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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? I'm from Perham, MN, home of the Yellowjackets. Currently live in Warroad, MN, Hockeytown USA... Been here for 21 years, and don't feel like you need to get any more specific than you'd like.

2.) Age Range? (I'm in my 40s, lower half, easily.)

3.) What brought you to Twins Daily? (I was at SethSpeaks.net, and me and the rest of the TD guys consolidated to create this fun-filled place)

4.) Highest level of baseball/softball played? (two years at college, Concordia in Moorhead)

5.) Favorite Twins Player, and favorite underappreciated Twins player, and if you want, favorite current Twins player? (I mean, Kirby Puckett, of course... Underrated... Matt Lawton... and current, well, probably most enjoy watching Eddie Rosario though having had the opportunity to meet so many of the players, there are a lot of very good people in the organization.)

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

7.) Favorite Twitter follows?

8.) Other interests outside of baseball. 

9.) Favorite part of Twins Daily... forums, blogs, articles, topics... wahtever you like.

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?"

Born in Bismarck, ND and have lived here almost my entire life. Love the cool climate as I really do not like the heat. I am 36 years old. Do not remember how I came across Twins Daily for the first time. I think it was around the time the Twins site took their message board down. I played baseball into my mid teens. I loved the hot corner at third. Loved to swing that bat and was a decent fielder, too! Favorite player was obviously number 34: Kirby Puckett! Got to see him play at the Dome in 1993 against our bitter rival in those days: the Oakland A's when I was 10 years old! Most underrated Twins player would be Shane Mack. The Mack Attack was a great hitter for a few years there. Favorite current player would probably be Luis Arraez. He will be a great one, I believe! 

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1.) Where are you from? Originally from Bath, SD, & Aberdeen, SD; lived in Red Wing, MN, the past 26+ years

2.) Age Range? 53

3.) What brought you to Twins Daily? Initially introduced through Twitter, then recommended by a friend.  Love the way Twins Daily covers my team, the Minnesota Twins

4.) Highest level of baseball/softball played? Played Legion baseball in Bath, SD/various leagues of softball for about 20 years

5.) Favorite Twins Player, and favorite underappreciated Twins player, and if you want, favorite current Twins player? Favorite Gary Gaetti/Jim Kaat ... Underrated... Greg Gagne/Brian Harper.. and current player is Eddie Rosario 

6.) Favorite non-Twins Daily site/authors?  I enjoy them all

7.) Favorite Twitter follows?  Not very active on Twitter, I like Dick Bremer's posts & Tim Froemming

8.) Other interests outside of baseball.  Collecting sports memorabelia & performing in local theater

9.) Favorite part of Twins Daily... The daily report from down on the farm...what's happening in the minors.

10.) Tell us what we can do better. What features or other topics would you like to see in-season or out of season?  I think you currently provide the best Twins coverage, keep up the good work

11.) Have you been to any of the Twins Daily "events?"  No, not yet.

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Thank you for the kind welcome, everyone - this looks like a great landing place after 18 years at "Twins Territory" (now "247 Sports").  I was a moderator over there, but they unceremoniously removed the Twins message board, leaving a few dedicated members wondering 'wtf?'.

 

I'd like you to welcome "insagt" who I've encouraged to join here, as it looks like a passionate and good group of people. 

 

About me: 

 

 


1.) Where are you from? I'm from Bloomington (Minnesota), not too far from the old Met, where I enjoyed many, many games as a child. 

2.) Age Range?  Well, the above should give you a hint (not that it matters).

3.) What brought you to Twins Daily? (As indicated above, out of necessity, as our board was removed). 

4.) Highest level of baseball/softball played? (I've played two years JuCo and played for many years in an adult baseball league). 

5.) Favorite Twins Player, and favorite underappreciated Twins player, and if you want, favorite current Twins player? (I have a son named "Kirby" which should tell you something.  I have a daughter named "Molly" which should also indicate another favorite.  Two cats:  One named "Jack" and the other "Morris".  My fav pitcher was Blyleven and Tony Oliva was my favorite player in the 70's.  MOST UNDERRATED PLAYER AND STILL ONE OF MY FAVORITES:  Eduardo Escobar...

 

That's all for now, but thanks again for the warm reception!

 

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Thank you for the kind welcome, everyone - this looks like a great landing place after 18 years at "Twins Territory" (now "247 Sports").  I was a moderator over there, but they unceremoniously removed the Twins message board, leaving a few dedicated members wondering 'wtf?'.

 

I'd like you to welcome "insagt" who I've encouraged to join here, as it looks like a passionate and good group of people. 

 

About me: 

 

 


1.) Where are you from? I'm from Bloomington (Minnesota), not too far from the old Met, where I enjoyed many, many games as a child. 

