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Monitor: Manager of the Year and Fired?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:53 AM
Aside from the first team to go from 100 losses to the playoffs (sort of), they may also be the first team to fire a manager just before...

Possible items to include in the October 1 game thread op...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:48 AM
I am asking for TD posters to contact me via private message. I have the honor of opening the game thread for game 162, Sunday, Octo...

Happiest surprise for you this season?

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 04:48 AM
Since there isn't a lot going on in the minor leagues right this second, I figured I'd ask what your favorite surprise was this season fo...

Kennys Vargas....yes again.

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:45 AM
Dont blame another Vargas article on me! Well...not entirely anyway. My mind seldom shuts off, sometimes works in weird and mysterious wa...

Article: Charting A Twins Playoff Rotation

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:57 AM
What once seemed unthinkable is now a crystallizing reality: The Twins are in all likelihood headed toward a one-game Wild Card showdown...

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Twins Admit "Engelb Vielma" Is Not A Real Person

Posted by Jon Marthaler , 23 February 2017 · 888 views

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Thursday, the Twins officially announced what many had suspected all along: "Engelb Vielma," supposedly a light-hitting middle-infielder from Venezuela, is actually a fictional creation, a la Sidd Finch.

"Frankly, we were surprised that our joke went on so long," said Twins spokesman Dustin Morse. "It seemed obvious that it was a prank, especially when we put it out that his middle name was 'Stalin,' but in the internet age, people just assumed that he was a prospect and didn't question it."

Vielma, whose name was created by scrambling the letters in "Level Beaming," the title of a feature on Rob Antony's new car, supposedly batted a combined .265 across High-A and AA last season. With the Twins' dearth of shortstop options, some wondered if Vielma could potentially provide some much-needed depth.

"I think people just wanted to believe," said Antony. "After things with Levi Michael went south, people just needed something to grab onto."

When asked about the status of Ehire Adrianza, whose name is an anagram for "Zanier Airhead," or Wander Javier ("A Redrawn Jive"), Antony only grinned cryptically and said, "Hope is definitely around the corner for Twins fans."

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Thanks for the laugh!!

That was splendid!

Thank you.

 

Um, Alex Kirilloff is real though, isn't he?