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    by 12-04-2013, 02:52 PM
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    For many years the Minnesota Twins have had a reputation for protecting their starting pitchers and their method of choice for accomplishing this has been to limit the number of pitches their starters throw in a game. The Twins are not alone in counting pitches; all teams do it these days and 100 pitches per game seems to be the "gold standard" that most teams follow.

    Before pitch counts started to become prominent in the 1980s, ball clubs expected their starting pitcher to
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    by 08-08-2013, 06:47 PM

    8/8/1974 - The Royals - Twins game at Royals Stadium is briefly interrupted by President Nixon's resignation speech. The speech is broadcast after it begins and the next inning is delayed until the conclusion of the speech. The Twins prevail over the host Royals‚ 3 - 2 in 14 innings when Tony Oliva's sacrifice fly drives home Rod Carew. Bill Campbell pitches 7 innings of relief for the win.

    8/8/1976 - This has nothing to do with the Minnesota Twins but still it deserves to be remembered
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    by 04-24-2013, 05:37 AM

    The history of Twins switch-hitters goes back to the first game the Twins played, but it was the last guy you would expect.

    In baseball, a switch-hitter is a batter who can bat from the right side or the left side, depending on whether the pitcher is right- or left-handed. Most curveballs break away from batters hitting from the same side as the opposing pitcher, so they're often harder to hit than those from the opposite side. History tells us that most right-handed batters hit better against lefty pitchers and left-handed batters hit better against right handers. This so-called platoon benefit is why managers use pinch-hitters and LOOGY's and why some players want to become switch-hitters.
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    by 02-16-2013, 03:33 PM
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    Today, February 16th the Twins began selling single-game tickets. The last couple of years the phone lines and web site was overrun and there were sometimes long delays in getting your tickets purchased. Based on the Twins poor showing the last two seasons and low expectations for 2013 I don't expect long waits to purchase your tickets this year.

    To me, the question is should you buy your single-game tickets when they go on sale on Saturday or do you wait? The current quoted price for single-game tickets is only good from February 16 through February 22 because on February 23 demand-based pricing kicks in. Haven't heard about demand-based pricing? The Twins started that policy in 2012 and here is how it plays out in 2013.
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    by 01-19-2013, 02:59 PM
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    Do you have plans to get away from the cold and snow and feel the sand between your toes, the sun on your back, and hopefully catch some Twins spring training baseball in Florida? What better way to forget your problems and get away from it all? Well, if you are going, you might want to raise your credit card limit and keep a tight grip on your wallet or purse, because MLB is looking to help themselves to your money. Even the Twins, who aren't raising spring training ticket prices this year have found a loophole.

    It's part of a trend.
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    by 01-14-2013, 03:58 PM
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    The major league baseball season is a real grind. There are 162 games in about 185 days (give or take) and that includes travel time, not to mention spring training and the postseason. It's a marathon. Players need to keep chugging along, working through illness and injury while they strive for peak performance. Ability is critical, but if a team isn't durable, it's headed for a long season.

    Everyone knows that Baltimore Orioles Cal Ripken Jr. holds the major league record for consecutive games played with 2,632. But what is the Minnesota Twins record for most consecutive games played and who holds the record? The Twins record for consecutive games played stands at 319, less than two full season. You may be surprised to learn that the record holder is still playing for the Twins today.
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    by 01-07-2013, 02:48 PM

    One of the most hyped, and yet most overlooked, pitchers in Minnesota Twins history is Eddie Bane. Baine grew up in southern California and was offered a scholarship by Arizona State coach Bobby Winkles. Before he knew it he was pitching for the Arizona State Sun Devils. In his three years at ASU (1971-1973), he became a pitching legend.

    The left-handed Bane went 40-4 with a 1.64 ERA and is still regarded as one of the best collegiate pitchers of all time. He pitched the only perfect
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