2.) Age Range?  Well, the above should give you a hint (not that it matters).

3.) What brought you to Twins Daily? (As indicated above, out of necessity, as our board was removed). 

4.) Highest level of baseball/softball played? (I've played two years JuCo and played for many years in an adult baseball league). 

5.) Favorite Twins Player, and favorite underappreciated Twins player, and if you want, favorite current Twins player? (I have a son named "Kirby" which should tell you something.  I have a daughter named "Molly" which should also indicate another favorite.  Two cats:  One named "Jack" and the other "Morris".  My fav pitcher was Blyleven and Tony Oliva was my favorite player in the 70's.  MOST UNDERRATED PLAYER AND STILL ONE OF MY FAVORITES:  Eduardo Escobar...

 

That's all for now, but thanks again for the warm reception!

 

Welcome aboard!

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Thank you for the kind welcome, everyone - this looks like a great landing place after 18 years at "Twins Territory" (now "247 Sports"). I was a moderator over there, but they unceremoniously removed the Twins message board, leaving a few dedicated members wondering 'wtf?'.

 

I'd like you to welcome "insagt" who I've encouraged to join here, as it looks like a passionate and good group of people.

 

About me:

 

 

1.) Where are you from? I'm from Bloomington (Minnesota), not too far from the old Met, where I enjoyed many, many games as a child.

2.) Age Range? Well, the above should give you a hint (not that it matters).

3.) What brought you to Twins Daily? (As indicated above, out of necessity, as our board was removed).

4.) Highest level of baseball/softball played? (I've played two years JuCo and played for many years in an adult baseball league).

5.) Favorite Twins Player, and favorite underappreciated Twins player, and if you want, favorite current Twins player? (I have a son named "Kirby" which should tell you something. I have a daughter named "Molly" which should also indicate another favorite. Two cats: One named "Jack" and the other "Morris". My fav pitcher was Blyleven and Tony Oliva was my favorite player in the 70's. MOST UNDERRATED PLAYER AND STILL ONE OF MY FAVORITES: Eduardo Escobar...

 

That's all for now, but thanks again for the warm reception!

welcome! Great to see you and other new users active in the threads
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I like Doc's approach of writing paragraphs instead of bullet points.

 

I was born in Milwaukee about 66 years go. My grandpa was a Cubs fan and took me to a game at Wrigley, though details of that favorite memory are faded. 

 

I grew up a fanatic Milwaukee Braves fan until they broke my heart by moving to that 13-state television market formerly known as the Confederate States of America a/k/a the Turner Broadcasting System.

 

Fun true fact: Henry Aaron moved onto my road in a Milwaukee suburb when I was a kid. I went to school with his daughter Gail. His wife Barbara and my mom were good friends, into each other's kitchen all the time. Best memory of that period - wandering into Mr. Aaron's open garage to find him sitting like any other dad in his sleeveless undershirt, except instead of fussing with his tools or fishing equipment he was organizing his bat rack.

 

Moved to the Twin Cities for college, still estranged from the game, so never did venture out to the old Met. Then went to Boston in 1975 for grad school, just in time to watch the Red Sox head to the World Series  - Freddy Lynn, Dewey Evans, and Jim Ed Rice in the outfield, Carlton Fisk behind the plate, El Tiante pitching. Made me a Sox fan for the duration of my time in New England. One year, sitting in the centerfield bleachers, I caught a home run ball by Hammerin' Hank himself, playing out his career as a Brewer, if I remember correctly. My last summer there, 1984, I went to Fenway Park 35 times, got to catch the first few games pitched by that kid from Texas, Roger Clemens.

 

Moved back to St. Paul for work that fall, been here ever since. Have been a died-in-the wool Twins fan since 1987. This summer I attended six games at Target Field - a place I really love. Sat through the ten innings on July 23 only to watch Hicks make that impossible catch to save the game for the Hated Yankees.

 

Drawn to this site because of the richness and timeliness of the articles and all the information on our minor leaguers. My other favorite source is The Athletic. I'm happy to be visible here after following the site for the last two years!

 

Edited to add: I played co-ed softball in college, mostly third base. At first they stuck me in right field, but any ball hit past me would score an inside-the-parker with my less than Marwin-esque throwing arm. Favorite current Twin: Kepler.

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I like Doc's approach of writing paragraphs instead of bullet points.

 

I was born in Milwaukee about 66 years go. My grandpa was a Cubs fan and took me to a game at Wrigley, though details of that favorite memory are faded.

 

I grew up a fanatic Milwaukee Braves fan until they broke my heart by moving to that 13-state television market formerly known as the Confederate States of America a/k/a the Turner Broadcasting System.

