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2020 MLB (non-Twins) Postseason Discussion Thread

Other Baseball Today, 09:52 PM
Feel free to chime in here about any of the (non-Twins) 2020 MLB postseason games!

Target Field Tax Status

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:05 PM
Been reading about all the losses (alleged or not) that MLB has (and maybe will again) taken with the pandemic, and wondered how the tax...

MLB Sees Local TV And Streaming Viewership Up Over 4% For...

Other Baseball Today, 08:25 PM
Twins local viewership up 9%.   Link to the article at Forbes:   https://www.forbes.c...0/#36bd03b33dac

Nelson Cruz wants 2 years

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:16 PM
https://www.mlbtrade...-year-deal.html

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Trade deadline recap

Posted by ashbury , 31 July 2019 · 9,153 views

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Welp.


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Arizona Fall League 2018 - Nov 1 & 2

Posted by ashbury , 02 November 2018 · 1,483 views

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I feel like posting a little bit on my trip to Phoenix for the Arizona Fall League.

I arrived Thursday and was picked up at the airport by ashburydavid. Nice that he could take a day off from work to join his dad for a long weekend of baseball watching. Salt River, the team all the Twins prospects are on, had played earlier in the day, so we contented ou...


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The Cheapskate goes to a parade

Posted by ashbury , 31 October 2018 · 713 views

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The Red Sox won the World Series on the road, so my tentative plan to be a Cheapskate and lurk the Fenway environs in anticipation of a fourth win proved impractical. Next best thing was to pencil in Wednesday the 31st, when a parade in the team's honor was scheduled.

Large crowds were anticipated for the 11:00 start, so again I relied on public transpor...


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The Cheapskate's Guide to Attending the World Series

Posted by ashbury , 24 October 2018 · 1,899 views
red sox, world series
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The Cheapskate's Guide to Attending the World Series I'm a five-minute walk away from the east-west commuter train that also stops at Fenway Park. So with Game 1 of the World Series being held at Fenway, Tuesday night, despite not being a diehard Red Sox fan and despite the forecast of iffy weather I felt like I'd be a fool not to take advantage of the logistics.

The title for this blog entry is deceptive...


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Red Wings at Pawtucket, August 3 2018

Posted by ashbury , 04 August 2018 · 1,165 views

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[re-posted from the night's minor league summary thread...]

I was in attendance at Pawtucket last night, so let me offer some additional impressions and details.

First, a minor correction: the Red Wings' final run scored on a wild pitch. The bases were not loaded when Motter walked, but when ball-four skittered past Mike Ohlman, Edgar Corcino on third...


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Lollygagging?

Posted by ashbury , 12 July 2018 · 1,724 views

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I happened upon this nice leaping stab by Polanco from a few days ago:

https://mediadownloa...asset_2500K.mp4

Question: on a ball hit to the left side, does Brian Dozier have anything better to do than make a beeline for second base, on the small chance it's caught and they might try to double off t...


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Pawtucket Red Sox game - Sunday July 8

Posted by ashbury , 08 July 2018 · 1,721 views

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Red Sox relief prospect Ty Buttrey came up in one of the discussions about trade talks. As luck would have it, I could drop Mrs Ash at Logan Airport today and head down I-95 in time for the last game in Pawtucket before their All-Star Break. So I did. The pretext is scouting a trade candidate, but of course I am not a scout. I'll tell you what I saw, and...


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Baseball Website Find of the Day (warning: lame!)

Posted by ashbury , 25 June 2018 · 1,360 views

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Looking to kill a few minutes? Have a look at this peculiar project [s]a ten-year old some [s]knucklehead enterprising person took the time to construct via a series of posts in 2011-12.

http://burncardburn.com

Follow it through to the end, and in total there's about five pages of images and videos of captioned baseball cards, defaced baseball ca...


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1979 Pittsburgh Pirates

Posted by ashbury , 23 June 2018 · 1,243 views

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Attending a nice panel discussion at SABR this morning, including 1979 Pirates champions John Candelaria and Grant Jackson. They reminded the audience that the team started out 12-18, and were in fourth place at the all star break. Their recollection was that there was still a long way to go, and they just continued to play the games one at a time. While...


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Surprise Saguaros game, Saturday Nov 11

Posted by ashbury , 13 November 2017 · 1,412 views

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I offer a brief writeup for the final game of my three-game Arizona Fall League visit, which the host Surprise Saguaros lost to the Peoria Javelinas 11-10 in disappointing fashion Saturday night.

The headline from the game of course would be Lamont Wade's concussion injury from a collision in right-center field. I posted a few photos in reply to that thr...