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What just happened?!? Apr. 17th, 2009 @ 10:24 pm
kaylyne
I turned on the tv a few times tonight to catch the game. I saw they were down 9-4 in the 8th inning, so I gave up hope and went to do something else - grumbling to myself that this team just can't get things going. Now I just turned it on and Joe Nathan was pitching the final outs in the 9th for an 11-9 win. HELLO Jason Kubel? I think someone finally woke up this sleepy team.

I hope he didn't jinx it Apr. 8th, 2009 @ 09:48 pm
imle
In the second half of the seventh inning, I heard John Gordon distinctly say "the Twins Championship 2009 season". It's good to know that he's optimistic...after the last two games, so am I.

Anybody else listening to the game on the radio hear it?
Current Mood: amusedamused

necklace Apr. 8th, 2009 @ 09:34 pm
jediwarrior
What is with that necklace Crain is wearing?  Looks like a piece of rope and seems odd and out of place.  Does it stand for something?  Do any other players wear them?

Holy Smokes Apr. 7th, 2009 @ 07:59 pm
jmtkalcich
That was the most exciting baseball game I have seen in ages. It was beautiful.

Opening Day Apr. 6th, 2009 @ 08:01 am
imle
Let's play ball!!!
Current Mood: excitedexcited
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» Twins Blogs
Does anyone know of any decent Twins blogs a la Bat-girl or Pulling a Blyleven where the emphasis is not placed on stat-heavy analysis and more on enjoying the game and having fun?  I started reading PaB last year, but their posts became pretty infrequent.  If they don't start posting regularly, I'd like a different Twins blog to visit.

» Joe Crede Signs With The Twins
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Twins now have a new third baseman.

Minnesota and free agent Joe Crede have agreed to terms on a one-year deal, the club announced Saturday.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that the deal features a base salary of $2.5 million, with the chance for the contract to reach $7 million with appearance bonuses. The bonuses begin once Crede reaches 250 plate appearances and top out at $7 million following his 525th plate appearance.

 

 

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» Final Thoughts on the Season
Despite the talent level of both teams (which is remarkably even), I knew the Twins chances were slim in that south side house of horrors. I cannot wait to see the Sox fall (preferably as early as possible) in the post season. I wish Tampa well in their first ever playoff series. I also wish the Cubs well as they attempt (yet again) to obtain their first World Series crown in 100 years.

We as Twins fans should not feel cheated by this surprising season. After all, this was supposed to be a rebuilding year. I have no doubt that many of the kids we're just starting to cultivate will pay dividends in the years to come. Plus, let's not forget that we have a posh new ballpark waiting to open its doors in 2010.

The fact that we could not seal the deal when it mattered is proof positive that this team was not ready for prime time in 2008. Now all that's left is to use our so close and yet so far experience from this season as a stepping stone. I will always cherish that come from behind victory last week, as well as the great games I attended this year. That is the Twins team I'll be thinking of all off season.

Summer of Stun... over and out.
» White Sox vs. Tigers
Today, we lucky Minnesota fans get to listen to Hawk Harrelson go on and whine about everything, because the all-important game today will be on WGN (that's at 1am central).

The Tigers, of course, have nothing to really play for, and could easily phone this one in. However:

Freddy Garcia is pitching and (a) he was injured almost all year and wants to prove he can still go and (b) he was cut loose by the White Sox after a career year there and probably would like to beat them.

I'll be cheering for the Tigers more than ever, I suspect.
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