 

Fun true fact: Henry Aaron moved onto my road in a Milwaukee suburb when I was a kid. I went to school with his daughter Gail. His wife Barbara and my mom were good friends, into each other's kitchen all the time. Best memory of that period - wandering into Mr. Aaron's open garage to find him sitting like any other dad in his sleeveless undershirt, except instead of fussing with his tools or fishing equipment he was organizing his bat rack.

 

Moved to the Twin Cities for college, still estranged from the game, so never did venture out to the old Met. Then went to Boston in 1975 for grad school, just in time to watch the Red Sox head to the World Series - Freddy Lynn, Dewey Evans, and Jim Ed Rice in the outfield, Carlton Fisk behind the plate, El Tiante pitching. Made me a Sox fan for the duration of my time in New England. One year, sitting in the centerfield bleachers, I caught a home run ball by Hammerin' Hank himself, playing out his career as a Brewer, if I remember correctly. My last summer there, 1984, I went to Fenway Park 35 times, got to catch the first few games pitched by that kid from Texas, Roger Clemens.

 

Moved back to St. Paul for work that fall, been here ever since. Have been a died-in-the wool Twins fan since 1987. This summer I attended six games at Target Field - a place I really love. Sat through the ten innings on July 23 only to watch Hicks make that impossible catch to save the game for the Hated Yankees.

 

Drawn to this site because of the richness and timeliness of the articles and all the information on our minor leaguers. My other favorite source is The Athletic. I'm happy to be visible here after following the site for the last two years!

you have just a few posts, but this is a great one! Please keep posting!

 

Have you seen our game threads? If you want to talk baseball (or anything really) stop by. You’ll see the thread pinned to the top of the forum.

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I like Doc's approach of writing paragraphs instead of bullet points.

 

I was born in Milwaukee about 66 years go. My grandpa was a Cubs fan and took me to a game at Wrigley, though details of that favorite memory are faded. 

 

I grew up a fanatic Milwaukee Braves fan until they broke my heart by moving to that 13-state television market formerly known as the Confederate States of America a/k/a the Turner Broadcasting System.

 

Fun true fact: Henry Aaron moved onto my road in a Milwaukee suburb when I was a kid. I went to school with his daughter Gail. His wife Barbara and my mom were good friends, into each other's kitchen all the time. Best memory of that period - wandering into Mr. Aaron's open garage to find him sitting like any other dad in his sleeveless undershirt, except instead of fussing with his tools or fishing equipment he was organizing his bat rack.

 

Moved to the Twin Cities for college, still estranged from the game, so never did venture out to the old Met. Then went to Boston in 1975 for grad school, just in time to watch the Red Sox head to the World Series  - Freddy Lynn, Dewey Evans, and Jim Ed Rice in the outfield, Carlton Fisk behind the plate, El Tiante pitching. Made me a Sox fan for the duration of my time in New England. One year, sitting in the centerfield bleachers, I caught a home run ball by Hammerin' Hank himself, playing out his career as a Brewer, if I remember correctly. My last summer there, 1984, I went to Fenway Park 35 times, got to catch the first few games pitched by that kid from Texas, Roger Clemens.

 

Moved back to St. Paul for work that fall, been here ever since. Have been a died-in-the wool Twins fan since 1987. This summer I attended six games at Target Field - a place I really love. Sat through the ten innings on July 23 only to watch Hicks make that impossible catch to save the game for the Hated Yankees.

 

Drawn to this site because of the richness and timeliness of the articles and all the information on our minor leaguers. My other favorite source is The Athletic. I'm happy to be visible here after following the site for the last two years!

 

Edited to add: I played co-ed softball in college, mostly third base. At first they stuck me in right field, but any ball hit past me would score an inside-the-parker with my less than Marwin-esque throwing arm. Favorite current Twin: Kepler.

Welcome, Melissa. That’s a great Henry Aaron story!

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New to the boards. Brought here by my old recently shut down board buddy Brian450 and I thank him.

Born in Rochester, NY and after attending college in Montreal, joined the navy during Nam, saw the world, came home after 8 years, got married and am back in Rochester. Full circle

 

How old? Lets say I watched Bob Gibson pitch for the Rochester Red Wings. I was alive during the Truman Administration and was also around just before Babe Ruth died.

Enough hints.

My board name tells you what I have done for a living for over 4 decades. In my spare time I play keyboards in a Beatles Tribute Band., Great fun.

 

I became a Twins fan when the Red Wings dumped the Orioles after over 40 years. I was also a charter member of the Expos fanclub and still mourn their unnecessary loss. To this day I can't cheer for the Nationals and I hate Bud Selig.

