Category Archives: Baseball

2013 MLB Preseason Predictions

It’s Opening Night in Major League Baseball and that means I’ve got just enough time to submit my preseason predictions before I look like a total slacker. You’ve all read about 10,000 of these by now, so there’s no real … Continue reading

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It’s My Time to Shine (Against Adolescents)

I think I’m going to play in the Little League World Series. Now I realize that there are “technically” some age limitations that will prevent me from doing so, but if the California team can get away with running Bradley … Continue reading

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Boston Red Sox Suffer Biggest Loss in November

My Faithful Readers, I come to you today with a heavy heart. I’ve just received some news that can only be described as devastating, heart-breaking, gut-wrenching and/or super-duper sucky. Boston’s blonde bombshell of baseball, Heidi Watney has officially parted ways … Continue reading

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2011 MLB Predictions

Many of you may not know this, but it’s actually a federal requirement for all baseball bloggers to post their misguided preseason predictions. Okay, it’s entirely possible that there’s zero truth to that, but this is the one time a … Continue reading

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It Might Be About Damn Time To Get My Shit Together

Much of my adult—or whatever you call your mid-twenties—life has been spent dreaming of a career that involves either writing or baseball or—in some perfect world—writing about baseball. (Note: I’ve recently made peace with the fact that I won’t be … Continue reading

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The Champagne is On Ice…

Let’s be honest, this is undoubtedly the best Minnesota Twins team that the club has had since 2006 and—arguably—the best overall team since the club’s fortunes turned around at the beginning of the last decade. As such, I’ve decided to … Continue reading

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2010 MLB Draft: Minnesota Twins Select Alex Wimmers with First-Round Pick

The Minnesota Twins drafted Ohio State pitcher Alex Wimmers with the 21st overall pick in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. This is the second-year in a row that the Twins have used their first-round selection on a highly-touted collegiate hurler. … Continue reading

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2010 MLB Draft: Fifteen Targets for the Minnesota Twins

The Minnesota Twins are often praised for doing things “the right way.” This sentiment—although cliché and not entirely accurate—generally defines the organizational importance placed on pitching, defense, small ball tactics, and player development. Although the Twins have seemingly eschewed the … Continue reading

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You’re Doing It Wrong: New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox Loyalty

There is no rivalry in sports more storied than the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox—or so ESPN tells me, constantly—and with that type of long-term, history-laden rivalry comes some serious battle lines, right? Literally hundreds of books have … Continue reading

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J.J. Hardy Injury: Minnesota Twins Shortstop Lands on DL with Wrist Injury

The injuries just keep on coming for the Minnesota Twins. In March, the club lost All-Star closer Joe Nathan for the year after he underwent Tommy John surgery. Last week, reigning American League MVP Joe Mauer sat out with a … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Phillies Fan Gets Tasered

When the action on the field grows tiresome too many fans decide to create their own entertainment. That was the case last night in Philadelphia where a 17-year-old Phillies fan hopped the fence and ran onto the field during the … Continue reading

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Do the Minnesota Twins Lack a Killer Instinct?

The Minnesota Twins are living the high life. The club left behind the antiquated Metrodome and moved into their brand-new, state of the art ballpark, Target Field. The club has an increased payroll and is coming off one of the … Continue reading

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2010 MLB Predictions: Better Late Than Never

It’s pretty obvious that the posts haven’t exactly been coming hot and heavy in the past month or so. Things have been very busy at work and there was a fair amount of travel in the mix as well, but … Continue reading

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Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins Agree on Massive Eight-Year, $184 Million Contract Extension

Minnesota Twins fans can now breathe a collective sigh of relief. The biggest drama of the offseason—Joe Mauer’s contract status (or lack thereof)—has finally come to an end. The Minnesota Twins have officially inked Mauer to an eight-year, $184 million … Continue reading

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Joe Nathan Injury: Minnesota’s All-Star Closer Opts for Tommy John Surgery

It’s official, the Minnesota Twins will be without All-Star closer Joe Nathan for the 2010 campaign. Nathan elected to undergo Tommy John ligament replacement surgery today after feeling continued pain and discomfort following a bullpen session with pitching coach Rick … Continue reading

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