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#1 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:40 AM

In case you didn't know, DiamondCentric is a project Parker Hageman has been working on for awhile and I jumped on board about a month ago. Originally just a baseball-focused apparel company, we've been trying to expand into other Minnesota sports.

I wanted to get some feedback from the TD folks. What do you think of the designs? Is there anything in particular you'd like to see from DiamondCentric? We have a few baseball, football, and basketball offerings at this point... We have some good ideas for hockey as well, but thanks to the NHL lockout, those are mostly on hold for the time being (sigh, NHL owners). In January, we'll be starting up production on a couple more Twins shirts, as well (we're hoping to attend TwinsFest).

Just curious what some of you think of the stuff we're producing.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:50 AM

Need a butera one.

#3 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:59 AM

Need a butera one.


DC used to have a Thome shirt that read "600 Naturally".

We should do a Butera one that reads ".500(OPS) Naturally".

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:05 AM

Need a butera one.


DC used to have a Thome shirt that read "600 Naturally".

We should do a Butera one that reads ".500(OPS) Naturally".


Nice. I will probably order that Game Six shirt pretty soon. Wow.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:18 AM

Are these available now for purchase? Christmas is coming! I want a 'Killer' shirt ... my baseball hero growing up.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:19 AM

Nice. I will probably order that Game Six shirt pretty soon. Wow.


That design pre-dates my interest in the company but it's one of my favorites.

One of the comical things about entering this project was my sudden realization that, outside of the Twins, memorable sports moments in Minnesota are almost universally linked to spectacular failure. It makes designing a "timeless" shirt that people will buy for years rather difficult.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:20 AM

Are these available now for purchase? Christmas is coming! I want a 'Killer' shirt ... my baseball hero growing up.


About half are available for purchase now with the other half on their way well before Christmas. We'll be shipping everything shown on the site in time for the holidays if you're looking to buy gifts.

Be sure to use the "TwinsDaily" code, everybody. It saves you five bucks on any order over $30.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:28 AM

This is great ... thanks ... never know what to get my nephews ... girls are so much easier to shop for! (Although there are some there I'd get for my nieces, too!)

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:50 AM

Love the DC designs, my Thome is my Homey shirt is almost worn out (Posted Image). The Walks will Haunt is next, awesome! Everyone should grab a "Plouffe There it is" shirt for $10, just in case.

Keep more Twins stuff coming, you'd think a Scott Diamond one would be a natural.

In keeping with the "spectacular failure theme, how about some Gopher football and basketball designs? Jerry and Tubby are a treasure trove of material for slogans and the time is right to immortalize A.J. Barker with a limited run special.

Good work!

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:04 AM

Love the Walks Will Haunt shirt. Does it say "Told You So" on the back?

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:05 AM

Love the Walks Will Haunt shirt. Does it say "Told You So" on the back?


Hah, no, it's a one-sided shirt. That's a pretty good idea, though.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:06 AM

We could bring back more European "fans" to the website with "Hala Twins" or "Hala T-Wolves" shirts. :)

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:08 AM

Love the DC designs, my Thome is my Homey shirt is almost worn out (Posted Image). The Walks will Haunt is next, awesome! Everyone should grab a "Plouffe There it is" shirt for $10, just in case.

Keep more Twins stuff coming, you'd think a Scott Diamond one would be a natural.

In keeping with the "spectacular failure theme, how about some Gopher football and basketball designs? Jerry and Tubby are a treasure trove of material for slogans and the time is right to immortalize A.J. Barker with a limited run special.

Good work!


We're torn on Twins shirt designs. You'd think a Joe Mauer one would be an obvious choice but we're a little gun-shy because the guy gets so much (undeserved) negative press. We'll be rolling out new designs for the upcoming season, though. Expect to see new stuff in January and here's hoping the Twins sign a free agent that gets the fanbase excited about the team again.

As for Scott Diamond, if he starts out strong in 2013, I think a design is in order for the guy. Right now, I think both Parker and I are a little skeptical of his performance in the coming season.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:08 AM

I saw this a week ago and I have about 5-6 to order for Christmas and myself.

My favorites are the 'original lake state' and 'game 6 (the red)'. My mom is definitely getting the killer shirt. I also really like the All Day design but I've mostly lost interest in the Vikings.

Frankkkkkkkie is also a really well done shirt. I might order one for $5 but I have a beef with him.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:09 AM

Love the DC designs, my Thome is my Homey shirt is almost worn out (Posted Image). The Walks will Haunt is next, awesome! Everyone should grab a "Plouffe There it is" shirt for $10, just in case.

