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I don't know if any of you guys are fans of other Minnesota teams, or other sports for that matter, but I am a fan of the 'Boys of Summer'. I figured I would start a thread where we can discuss the Twins. Spare me the jokes, I know, they are bad.

Opening day is tomorrow. I always feel like there is something magical about opening day. Get excited fellas (and ladies)! Chris Sale is throwing for the Sox tomorrow, could be a tough game. Still, I couldn't be more excited.

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It's really hard for me to get excited about the Twins as long as Ron Gardenhire is the manager. His playoff record is embarassing, and the way he uses his pitchers is worse. They have a great farm system again, so hopefully they will compete sooner rather than later. I am excited for baseball though, no doubt about it!!

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You know, I'm not huge on baseball, but I'm sad they moved the draft because the last two years when I went up for the Draft Party, my friends and I would hit a Twins game that Friday night. Now we won't be able to. I have to say, that really sucks. It is a fun experience, and I was looking forward to it again. Blah!

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I went this last Friday night, was a great game to be at! Twins won 10-1 over Kansas City, the first game of a series sweep of the Royals. 12 games in, being 6-6 is much better than I expected. I don't expect them to finish the year with more than 70 to 72 wins, but the offense has been a nice surprise. Baseball is such a grind, so it's good to see some runs scored in bunches, even if it probably won't last long.

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You know, I'm not huge on baseball, but I'm sad they moved the draft because the last two years when I went up for the Draft Party, my friends and I would hit a Twins game that Friday night. Now we won't be able to. I have to say, that really sucks. It is a fun experience, and I was looking forward to it again. Blah!



I don't understand... isn't the draft a whole weekend? I think you could still catch a Twins game? :confused:

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Funkytown wrote:
You know, I'm not huge on baseball, but I'm sad they moved the draft because the last two years when I went up for the Draft Party, my friends and I would hit a Twins game that Friday night. Now we won't be able to. I have to say, that really sucks. It is a fun experience, and I was looking forward to it again. Blah!



I don't understand... isn't the draft a whole weekend? I think you could still catch a Twins game? :confused:


Not going all the way to Cleveland or Detroit to watch the Twins. :D That was the point; they're playing out of town.

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Funkytown wrote:
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Funkytown wrote:
You know, I'm not huge on baseball, but I'm sad they moved the draft because the last two years when I went up for the Draft Party, my friends and I would hit a Twins game that Friday night. Now we won't be able to. I have to say, that really sucks. It is a fun experience, and I was looking forward to it again. Blah!



I don't understand... isn't the draft a whole weekend? I think you could still catch a Twins game? :confused:


Not going all the way to Cleveland or Detroit to watch the Twins. :D That was the point; they're playing out of town.


Oh, so it really has nothing to do with the draft. Well, we will let you visit any other time if you want :)

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Oh, so it really has nothing to do with the draft. Well, we will let you visit any other time if you want :)


Aside from the timing of it, no. It was just convenient to watch a game when we were up there. I'd never go all the way up there just for a Twins game; however, if I am already there for something else and there is a game going on, heck yeah, I'll go. It's not working out this year, but I suppose I'll live.

I only go up for Vikings games, the Draft Party, and hopefully the State Fair this year. :D I missed out last year because my friend cancelled last minute, but I am going this year! I've been hungry for all of those foods since I saw them on Bizarre Foods and looked them up online. :P I'm ready!

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Well, they're sitting 1 game over .500 right now, after stealing one from the Tigers yesterday afternoon, behind a somewhat solid performance by Phil Hughes and the bullpen. I am very happy with our approach at the plate this season, we're leading the league in walks and OBP right now, making opposing pitchers work deep into counts and tire by throwing a lot of pitches. It has been fun to watch them this year.!

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One thing that I am somewhat exited about is the Twins are showing some pop in their bat (especially the young players) for the first time in quite a while. They have a good core of young players right now, and have more in the minors that should make them more excited once they are ready.
IF... and this is a BIG if... they can get some pitching, they can make some noise in a few years.

