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  1. My wife asked me "Why do you 'have' to watch the game?"

    by , 08-11-2013 at 11:13 PM ("And we'll see ya' ... tomorrow night.")
    I got married almost 2 years ago. I had two things that were a must as we got married. 1. When the Twins are on, I am going to watch them. 2. I have to have a man cave. Those are pretty easy things to ask for in a marriage. My wife is not a sports fan at all. Her current, but traded favorite Twins player is still Nick Punto, her current favorite current Twin is Brian Dozier. I also said out loud about a week ago " I really hope we don't trade Perkins" Her response was " ...
  2. Twins Minor League Report (8/11): Diamond Deals

    Two starting pitchers that began the season in the Minnesota Twins starting rotation pitched very well in the minor leagues on Sunday. Thatís probably a big part of the story of the Twins 2013 season. Scott Diamond pitched one whale of a game for the Red Wings while Cole De Vries pitched five very good innings in Ft. Myers. The Twins traded Jamey Carroll on Sunday, and one of the candidates to replace him on the roster had a big game for the Red Wings as well. Miguel Sano continued to mash. There ...
  3. Broad Shoulders Hit Long Homers (Twins at White Sox (112-115)

    A Grand Slam is Always Something (Twins 7 White Sox 5 -- Game 112)

    Even in a losing a season, a grand slam is something special. The Twins won the game, but even if they hadnít, Morneauís grand slam would have been something special. On the second to last pitch of a formerly 20-0 game, a grand slam is still special.

    Morneau hit two home runs in this game. I guess when you have to strain to see where youíll be next year, youíre focused well past the skyline. And then you ...
  4. Twins Trade Jamey Carroll to the Royals

    The Minnesota Twins have announced the they have traded infielder Jamey Carroll to the Kansas City Royals. He gives the Royals depth in the middle infielder. The Twins will receive a Player to be Named Later or Cash.

    Carroll signed a two-year contract with the Twins in November of 2011. The 39 year old started his stint with the Twins as their shortstop before moving over to second base. This year, he has been a utility infielder and played in a limited basis.

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  5. Fishing for the Biggest Marlin

    "My big fish must be somewhere."--- Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea

    Marlin fishing can be an adventure.

    These beasts of the ocean can weight upwards of 1,000 pounds and it can take quite the fight to get them into a boat. Fishing for these animals can take a lot of time and patience. It also takes the right tools and skills to reel in one of these giant fish.

    Over the weekend, a story came out in the Boston Globe that discussed the possibility ...
  6. Twins Birthdays--August 11

    Also posted at wgom.org

    Sal Campisi (1942)
    Jim Hughes (1951)

    Right-handed reliever Salvatore John Campisi appeared in six games for the Twins in 1971. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he attended Long Island University, where he had led the nation in ERA at 0.27, and was signed as a free agent by the St. Louis in 1964. He pitched well in the minors, regularly posting ERAs under three, but made a rather slow rise. He spent a year in rookie ball and two ...
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