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Tuning Up The Band(wagon)

Yes the title is a wrestling joke. Yes I hate Apple IS 1984. Yes the Twins are on the cusp of a trip to the post-season for the first time since 2010. Regardless, a few weeks ago we had Sean Thornton (Bleeding Royal Blue) on the podcast to fill in while Dan was out of town. Sean and I have never met as he lives in Kansas and I’m in Minnesota (Shout out to Barry for introducing us online!). One of the topics Sean brought up was the Royals’ winning the World Series, and all of the bandwagon fans t

Twins and Losses

Twins and Losses

Twins And Losses Supershow ep. 45

With Panda out of commission, Stubby J and #FacebooklessDan put together an amazing show filled with just about everything but baseball (it's the Stubbs effect, just trust me).   Get your fill of pop culture, food, and a teensy bit of sprotsball on this week's episode of the Twins And Losses Supershow on Spreaker, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and Pocket Casts; only on the The 4D Podcast Network!   http://www.spreaker.com/user/the4dpodcastnetwork/twins-and-losses-supershow-episode-45-wh

Twins and Losses

Twins and Losses

Twins And Losses Supershow ep. 40 - tmayH

We're back with a brand new show! This week Dan and Panda talk about the changes made to the All Star Game, expectations for the Twins in the 2nd half of the season, and they answer many mailbag questions.   And as promised (way back in spring training times), they F I N A L L Y got a chance to sit down with #MNTwins pitcher Trevor May to talk everything from Tommy John rehab to Twitch streams!   Check out the new show on Spreaker, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or Pocket Casts! http://bit.ly/2a

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Twins and Losses

Twins and Losses Supershow ep. 39

Happy 4th of July! To celebrate we brought a show filled with lots of Twins talk, and we dive into some Star Wars news with the fury of a thousand Roman candles.   As a special treat, we got #OldFriend (emphasis on old) Barry Campbell, with Hockey Wilderness, back to break down all the Wild news since the NHL Expansion Draft!   Find our show on Spreaker, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and Pocket Casts; search "Twins and Losses Supershow." Part of The 4D Podcast Network.   http://www.spreaker.com

Twins and Losses

Twins and Losses

The Pitchin' Is Not Bitchin'

The Twins lost a tough game against the Red Sox 9-2. Hector Santiago only lasted through 2 innings due to a rain delay, Eddie Escobar hit a long bomb off former Twin Fernando Abad, and Eddie Rosario went 3-4 at the dish. There’s “The Cycle” for today. Let’s get into more pressing issues: pitching.   Before the season started, Dan and I both said that the key to the Twins winning more often than losing was by getting quality starts from their starting rotation. In the month of April and parts of

Twins and Losses

Twins and Losses

Twins and Losses Supershow Episode 30: Two is a Party, Four is a Cluster

Dan and Panda return with one of the more eclectic episodes, and that's saying something.   The Dastardly duo are joined by the self-proclaimed "Batman & Nightwing," Giles and Ben of "Giles And The Goalies," part of the Cold Omaha network.   Twins and Wild talks, and general debauchery are on tap.   http://www.spreaker.com/user/the4dpodcastnetwork/twins-and-losses-supershow-episode-30-tw

Twins and Losses

Twins and Losses

Twins and Losses Supershow Ep. 27

HEY YOU! YEAH YOU IN THE BACK. We didn’t forget about you. Brand spankin’ new Supershow is live for your listening pleasure!   This week Dan and Panda give their 2017 predictions for your Minnesota Twins (if you like Max Kepler, we have good news for you), and they also talk a bit about Brian Dozier’s trade status, and Joey Bats.   Dan forgets that RBI and hits are not the same thing...   The gang is also joined by Barry Campbell (Hockey Wilderness) as they talk in depth about the Wild, and what

Twins and Losses

Twins and Losses

Twins and Losses Supershow Episode 15

New show is live! Dan, Panda, and Stubby converse about Terry Ryan, along with bad deployment of stats.   The gang is also joined by Bill Bohl (A Wolf Among Wolves, Fear The Sword) as he stops by to chat about the Wolves' offseason.   Stream or download using the link below; or check out iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and Pocket Casts! The 4D Podcast Network   http://www.spreaker.com/show/twins-and-losses-supershow

Twins and Losses

Twins and Losses

Twins Seeking to Stay Relevant Amongst Youths

By all accounts, this has been a lost season for the Twins.   Glen Perkins: done for the season.   Phil Hughes: done for the season.   Kevin Jepsen: cleared waivers on the day that Chi Wen Hu, the pitching prospect sent to Tampa Bay to acquire Jepsen, pitched a perfect 1-2-3 inning in the Futures Game with only five pitches including a fastball that touched 97 MPH…   …you know, just to name a few.   While a recent stretch of power hitting and “good enough” pitching has propelled the Twins to a p

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Twins and Losses

"I've Got A Problem Here..."

