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    648 days ago, TwinsDaily was launched. Today seems an appropriate (and belated) time to thank so many of you who contribute to the site. So please join me in thanking ourÖ.

    Our moderators have tracked 8276 threads since we launched less than two years ago, performing what I consider the most demanding and least rewarding job on the site. If you appreciate the forums as a place to discuss Twins news, please let them know, Without them, I assure you the forums would have disappeared months ago:
    glunn, snepp, Riverbrian, ashburyjohn, USAFChief, ChiTownTwinsFan

    Of the 2182 stories that have appeared on TwinsDaily, over 1/3 were not written by Nick, Seth, Parker, Brock or I. Instead, theyíve been contributed by members of the community. This includes:

    Beat Writers
    Christopher Fee (@CJFee)
    Andrew Walter (@MNfanfromafar)
    Jim Crikket/SD Buhr (@JimCrikket)

    Minor League Reports and Draft Coverage
    Cody Christie (@NoDakTwinsFan)
    Jeremy Nygaard (@JeremyNygaard)

    Bloggers With At Least 10 Stories
    Brad Swanson (@bridman77)
    AJ Pettersen (@apettersen1)
    Thrylos (@thrylos98)
    PeanutsFromHeaven (@HeavenlyPeanuts)
    Mr. Horrorpants (@mrhorrorpants)
    Bwille (@BeeWill15)

    I could to on and on; there have been 62 other people who have published stories on Twins Daily. So please reach out to your favorites to show your appreciation, and use the links to follow them on Twitter.

    A lot of those writers have been promoted because Kevin volunteers to comb through our blogs daily and help us identify stories that are worth promoting as well as edit them. Before that, our ability to promote stories was hit and miss, depending on my bandwidth that day. Thatís not a small job Ė there have been 4333 blog entries since TwinsDaily was founded. If you appreciate all those extra voices, please let Kevin know.

    Itís a big step from reading to contributing, and weíre honored that so many of you have taken that risk. 3022 members have contributed 180,000 comments and posts. (Again, we keep our moderators pretty busy.) The level of discourse and knowledge keeps rising and more and more people are finding their voice every day. Thatís what this site is all about. Thank you.

    Readers and Supporters
    Thank you to everyone for going beyond the default baseball coverage thatís easy to find and making a point of stopping by TwinsDaily and partaking in the 13 million pages that have been read in the last 21 months. We also really appreciate all of you who have let friends know, as our audience and contributors continue to grow year over year at a 40% clip. You're not alone and you're growing and growing.

    TwinsDaily is, to be candid, a dream come true for me. It is powered by the community that surrounds it and the volunteers that share their time, talent and energy to make it better. Thank you to everyone. Brock, Nick, Parker, Seth and I are grateful beyond words.
    Comments 16 Comments
    1. TFelton's Avatar
      TFelton -
      Twins Daily Guys and Regular Posters:

      Thank you for your efforts. I am a lurker at best and I fully enjoy your site. It is a go-to site every morning and multiple times during the day when I am in the office.

      I remember word getting out on Torii Hunter on the night before Thanksgiving (signing with Angels) and tonight I see you guys on top of the Nolasco story, so for me, tonight is a night I am very aware of regarding signings.

      A lot of smart people posting a lot of detail which is intimidating to me while I will get more involved here when time allows. Very appreciative to the information and still enjoying re-reading the off-season handbook. Handbook is a lot of work and well done.

      I even enjoy the over-worked and re-worked topics and the minor corrections leading to major battles by the posters - entertaining to see the sarcasm too which I really enjoy to read and better understand from certain posters the more they post - feels like I know them.

      I love baseball. I have a boy playing (and I coach) and he is getting to the age where he follows the Twins too, so it provides great discussion material.

      Have a great Thanksgiving and again, the thanks is to you guys for having the courage and vision to do this.
    1. Tibs's Avatar
      Tibs -
      I love this site. I don't regularly contribute to the discussion, but everyone has great information on the players and team. Thanks guys
    1. Twins Fan From Afar's Avatar
      Twins Fan From Afar -
      Well done, guys. I haven't been able to post much lately (work and such), but TwinsDaily remains the go-to place for Twins news, discussion, commentary, and (just as important) humor.
    1. USAFChief's Avatar
      USAFChief -
      Right back atcha. Thanks to those who concieved of this, put it together, and keep it running. The rest of us appreciate it.
    1. pierre75275's Avatar
      pierre75275 -
      thank you to all who make this site a good one. it is wonderful to come here and not have to deal with the viciousness of some of the other sites especially the newspapers.
    1. OldManWinter's Avatar
      OldManWinter -
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Great post, John. Thanks again for participating in this site, everyone. Without all these great contributors, we'd all be talking to empty space.
    1. YourHouseIsMyHouse's Avatar
      YourHouseIsMyHouse -
      If you appreciate the forums as a place to discuss Twins news, please let them know, Without them, I assure you the forums would have disappeared months ago:

      Appreciate it you 6 even if I despise you for being "the man".
    1. Paul Pleiss's Avatar
      Paul Pleiss -
      Twins Daily is like Twins crack. On slow days when nothing is happening as far as new articles go I get down and have to go light off a new forum post or two to get my fix
    1. Don't Feed the Greed Guy's Avatar
      Don't Feed the Greed Guy -
      Thanks to everyone who makes this site go.
    1. jjswol's Avatar
      jjswol -
      I really enjoy this site. In addition to being a very good site to read in its own right it drives a lot of traffic to other Twins blog sites. Thanks guys.
    1. twinsfan34's Avatar
      twinsfan34 -
      This is great. I'm now almost 33 years old. And I've loved the Twins for years, my first love for sure. Baseball and Twins baseball. I was 6 in 1987. That Fall was something special. I remember when I quit baseball when the strike happened in 1994/1995. I couldn't believe the greed and any great number of things only a 13/14 year old could think of (obviously I understood very little about the business of baseball). All that to say, I've sort of ebbed and flowed at times as I've had a tough time finding Twins fans who are very involved and knowledgeable. I've dabbled in baseball research, SABR, this, that, and the other, but was looking for others who just were Twins fans through and through. Then somehow I only found this site 3 months ago, and it's brought back that childhood love. I check it 3..4..5..6..7 times a day. Great to find others who really enjoy Twins baseball.

      So, for all the stuff that isn't seen, thanks. It's appreciated.
    1. Monkeypaws's Avatar
      Monkeypaws -
      Thanks to you guys - I became tired of the bickering/negativirty on the Twins board, and this place has been great, knowledgable commentary coupled with mainly respectful discourse.

      Hats off gentlemen.
    1. ashburyjohn's Avatar
      ashburyjohn -
      Quote Originally Posted by YourHouseIsMyHouse View Post

      Appreciate it you 6 even if I despise you for being "the man".
      That's one infraction point to you, and one to Brian for clicking Like.

      / I figured ChiTownTwinsFan would beat me to this, since "the man" is definitely not an apt description
    1. TwinVike61's Avatar
      TwinVike61 -
      This site is great thanks to the many people who contribute what they can. The last three years have been tough as a Twins fan but because of everyone here, I feel connected to many like-minded souls, have learned a ton about baseball, and just want to thank you all (especially the moderators and their lively banter in game threads).
    1. Brad Swanson's Avatar
      Brad Swanson -
      This is the best site. I visit multiple times per day. I don't interact as much as I'd like to, but I enjoy the articles, the forums and the conversation. Everyone involved has built a really impressive community. Thanks to everyone who makes this a great place to be.
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