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3/30/13 2:05 P

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Two days to the Opener -- emoticon

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3/29/13 3:43 P

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Yeah, that's a tough call. Good luck!

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3/29/13 3:31 P

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That reminds me - I need to set up the Game Talk thread this weekend!

I'm still debating whether to drive down to Baltimore for the Twins vs. Orioles next Saturday . I was really hoping to get a friend or two to go with me, but it's not looking promising. I don't mind the 3-hour drive down, but I'm not enthused about the solo drive back home late at night (with church the next morning). We'll see.

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3/29/13 12:59 P

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Just 3 more days....the countdown begins! (Who am I kidding? The countdown began last October!)

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3/29/13 10:38 A

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Candy - that's awesome! Hope you get to a game in person, too - that's just a great experience. Don't forget your "Circle Me Bert" sign! emoticon

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3/29/13 6:02 A

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I am so happy-hubby is going to pay for the baseball channel this year. I get to watch the games emoticon

I may even get to a game this year, I asked for it for my birthday.





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3/28/13 12:13 P

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Yea!! emoticon


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3/28/13 9:07 A

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My trip to GA was pushed out a couple of weeks. I can watch the opener live!

Go Twins!

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3/27/13 2:37 P

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Adding a emoticon to that!

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3/27/13 1:32 P

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Home Opener just around the corner... April 1st. Let's root for a TWINS WIN!!! emoticon emoticon

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3/27/13 11:27 A

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Just in - Alex Burnett optioned to Rochester.

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3/27/13 11:21 A

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I hadn't heard about Capps - I hope he finds his form back. I wasn't a fan of the trade that brought him to the Twins, but I do think Capps was a class act handling the criticism that came his way.

Perkins is a great example of a guy who took lemons and made lemonade - turning around both poor results as a starter and a tiff with the front office and recreating himself as the hometown hero closer!

Hoping to go to a Twins game in Baltimore 10 days from today! emoticon

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3/27/13 10:50 A

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I'm a Perkins fan too, but I was sad to see Casilla go. But I know we have to evolve....and I have high hopes for this years team! Only a few more days to wait now!

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3/27/13 8:31 A

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Matt Capps was released by the Indians yesterday and agreed to a minor league deal. He must still be struggling. Capps, Burnett and Casilla were on my list (not the good list). I am so glad the Twins promoted Glen Perkins to the closer role! I have far more confidence in him!

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3/26/13 8:19 P

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In former Twins news - it was announced today that Kevin Slowey has made the opening day roster for the Miami Marlins, earning the No. 5 spot in their rotation.

I'm happy to see that Slowey is making a comeback after a couple bad years.

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3/26/13 7:27 P

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I've never really been impressed with Burnett, either. If someone like DeVries gets sent down instead, I will not be happy. I think the guys who were supposedly battling for the No. 5 starter role have really been the most impressive this spring. Of course, 14 balls in 17 pitches at this point in the spring could scare Anderson a little!

Speaking of the No. 5 guys, I see that Liam Hendriks got hurt today. Hoping he'll be OK - he seems to have turned a corner this spring.

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3/26/13 3:01 P

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Listening to the game today. I can't believe that Alex Burnett will make the team. Even though Floriman bobbled the ball, Burnett loaded them up. 17 pitches - only 3 strikes.

Yikes!

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3/25/13 11:46 P

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Me too! emoticon

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3/25/13 10:54 A

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You read my mind, Anna! This off-season has been exceptionally long....am I ever ready to watch a little baseball!!

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3/25/13 8:51 A

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Can you believe it? Just a week left until regular season play!

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3/24/13 10:40 P

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I totally agree. The lineup is starting to shape up. Great game today!

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3/24/13 9:30 P

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Just announced today - Aaron Hicks with be the starting center fielder for the Minnesota Twins. After watching his play in spring training, all I can say is: emoticon

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3/20/13 10:32 A

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So, Dominican Republic wins the World Baseball Classic, thanks in part to Twins pitcher Samuel Deduno. Maybe the Twins will have some pitching this year! emoticon

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3/13/13 5:13 P

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3/13/13 3:26 P

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Go USA indeed!

USA had a good game yesterday against Puerto Rico - Mauer went 1 for 2 with THREE walks. David Wright had a monster game - 5 RBIs.

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3/13/13 1:44 P

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Go USA!

