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Game-Thread 8/14: Kansas City Royals (8-11) @ Minnesota T...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:54 PM
Catch-Up How did you all enjoy your day off? I'm sure the Twins did. Buxton is playing arguably the best all around baseball of his caree...

Where are they now? Ex-Twins in 2020

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:45 PM
I said in the 2019 thread that I would start this forum thread...    Let's start populating it. How many former Twins are on ro...

2020 Game Thread Intros

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:45 PM
Yes, I believe there will be baseball! Further, the Twins would be a popular pick this year to advance to the playoffs and maybe, just ma...

Miguel Sano's Moonshot

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:46 PM
I finally figured out where Miguel Sano's home run from last night landed.     Moon bomba!!!

The new, patient, Eddie Rosario

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:18 PM
An interesting tidbit. We all know that walks aren't entirely indicative of plate discipline, but Rosario's new approach is startling whe...

mikelink45's Blog


Happy New Years to the 2018 WS Champions

Posted by mikelink45 , 01 January 2018 · 2,607 views

Community Blog Post
Happy New Years to the 2018 WS Champions Ah, New Years, time for resolutions that will last a week or two. Let’s lose all our extra pounds, work out more, be smarter, be more beautiful… Well it is a time of reflection which is good and it is a time for hope. And no sport is better situated to take advantage of hope than baseball. Hockey and basketball are in the middle of their never-ending seas...


Two Sport stars

Posted by mikelink45 , 26 December 2017 · 3,111 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...


Bunting on Bluegrass

Posted by mikelink45 , 20 December 2017 · 1,231 views
baseball, barnstorming, bluegrass and 1 more...
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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...


Winter jobs

Posted by mikelink45 , 16 December 2017 · 2,642 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...


Real Indian Ballplayers

Posted by mikelink45 , 10 December 2017 · 3,561 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...