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  1. No, but Don was a friend of mine. He almost brought the Twins to North Carolina.
  2. I believe in the term "Minnesota nice" and I hope Twins fans do not act hypocritically by booing Correa when he is in Minnesota playing for another team.
  3. That is one heck of an indictment of the Twins FO and management and fans. Unfortunately, there is a lot of truth here, including calling the hapless Twins "the Yankees chew toy". I propose that the Twins be sold to a Charlotte or Raleigh investor, and move their entire franchise, kit and caboodle to North Carolina.
  4. Interesting points here. Why is this? Is it because it is easier for Rocco to tell a guy who is not a multimillionaire to bunt or hit and run or hit against the shift?
  5. Mark, What is Urshela plays SS until Lewis or Miller or Lee can prove that he (1 of the 3) is ready to play world class SS for the Twinkies? I really think Gio can do it. OK all you fielding stat experts, prove me wrong.
  6. Sign Gio and if one of the young players turns out to be the next Aaron Judge, we can deal with that "Problem" when it happens.
  7. In 1941. Ted Williams was hitting .3995 entering into the last day of the season when the Red Sox had a doubleheader. scheduled. He could have sat out those last 2 games, and his average would have rounded up to .400. But Williams insisted on playing. He went 4 for 5 and raised his average up to .404. He could have sat out the second game of the doubleheader, but again, Williams insisted on playing the second game also. He went 2 for 3 and raised his average to .406. Ted Williams was arguably the best hitter ever to play baseball. But he was also a fierce competitor. He not only competed against the other team, but he was competing against himself. He wanted to be the best he could be. He had the same mentality about his service to our country as a Marine fighter pilot on both WWII and the Korean War. He had the same mentality about becoming a world class fisherman. I admire that trait and I want men like him on my team and in my foxhole with me. As far as Arraez goes, bat him first every remaining game, no matter who the pitcher is. Allow Arraez to compete, like Ted Williams. Arraez will either win the batting title this year or he will lose it. But this way he will always be able to look in the mirror and say, "I didn't quit. I tried my best. I fought the good fight." Good luck Luis. All of us at Twins Daily are pulling for you.
  8. I really enjoyed watching Correa play SS. His arm is incredible. His leadership looked to be top notch. And he hit about twice as well as Simmons. I felt better about the team's hustle and competitiveness this year, than any time in the past 5 years. There were too many mental blunders for my liking, especially when running to and from 3B (not throwing anyone under the bus here). While the shift was in use, the stubbornness of several hitters to bunt and/or hit against the shift and the refusal of the manager to order hitting against the shift, drove me crazy. The refusal to hit and run and to steal bases were annoying. The little things do add up.
  9. How about using the uniforms which the 1987 and the 1991 teams wore on their journeys to 2 World Championships? I think I wrote previously about the fact that my hometown is less than 50 miles from Charlotte, which was a Senators/Twins farm team when I was a boy. The Senators used to send their previous year's major league uniforms to Charlotte for the Charlotte players to wear the next year. The uniforms had a large red "W" on the front shirt. The Charlotte team would have the "W" (for Washington) removed from the front and a "C" (for Charlotte) being sewn in place of the "W". I know because the man that did the uniform letter exchange gave me a real Washington Senators' "W" from a real Senators uniform (maybe it was on Clint Courtney's uniform).
  10. I can't deal with this right now. It is too depressing to start my day listing all the ways the Twins FO, manager, coaches and players have disappointed us during this season. It sounds just like "Festivus". Let the "Airing of Grievances " begin.
  11. Suppose it is the Yankees vs. the Guardians in a playoff series. Who do I want to see lose more? I'll solve that problem right now. I ain't watching. When the Twins season is over, my baseball watching stops until next year.
  12. I have a suggestion...trade him to Toronto.
  13. I think not. Apparently Kep likes to march to his own drummer.
  14. Failure to advance runners so the next batters could drive them in. Hitting against the shift. Not bunting when appropriate.
  15. What is that I hear? It sounds like a lady singing opera.
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