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3/11/13 12:37 P

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So, I got my wish - Glen Perkins faced Justin Morneau in the WBC, with Joe Mauer behind the plate. Justin laced a double - too bad Canada is out of the tourney. USA and Italy advance, though.

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3/8/13 8:20 P

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I love video highlights online! emoticon

And speaking of highlights - check out Chris Colabello's day at the WBC. Italy trounced Canada (10 run mercy rule was invoked!) The Cinderella that is Team Italia seems to be powered by Twins and former Twins - Colabello, Butera and Punto!

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3/7/13 11:38 P

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Also, my whole family went to that Kirby Puckett memorial. My kids were right in their formative years when he was in the prime of his career, and he was truly their biggest hero. RIP Kirby....we will miss you always!

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3/7/13 11:35 P

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Oh, Wow! What a game for Aaron Hicks! I only got to see a snippet on the news, but WOW! I believe Gardy has found his center fielder! Hope you got to see some of it Carren!

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3/7/13 5:29 P

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And... exciting game from Aaron Hicks today vs. Philly! I can't wait to get home and watch the highlights. (Philadelphia broadcast the game, so there should be some decent video on line.)

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3/7/13 5:28 P

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We were blessed to have him with the Twins while we did.

A friend of my family's worked for the Twins in PR - his last event with the team was Kirby's memorial service at the Metrodome.

On a happier note, Drew Butera hit a two run homer for Italy in the WBC game vs. Mexico today. Go Drew!



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3/7/13 8:25 A

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::sadness::

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3/6/13 6:06 P

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Just saw on a Twins blog that today is the anniversary of Kirby Puckett's death. RIP, Kirby.

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3/6/13 11:57 A

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I saw that Valencia is playing some 1st base. At this rate, the Orioles may soon have an entire infield made up of former Twins! They're just one short by my calculation...

The Twins seem to be holding their own - surprisingly, the pitchers (with some exceptions) are doing pretty well. A few are doing REALLY well - gotta love that! Wish Diamond was fit - I've got high hopes for him this year.

On another note, anyone watching/following the World Baseball Classic? I'm disappointed the games are being broadcast on MLB Network, which I don't have. Looks like some of the exhibition games will be available on line (like Angels vs. Italy today - go Drew!) but I don't think the actual tournament games are. emoticon I'd love to see Perkins go against Morneau! emoticon



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3/1/13 12:01 P

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I hate to see some of my old favorites gone....but wish them the best -- as long as they aren't playing the Twins!

The team is looking pretty good so far. emoticon

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3/1/13 11:42 A

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Good game yesterday. Couple of former twins - Alexi Casilla and Danny Valencia. Interesting that Valencia was at 1st.

Good competition for the outfield positions - although is sounds like Paramele is penciled in at RF.

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2/28/13 7:32 P

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emoticon Hahaha, never thought I'd use that emoticon!

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2/28/13 9:41 A

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And congrats to Joe Mauer and his wife, who will be bringing in some Minnesota Twins soon too! The baseball legacy in this family is great -- should be fun to watch them grow!

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2/27/13 12:07 P

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Hopefully they'll be singing a different tune by the time we get to the All-Star Break. In the meantime, the faithful will continue to cheer them on!

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2/27/13 11:16 A

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I listened to parts of two games this weekend. The only bad thing about spring training - the games are during the day while I'm at work! emoticon

The nay-sayers are definitely out there, though. I was listening to MLB Radio on my way to work this morning. The hosts implied that the only AL Central team that didn't have a shot at postseason was the Twins. (Seriously, the Royals and Indians are that much improved?)
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2/27/13 8:11 A

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No, we don't!

I've been listening to the games on the radio. emoticon Dick Bremer is sitting in at the mike today while Dan Gladden has the day off.

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2/26/13 10:46 P

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I hear lots of negativity from the nay-sayers....but we don't believe them, do we?
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The Twins are 2-2 so far in spring training games. Morneau has had a couple good games. Things could be looking up for our boys!

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I have to believe the Twins will improve from last year, at the very least. Really hoping some of the new guys have good years.
I saw one internet article (maybe on Bleacher Reports) that suggested that Twins fans may be talking about the P&P boys (Parmalee and Ploufffe) this season.

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emoticon - Which means Spring is just around the corner. Let's hope they can put together a respectable season....

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Spring training is finally here - baseball is back!

Welcome to our forum to discuss who'll make the opening day roster, which prospects will shine in the future, and whether the off-season signings are bonanza or bust.

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