Twins Daily was founded in early 2012 by John Bonnes, Nick Nelson, Seth Stohs, Parker Hageman, and Brock Beauchamp in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We take a bottom-up approach to content with a focus on community participation. We offered curated, professional front page Twins news and analysis with user-generated content found elsewhere on the site.
Twins Daily is more than just daily news about the Twins. It’s a community built on three pillars: read, react and write. You need not participate in all three, but they’re available, and if you’re willing to reach out, you’ll find a far richer experience. So let’s talk about them.
Obviously, there are the stories. The site was founded by four bloggers, all of whom understood the value of providing their own unique coverage of the Twins. Non-traditional voices - whether they are sabermetric, prospect news, mechanical analysis, cynical, hopeful, satirical, whimsical – are the core of what we are. We want to be a place where baseball coverage is expanded in non-traditional ways. And we try to foster that organically by encouraging our readers to….
At the end of every story, you’ll find a comment area where you can react to our stories, provided you register. But we want you to be in the driver’s seat, too, so we also have our forums, where you can ask your own questions, post your own opinions, and explore your own topics. The rules are pretty simple: don’t be an ass. Our moderators work hard to keep it civil, and our community works hard to keep them welcoming. We want you to find your voice because we want some of you to…
Our blog area provides a place for those called to write to further develop their writing style. Any member can start their own blogs and post when and how they want. It’s a little like playing in the minors – the crowds are smaller, but that also means it’s an excellent place to make mistakes or try a writing style that might be out of your comfort zone. The comments are generally encouraging, and when we think you’re ready, you’ll be invited to contribute regularly to the front page, where we pay for your work.
Twins Daily goes beyond the traditional publish-only model that corporate media embraces because we’re trying to do something different. We’re trying to develop a community that can gather, share and ultimately support itself. You, just by reading this, are already part of that community. We hope you’ll continue exploring and reaching out to other Minnesota baseball fans. We’re glad you’ve joined us.