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#1 Twins Fan From Afar

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 06:41 AM

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#2 Han Joelo

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 06:54 AM

Nice work. Thanks for sharing.

#3 Don't Feed the Greed Guy

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:59 AM

Great write-up. Thanks for the links, especially Amore's explanation of Meyer's knuckle curve, and how he developed the pitch. Good read.

#4 Shane Wahl

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:09 AM

Great article! I always like your insights into that team and I am glad Beresford has some fire in him.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:14 AM

I agree - thanks for this report.

#6 MoonDog

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:22 AM

Great to hear a firsthand account of the game and your experience surrounded by scouts and TR. I've been able to sit next to him for a few collegiate summer league games and it's fun to hear him talk baseball while he works. Also, it is great to see him still scouting, his true passion.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:25 AM

Thanks, guys.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:32 AM

Thanks for sharing. Well done.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 10:28 AM

Great read and thanks for sharing. I think this first month we have been so spoiled with our top prospects performing so well we sometimes forget they are human. Meyers is going to be a beast!

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 11:33 AM

I agree, thanks so much for the first-hand report! I wonder how much the two events (Meyer's giving up 4 runs and Beresford's ejection) have to do with each other...

I may be 'getting out over my shoes a little', but if the 'Gameday' pitch locations are to be believed, Meyer's first walk (with runners at 1st and 2nd and 1 out) probably left him shaking his head... and it's not too surprising that the following sequence occurred:


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I would imagine James had a pretty good view of these pitches and wonder if it had something to do with his chirping.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 11:55 AM

Good stuff TRex. I thought a few pitches could have gone for Meyer.
I wonder what Beresford's pitch sequence looked like?

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 12:57 PM

They are listed as right down the middle :)!

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:10 PM

Great writing, Afar. I could "see" the stuff you were talking about.

A few days ago I saw Met's pitcher Dillon Gee throwing what I believed to be a knuckle curve in an mlb condensed game video. They showed Gee throwing the pitch in super slo-mo, and it was really neat seeing how he gripped the ball with the forefinger jammed behind the seams, his middle finger behind the lead seam, his thumb behind the trailing seam, his elbow cocked back, hand behind his ear, palm facing third base. The forward rotation on that ball when it came out of Gee's hand looked like a good topspin tennis serve.

If Alex Meyer has a knuckle curve anything like Gee's, we're all in for a treat when he gets to Minnesota.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:13 PM

Hey, I have been meaning to check a N.B. game soon, do you have a recommendation on a cheap hotel in the area and a good way to get there (no car) from NYC?

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:45 PM

Wow, the pitches were listed right down the middle to Beresford.

Hotels: Hmm, there's a La Quinta inn about a mile away from the stadium. I bet it's pretty cheap. And as far as transportation, probably Metronorth train to New Haven, and I'm guessing that New Britain is on a busline.

Let me know if you decide to go. Beer's on me.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:08 PM

Next time you have to sneak to the seat behind TR. Would have been interesting to see his notes. :)

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:18 PM

Next time you have to sneak to the seat behind TR. Would have been interesting to see his notes. :)


I bet it's in invisible ink, in a scrawl readable only by himself, and even if you could see it, and read it, it would look like:

  • Meyer - 1z%885## 2o 3!!:jump:xyz 4:banghead: 5:jump:zyx

#18 70charger

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:52 PM

I've heard he writes backward like da Vinci.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 06:37 PM

Just think we might have a starting pitcher that can throw harder than 90mph soon. Ha the roto is horrible right now. Our opening day starter should be 4th or 5th in a rotation, same with the rest of our pitchers. The Twins do have a good future though. We have a couple top of the roto guys including Meyer who will be coming up and we have Sano and Buxton who could be annual all stars.