 

As a kid I loved watching Luke Easter hit mammoth HR's while in his 50's. Only one of 2 Red Wings to have his number retired. The other is Joe Altobelli. While living in Montreal I never missed a Canadiens game...getting standing room only tickets...all that was ever available. It was the Original Six days and the first years of the first expansion. Goalies were mostly maskless and players helmetless. The hockey was brilliant. A real treat getting to see Bobby Orr play...live.

While in the navy became good friends with another sailor from Minneapolis. When he got out he owned a flower shop there for years. Who knows, maybe some of you shopped there. I also formed a ships band while on board the USS Donald B Beary FF-1085 (for those at home keeping score) and we played gigs all over the Middle East in 1976. Our Captain loved us because we were great ambassadors.

 

I haven;t been here long enough to critique the boards except to say they are great and I'm glad to be on board in a year when the Twins were so good. One day hopefully the Red Wings will win a championship again. I remain a season ticket holder. My wife puts up with my baseball and hockey addiction thankfully. Married 41 years this month. Two daughters..,one a veterinarian in Florida...works on all things that live in the water; and the other a middle school orchestra teacher. as well as a cellist.

 

thanks for listening.

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New to the boards. Brought here by my old recently shut down board buddy Brian450 and I thank him.

Born in Rochester, NY and after attending college in Montreal, joined the navy during Nam, saw the world, came home after 8 years, got married and am back in Rochester. Full circle

 

How old? Lets say I watched Bob Gibson pitch for the Rochester Red Wings. I was alive during the Truman Administration and was also around just before Babe Ruth died.

Enough hints.

My board name tells you what I have done for a living for over 4 decades. In my spare time I play keyboards in a Beatles Tribute Band., Great fun.

 

I became a Twins fan when the Red Wings dumped the Orioles after over 40 years. I was also a charter member of the Expos fanclub and still mourn their unnecessary loss. To this day I can't cheer for the Nationals and I hate Bud Selig.

 

As a kid I loved watching Luke Easter hit mammoth HR's while in his 50's. Only one of 2 Red Wings to have his number retired. The other is Joe Altobelli. While living in Montreal I never missed a Canadiens game...getting standing room only tickets...all that was ever available. It was the Original Six days and the first years of the first expansion. Goalies were mostly maskless and players helmetless. The hockey was brilliant. A real treat getting to see Bobby Orr play...live.

While in the navy became good friends with another sailor from Minneapolis. When he got out he owned a flower shop there for years. Who knows, maybe some of you shopped there. I also formed a ships band while on board the USS Donald B Beary FF-1085 (for those at home keeping score) and we played gigs all over the Middle East in 1976. Our Captain loved us because we were great ambassadors.

 

I haven;t been here long enough to critique the boards except to say they are great and I'm glad to be on board in a year when the Twins were so good. One day hopefully the Red Wings will win a championship again. I remain a season ticket holder. My wife puts up with my baseball and hockey addiction thankfully. Married 41 years this month. Two daughters..,one a veterinarian in Florida...works on all things that live in the water; and the other a middle school orchestra teacher. as well as a cellist.

 

thanks for listening.

Welcome to Twins Daily.

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I like Doc's approach of writing paragraphs instead of bullet points.

 

I was born in Milwaukee about 66 years go. My grandpa was a Cubs fan and took me to a game at Wrigley, though details of that favorite memory are faded.

 

I grew up a fanatic Milwaukee Braves fan until they broke my heart by moving to that 13-state television market formerly known as the Confederate States of America a/k/a the Turner Broadcasting System.

 

Fun true fact: Henry Aaron moved onto my road in a Milwaukee suburb when I was a kid. I went to school with his daughter Gail. His wife Barbara and my mom were good friends, into each other's kitchen all the time. Best memory of that period - wandering into Mr. Aaron's open garage to find him sitting like any other dad in his sleeveless undershirt, except instead of fussing with his tools or fishing equipment he was organizing his bat rack.

 

Moved to the Twin Cities for college, still estranged from the game, so never did venture out to the old Met. Then went to Boston in 1975 for grad school, just in time to watch the Red Sox head to the World Series - Freddy Lynn, Dewey Evans, and Jim Ed Rice in the outfield, Carlton Fisk behind the plate, El Tiante pitching. Made me a Sox fan for the duration of my time in New England. One year, sitting in the centerfield bleachers, I caught a home run ball by Hammerin' Hank himself, playing out his career as a Brewer, if I remember correctly. My last summer there, 1984, I went to Fenway Park 35 times, got to catch the first few games pitched by that kid from Texas, Roger Clemens.

 

Moved back to St. Paul for work that fall, been here ever since. Have been a died-in-the wool Twins fan since 1987. This summer I attended six games at Target Field - a place I really love. Sat through the ten innings on July 23 only to watch Hicks make that impossible catch to save the game for the Hated Yankees.

