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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:30 AM
The Twins lost the series finale to the Indians 7-5 after taking both games of the doubleheader the day before. Leaving Cleveland with a...

"Resting" players

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:30 AM
Next year, I hope Rocco (and the front office) recognizes the futility of "resting" players during the regular season. Rocco has given pl...

Front Page: Who is the Twins Team MVP?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:16 AM
2019 has been a bit of a Hollywood season for the Minnesota Twins. After finishing 2018 with a record below .500, and losing a player who...

VOTE NOW: Team captain nominations

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:54 AM
Surprised to discover that the Twins have not had a team captain since Harmon Killebrew. Leadership counts when a club is playing for the...

Front Page: Week in Review: Weathering the Storm

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:16 AM
The Minnesota Twins battled through a severely shorthanded series against Washington, then dealt with a decidedly inconvenient rainout on...

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Trade deadline recap

Posted by ashbury , 31 July 2019 · 5,585 views

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Welp.


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Arizona Fall League 2018 - Nov 1 & 2

Posted by ashbury , 02 November 2018 · 1,214 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 · 497 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 · 1,256 views
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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 · 939 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 · 1,388 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 · 1,056 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 · 1,060 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 · 902 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 · 1,104 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...