I'll call my epic "The Long and Winding Road."
I was born, though Mom uses another term, which I shan't repeat, eons ago, (Chief, are you taking notes?) in the redneck town of Bakersfield, CA. At age 4, I moved to the coast and lived in Morro Bay, CA for the next 14 years. The very first baseball game I attended was an Angels game at Anaheim stadium before they reconfigured the stadium. Or, my memory is faulty and it wasn't really a giant bowl when I was there in the sixties.
Due to being a complete miscreant as a teenager, I wound up being shipped off to live with relatives in MN.
Yeah, that first winter was a shock. However, I recovered to the point I was wearing shorts and a sweatshirt any time it was above 35 and sunny.
I wound up falling in with a bad crowd that introduced me to the Twins and I first became serious about the Twins during spring training of 1987. Yeah, that was great timing on my part. I was and still am, I suppose, somewhere between a casual and serious fan of Twins baseball.
I started out working in a factory, assembling widgets and moved from there to welding together the parts for the widget assemblers.
Somewhere along the way I got married, had kids, got divorced, got tired of MN winters and moved to AZ. I loved living in AZ. Some of the friendliest people I've ever met. Along the way, I got some training in computers and changed what I do for a living.
After the death of my father, I realized it was time to head back to CA to look after mom, who, like all of us, isn't getting any younger. So, back to Bakersfield.
Now, happily remarried to a lovely and incredibly patient woman who lets me indulge my passion for baseball and the shooting sports, life is good. On top of that, for whatever reason, TD allows me to write game threads, which I thoroughly enjoy. Though, fair warning, allowing me to write game threads might be somewhat akin to giving an arsonist matches and gasoline.
My favorite Twins moments?
Laudner and Gaetti picking off Darrell Evans.
Pucket putting the Twins into game 7..
leading to the greatest pitching performance I've ever witnessed, Jack Morris in that epic Game 7.
Brian Dozier hitting the home run that completed the comeback against the Tigers in 2015. (Jim Thome against the Sox gets honorable mention)
I am in and out when it comes to TD. I started out on the Stribs comment boards but they got boring, unless, of course, there was a new installment of Batgirl and LegoVision. I'm not sure how I stumbled across TD, but, I'm here.