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Front Page: Jhoan Duran Headlines Twins Roster Additions

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 08:51 PM
The Minnesota Twins have announced that right-handed pitchers Jhoan Duran and Dakota Chalmers, infielder Travis Blankenhorn and outfielde...

Front Page: Women's Baseball Experience Part 2: Women...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:47 PM
When you sign up for the Women’s Baseball Experience, they only have “Program and Women in Sports Panel *Please check back for panel list...

Sign Yasmani Grandal, be open to trading Nelson Cruz if M...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:51 PM
Mitch Garver had a tremendous home run rate in 2019. If he is anything close in 2020 to the hitter he was in 2019, the Twins' have a spec...

Front Page: Offseason Blueprint: Generics Over Brand Names

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:21 PM
On a shelf sit two bottles of dishwasher gel. One is a brand name you’re familiar with, the other a generic. You start reaching for the b...

Front Page: Find the Next Gerrit Cole? Twins Have Shown t...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:31 PM
Fresh off a Cy Young-caliber campaign and dominant postseason run, Gerrit Cole hits the free agent market as top prize among starting pit...

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Two Sport stars

Posted by mikelink45 , 26 December 2017 · 2,888 views

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Two Sport stars Maybe it was seeing Bo Jackson on a commercial, looking like a younger version of George Foreman that got me thinking about two sport athletes, maybe it is the big deal that is being made over Ohtani being a two way pitcher/hitter in the major leagues, or perhaps it was looking at the baseball cards from my old favorite Milwaukee Braves, but suddenly I wa...


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Bunting on Bluegrass

Posted by mikelink45 , 20 December 2017 · 1,004 views
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Bunting on Bluegrass Last night I was doing research for a lecture I am going to give when I guide a trip to Nashville next fall. Nashville is most famous for the Grand Ole Opry and performers like Bill Monroe so I was looking at the history of Blue Grass – Monroe is the acknowledged creator of this form of music – and all of a sudden I was into baseball. Hard to imagine, b...


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Winter jobs

Posted by mikelink45 , 16 December 2017 · 2,285 views

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Boy were the times different. Isn’t that Lounge singer Denny McLain? Why is Bobby Veach mining for Coal between seasons.
When comparing athletes from different generations there so many obstacles that statistics just cannot stand up. When someone quotes WAR for a player from the first half of the twentieth century to compare them with current players I ha...


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Real Indian Ballplayers

Posted by mikelink45 , 10 December 2017 · 3,257 views
cleveland indians, braves, thorpe and 2 more...
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Real Indian Ballplayers We have all heard the complaints (legitimate to me) about the use of names like Redskins, Indians, and Braves professional sports teams. I will not go into the reason these are offensive and the degrees of offensiveness attached to each. What I am interested in is where the Indians are when it comes to the ball field. The photo I have put up with this is...


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Radio matters

Posted by mikelink45 , 29 November 2017 · 1,170 views
radio announcers, pace of game and 1 more...
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Radio matters I read the announcement that the Twins were going back on to WCCO and I was delighted. It did not get as much attention now as it would have 30 years ago (of course they were on WCCO then) but that is because TV and all the cable networks have changed the way that we enjoy the game.
​Growing up in Minneapolis in the 1950's I would take my little transisto...