 

Drawn to this site because of the richness and timeliness of the articles and all the information on our minor leaguers. My other favorite source is The Athletic. I'm happy to be visible here after following the site for the last two years!

 

Edited to add: I played co-ed softball in college, mostly third base. At first they stuck me in right field, but any ball hit past me would score an inside-the-parker with my less than Marwin-esque throwing arm. Favorite current Twin: Kepler.

Mrs Ashbury is a couple years your junior, and her dad used to take her to Opening Day at Wrigley, taking her out of school to do so of course. She was raised right.

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1.) Where are you from? East Grand Forks, MN - Living in Andover, MN now.

2.) Age Range? 35

3.) What brought you to Twins Daily? Hoo boy, good question...probably just searching for additional Twins content years ago. 

4.) Highest level of baseball/softball played? Divison I - Campbell University (NC) Fighting Camels (preceded by Iowa Central CC Tritons)

5.) Favorite Twins Player, and favorite underappreciated Twins player, and if you want, favorite current Twins player? Kirby Puckett / Shane Mack / Byron Buxton

6.) Favorite non-Twins Daily site/authors? Deadspin, Jim Souhan (HA!)

7.) Favorite Twitter follows? Right now, Eric Sim, Best of Nextdoor, and my Twins Coverage list

8.) Other interests outside of baseball. Sports, sports, sports

9.) Favorite part of Twins Daily: I rarely dive into the forums (trying to change that, obviously), but read just about everything published on the front page. 

10.) Tell us what we can do better. What features or other topics would you like to see in-season or out of season? Nothing that I can think of at the moment!

11.) Have you been to any of the Twins Daily "events?" No, but hoping the pub crawl comes back next year!

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1) Where are you from?  Born in Mpls, grew up in Ramsey.  Currently I live near Cork, Ireland.  I’ve been here over 12 years now.

2) Age Range?  The Twins won the ‘87 series on my 18th birthday....do the math.

3) What brought you to Twins Daily?  I read a lot of Gleeman before he got too professional for blogging and then found the site.

4) Highest level of baseball/softball played?  T-ball?  My sport was band...even had a letter jacket!

5) Favorite Twins Player, and favorite underappreciated Twins player, and if you want, favorite current Twins player?  Gosh, I think that I could do a better job with “least favourite”.  I don’t know.  Gaetti, Puckett, Santana, Koskie, Dozier, Berrios?  

6) Favorite non-Twins Daily site/authors?  I look at Twinkie Town from time to time.  I’ve listened to the Gleeman and the Geek podcast a few times.....John Bonnes should get a sainthood or something for being so long-suffering.

7) Favourite Twitter follows?  Sorry, don’t really follow.

8) Other interests outside of baseball.  History, gardening, NBA, whatever my teenage kids are into.

9) Favourite part of Twins Daily... forums, blogs, articles, topics... whatever you like.  I really like the summaries of stats and conclusions, being an engineer.  The write-ups that are done in-season or after an acquisition are really good.  I know that I can come to Twins Daily and get the latest on a situation.

10.) Tell us what we can do better. What features or other topics would you like to see in-season or out of season?  I personally don’t like the speculative postings about free agents, where everything is hyped...and then people act like it never happened afterwards.  Maybe it’s just this year where everything has gone pear-shaped.  This is probably the main bit of any site, but it’s just not for me; I don’t care for the endless opinions with no substance.

11.) Have you been to any of the Twins Daily "events?"  Nope.  I’ve been in Ireland since before this started.

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1.) Where are you from? I'm from Beltrami, MN, Lived in Mpls. for 20yrs. Living in Brazil for 25 yrs.

2.) Age Range? I'm in my 60s

3.) What brought you to Twins Daily? I was looking for something more

4.) Highest level of baseball/softball played? College & Reds bush leagues in the `70s, played all over but 2B was my favorite

5.) Favorite Twins Players are Tony Oliva and Johan Santana. Favorite underappreciated Twins player, is Brian Dozier and  current, well, probably most enjoy watching Byron Buxton

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

7.) Favorite Twitter follows? Don`t do

8.) Other interests outside of baseball. love the lakes & play games

9.) Favorite part of Twins Daily... forums, blogs, articles, topics... wahtever you like. Love them all but enjoy Parker Hagman analysis the best

10.) Tell us what we can do better. What features or other topics would you like to see in-season or out of season? Love to see some articles about young pitching prospects that can be had

11.) Have you been to any of the Twins Daily "events?" No, but love to 

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1.) Where are you from? Lifelong Chicagoan.  Became a Twins fan in '87 watching the WS and then becoming a Twin in little league

2.) Age Range? (I'm in my 40s, lower half, easily.)

