2022 Twins: Frustrated, Inc.

Yelling At Clouds

Post-darwinian
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Jul 19, 2005
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I didn’t keep up with the team, but I’m still proud of this thread title. Maybe I should’ve picked “Somebody To Shove” instead.
 

Minneapolis Millers

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Jul 15, 2005
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Hello. I am new to Minnesota and know noting about the Twins to speak of. I remain a Red Sox fan, but since I now live in Minnesota I might as well learn something about the team and upcoming season.

Thanks in advance.
What do you want to know? Are you in or near Minneapolis? Likely to go to multiple games at Target Field? We can talk tickets, food, parking/transportation. Twins history? CHS Field in St. Paul is where the AAA Saints play; you can take the light rail from park to the other!
 

oumbi

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Jun 15, 2006
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I live in Saint Paul, the city envied by Minneapolis. I can be at the Saint Paul AAA stadium in 12 minutes from my house.

I am just curious what SoSH's collection of Twins fans think about the team. You all know far more than I do about the team and its history. So, any and all stories and thoughts are appreciated.

I can look up player stats and team records, but what is harder to find are things such as their approach in the minor leagues. What sort of game are the Twins designed to play? (Speed, power, defense, etc.) Is the owner looking to get into the playoffs, or, simply fill seats as cheaply as possible?

When I lived in Pittsburgh I quickly found out that the franchise seemed to have no real plan for developing their minor leaguers. The players would make the majors and be swinging at any sort of pitch and lacking a philosophy about hitting. The owner also showed no real interest in making the team much better.

Maybe the coolest thing was that remnants of Forbes Field are still in the University of Pittsburgh and the original home plate is kept in its original location, and is now inside Posvar Hall. Many a Saturday night, drunk undergrads practice sliding into home plate.


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Doctor Tongue
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I'm in NW Minnesota, and get to a game at least once a year. They do alot of juggling with their AA and AAA pitching. I'm dissappointed they traded off Arraez, but Lopez should be fun to watch. Maeda had a hell of a 60 game season a few years ago but regressed last year.
Learn to absolutely despise Trevor Larnach. Jake Cave and Sano are gone thats a blessing. Kepler and Krilloff will go on decade-long slumps. Theres going to be some really good prospects get called up at some point. Lee, Luis, Rodriguez. Wallner, got called up and played pretty well. It will be nice to see how well Rodriguez can handle MLB hitting.

I will recommend though, if you know its going to be a nice night, take the kids to a St. Paul Saints game and sit in the grass. Absolute blast.
 

Minneapolis Millers

Wants you to please think of the Twins fans!
SoSH Member
Jul 15, 2005
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Twin Cities
I'm in NW Minnesota, and get to a game at least once a year. They do alot of juggling with their AA and AAA pitching. I'm dissappointed they traded off Arraez, but Lopez should be fun to watch. Maeda had a hell of a 60 game season a few years ago but regressed last year.
Learn to absolutely despise Trevor Larnach. Jake Cave and Sano are gone thats a blessing. Kepler and Krilloff will go on decade-long slumps. Theres going to be some really good prospects get called up at some point. Lee, Luis, Rodriguez. Wallner, got called up and played pretty well. It will be nice to see how well Rodriguez can handle MLB hitting.

I will recommend though, if you know its going to be a nice night, take the kids to a St. Paul Saints game and sit in the grass. Absolute blast.
Plus down in the RF corner the Saints sell a local beer for $2 a cup!