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  1. Twitter (13 votes [11.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.50%

  2. Facebook (10 votes [8.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.85%

  3. Both (15 votes [13.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.27%

  4. Neither (75 votes [66.37%])

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#161 Sconnie

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 09:20 PM

Congratulations! We are also adopting on July 18th.

It has been a rather hellish two years to get to this point and I cannot wait to get past that date so I can tell the entire foster system to go pound sand.

Congratulations!

#162 Tarken10

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 09:06 PM


1.) Where are you from? Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2.) Age Range? 51
3.) What brought you to Twins Daily? To complain about the bullpen
4.) Highest level of baseball/softball played? College (Barry University in Miami)
5.) Favorite Twins Player, and favorite underappreciated Twins player, and if you want, favorite current Twins player? Kent Hrbek (should’ve been ROY in ‘82), Brian Harper, Max Kepler
6.) Favorite non-Twins Daily site/authors? Rivals
7.) Favorite Twitter follows? Cut4, Dan LeBatard Show
8.) Other interests outside of baseball. Golf, minor league baseball
9.) Favorite part of Twins Daily... brand new here
10.) Tell us what we can do better. What features or other topics would you like to see in-season or out of season?
11.) Have you been to any of the Twins Daily "events?" Not yet but I don’t imagine you have many in South Florida
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#163 ashbury

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 10:53 AM

3.) What brought you to Twins Daily? To complain about the bullpen

Welcome! You'll find plenty of well conceived posts in that same vein. :)

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#164 SQUIRREL

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 11:07 AM

 

Welcome! You'll find plenty of well conceived posts in that same vein. :)

True that ... pick a thread, any thread (just about).

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#165 twinkies

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 10:13 AM

1.) Where are you from? Milwaukee, WI
2.) Age Range? 30
3.) What brought you to Twins Daily? Used to lurk at Battle Your Tail Off - just followed since.
4.) Highest level of baseball/softball played? High School
5.) Favorite Twins Player, and favorite underappreciated Twins player, and if you want, favorite current Twins player? Luis Rodriguez UTL guy from 05 until 07 or 08. 
6.) Favorite non-Twins Daily site/authors? The Athletic
7.) Favorite Twitter follows? Gleeman/Bonnes/AP Sports Guy / Woj 
8.) Other interests outside of baseball? Food, Family, Friends
9.) Favorite part of Twins Daily... Opportunities to share opinions
10.) Tell us what we can do better. What features or other topics would you like to see in-season or out of season? N/A
11.) Have you been to any of the Twins Daily "events?" No

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#166 JW24

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 10:55 AM

1.) Where are you from? I grew up in Maple Grove, went to college at Winona State, and now live in Rochester (MN)

2.) Age Range? 30

3.) What brought you to Twins Daily? Better and more coverage of all aspects of Twins baseball than any other site I have found

4.) Highest level of baseball/softball played? Pitched at Winona State for 4 years (Go Warriors!)

5.) Favorite Twins Player, and favorite underappreciated Twins player, and if you want, favorite current Twins player? Favorite Twins player is Johan by a mile. Tried to make it to the Dome whenever he was pitching to watch in person. The crowd noise would grow with each strike, and then explode when someone whiffed badly at his change up for strike 3. Favorite underappreciated Twin is tougher. Does Joe Mauer count (is he underappreciated at this point?) I remember telling friends of mine when I was in 8th grade or so that I thought Kyle Lohse would win a Cy Young during his career (7th in 2012!) I wish he had figured it out with the Twins. Favorite current player is Kepler.

6.) Favorite non-Twins Daily site/authors? I was a huge Grantland fan, and I stop by the Ringer occasionally. Ben Lindberg's new book is outstanding, as is most everything he writes. Jonah Keri also is a very talented writer regarding baseball, but he is not someone I will be supporting moving forward.

