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I find it interesting that Twins Daily has over 12K on Twitter and none of them seem to be the more active commenters in the forums. So now I'm curious, does anyone on this thread (or seeing this thread) participate in either of Twins Daily's social media channels?

 

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An opinion also held by Mrs Chief.

I did this once about 2-3 years ago, but it was during the offseason and well, it's been a long time ago... Let's get to know each other a little bit... Who are the Twins Daily readers and contributor

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1.) Where are you from? Grew up in NW Iowa, now in the Des Moines area.

2.) Age Range? 34

3.) What brought you to Twins Daily? Came from Nick's blog, and BatGirl before that.

4.) Highest level of baseball/softball played? Baseball through high school, currently run my church softball team.

5.) Favorite Twins Player, and favorite underappreciated Twins player, and if you want, favorite current Twins player? All-time = Kirby, Underrated = ?, Current = Kepler

6.) Favorite non-Twins Daily site/authors?

7.) Favorite Twitter follows? Don't have Twitter.

8.) Other interests outside of baseball? Board games

9.) Favorite part of Twins Daily? Articles and forums

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? Nope, too far away

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1.) Where are you from? native iron ranger with 30+ years in minnesota, 5 years in nyc, 20+ years in portland, ore.

2.) Age Range? yes.

3.) What brought you to Twins Daily? the demise of strib game threads.

4.) Highest level of baseball/softball played? high school, cut as college freshman, 15 years in portland adult leagues.

5.) Favorite Twins Player, and favorite underappreciated Twins player, and if you want, favorite current Twins player? mudcat grant, cesar tovar, eddie r.

6.) Favorite non-Twins Daily site/authors? is there any other? 

7.) Favorite Twitter follows? housequake, the tweet of god. ‏

8.) Other interests outside of baseball. music, guitars, reading, writing, running, the occasional columbia river gorge hike.

9.) Favorite part of Twins Daily. forums, game threads, minor league reports.

10.) Tell us what we can do better. site is pretty darn good. make sure to identify players in photos. make sure to proofread (my internet-wide pet peeve!).

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

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1.) Where are you from?  Twin Cities until 35.  Then Washington D.C. for 11 years; Austin, TX for 21 years.  Retired in 2014 and got out of the heat as fast as I could.  I know live outside Portland, Maine – Red Sox and Patriot country – BARF!!!!!

 

2.) Age Range? Physically: 71   Attitude:  10 to 12

 

3.) What brought you to Twins Daily?  Looking for any information I could find about the Twins and stumbled on it.

 

4.) Highest level of baseball/softball played?  Over-40 league for baseball when I was 58.  Softball until 60.  A college hockey teammate of mine tried to talk me into trying out for the college varsity team.  I still remember his argument:  “Terry, you were blessed with the skills of a professional athlete, but cursed with the body of a professional baker.”

 

5.) Favorite Twins Player, and favorite underappreciated Twins player, and if you want, favorite current Twins player?  Favorite:  Harmon Killebrew (see comment in question 4).  Underappreciated:  Vic Power.  Current Favorite:  Eduardo Escobar because he is always smiling.

 

6.) Favorite non-Twins Daily site/authors?  None

 

7.) Favorite Twitter follows?  I don’t do the Tweetie thing.

 

8.) Other interests outside of baseball.  I play hockey twice a week, golf when I can, scuba dive, and take lots of naps.

 

9.) Favorite part of Twins Daily?  The minor league reports (especially when the Twins are doing poorly)

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10.) Tell us what we can do better. Convince commenters to review their submittals.  Sometimes the spelling and grammar are so bad I can’t figure out what they are trying to say.  And I taught 7th grade for a while so I know what bad writing looks like.

 

11.) Have you been to any of the Twins Daily "events?"  Have you had any in Maine??  If not, then no.

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1.) Where are you from? Grew up all over -- born in Moline, Ill., then raised in several small towns in Nebraska, as well as stints in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Flint, Mich. Went to college in Ohio, then worked in newspapers in Oregon, Idaho, and South Dakota. Got married to a beautiful and smart gal in Huron, S.D., and she and I sell clothes in the store she started 30 years ago. Living the dream.
2.) Age Range? Exactly between 32 and 92.
3.) What brought you to Twins Daily? Can't recall, but am always glad I stumbled onto it.
4.) Highest level of baseball/softball played? Pony league, where I batted .182 my last season. Later umpired baseball and softball for 15 years.