3.) What brought you to Twins Daily? I was searching for a good baseball podcast years back, found Gleeman & the Geek, and that led me to TD

4.) Highest level of baseball/softball played? HS Freshman level

5.) Favorite Twins Player, and favorite underappreciated Twins player, and if you want, favorite current Twins player? I was always a huge Dave Winfield fan, so when he "went home" I was ecstatic.  I understand he didn't play there long, so Mauer would be my all time favorite.  I wore #15 as a little league Twin, so I'll say Tim Laudner for most underappreciated.  Current roster, I'll say Buxton and/or Donaldson 

6.) Favorite non-Twins Daily site/authors?  I like MLB Trade Rumors and their content alot.

7.) Favorite Twitter follows?  Aaron, John, and TD

8.) Other interests outside of baseball.  I'm a language arts teacher, so I like Shakespeare, EA Poe, and reading in general

9.) Favorite part of Twins Daily... forums, blogs, articles, topics... wahtever you like.  For Me, Twins Daily makes me feel a part of Twins fandom here in "Enemy Territory"

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Lifelong Chicagoan. 

 

For Me, Twins Daily makes me feel a part of Twins fandom here in "Enemy Territory"

 

I feel it ... although not lifelong in Chicago, been here long enough that the natives accept me as native. You can take the girl out of Minnesota, but you can't take the Minnesota out of the girl ... forever a Twins fan, much to some of my friends' eye-rolling consternation.

 

Did I ever tell the story of when Kenny Williams used to live in my building, and had a parking spot next to mine? When I discovered that, that's when I put the Twins sticker on my car. Not sure if he ever noticed it.

 

 

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I feel it ... although not lifelong in Chicago, been here long enough that the natives accept me as native. You can take the girl out of Minnesota, but you can't take the Minnesota out of the girl ... forever a Twins fan, much to some of my friends' eye-rolling consternation.

 

Did I ever tell the story of when Kenny Williams used to live in my building, and had a parking spot next to mine? When I discovered that, that's when I put the Twins sticker on my car. Not sure if he ever noticed it.

You should have had your car repainted with Twins logos all over it. Now THAT would have been noticed.

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1.) Where are you from? Born in St Paul, grew up in SE CT.  Spent 24 years where home was where the Air Force sent me (11 years in Europe). The wheel stopped in SW OK and we have stayed (so far)

2.) Age Range? About as mid-50s as one can be.

3.) What brought you to Twins Daily? SethSpeaks was daily reading (along with Gleeman)

4.) Highest level of baseball/softball played?  freshman team, then a fairly competitive rec league through HS. Military intramural slow-pitch softball for 20+ years. Now I umpire HS games

5.) Favorite Twins Player  Rod Carew and favorite underappreciated Twins player, Can a guy in the HoF be underappreciated? Blyleven  and if you want, favorite current Twins player?  Max Kepler 

6.) Favorite non-Twins Daily site/authors? gty.org (John MacArthur), I like and hate espn.com, I like the uni watch guy, babylonbee.com is a great satire site.
7.) Favorite Twitter follows? I don't user Twitter very often
8.) Other interests outside of baseball. Bible, my family, travel, hiking, a few of the lesser sports
9.) Favorite part of Twins Daily... forums, blogs, articles, topics... wahtever you like.  I like it all - the latest Twins news, the intelligent discussion, the joking around, all on a site that's PG on its worst day.
10.) Tell us what we can do better. What features or other topics would you like to see in-season or out of season? No ideas. It's pretty awesome as-is
11.) Have you been to any of the Twins Daily "events?" Still no - I haven't made it to the Twin Cities for almost 12 years.

 

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Aye. Eff it. Okay.

 

1) Where are you from? Northeast Minneapolis.

 

2) Age? 35

3) What brought you to Twins Daily? I first interacted with the Twins' commentariat about a decade ago at the old strib blogs. I took a hiatus during the doldrums. Started looking for a place to talk now that they good again.  

4) Highest level of baseball/softball played? High school. American Legion. Minneapolis Edison. I was a soft tossing RHP, played 3B when I wasn't on the mound, and could put the ball over the fence when I was lucky enough to get served a meatball.


 

5) Favorite Twins Player, and favorite underappreciated Twins player, and if you want, favorite current Twins player? Jeff Reboulet, Brad Radke, Miguel Sanó.  

 

6) Favorite non-Twins Daily site/authors? Michael Rand, Betsy Helfand, Do-Hyoung Park (this will become dated).

7) Favorite Twitter follows? @cjzero and @PitchingNinja

8) Other interest outside of baseball? All kinda stuff.