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One thing that I am somewhat exited about is the Twins are showing some pop in their bat (especially the young players) for the first time in quite a while. They have a good core of young players right now, and have more in the minors that should make them more excited once they are ready.
IF... and this is a BIG if... they can get some pitching, they can make some noise in a few years.


Thats the problem with the smaller market teams, and MLB. The Timing of developing and having all of your best young up and comers leaves you a window of a couple years to really make a push for a world series. Then their contracts expire, or they try to trade them the year before the contracts expire, so they can get more draft picks and develop more guys. Teams like the Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers, ect use teams like Twins and Royals the same way that Twins and Royals use their Minor league. If you have a top guy, you end up paying him more then the entire rest of your team, or you gotta let him go. I was surprised they spent the money on Mauer, normally they just let them go to the big spenders.


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One thing that I am somewhat exited about is the Twins are showing some pop in their bat (especially the young players) for the first time in quite a while. They have a good core of young players right now, and have more in the minors that should make them more excited once they are ready.
IF... and this is a BIG if... they can get some pitching, they can make some noise in a few years.


I completely agree. The Twins can definitely put up runs every game but when you give up 5 - 6 runs a game its hard to keep pace. The bullpen is looking pretty good again this year though. If the starters can start getting quality starts and not burn the bullpen out by the allstar break they could look to be potential playoff contenders this year. I know a long shot but hey i'm an optimist.

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Go Twins!


Watching tonight? Hughes is pitching very well again, he is looking like a solid signing. If we win tonight, we are 2 games over .500! Can't remember being in this position this late in the season in quite some time. The last few years have been rough.

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frosted21 wrote:
I don't know if any of you guys are fans of other Minnesota teams, or other sports for that matter, but I am a fan of the 'Boys of Summer'. I figured I would start a thread where we can discuss the Twins. Spare me the jokes, I know, they are bad.

Opening day is tomorrow. I always feel like there is something magical about opening day. Get excited fellas (and ladies)! Chris Sale is throwing for the Sox tomorrow, could be a tough game. Still, I couldn't be more excited.


Sure do love my Twins. But it's hard to get a chance to see them here in DC. I did see them beat the Os, which was nice.

It looks like the pitching is MUCH improved, thank God. There's nothing worse than a baseball team with a staff that gets lit up every night -- except a football team that can't stop the run.


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I liked baseball as a kid and played it but I don't keep up with the Twins real close. They certainly have a legion of fans though and I do cheer them on and our neighbors and one of my best friends are really big into the Twins. So, per Frosted21's remark, I can't talk about the Twins too much.


Cheers!

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Wait, what?

Twins sign undrafted former truck driver with 100-mph fastball

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/07/minneso ... ackers-mlb
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ml ... /13342517/

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Twins fire Gardenhire

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Ding dong the witch is dead!!

I hope they go OUTSIDE of the organization for the replacement. I keep hearing Paul Molitor... I would be very disappointed if he is the new manager. We need to get new blood in there and stop this "Twins way" bull #### that has never worked.

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Ding dong the witch is dead!!

I hope they go OUTSIDE of the organization for the replacement. I keep hearing Paul Molitor... I would be very disappointed if he is the new manager. We need to get new blood in there and stop this "Twins way" bull #### that has never worked.

I kind of agree with you. Some new blood would be a good change.


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Looks like Molitor was a solid choice. It helps that they have the guys batting ad playing the field playing worth a damn for the first time in a long time, though.

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I don't follow Baseball but when I do I would root for the Giants and Red Sox ..The Giants would be
my homegrown team, and I started rooting for the Red Sox, to annoy my oldest, who roots for the Yankee's :spanking:

I worked at a shell gas station, in my youth and the owner would give out corporate seats, to employees who
worked hard. My brother was the top salesman, for tires(yeah i know) and I was did the best job on the islands.
We would load up an old Toyota truck, and head for the bay area.

Needless to say i saw every big home run hitter in the steroids era, hit a home run. The A's bash brothers, I saw
a lot. We sat right above the dug out and could see the sweat dripping off the guy,s marching on and off the
field. I have to say one of the things that turned me off, was how rude some of the stars were, to very little kids.
I actually saw a few cry, when the players snapped at them.

My first Love was Football and close to the same time I became a hard core Vikings fan.

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