Red Squadron was the legendary flight of X-Wing pilots who fought in the Battle of Yavin. Red Squadron featured the likes of Wedge Antilles, Luke Skywalker, and Jek Porkins. While two of those three went on to have exceptional careers with the Rebellion, mostly because the rest of them were blown up, one memorable member crashed and burned on the surface of the Death Star.   "I've got a problem here." - Jek "Eject." – Biggs Darklighter (#RIP) "I can hold it." - Jek "Pull up!" - Biggs "No, I'm al

Twins and Losses

Twins and Losses

“Don’t Worry, Everything’s Gonna Be Fine. Trust Me!”

#FireMollie #FireRyan #TotalSystemFailure   All of these lovely hashtags have been making the rounds with the Twins off to a lackluster start to the season. Lots of opinions, ideas, and ways to fix the Twins have been floated around by casual fans, up to legitimate Twins writers. Today, we’re going to tackle the #FireMollie and #FireRyan crew.   My biggest question is: what does that fix right now? It's very obvious that a lot of the younger players were not as ready as everyone initially though

Twins and Losses

Twins and Losses

Twins and Losses Supershow Episode 10: This One Goes to Eleven

This week the boys invade Thompson Home Studio with producer Stubby J (Three Guys Talking, Ring General Radio). They break down their favorite NL teams, Bartolo Colon’s homer, and rant about manners on the internet.   Brandon Warne – Journalist joins Dan and Panda this week to break down the current status of the woeful Minnesota Twins.   Download or stream from Spreaker, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or Pocket Casts! http://www.spreaker.com/show/twins-and-losses-supershow

Twins and Losses

Twins and Losses

The Hometown 9 in, "A Fistful of Baseballs"

Daniel and I are huge fans of the television show, “Community.” Outside of the former “Top Gear,” it’s the show we watch the most when we hang out. Since the current Minnesota Twins team is a bunch of underachieving misfits (sans Mauer, Park, and a few others), we decided to compare current and recent Twins players as some of your favorite faces at Greendale. Greendale’s school slogan is “E. Pluribus Anus,” which is fitting for the kind of baseball the Twins have played through the month of Apri

Twins and Losses

Twins and Losses

Outside the Head of Nunez

Photo by Ezra Shaw, Getty Images   It’s finally happened: the Minnesota Twins have remembered how to hit.   Like a bear awakening from it’s winter slumber, the Twins offense seems to have lumbered out of it den, scratched it’s stomach a few times, yawned and proceeded to go about its business. That business seems to be winning. One bear in particular seems to be overjoyed at the opportunity to be out in the warm spring air, basking in the sunlight and devouring some poor creatures to satisfy it'

Twins and Losses

Twins and Losses

“Carlos Nolasco: Ricky, or Richard?”

Ricky Nolasco hasn’t made many friends in Twins Territory over the past few seasons. Have you forgotten some of the reasons why? Well for starters; this, and lets not forget this gem to start to season.   Not to mention Ricky has been underwhelming during his run with the Twins. The Twins knew what they were getting when they signed Nolasco: an average pitcher with strikeout potential. Over the first two seasons of his four-year deal with Minnesota, Nolasco has pitched 196 1/3 innings. That woul

Twins and Losses

Twins and Losses

The Maddoning

Spring Training 2016 has been an interesting one thus far.   While there is baseball being played on the field, it is after all, spring training baseball. Minor leaguers and non-roster invitees desperately try to cut out roster spots by showing their worth, veterans look to get themselves right for the upcoming season; and the media jumps all over the flavor of the week, and runs their coverage into the ground.   Early in Spring Training the story was Yoenis Cespedes and his newly acquired fleet

Twins and Losses

Twins and Losses

Bat Flips: More Controversial Than PEDs and The Wave?