Keep more Twins stuff coming, you'd think a Scott Diamond one would be a natural.

In keeping with the "spectacular failure theme, how about some Gopher football and basketball designs? Jerry and Tubby are a treasure trove of material for slogans and the time is right to immortalize A.J. Barker with a limited run special.

Good work!


We're torn on Twins shirt designs. You'd think a Joe Mauer one would be an obvious choice but we're a little gun-shy because the guy gets so much (undeserved) negative press. We'll be rolling out new designs for the upcoming season, though. Expect to see new stuff in January and here's hoping the Twins sign a free agent that gets the fanbase excited about the team again.

As for Scott Diamond, if he starts out strong in 2013, I think a design is in order for the guy. Right now, I think both Parker and I are a little skeptical of his performance in the coming season.


Anything Nikola Pekovic I'd probably buy.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:14 AM

I would like Darko and Punto throwback shirts please. Those would really sell.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:56 PM

I like the Lakeshow design but wish it didn't have that faded vintage look.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:45 PM

I really think there should be a hall of shame one featuring: Tony Bautista, Juan Castro, Livan Hernandez, Sidney Ponson, Brett Boone, and Nishioka.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:48 PM

I really think there should be a hall of shame one featuring: Tony Bautista, Juan Castro, Livan Hernandez, Sidney Ponson, Brett Boone, and Nishioka.


That would be hilarious.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:03 PM

Hmmm...Gopher stuff? Just saying....

Also, us "hefty" men will have difficulty with only XXL offered.
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:10 PM

Hmmm...Gopher stuff? Just saying....

Also, us "hefty" men will have difficulty with only XXL offered.


BGBen. We are fairly limited in terms of the sizing but we can get 3XL if you are interested but we would run that during our pre-sale period (two weeks before we place our shirt order). If we do a Gopher one, we'll be sure to let you know when the pre-sale period is so you can decide if you want to invest in a 3XL.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:02 PM

If the size keeps coming off, a 3x is possible, but it will be a bit. My issue is more the length of a shirt usually, though.
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:03 PM

Oh, and if you'd like any ideas for Gopher stuff, just fire me an email.
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:38 PM

To piggyback on the AJ Barker idea, you could do something about the infamous "mom's best friend" quote. That was priceless.
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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:24 AM

To piggyback on the AJ Barker idea, you could do something about the infamous "mom's best friend" quote. That was priceless.


That is a classic, as are, "I'm a dime a dozen" and "There's nothing special about me?"

Gold!!

When's the next run for "Walks Haunt"? Need and XL, all sold out.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:50 AM

One of the comical things about entering this project was my sudden realization that, outside of the Twins, memorable sports moments in Minnesota are almost universally linked to spectacular failure. It makes designing a "timeless" shirt that people will buy for years rather difficult.

Make a shirt with the silhouette of Nate Poole hauling in a catch on his tip-toes while being pushed out of the endzone, with the letters "NO!!!!" plastered across the front. I'll buy 50.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:00 AM

I am still hoping for a Twins Daily shirt that we can wear to games. It would be cool to go to a game (in Anaheim for me) and see comrades wearing the same shirt. And if hundred of fans wore the shirts at Target Field, the Twins front office might start visiting TD more to see what we are thinking, or at least to read Parker's posts about what players are doing right or wrong.

I would also not mind paying more for the shirt if you got a trademark license from the Twins/MLB. It would be nice to have something that includes the Twins logo. I wonder what such a license might cost.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:08 AM


One of the comical things about entering this project was my sudden realization that, outside of the Twins, memorable sports moments in Minnesota are almost universally linked to spectacular failure. It makes designing a "timeless" shirt that people will buy for years rather difficult.

Make a shirt with the silhouette of Nate Poole hauling in a catch on his tip-toes while being pushed out of the endzone, with the letters "NO!!!!" plastered across the front. I'll buy 50.


I'm a Packers fan and that's back when I actually cared about football. I laughed for hours watching that play over and over again.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:47 AM

I am still hoping for a Twins Daily shirt that we can wear to games. It would be cool to go to a game (in Anaheim for me) and see comrades wearing the same shirt. And if hundred of fans wore the shirts at Target Field, the Twins front office might start visiting TD more to see what we are thinking, or at least to read Parker's posts about what players are doing right or wrong.


I still have my BYTO ringer but it's in a closet at home. I did wear it to a couple of Twins games several years ago.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:17 AM

I would also not mind paying more for the shirt if you got a trademark license from the Twins/MLB. It would be nice to have something that includes the Twins logo. I wonder what such a license might cost.


A **** ton of money. Trust me on this, I have looked into it.