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Reusse: Modern Game Unkind to Dozier, Plouffe

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:33 AM
I thought thatPatrick Reusse wrote an interesting article, something I know I have been thinking for the last few years.    htt...

Kirilloff - LF or RF?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:37 AM
The linked post from MLB Trade Rumors suggests that Kirilloff will play RF come opening day.I assumed he would be in LF, since Kepler is...

Looking Back at Lewis Thorpe's Last Dominant Stretch

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:57 PM
Back in April of 2019, Lewis Thorpe put together back-to-back 12 K starts. Here are some highlights from those starts. He struggled to sh...

Hopefully Simmons "issues" are not like Romero...

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 05:43 PM
Per multiple sources, new Minnesota Twins shortstop Andrelton Simmons has been delayed to the team's camp by visa issues. The exact detai...

Park: Newly "dialed in" Thorpe Ready to Compete i...

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 03:44 PM
Do-hyoung Park penned an absolutely fantastic article on Lewis Thorpe.    https://www.mlb.com/...ically-mentally   Check o...

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Prospects number 125-150

Posted by mikelink45 , 12 February 2021 · 1,353 views
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Prospects number 125-150 https://www.baseball...-to-the-majors/ It would be nice to think that everyone signed to a baseball contract would see a day in the majors, but here is what this site has to say, "Over three days in early June, more than 1,200 players will have their long-time dreams come true. They will hear their names call...


Baseball economics

Posted by mikelink45 , 05 February 2021 · 1,190 views
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Baseball economics I once had a degree in economics - admittedly it was in the 1960s so it is out dated. What I am trying to figure out is how do these intelligent, super rich owners in major league baseball get bamboozled.

Okay, the LA Dodgers got Bauer. Wow is that special. Were they not going to win the NL West before they got him? What will he add? What if he gets hurt...


1947 - the mechanics of hitting

Posted by mikelink45 , 02 February 2021 · 616 views
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1947 - the mechanics of hitting A friend gave me old Popular Mechanics magazines to look through. In 1947 there was a mechanics of hitting article - yes in Popular Mechanics and I got such a charge out of it I had to share. I hope you can enlarge these pages. I suspect the adds will give you as much pleasure as the article.

I would love to see what an article like that would be like to...


Ten Moments that shook the sports world

Posted by mikelink45 , 31 January 2021 · 1,174 views

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Ten Moments that shook the sports world Stan Isaacs chose ten events from his sports writing history that he thinks are significant world events. These are not in order - Munich is his number one on his count down
Superbowl I and II
The Knicks Willis Reed NBA championship
The Amazing Mets World Series
Bobby Thompson's "Shot heard round the world" home run
Harvard - Yale tie game
Secretariat rac...


Home Runs, Strike outs and walks

Posted by mikelink45 , 22 January 2021 · 986 views
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Home Runs, Strike outs and walks What does Bonds, McGwire, or Sosa's home run records mean in a game that is just another version of video game? Set their record up as per cent of HRs hit. Ruth hit 60 and the teams averaged 58, Bonds hit 73 and teams averaged 185. Time to get some real perspective. Bonds would have needed to hit 191.

In an era where we seem to forget how great baseball...