5.) Favorite Twins Player, and favorite underappreciated Twins player, and if you want, favorite current Twins player? All-time fave: Tony Oliva. Underappreciated fave: Bob Allison. Current favor: Escobar.

6.) Favorite non-Twins Daily site/authors? N/A
7.) Favorite Twitter follows? Not a twit.
8.) Other interests outside of baseball. Running, reading.
9.) Favorite part of Twins Daily... Game threads never disappoint.
10.) Tell us what we can do better. You're already at the top of your game. Don't ever change.
11.) Have you been to any of the Twins Daily "events?” Would like to, but am tied down at the shop, so... some day.
 

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1.) Where are you from? Minnesota - St. Louis Park to Princeton to Grand Rapids to Bemidji to Remer/Longville to Thief River Falls

2.) Age Range? I'm as old as the 2nd AL Rookie of the Year Award won by a Twin

3.) What brought you to Twins Daily? Rumors that there was intelligent baseball conversation here...my intelligence has been challenged more than once since

4.) Highest level of baseball/softball played? 2 years at Itasca CC, 5+ years coaching at ICC, 15 years HS coach currently a Prowler coaching girls golf

5.) Favorite Twins Player - '87 Twins Team - magical ride to first major sports title

Favorite under appreciated Twin - Every Burly Twin Future Star that had to live up to being The Killer (Kusick, Gorinski come to mind...or Willie Norwood because the worst defensive OF ever was Hosken Bombo Willie (although Disco wasn't much better than any of them)

Favorite current Twin -  Rosario...he is what he is a ball player

6.) Favorite non-Twins Daily site/authors? Worked at The Pioneer in Bemidji so I'm partial to newspaper guys LEN

7.) Favorite Twitter follows? Technology/Culture peeps from the Education Community

8.) Other interests outside of baseball. Golf, kids (grand or the regular kind)

9.) Favorite part of Twins Daily - Agreeing to Disagree even though it still doesn't make sense

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 unless driving through Warroad is considered an event :)

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1.) Where are you from? Born in Winona but grew up in Oklahoma, Wyoming and Texas. currently live in Orange County California

2.) Age Range? I'll be in the 43 range starting next month on the day of my birth

3.) What brought you to Twins Daily? I was here when the site popped up. been ready Bonnes since 2002, Gleeman and Seth in 2004 I think and Nick and Nick and Parker Hageman alot too. I remember before Gleeman and the Geek podcast it was Seth and the Geek podcast.

4.) Highest level of baseball/softball played? on the bench for a few games in 9th grade. I was younger and smaller then my peers back then.

5.) Favorite Twins Player, and favorite underappreciated Twins player, and if you want, favorite current Twins player? My favorite players change with time and season so here are a few. I am forgetting some and may come back and edit later. Gladden (highly convenient that i start following baseball at age 12 in 1987) Juan Berenger, Puckett, Brian Harper (that guy came out of nowhere as he was a failed power prospect who made it at age 28 as a line drive hitter), Shane Mack (Best Rule 5 pick we ever made [santana was a trade]) Reboulet, Trombley, Radke (he pitched without an arm in 2006 sortof), Nixon and Tewksbury, Molitor, Knoblauch (i know he became a real a-holio but he was real cool before that and the hidden ball trick to fool Lonnie Smith in 91 World Series is priceless) Lawton, Koskie, Hunter, Guerrier (minor league signing Swarzak (team player) Liriano (throw in to Pierzinski trade) Pierzinski (.300 hitting catcher with lots of doubles are cool) Mauer (see last comment) Eddie Escobar (throw in to Liriano trade) Dozier (extend him man it would be nice to see a franchise player climb all time lists like 300 HR and 100+ stolen bases) Sano Pressley (rule 5 success) Joe Nathan, Pavstache, Carl Willis, Berrios (this kid is so enthusiastic its infectious and good for people like vitamins) Romero (yeah)

6.) Favorite non-Twins Daily site/authors? Matthew, Luke, Peter, Paul, Ann Rand, John Steinback, George Lucas (he wrote the original Star Wars before special effects existed) me (i just write herer but since i am not a TwinsDaily author I thought i would give myself a vote)

7.) Favorite Twitter follows? Financial news. rarely on twitter. but i post mortgage interest news there on occaison as that is my primary job.

