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Gleeman: "There will be a game Twins fans can watch v...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:29 AM
  What does this mean, any guesses? Going to see a simulated live game? Twins going to go 9-on-9 tonight?

The #5 pitcher on the 1965 Twins

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 06:23 PM
Tim Flattery had a conversation with Dwight Siebler, who was the 5th start on the 1965 Twins World Series team (the Sandy Koufax series)....

Take Landis Name off the MVP Award

Other Baseball Yesterday, 04:16 PM
Barry Larkin, former MVP, has been calling for removing the Kenesaw Mountain Landis name from MVP awards.Personally, until I read the art...

Pineda Is Getting A Raw Deal If Something Doesn't Change

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 05:03 PM
I know this was discussed previously before MLB and most of the world stopped spinning in a normal fashion. But after baseball for 2020 a...

And then there is the case of the Blue Jays to consider

Other Baseball Yesterday, 12:20 PM
https://www.sportsne...measures-place/ Here we are, theoretically two weeks away from Opening Day. The Blue Jays aren’t yet certain where...

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Health and careers

Posted by mikelink45 , 02 July 2020 · 554 views
covid-19, mlb sickness and 3 more...
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Health and careers The Covid sickness that hit coach Tommy Hottovy created a memorable video https://www.espn.com/mlb/ as he discussed his case - it is good to watch since so many act like the Covid-19 is just another flu. As the TD contributor Doctor Gast states - the video is mostly about the pain of separation. Should you want to know more about the survival from this...


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Mighty Covid at Bat

Posted by mikelink45 , 21 June 2020 · 888 views
casey at bat, covid-19, manfred and 1 more...
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Mighty Covid at Bat Covid at the Bat


The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine that day:
The score stood four proposals down, with one idea more how to play ,
And then when Clark died with the first, and Manfred did the same,
A pall-like silence fell upon the patrons of the game.

A straggling few got up to go in deep despair. The rest
Clung to the hope which spri...


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The tales of second base

Posted by mikelink45 , 25 May 2020 · 1,128 views
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The tales of second base After reading the 2005 season summary that is part of an excellent series on TD I was forced to think about second base where 2005 demonstrated the difficulty we had for many years.

Here is a summary of our highs and lows:

Billy Martin was our 2B in the first year in Minnesota and would last one year before becoming a coach and manager and then going to...


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Baseball's memorial day

Posted by mikelink45 , 23 May 2020 · 611 views
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Baseball's memorial day According to historian Jim Leeke, author of “From the Dugouts to the Trenches: Baseball During the Great War,” approximately 38 percent of active Major League players went on to serve, and eight current or former players were either killed in action or died of illness during the war. - library of Congress blog

Teams played short handed, players paid a pr...


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Total Bases

Posted by mikelink45 , 07 April 2020 · 1,272 views

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Total Bases Baseball records used to have so much more meaning for me, but now I realize the external and societal influences and they have taken on less meaning. 60 and 61 were magical - 70 and 73 on steroids - blah. 714 and 755 HR totals were meaningful, but they were steroided too and then along came the juiced ball and 300 + team HRs means less too.

Doubles, tri...