 

9) Favorite part of Twins Daily... Having a well-run website wherein I can cheer for my team.  

 

10) Tell us what we can do better. What features or other topics would you like to see in-season or out of season? Stay humble. 

 

11) Have you been to any of the Twins Daily "events?" Not yet.

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1.) Where are you from? I'm from Appleton, MN former home of that semi-pro town team the Millers (due to the flour mill that was a major employer in the 1950's.  Currently live in northern California.

2.) Age Range? I graduated from high school before Woodstock.  Enough said.

3.) What brought you to Twins Daily? I don't remember.

4.) Highest level of baseball/softball played? High School.

5.) Favorite Twins Player, and favorite underappreciated Twins player, and if you want, favorite current Twins player? Favorite Twin:  Tony O.  Most underappreciated:  Caesar Tovar.  Favorite Current Player: Berrios.

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

7.) Favorite Twitter follows? LaVelle

8.) Other interests outside of baseball.  Is there anything outside of baseball?  OK, reading, travel and the Vikings.

9.) Favorite part of Twins Daily... forums, blogs, articles, topics... wahtever you like.  Minor league information.

10.) Tell us what we can do better. What features or other topics would you like to see in-season or out of season?  I'm headed to Fort Myers on Feb 29th.  Want to give me a few tips on where to eat?

11.) Have you been to any of the Twins Daily "events?"  Not too many have been in the San Francisco area. lol

 

You didn't ask for my favorite Twins memory.  One was listening to the 1965 World Series on the radio while attending school.  That Principle was awesome.  But perhaps my best was watching Roger Clemens and Frankie "Sweet Music" Viola in a pitchers duel in Fenway Stadium.  I was rooting for the Twins, of course.  The man in front of me, in a heavy Boston accent, informed me that it wasn't a good idea to root for the opposing team in Fenway.  I bought him a beer and we made nice through the rest of the game.  The Twins won, of course. 

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1.) Where are you from? Saint Cloud,MN

2.) Age Range? 41

3.) What brought you to Twins Daily? Was a poster on BYTO...getttttt reaaaaddddyyy!

4.) Highest level of baseball/softball played? High School

5.) Favorite Twins Player, and favorite underappreciated Twins player, and if you want, favorite current. Justin Morneau, Joe Mauer, and Donaldson

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

7.) Favorite Twitter follows? What is this Twitter? Sounds like a druggy

8.) Other interests outside of baseball? Fandual, PS4, and coaching my son's baseball team

9.) Favorite part of Twins Daily... The pleothra of info

10.) Tell us what we can do better. What features or other topics would you like to see in-season or out of season? N/A

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

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1.) Where are you from?  Okabena, MN --> St. Peter, MN --> Sioux Falls, SD --> Ames, IA --> Valparaiso, IN

2.) Age Range? Low forties, barely

3.) What brought you to Twins Daily? I used to read Nick Nelson's blog and just kept reading!

4.) Highest level of baseball/softball played? town ball, 6th grade? Partially dislocated my shoulder sliding into second base as a sub on my brother-in-law's softball team when I was like 23. I was called safe and scored after it popped back into place. When I tried to throw warming up to go back into the field, it came out again and I realized I was out.

5.) Favorite Twins Player, and favorite underappreciated Twins player, and if you want, favorite current Twins player? Joe Mauer, Joe Mauer/Byron Buxton, Byron Buxton

6.) Favorite non-Twins Daily site/authors? Twinkie Town isn't too bad either.

7.) Favorite Twitter follows? None

8.) Other interests outside of baseball. Mountain climbing, hiking, basketball

9.) Favorite part of Twins Daily... I rarely post, but I appreciate the conversations that others are willing to put out there. The articles are all pretty good to great, but the comments are generally respectful and usually pretty informative as well. Thanks for running a great site moderators and authors!

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Noob here:

1.) Where are you from? West of the Mississippi but East of the Missouri

2.) Age Range? 57

3.) What brought you to Twins Daily? Used to be on the Twins site, but since that's not around, thought I'd come here.

4.) Highest level of baseball/softball played? Almost college baseball, Legion, didn't have a HS team.

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

6.) Favorite non-Twins Daily site/authors? Haven't checked much yet

7.) Favorite Twitter follows? No account.............................yet:)

8.) Other interests outside of baseball. FIsh, Hunt, travel

9.) Favorite part of Twins Daily... Give me a chance, I'll think of something after I browse around.

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Okay, so this probably isn't the ideal time to be creating an account (thanks, COVID-19), but here I am anyway.

 

1.) Where are you from?

- Minneapolis

 

2.) Age Range?

- 38

 

3.) What brought you to Twins Daily?