8. erests outside of baseball. Hiking, biking, learning, traveling, (trying unsuccessully to like cooking and learning it. Ido enjoy eating others cooking however)

9.) Favorite part of Twins Daily... A good John Bonnes Article and prospect lists, and winter meetings coverage and potential deals analysis and debates

10.) Tell us what we can do better. What features or other topics would you like to see in-season or out of season? add a Comics section, how about video interviews, video blogs, video comments, maybe a poop emoji for bad comments to go with liking a comment. Bring BatGirl to the Twins Daily Team.

11.) Have you been to any of the Twins Daily "events? no there havent been any here in southern California for me to attend. I do hope to make the trip to spring training some year.

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1.) Where are you from? SW MN until college, now in Savage

 

2.) Age Range? 42

 

3.) What brought you to Twins Daily? Used to read BYTO

 

4.) Highest level of baseball/softball played? Church league softball

 

5.) Favorite Twins Player? SHANE MACK

 

Favorite under appreciated Twin? Mack again, but also Gagne and Brian Harper

 

Favorite current Twin? I thought it was Buxton last year, but this year stinks, so it's Rosario and Berrios.

 

6.) Favorite non-Twins Daily site/authors? Gopher Hole

 

7.) Favorite Twitter follows? Not on Twitter

 

8.) Other interests outside of baseball? Golf, movies, music

 

9.) Favorite part of Twins Daily? Overall intelligent and respectful posters

 

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1.) Where are you from? Minnesota - St. Louis Park to Princeton to Grand Rapids to Bemidji to Remer/Longville to Thief River Falls

2.) Age Range? I'm as old as the 2nd AL Rookie of the Year Award won by a Twin

3.) What brought you to Twins Daily? Rumors that there was intelligent baseball conversation here...my intelligence has been challenged more than once since

4.) Highest level of baseball/softball played? 2 years at Itasca CC, 5+ years coaching at ICC, 15 years HS coach currently a Prowler coaching girls golf

5.) Favorite Twins Player - '87 Twins Team - magical ride to first major sports title

Favorite under appreciated Twin - Every Burly Twin Future Star that had to live up to being The Killer (Kusick, Gorinski come to mind...or Willie Norwood because the worst defensive OF ever was Hosken Bombo Willie (although Disco wasn't much better than any of them)

Favorite current Twin -  Rosario...he is what he is a ball player

6.) Favorite non-Twins Daily site/authors? Worked at The Pioneer in Bemidji so I'm partial to newspaper guys LEN

7.) Favorite Twitter follows? Technology/Culture peeps from the Education Community

8.) Other interests outside of baseball. Golf, kids (grand or the regular kind)

9.) Favorite part of Twins Daily - Agreeing to Disagree even though it still doesn't make sense

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 unless driving through Warroad is considered an event :)

I know exactly where Longville is ... I spent a couple of summers at a camp on Little Boy Lake.

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1.) Where are you from? NW Wisconsin

2.) Age Range? Late 30s

3.) What brought you to Twins Daily? I lurked BYTO and read Nick Nelson

4.) Highest level of baseball/softball played? It’s all low-lights but tried really hard

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

Ever- Pucket

Under- Scott Leius

Current- Rosario

6.) Favorite non-Twins Daily site/authors? John Sanford

7.) Favorite Twitter follows? @PitchingNinja but I don’t have a handle

8.) Other interests outside of baseball. Economics, remodeling my pre 1900 home

9.) Favorite part of Twins Daily... It’s difficult to narrow down to one part. Historically the forums, but it has become the daily and weekly features, especially the recap analysis and reviews.

10.) Tell us what we can do better. What features or other topics would you like to see in-season or out of season? Advertising redirects are awful. I’m willing to subscribe if it means no more redirects.

11.) Have you been to any of the Twins Daily "events?" Yes, several. It would be great to have more family friendly events.

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1.) Where are you from? Born and grew up in the UK. Lived in Sydney, Australia for the past 19 years. Have family in the Twin Cities

 

2.) Age Range? 47

 

3.) What brought you to Twins Daily?  BYTO

 

4.) Highest level of baseball/softball played? Never played, other than a few social/corporate softball games. Got taken to a game at the old Met in about 1980 when visiting family and loved it.