7.) Favorite Twitter follows? Pitching Ninja, Kyle Boddy, Trevor Bauer, Nick Nelson, Eric Sim, Adam Jones, Rex Chapman, Mark Titus

8.) Other interests outside of baseball? Chasing my daughter around, playing golf/basketball/football, reading

9.) Favorite part of Twins Daily... forums, blogs, articles, topics... whatever you like. It is hard to find comment sections on the internet with the level of respect TD has fostered. I really enjoy engaging with the members of TD who comment on posts because, generally, it is productive and constructive. That is a large reason why I come to the site and leave comments like this one.

10.) Tell us what we can do better. What features or other topics would you like to see in-season or out of season? I take an annual trip with some friends of my from high school/college/work to see the Twins play on the road with the goal of making it to all 29 other cities. In fact, I will be in Miami next week. I would be really interested in a blog with other people's experiences in various stadiums and cities, things to do at the stadium, seat recommendations, that sort of thing.

11.) Have you been to any of the Twins Daily "events?" No, I did not know they occurred

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#167 Sconnie

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 01:14 PM

11.) Have you been to any of the Twins Daily "events?" Not yet but I don’t imagine you have many in South Florida


Welcome! Keep posting!

We have a large contingent in Spring Training in Fort Myers every year! It’s great!

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 03:45 PM

 

Welcome! Keep posting!

We have a large contingent in Spring Training in Fort Myers every year! It’s great!

I go every year and yet have met ... very few of you.

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#169 Sconnie

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 04:58 PM

I go every year and yet have met ... very few of you.

its hard, I was there at the same time as around 3-4 TDers this spring. I met Seth and missed the other regular folk, just went to different games in the same week. We should be better about planning this stuff!
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#170 stringer bell

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 07:57 AM

Glad I had the privilege Carole! I tentatively have decided to go to Spring Training next spring. We should do some kind of meetup down there next year.

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 08:06 AM

 

Glad I had the privilege Carole! I tentatively have decided to go to Spring Training next spring. We should do some kind of meetup down there next year.

Looking at the orchestra schedule, ST for me is likely going to be the week before games start (report to camp week) and maybe the final week. Haven't planned that far out yet.

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#172 ScorchedAnt

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 12:59 PM

1.) Where are you from? Two Rivers, WI and now live in Beverly Hills, CA

 

2.) Age Range? 30s

 

3.) What brought you to Twins Daily? Attended my first baseball game in over 15 years to watch the Minnesota Twins beat the Anaheim Angels (8 - 3) on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 in Anaheim. I was in excellent company and became an honorary Twins fan.I would like to learn more about the players and baseball, in general.

 

4.) Highest level of baseball/softball played? My twin brother once called me the Whiff King in our neighborhood field games and I never outgrew it. But, every so often, when I got a hit, those moments were memorable and sometimes, monumental. 

 

5.) Favorite Twins Player, and favorite underappreciated Twins player, and if you want, favorite current Twins player? Byron Buxton, Byron Buxton and Byron Buxton.His name stuck after the game and I have heard he is the fastest man in baseball - I like that. Hopeful he will return to 100% health.

 

6.) Favorite non-Twins Daily site/authors? mrmoneymustache.com, J.D. Salinger and philosophybro.com

 

7.) Favorite Twitter follows? I don't use twitter

 

8.) Other interests outside of baseball? Pokemon Go, Investing/Stocks, Violin, Tennis, Breakfast Cereals

 

9.) Favorite part of Twins Daily... forums, blogs, articles, topics... whatever you like.  I liked the spam prevention question when registering. I had to use google and learn about Kirby Puckett, a name I remember now from childhood.

 

10.) Tell us what we can do better. What features or other topics would you like to see in-season or out of season? Not sure yet, this is my first post

 

11.) Have you been to any of the Twins Daily "events?" None

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#173 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 01:41 PM

1.) Where are you from? Two Rivers, WI and now live in Beverly Hills, CA

2.) Age Range? 30s

3.) What brought you to Twins Daily? Attended my first baseball game in over 15 years to watch the Minnesota Twins beat the Anaheim Angels (8 - 3) on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 in Anaheim. I was in excellent company and became an honorary Twins fan. I would like to learn more about the players and baseball, in general.