- Missing the BatCave, mostly (I was FordHoiberg/FH over there). Looking for a place with game threads that wasn't Reddit.

 

4.) Highest level of baseball/softball played?

- I played one year of softball in eighth grade. It was great.

 

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

- All-Time: Kirb

- Underrated: Listen. Listen. I love defense, no matter how abysmal the offense. Therefore, Nick Punto will always be my guy. Him, and Dougie Baseball.

- Current: Garver, Rosario, Arraez, Berríos

 

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

- BatGirl forever. Also The Athletic. I also deeply miss The Dugout/Progressive Boink.

 

7.) Favorite Twitter follows?

- Neil Gaiman and Mara Wilson, maybe. Also, Plouffe and Bauer. Dick Bremer and his Dad Humor.

 

8.) Other interests outside of baseball?

- Music, video games, reading, and watching just about any sport you can think of. I watched an hour of logrolling on FSN once. I honestly couldn't tell you why.

 

9.) Favorite part of Twins Daily? - Looking forward to the forums, especially game threads!

 

10.) Tell us what we can do better.

- No opinion as of yet

 

11.) Have you been to any of the Twins Daily events?

- Nope

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Okay, so this probably isn't the ideal time to be creating an account (thanks, COVID-19), but here I am anyway.

1.) Where are you from?

- Minneapolis

2.) Age Range?

- 38

3.) What brought you to Twins Daily?

- Missing the BatCave, mostly (I was FordHoiberg/FH over there). Looking for a place with game threads that wasn't Reddit.

4.) Highest level of baseball/softball played?

- I played one year of softball in eighth grade. It was great.

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

- All-Time: Kirb

- Underrated: Listen. Listen. I love defense, no matter how abysmal the offense. Therefore, Nick Punto will always be my guy. Him, and Dougie Baseball.

- Current: Garver, Rosario, Arraez, Berríos

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

- BatGirl forever. Also The Athletic. I also deeply miss The Dugout/Progressive Boink.

7.) Favorite Twitter follows?

- Neil Gaiman and Mara Wilson, maybe. Also, Plouffe and Bauer. Dick Bremer and his Dad Humor.

8.) Other interests outside of baseball?

- Music, video games, reading, and watching just about any sport you can think of. I watched an hour of logrolling on FSN once. I honestly couldn't tell you why.

9.) Favorite part of Twins Daily? - Looking forward to the forums, especially game threads!

10.) Tell us what we can do better.

- No opinion as of yet

11.) Have you been to any of the Twins Daily events?

- Nope

Welcome! Game threads are fun here ... game talk and just about everything else. Let’s hope we have some this year! Sad reality is we may not :(

 

Okay, log rolling? I could see how that might be ... interesting.

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1.) Where are you from? Born (1968) and raised in Bloomington Minnesota.  Lived in Massachusetts for awhile (would love to return but career and family are here), and have lived with my wife in the same home in South Minneapolis for 20 years.

2.) Age Range? 52

3.) What brought you to Twins Daily? I was an enthusiastic follower of Nick Nelson's blog, and he led that crew here when he consolidated with the OG TD Krewe.

4.) Highest level of baseball/softball played? I was afraid of the ball by 6th grade.  Since I have no sprint capability, poor hand-eye coordination, and a crappy arm, a growing fear of being hit by a pitch ended my "career" before I was 13.  Otherwise, though, I was a solid prospect.  ;)

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

6.) Favorite non-Twins Daily site/authors?  No particular author, but I'm a MLBTR junkie.  I used to really enjoy Craig Calcaterra but I don't like how NBC ruined his blog so I eventually lost interest.

7.) Favorite Twitter follows?  I don't Twitter.  Not sure why because I'm a news junkie, but the format kind of bothers me.

8.) Other interests outside of baseball.  Live music.  Plus I'm a workaholic (criminal defense lawyer), so I spend a lot of time working which I greatly enjoy.

9.) Favorite part of Twins Daily... forums, blogs, articles, topics... wahtever you like.  I enjoy it as an overall resource - impactful baseball reporting that doesn't take itself too seriously.

10.) Tell us what we can do better. What features or other topics would you like to see in-season or out of season?  I always want more articles by the original crew (not to knock any of the other excellent contributors at all).  Oh, and it bugs me that any post I make that has more than a single sentence, for whatever reason, doesn't recognize the spaces that I put between each sentence.  If anyone can tell me if that's a weird setting on my computer I'd appreciate it (MacBook user, running Chrome, but I think it happens when I use my work PC as well, so...).

11.) Have you been to any of the Twins Daily "events?"  I was at the first winter event on 6th and Hennepin, which was a blast.  No good reason I haven't been to any others, frankly, and I always feel a little bad that I don't attend.

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