 

5.) Favorite Twins Player? Justin Morneau. It was also great having Jim Thome, even if only for a short while

 

Favorite under appreciated Twin? Brad Radke. As an adopted Australian, Glenn Williams and his .400 batting average!

 

Favorite current Twin? Jose Berrios

 

6.) Favorite non-Twins Daily site/authors? Joe Posnanski, Molineux Mix (fan site for my favorite UK soccer team), Scandinavian crime writers

 

7.) Favorite Twitter follows? Don't do Twitter

 

8.) Other interests outside of baseball? Soccer, reading, travel, good food, wine, beer, poker, golf, snorkeling, hanging out with my kids

 

9.) Favorite part of Twins Daily? Game threads, tolerance (usually!) for a wide range of posters' views, cameraderie generated amongst regular posters, daily game and minor league reports

 

 

 

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So far the consensus is no one has a favorite anything on Twitter.

It's the platform I spend the least amount of time on.

 

That is so weird to me, and I have noticed that in those that have entered so far as well. I can't even imagine life before Twitter... It's my news source for baseball and other stuff... Why wait an extra X minutes or even hours when the information is available there right away? I'll stop short of saying that it's the best thing that's every happened to me. That's my daughter... but it's probably second...  (Hopefully my parents and siblings don't read this)

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1.) Where are you from - Grand Forks, ND -- 3rd Biggest City in North Dakota and there is no way Minot will catch us. 

 

2.) Age Range - You want a Range? OK... I'm Between 52 Years 290 Days and and 52 Years 300 Days. 

 

3.) What brought you to Twins Daily - I followed Seth Stohs over here. It's his fault. 

 

4.) Highest level of baseball/softball played - Junior College Baseball 

 

5.) Favorite Twins Player, and favorite underappreciated Twins player, and if you want, favorite current Twins player - Rod Carew was my first hero and remains my favorite of all time. Favorite Under Appreciated player was Ben Revere. Current Favorite is Eduardo Escobar because I am the President of the "Baseball Player Positional Flexibility Club". 

 

6.) Favorite non-Twins Daily site - I spend an odd amount of time cruising around Roster Resource. By Odd I mean that I only spend time segments that end in odd numbers.  

 

7.) Favorite Twitter follows - My son is pretty funny on Twitter but then I started following a bunch of baseball writers and they started drowning out his posts. 

 

8.) Other interests outside of baseball - Campaign Finance Reform! It is pretty much me being interested in it and watching it go absolutely nowhere for decades and decades. 

 

9.) Favorite part of Twins Daily - The depth of knowledge. Normal folks just can't speak Twins at the level spoken here. Without Twins Daily... who can you debate Kennys Vargas with? 

 

10.) Tell us what we can do better - More Human Interest stories on the players. What they went through to get where they are. Anything that can transform them from a collection of statistics to flesh and blood. Also... If you can talk, trick, blackmail Batgirl out of retirement to make an occasional appearance. She was the best ever, absolutely brilliant and I assume that she still is. It doesn't have to be about Baseball... anything she chooses. 

 

11.) Have you been to any of the Twins Daily "events" - I have... I didn't recognize anyone. Everybody looks different on the internet. 

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1.) Where are you from? Tripp, SD but currently live in the Chicago suburbs

2.) Age Range? 52

3.) What brought you to Twins Daily? I used to read SethSpeaks all the time and came over when it did.

4.) Highest level of baseball/softball played? None really, but coached my kids

5.) Favorite Twins Player, and favorite underappreciated Twins player, and if you want, favorite current Twins player? Favorite - Harmon Killebrew.  Underappreciated - Gary Gaetti.   Current - Eddie Rosario

6.) Favorite non-Twins Daily site/authors? MLB Trade Rumors

7.) Favorite Twitter follows? Non Twitter user

8.) Other interests outside of baseball.  Fishing, Music, Soccer

9.) Favorite part of Twins Daily... forums, blogs, articles, topics... wahtever you like.  The articles are the best part.  There is a huge amount of good writing and good knowledge out there. 

10.) Tell us what we can do better. What features or other topics would you like to see in-season or out of season?  An out of season "Best Twins of all time" feature would be cool.  Could start some great arguments!

