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That overlay was crazy. Glad to see him pitching like this!
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!
What about Buxton? I don't have time to look up the stats, but it seems that the team did the best in terms of W-L when he has been in the lineup. They've been able to hold on without him, but I'm betting the record with him out of the lineup is not as good as when he was in it.
Thanks for your last two articles. We usually have to wait until the off-season to get to the "wait until next year" phase, but as you've explained, we can start seeing glimpses of next season right now. Next year will not be without some growing pains, but it should be fun to see them play.
As others have said, thanks for the insight into your thoughts as a ballplayer, in this article and in others. Your article immediately reminded me of Paul Shirley, a fellow Iowa State grad who spent a few years after college trying to make it in the NBA while writing articles for ESPN and other sites. Thanks for such a refreshing perspective on life! Good luck in your pursuit of success as a ballplayer. From the article, it is clear you will have no trouble becoming successful in life regardless of whether you are on or off the ball diamond.