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  1. The mystery surrounding the constant accumulation of injured Twins' players doesn't get enough attention. Year after year the injuries pile up despite a determined effort by the Twins' executives to rest players and restrict their workloads. Today's Twins' players are some of the most pampered athletes in sports history, yet the injuries continue to mount. Something beyond simple bad luck must be happening. Perhaps nutrition is being neglected? I'm 57 now, when I was 37 my knees and left shoulder hurt so bad I couldn't sleep. I was ready for replacement surgery just to end the pain. Then one day I searched for alternative solutions on the Internet and discovered the world of nutritional supplements. I started taking 100% natural supplements like methylsulfonylmethane, hyaluronic acid, collagen, magnesium, etc. to supply my body with what it needed to heal and remain healthy. It worked within a month! Still today, 20 years after I was in joint pain agony, I'm pain free and can work circles around guys much younger. I simply give my body the nutrition it needs to repair itself & remain strong. Medical schools spend very little time teaching nutrition to medical students (it's bad for business) and therefore medical professionals spend very little time talking about nutrition with patients. Of course, short cuts of performance enhancing drugs have been used, but that's a different beast and has nothing to do with nutrition. Is it possible that an athlete like Byron Buxton simply has a body that is grossly nutritionally deficient? The result would be constant injuries and an inability to fully heal because the body isn't given what it needs to repair itself & remain strong. I don't know what the Twins do, if anything, to provide enhanced nutrition to their players, but I've never seen nor heard it mentioned in any media. Based on the frequency of injured players, perhaps nutrition is an area where the Twins' could improve.
  2. Hmmm, what about the unending popup ads that clutter everything up and make it an obstacle course to read an article? My increased effort to even read anything posted due to said ads makes me think I've done my part.
  3. Ok, no more calling Buxton "injury prone." From now on he must be referred to as "prone to injury."
  4. Donaldson will help Twins win with his bat, his glove, but mostly as a fire starter. Aggression, adrenaline and emotion improve athletic performance and help teams win games. This is the very reason the Twins improved when Tori Hunter returned and when Dozier took a leadership role. When a team has a leader with the passion of milk toast (everyone knows who I mean), the team goes nowhere. Donaldson's passion and fire will be the biggest benefit to the Twins that he will provide. Fortune favors the BOLD!
  5. Whatever players the Twins are considering through free agency, trade or draft, there has to be a test conducted before any are chosen. Each potential player has to be connected to heart rate, blood pressure and brain activity monitors. Then that player is to be shown a uniform of the New York Yankees. If the monitors indicate any type of fear or anxiety in response to seeing the Yankee uniform, the Twins should have no more interest in that player. We need players that don't turn into jello when playing the Yankees.
  6. Based on the fact that I feel like a Cleveland Browns fan, yeah, it hurts the Twins with the fans. I'd rather they didn't even make the playoffs than to embarrass themselves like this. They didn't even compete. They set records for sports playoff futility. I'm totally embarrassed and ashamed to be a Twins fan. Kirby Puckett must be rolling over in his grave. What a disaster. I'll check in next year in late September to see how they're doing. Even then I won't care and won't pay attention until they actually win a playoff game or two.
  7. I'm done. I'm just soooo over this train wreck of a franchise. Life has too much to offer to waste anymore time or concern on this nonsense. They suck when they're bad and they suck when they're good. No more. Goodbye Twins.
  8. Ugh. Everyone can talk about how this team has nothing to do with the other Twins teams that lost before. But they are absolutely linked. The Twins' players hear about the franchise's playoff losing streak and long run of failure and it burrows into their subconscious and affects performance. In the same way most players that join the Yankees hear about all the Yankee success and winning and it boosts their confidence and they play better there than they did for any other team. Success breeds success. It's all in the mental game and the Twins have to figure out how to avoid turning into jelly-legged, terrified, star-struck imitations of the Bad News Bears. The Twins' baseball talent is every bit as good as the Yankees but the mental game is 180 degrees apart. And another thing . . . the Twins need to conclude that Gibson is DONE for the year and get him replaced with another pitcher, anyone. The man is not healthy and should be nowhere near a pitching mound.
  9. Arraez is here to stay. Gordon has been reduced to trade bait. Arraez is simply clutch and has the "it" factor. To have the plate presence that he does at his age is incredible. He will prove to be a huge contributor for the Twins for years. He's nearly as loveable and fun to watch as Astudillo.
  10. 3.5 game lead with 16 to play for division. 2.5 and 3 game leads over OAK and TB for wildcard. The way this team is performing . . . ugh . . . it doesn't matter who the're playing the rest of the way, the playoffs are far far far from a sure thing.
  11. I'm speechless. I'm in utter shock. The Twins willingly gave this game away. They had the tying run at the plate in the bottom of the 9th and Rocco let LaMarre hit when Cron and Sano are on the bench and available. Un F**king Believable.
  12. .311/.380/.477 in AAA seems good to me. A nice feel good story of local guy getting an opportunity. He was a beast in 2018 spring training. The outfield needs some healthy bodies, nothing wrong with this move.
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