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

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1.) Where are you from? Minnesota - St. Louis Park to Princeton to Grand Rapids to Bemidji to Remer/Longville to Thief River Falls

2.) Age Range? I'm as old as the 2nd AL Rookie of the Year Award won by a Twin

Making us THINK...I like it! Well, if we count the Bob Allison 1959 ROY as the first, you were born in 1964 (Oliva). But, the Twins weren’t the Twins in ‘59...so you were born in 1967 (Carew). A very young grandfather. Good for you!

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Making us THINK...I like it! Well, if we count the Bob Allison 1959 ROY as the first, you were born in 1964 (Oliva). But, the Twins weren’t the Twins in ‘59...so you were born in 1967 (Carew). A very young grandfather. Good for you!

Faith in Humanity restored once again...people can think/infer/deduct from clues...thanks jk

 

Carew was also a fave especially when the back of his baseball card had him living in the same city I did!

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I'll take a stab at this, using my usual internet vagueness about my personal life.

 

I did this once about 2-3 years ago, but it was during the offseason and well, it's been a long time ago... Let's get to know each other a little bit... Who are the Twins Daily readers and contributors. Obviously don't tell any more than you want to... here are some questions to consider answering, with my answers:

 

1.) Where are you from? Grew up in SW MN, college in SE MN. Live in Mpls now.

2.) Age Range? 39

3.) What brought you to Twins Daily? I think the Star Tribune blogosphere thing.

4.) Highest level of baseball/softball played? neighborhood pick-up games

5.) Favorite Twins Player, and favorite underappreciated Twins player, and if you want, favorite current Twins player? All-time? Maybe Morneau. Underappreciated: Escobar 2017. Current: Escobar 2018.

6.) Favorite non-Twins Daily site/authors? For baseball? Too many sites lack originality and just rehash national stories. Maybe MLB Trade Rumors when they aren't doing polls.

7.) Favorite Twitter follows? I use Twitter, but not for sports.  

8.) Other interests outside of baseball. Music, beer, travel

9.) Favorite part of Twins Daily... forums, blogs, articles, topics... wahtever you like. Articles, daily wrap-ups

10.) Tell us what we can do better. What features or other topics would you like to see in-season or out of season? Eliminating redundant articles (3 separate "get rid of slumping player X" articles)

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

 

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That is so weird to me, and I have noticed that in those that have entered so far as well. I can't even imagine life before Twitter... It's my news source for baseball and other stuff... Why wait an extra X minutes or even hours when the information is available there right away? I'll stop short of saying that it's the best thing that's every happened to me. That's my daughter... but it's probably second... (Hopefully my parents and siblings don't read this)

I would guess that those who are avid/addicted Twitterheads would answer the above poll very differently. Most of us onsite here are onsite here because we aren’t Twitterers. (Trying to find the appropriate noun ... Tweeters?) I was on Twitter very early on, before it was quite ‘the thing’ at the urging of a friend of mine who told me to follow everyone. It drove me nuts the amount of useless stuff that enters your head in a very short period of time doing that. My follows now are strictly baseball related and a few work-related follows. But I still can’t keep up and I just find it too disorganized for how I like to learn/read/discover information. Also there’s just too much stuff tweeted by my follows that are not on subject and I’m back to receiving too much useless tidbits of information I don’t need and don’t want in my head. So I follow in spurts, usually when there is breaking news on the horizon.

 

I guess it’s good you promote yourselves on various platforms to reach the broadest audience.

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I would guess that those who are avid/addicted Twitterheads would answer the above poll very differently. Most of us onsite here are onsite here because we aren’t Twitterers. (Trying to find th appropriate noun ... Tweeters?) I was on Twitter very early on, before it was quite ‘the thing’ and a friend of mine told me to follow everyone. It drove me nuts in the amount of useless stuff that enters your head in a very short time doing that. My follows now are strictly baseball related and a small bit of work-related follows. But I still can’t keep up and I just find it too disorganized for how I like to learn/read/discover information. So I follow in spurts, usually when there is breaking news on the horizon.

I guess it’s good you promote yourselves on various platforms to reach the broadest audience.

This. My work tried to ram Twitter down our throats a few years back. My experience was similar...some interesting possibilities...but, in the end, too much like having a spoon full of food (of which you can never be 100% sure of the origins) waved in front of your face constantly. Foods good, but I’ll eat when I’m hungry thanks, and when I can asses how the foods been prepared. My college+ kids don’t use it anymore either.

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