4.) Highest level of baseball/softball played? My twin brother once called me the Whiff King in our neighborhood field games and I never outgrew it. But, every so often, when I got a hit, those moments were memorable and sometimes, monumental.

5.) Favorite Twins Player, and favorite underappreciated Twins player, and if you want, favorite current Twins player? Byron Buxton, Byron Buxton and Byron Buxton. His name stuck after the game and I have heard he is the fastest man in baseball - I like that. Hopeful he will return to 100% health.

6.) Favorite non-Twins Daily site/authors? mrmoneymustache.com, J.D. Salinger and philosophybro.com

7.) Favorite Twitter follows? I don't use twitter

8.) Other interests outside of baseball? Pokemon Go, Investing/Stocks, Violin, Tennis, Breakfast Cereals

9.) Favorite part of Twins Daily... forums, blogs, articles, topics... whatever you like. I liked the spam prevention question when registering. I had to use google and learn about Kirby Puckett, a name I remember now from childhood.

10.) Tell us what we can do better. What features or other topics would you like to see in-season or out of season? Not sure yet, this is my first post

11.) Have you been to any of the Twins Daily "events?" None


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#174 SpicyGarvSauce

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 09:15 AM

 

Looking at the orchestra schedule, ST for me is likely going to be the week before games start (report to camp week) and maybe the final week. Haven't planned that far out yet.

 

Has the ST schedule been announced or leaked yet?


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Posted 05 August 2019 - 11:58 AM

Has the ST schedule been announced or leaked yet?


Not that I know of but work has me in Florida early Feb this year. I’ll take the following week off but that is still too early for games to be started. Just a general guess based on how it always is.

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#176 beckmt

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 01:23 PM

1.) Where are you from? Twin Cities suburbs, still in Twin Cities suburbs, only change was lived in Minneapolis for about 7 years

2.) Age Range? over 70

3.) What brought you to Twins Daily? Looking for good Twins commentary

4.) Highest level of baseball/softball played? Played a little in high school, was not good, never lettered.

5.) Favorite Twins Player, and favorite underappreciated Twins player, and if you want, favorite current Twins player? Byron Buxton,Cesar Tover, Byron Buxton

6.) Favorite non-Twins Daily site/authors? Purple Pain, Bridgewinners

7.) Favorite Twitter follows? have Twitter account only for polls

8.) Other interests outside of baseball? Tournament Bridge, Gaming, StratO-Matic baseball (played in league for over 30 years, they still exist).
9.) Favorite part of Twins Daily... forums, blogs, articles, topics... whatever you like. Like the minor league articles.

10.) Tell us what we can do better. What features or other topics would you like to see in-season or out of season? 

11.) Have you been to any of the Twins Daily "events?" None

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#177 wavedog

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 02:26 PM

1.) Where are you from? Born in Washington DC, grew up in Maryland and Mississippi.Been in Texas(DFW area) ever since college except for a brief 2 year stay in SoCal for Graduate School at Pepperdine.So yes, nowhere remotely near Minnesota yet I have been a huge Minnesota sports fan my entire life.  

 

2.) Age Range? 55

 

3.) What brought you to Twins Daily? SethSpeaks

 

4.) Highest level of baseball/softball played? Nothing to speak of - Little League - we won our league so I guess I went out on top. Still play Softball recreationally.  

 

5.) Favorite Twins Player, and favorite underappreciated Twins player, and if you want, favorite current Twins player? My Favorite All-time Twin is Tony Oliva;underappreciated Shane Mack;Current Twin - I'll go with Berrios or Arraez. 

