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Article: Spring Training Update: Waiting For The Big Story

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:14 AM
We’re still waiting on the Twins big story of the week even as a smaller story played out.The Twins introduced Erick Aybar to the press t...

Article: Arms Race: Will the Twins Front Office Regret Lo...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 07:45 AM
In echoing the thoughts of others throughout the winter, it’s extremely difficult to be disappointed as a Twins fan this off-season. The...

Article: Lance Lynn to the Twins?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:57 AM
After coming up short in their quest to sign Yu Darvish, the Twins were forced to turn their focus toward other pitchers on the free agen...

Not a Gamethread: Romero K's 3

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:08 AM
Thought I'd check in on the  game.  https://www.mlb.com/...ore,game=533803   Meija threw two scoreless, and then Romero ca...

Article: Twins To Sign Erick Aybar

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:58 AM
LaVelle E Neal from the Star Tribune is reporting that the Twins will sign shortstop Erick Aybar to a minor league contract. The veteran...

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Posted by Axel Kohagen , 07 May 2017 · 1,187 views
pretentious, whiny, montage
Community Blog Post
This is a TV promo, and this is your last chance to strap yourself in.

Because the next time your favorite team takes the field, the team's ace is going to be taking the mound. The guy on your team people from other states know.

The ace. The guy who can throw fireballs and baseballs that dart about like butterflies and baseballs that start at the batter...


Ain't Nobody Happy.

Posted by Axel Kohagen , 02 May 2017 · 921 views
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Miguel Sano is the AL Player of the Week. Baseballs scream at night for their baseball parents to make sure Miguel Sano isn't under their bed. As I write this, the Twins have a winning schedule.

Good. Because let's face it, none of us are happy about anyone else.

The dam of Internet puppies and kitties finally busted. Log on to social media and drown in...


Twins Fan Club, Derry Chapter.

Posted by Axel Kohagen , 28 April 2017 · 1,000 views
washingtonsenators, derry and 3 more...
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New Line Cinema released a furious preview for their remake of Stephen King's It, and the excitement drove me to pick up my well-worn hardcover of the book to reread it slowly and deliberately. I hope to become so connected with the terrors of Derry, Maine, that I risk waking up to find myself staring at the house on Neibolt Street. Or worse.

Last night,...


Sorry, Guys. My Bad.

Posted by Axel Kohagen , 23 April 2017 · 747 views
#gameday, #linusvanpelt, #failure
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Whether I watch the Twins on the television, listen on the radio, or follow along with Gameday on my phone, I can assure you I am doing my part. Yet, somehow, this team is failing.

When Twins players stand in the batter's box, I say "Home Run." I mean, I actually say the words out loud. And I nod once, with my chin in the air, to let that player know I a...


Gettin' Attached.

Posted by Axel Kohagen , 18 April 2017 · 1,232 views
#byronbuxton and 4 more...
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As I write this, the Twins have dropped three of the last four. Pride and hope take their lumps. Whatever bunkers Twins fans have built to survive 90 loss seasons are restocking their apocalyptic buffets.

The Twins will go back into the mines tonight to try to find baseball gold, and it seems increasingly like Byron Buxton is the canary early-warning sys...


Mining for Misery

Posted by Axel Kohagen , 14 April 2017 · 949 views

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The Twins are coming home 6-3, and with the seasons we've suffered through they might as well all strut onto Target Field wearing uniforms designed to mimic John Travolta's white suit from Saturday Night Fever. They should have a "Pinch 'n Slap" booth at each entrance to help fans confirm they are not dreaming. Ice cream in mini batting helmets should com...


Five and One, Baby.

Posted by Axel Kohagen , 10 April 2017 · 925 views

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It's Monday. The Twins aren't playing at the moment, but they're going to unload the war wagons and take on Detroit on their turf. The Twins have taken two series from divisional foes, and winning a third series would feel like a nice little start to somethin' somethin'.

Five to one. That makes me pause for a second to remind people to appreciate The Doo...


Cute and Fuzzy Bunnies, Zombies

Posted by Axel Kohagen , 08 April 2017 · 813 views

Community Blog Post
This morning, fellow citizens of Twins Territory left their homes to find infant animals, such as deer and rabbits, lining up to sniff their hands in the dewy grass and pastel sunlight.

Maybe. Look, none of us really know what the 4-0 life is like. Last time it happened was 1987, an era the nearest adolescent to you will tell you is "ancient" before buil...


We Gonna Do What They Say Can't Be Done?

Posted by Axel Kohagen , 03 April 2017 · 1,376 views
##royals, royals
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We Gonna Do What They Say Can't Be Done? It's opening day and I'm wearing my Joe Nathan shirt for the tenth year in the row. The Twins are playing the Royals, because the Twins are ALWAYS playing the Royals. Advanced statistics will confirm the Twins play 127% of their games against the Royals, and 75% of those games mean nothing to anybody anyway. But we sure play them, now knowing that all of...


The Bullying Typist

Posted by Axel Kohagen , 10 August 2015 · 992 views
#alishaperkins #fifteens5k and 1 more...
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I planned to write four columns for four Twins games attended in eight days, but I got stuck after running Fifteen's 5K before the last game and ended up skipping the game and staying home. The Twins lost, but my experience running into Target Field and getting closer Glen Perkins to sign my medal thrilled me enough to make me forget my favorite team's wo...