, Minnesota selected Clarey in the sixth round of the 1972 draft. He was in the Twins’ organization for three years, never rising higher than Class A and never hitting more than .237. After the 1974 season, Clarey was chosen by St. Louis in the minor league ...
  11. Weather, Rivalry, Survivor

    by , 04-19-2013 at 09:57 PM ("And we'll see ya' ... tomorrow night.")
    3 games in a row. My comfort after work is to come home and watch baseball w/ my daughter. When I got married I made the deal that when the Twins were on, I get control over the remote and I get to watch TwinsBaseball. Let me tell you the last week, Duluth has had the worst April weather since I have been alive I think. Windy, snowy, cold, not one good thing that brings spring into summer. No golf, going to Mondays Twins game at Target Field at 35 degrees, and horrible business due to bad driving ...
  12. Twins Minor League Report: Miracle Keep Crushing

    First off, huge props to everybody involved in the investigation in Boston. An unfortunate event followed by an around-the-clock story, ending with very few fatalities. Those in Boston and the surrounding areas will finally be able to sleep peacefully tonight.

    Back to baseball..

    The Twins are postponed again, making today their third consecutive off-day. Now I can understand postponing a baseball game for snow or sleet, but tonight’s forecast is “chilling and windy”. ...
  13. Twins Birthdays--April 19

    Also posted in wgom.org

    Ed Hodge (1958)
    Frank Viola (1960)
    Joe Beimel (1977)
    Dennys Reyes (1977)
    Joe Mauer (1983)

    Left-hander Ed Oliver Hodge made 25 appearances for the Twins in 1984. Born in Bellflower, California, Hodge was drafted by Minnesota in the fifth round of the January draft in 1979. There is nothing in his minor league record that suggests he would be a major league pitcher, but the 1984 Twins were desperate for a fifth starter, so after ...
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