 

6.) Favorite non-Twins Daily site/authors?Pro Football Talk, Facebook

 

7.) Favorite Twitter follows?N/A

 

8.) Other interests outside of baseball.Running, Tennis, Cooking 

 

9.) Favorite part of Twins Daily... forums, blogs, articles, topics... whatever you like.The Daily Minor League summaries and game wrap-ups are great.Also enjoy the In-game threads to share the joy and frustrations of the game as it is going on. 

 

10.) Tell us what we can do better. What features or other topics would you like to see in-season or out of season?Site is great for a Twins-aholic

 

11.) Have you been to any of the Twins Daily "events?" No

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#178 SpicyGarvSauce

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 02:31 PM

 

Not that I know of but work has me in Florida early Feb this year. I’ll take the following week off but that is still too early for games to be started. Just a general guess based on how it always is.

We are going down the last week of February, so I am hoping action has started by then. I think it should...


#179 Fritzderkat

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 04:04 PM

Days later.

This makes me about No. 179.

Should anyone actually get this far and read it, drop me a note. Appreciated.

1.Madison, WI (Yes, as you might expect -- Go Badgers, Go Pack.) Now living in Plymouth, MN..

2. 77 last Saturday. Started following baseball around '49. A color baseballcard, drawing of of Joe DiMaggio, got me started.

3.Browsing. Looking for more Twins info than the Strib offers. Came here from Wisconsin in 2002, didn't give a hoot about the Twins (or the Brewers for that matter) but caught on because, along with the Saints, they're the only game in town. I'm stuck with 'em.

4.Played baseball from around 8 to 15; then fast pitch softball through high school, U.S. Navy and in Madison recreation leagues, average level of competition 4th best league in a range of dozens. Never hit over .250 in any of them but as a catcher when there were few others who wanted to play it, I was tolerated annually.

5.Joe Mauer, Eduardo Escobar, Max Kepler, Luis Arraez, Taylor Rogers.

6,NA, radio and TV.

7.Don't do Twitter. Did Face for a while to keep track of my son and his family but dropped out over a year ago. They asked me why, I said "I don't like the way you're doing things." Don't miss btw not doing any social media. This is close as I come.

8.Guitar (novice), motorcycles (veteran), house cats (2), aforementioned Badger football and basketball, the Pack in third place, politics (at times when I can stand it).

9.All of it; most, anyway.

10. Keep it positive. Help pull the Twins through to the playoffs.

11. No. 

 

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#180 Sconnie

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 10:12 AM

Days later.
This makes me about No. 179.
Should anyone actually get this far and read it, drop me a note. Appreciated.
1. Madison, WI (Yes, as you might expect -- Go Badgers, Go Pack.) Now living in Plymouth, MN..
2. 77 last Saturday. Started following baseball around '49. A color baseball card, drawing of of Joe DiMaggio, got me started.
3. Browsing. Looking for more Twins info than the Strib offers. Came here from Wisconsin in 2002, didn't give a hoot about the Twins (or the Brewers for that matter) but caught on because, along with the Saints, they're the only game in town. I'm stuck with 'em.
4. Played baseball from around 8 to 15; then fast pitch softball through high school, U.S. Navy and in Madison recreation leagues, average level of competition 4th best league in a range of dozens. Never hit over .250 in any of them but as a catcher when there were few others who wanted to play it, I was tolerated annually.
5. Joe Mauer, Eduardo Escobar, Max Kepler, Luis Arraez, Taylor Rogers.
6, NA, radio and TV.
7. Don't do Twitter. Did Face for a while to keep track of my son and his family but dropped out over a year ago. They asked me why, I said "I don't like the way you're doing things." Don't miss btw not doing any social media. This is close as I come.
8. Guitar (novice), motorcycles (veteran), house cats (2), aforementioned Badger football and basketball, the Pack in third place, politics (at times when I can stand it).
9. All of it; most, anyway.
10. Keep it positive. Help pull the Twins through to the playoffs.
11. No.


GO PACK!