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Watch the Live Play-by-Play of the Virtual Twins Playoffs

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:33 AM
With the real Twins around the corner, I have elected to sim to the playoffs to try and tease how the real club will do this fall, and as...

2020 Game Thread Intros

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:09 AM
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...

Charley Walters: Twins-Saints partnership talks quietly o...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 07:30 AM
Very interesting article in Pioneer Press from Charlie Walters. https://www.twinciti...uietly-ongoing/ There’s been a few suggestions in...

Brian Dozier released

Other Baseball Yesterday, 11:29 PM
I noticed this one-sentence item in the most obscure part of this morning's StarTribune print edition:   San Diego released former T...

“Joe Cambria: Saint or Scoundrel? The Controversial Life...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:07 AM
A couple of weeks ago I mentioned in another thread an upcoming talk, as part of SABR's 2020 virtual convention, concerning the old Senat...

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A Very Twins Opera

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven , 20 March 2019 · 1,804 views
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A Very Twins Opera This weekend, baseball returns to the Twin Cities: in OPERA FORM!

"The Fix" is the latest in the Minnesota Opera's long running endeavor to bring new and distinct modern voices to an art form often seen as antiquated. It tells the story of the 1919 Chicago "Black" Sox, who conspired to lose the World Series in exchange for payoffs from a gambling syndica...


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How Hamilton Explains The Twins Season

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven , 11 May 2016 · 1,552 views
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In the midst of one of the most disappointing Twins seasons in memory, it's natural to look around for something, anything, to explain or distract from what promises to be a long, hard campaign.



That's where pulitizer-winning, grammy-winning, genius-crafted (even if said genius is a Yankees fan ), best-selling, award-monopolizing musical Hamilton come...


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#ParkBlossom: The Imagined Poetry of Byung-Ho Park

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven , 17 April 2016 · 2,770 views
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On perhaps the most beautiful day Minnesotans have seen in 2016, fans of the local ball club were treated to sunshine, cold beer and a dream-like state in which, we we had gone almost 48 whole hours without a loss.

But still there was unrest, muttering and snarls at the young hitters. "NOT A HOME RUN, MAUER!" when the resurgent catcher ripped a screamer...


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Why I Still Write About Sports at Times Like This

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven , 24 November 2015 · 1,081 views
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It's been a hard fall for me to write in these spaces. Every evening I try to sit down to write, I find a dozen other things to do. There are papers to grade and recommendations to submit and people to actually be married to. So while I love to write, and even though I want to write, it slips through my fingers more often than I like.

This past week, I h...


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Cliff Notes for the 2015 Twins: Chapter 4

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven , 31 August 2015 · 1,876 views
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The first days of school are right around the corner for many tykes in Twins Territory, so to help you with that summer reading you neglected, here's some more notes about that local best-seller: The Minnesota Twins

Chapter 4: Post-All-Star Break to End of August
Plot Summary:
While the doldrums in Chapter 3 appeared foreboding, the climactic triumph...


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How To Win Every Byron Buxton Debate

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven , 17 August 2015 · 2,661 views
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For the last week a great many Twins fans have been fiercely debating the fate of top prospect Byron Buxton. As the most prominent minor leaguer for the local nine since Joe Mauer, Buxton has been tremendously appealing to fans from Apple Valley to Zumbrota, particularly as the Twins scramble to hold on to one of the AL Wild Cards.

Yet Twins Territory ha...


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Musings and "Analysis" on a Deck of Cards

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven , 11 August 2015 · 1,369 views
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https://2.bp.blogspo...10+at+18.09.jpg That New Pack Smell
Every year, I treat myself to one pack of baseball cards. I've always enjoyed recapturing the glee, the confusion and the memories of stale bubble gum.

This year, with the Twins careening below .500, it s...


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Cliff Lee, Twins Legend: An Alternate History

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven , 31 July 2015 · 3,448 views
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For the first time in 5 years the Twins are buyers at the deadline, and with the Mariners in town and the Twitter fanbase on fire, I thought it would be fun to to look back at the last big Twins trade that never happened and imagine what it would be like if the Twins had acquired Cliff Lee from the Mariners 5 years ago.

Note: this is a work of fiction, n...


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Why JT Chargois is better than A-Rod

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven , 28 July 2015 · 1,676 views
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It has not been an easy last two weeks for our Adopted Prospect: Mr. Jon Tiberius Chargois (okay it's Jon Thomas...but give me some nerd slack). He had his worst outing of the year giving up 6 earned runs on three walks and three hits, and the breezy dominance that made Chargois a Florida State League All-Star seems like a distant memory compared to his c...


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Cliff Notes for the 2015 Twins: From June to the All-Star Break

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven , 17 July 2015 · 1,815 views
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Again, I've been derelict in my duty--though I was out of the country and away from reliable internets for a while there. Still were back with another nerdy English-Class style recap of the last month (plus) in Twins Territory


Chapter 3: June to the All-Star Break

Plot Summary:

So great was the joy among fans after a shockingly strong June, that th...