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#1 gunnarthor

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 08:47 PM

https://www.minorlea...om-john-sickels

 

Sad to hear. Vox is closing it down. I've always enjoyed Sickels' work and it was nice that a national voice was a Twins fan. Hope he lands on his feet.

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#2 ashbury

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 09:22 PM

This news stinks.

 

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#3 Mike Sixel

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 10:41 AM

Sad face, but then, I only went once a month or so.....and I guess most didn't go as often as they go to other sites. 

It's IL now, btw, not DL.....


#4 nytwinsfan

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 12:07 PM

big bummer.


#5 AceWrigley

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 12:23 PM

We will find John Sickels. We will read John Sickels. And we will be the better for it.

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#6 tarheeltwinsfan

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 03:06 PM

Hang in there John. Your writing and research is unique and appreciated.

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#7 Thrylos

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 06:34 PM

Happens.Sickels had his minorleagueball.com blog for years and then he wanted to monetize it.It did not work out.Blogging is a labor of love.Very few blogs make it when they cross the for profit line...

 

Also, it does not look like it is shutting down... Just moving to a different self-financed spot.

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#8 diehardtwinsfan

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 01:44 PM

Wonder where John will go... It's a great site and a must read. Big mistake by Vox.

 

https://www.minorlea...om-john-sickels

 

 


#9 Seth Stohs

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 10:57 AM

 

Wonder where John will go... It's a great site and a must read. Big mistake by Vox.

 

https://www.minorlea...om-john-sickels

 

This is unfortunate, though John Sickels will land on his feet and that's' really the key... I hope so at least. He's always been good to me!


#10 clutterheart

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 09:17 PM

Bummer. I learned a lot from him.

At least we got the Twins Propsect 2019 prospect list.

#11 gunnarthor

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 09:42 AM

Not sure if we updated this but apparently Sickels is writing for the Atlantic.


#12 spycake

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 10:03 AM

 

Not sure if we updated this but apparently Sickels is writing for the Atlantic.

I think you mean The Athletic. :)

 

https://theathletic....r/john-sickels/

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#13 ashbury

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 10:06 AM

The Atherosclerotic, a site devoted to really old prospects.

 

https://theatheroscl...y/john-sickels/

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#14 gunnarthor

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 10:33 AM

 

I think you mean The Athletic. :)

 

https://theathletic....r/john-sickels/

Atlantic/Athletic. What's the difference. :-)

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#15 nicksaviking

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 11:01 AM

 

I think you mean The Athletic. :)

 

https://theathletic....r/john-sickels/

 

I must admit, when I first heard of The Athletic, I too thought it was The Atlantic. I kept wondering why sports writers kept going to an old Boston publication focusing on current events. And I further kept wondering why I couldn't find them when I tried to search the site.

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