Bat flips. Comparable to sack dances, banging into the boards after a sick goal, and holding your shooting pose after a 3 in the NFL, NHL, and NBA respectively. Why do many American baseball fans hate a good bat flip?   I’m not talking about the weak bat flips (tosses) you see on your TVs from time to time. I’m talking about a true show with flourish. The Korean Baseball Organization loves a good bat flip. Maybe it’s my heritage that has me looking for epic bat flips from time to time. Maybe my

Twins and Losses

Twins and Losses

Roaring Back To Relevance (Guest Post: @marcosMN)

In a season which began with about as many ups and downs as can be imagined, our favorite MLB team has inexplicably soared back in to relevance, at least for the time being.   The offseason was as interesting as can be expected from a Terry Ryan-led club can be. A hometown Hall-of-Famer was brought in to captain the ship. A former fan favorite was brought back to mentor many young outfield prospects, to inject some life and passion in to a decidedly mild clubhouse, and also to finish out a good

Twins and Losses

Twins and Losses

Sample Sizes: What Are They Good For? Absolutely Nothing.

The Twins got off to a very rough start for the 2015-16 season going 1-6 in the first week which is about the worst possible start for a new manager in Paul Molitor. They didn’t even manage a run until their third game, but the second week of the season has been quite the turnaround.   One thing that has surprised me about the Twins is the play of Phil Hughes. He hasn’t been performing to what I expected of him. It’s also worrisome to see Brian Duensing hit the DL so early in the year.   The Twi

Twins and Losses

Twins and Losses

Episode 9: The Bats Awaken

Like Vader's lightsaber cleaving through the Jedi Temple, the Minnesota Twins figured out how to get some hits. Last year's offense has finally shown up fashionably late (Kasota Gold? [Am I doing this right?]).   Anyone who Everyone thought the Twins were on pace for a historically bad season. Like, 100 plus losses bad. I've been called a Pohlad Pocket Protector, a homer, and a Gardy Guy; but to think this team would have the worst record in the Twins' franchise history is preposterous at best.

Twins and Losses

Twins and Losses

You Won't Touch It, Will You?

“WILL THEY DO IT? WILL THEY GIVE IN TO THE TEMPTATION OF THE BUTTON? THE BEAUTIFUL, SHINY BUTTON! THE JOLLY, CANDY-LIKE BUTTON!”   The temptation is real folks. Three games into the season and some of Twins territory already have their grubby little fingers massaging the red, circular form of the Panic Button.   Sure, this season may be starting out on the same dismal path of the last three seasons. Sure, the Twins have scored just one, measly run of offense that wasn’t even charged to the pitch

Twins and Losses

Twins and Losses

Overreaction Theatre

"Why in the name of all things Holy did they send Miguel Sano to Chattanooga - AA?? Not only did Sano show his power, but he even stole a base! Sano did everything you could ask of him this spring, and he was rewarded by spending another season toiling in the minor leagues.   What's the point of getting top prospects if you're not going to use them?! It's obvious that Terry Ryan has no idea what he's doing, and Paul Molitor is just another pawn in Ryan's game of saving the Pohlad's money. I thou

Twins and Losses

Twins and Losses

Guest Post - Ryan Schaal [Twins Season Preview]

(Good morning everyone! Panda here with a post from my friend Ryan. You can find him on Twitter dot com [@ryan7997]. Let him know what you think. He's an aspiring broadcaster/sports writer type. I mean, who doesn't want to be like Bonnes and I?!)   The Twins are fast approaching their 2015 season. They have a lot of work to do if they want to be atop the A.L Central. With an ERA of 4.57 and giving up on average 10 hits a game, the Twins pitching staff really has to work on pitching.   There was

Twins and Losses

Twins and Losses

Revenge of Twins And Losses

Like the Rebels preparing for the Imperial invasion on Hoth, it’s time to dust off this hunk of junk. She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts. Was that enough Star Wars references in one sentence? Probably not. I’ll see what else I can do for you.   We took a bit of a break during the offseason. It wasn’t our plan, we just don’t follow the minor/fall/winter leagues like a lot of others. Instead of struggling to compete with the more knowledgeable writers, and re-hash the sam

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Twins and Losses

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