Andrew Bryz-Gornia

  • joined Feb 14, 2010
  • last login Jul 10, 2014
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A math teacher by day that moonlights as an usher for the Minnesota Twins. Catch me in Section 238.

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GameThread: Twins vs. Red Sox, Game 38

The Twins won in exciting fashion last night and look to take a series victory against the Red Sox tonight.

Perfect Storm Decimates Twins Outfield


Thanks to injuries, ineffectiveness, and curious roster decisions, the Twins have been using a patchwork outfield lately.

Wed. Links: Food Poisoning, Prospect Lists & More


Sorry all, there will be no Lightning Round this week. You can either blame it on the author being lazy in collecting GIFs, tweets, and videos, or you can attribute it to few noteworthy clips...

Twins Get Walked-Off 4-3 By Indians


The Twins lost in the bottom of the 9th thanks to a misplay by an infielder playing the outfield.


GameThread: Twins @ Indians, Game 32

The Twins look to earn at least a split and the chance of a series victory in Cleveland with a win tonight.

Being Wrong On Brian Dozier


Brian Dozier didn't seem to be much of a player based on his minor league track record. However, he's given the appearance now that he was simply a late bloomer.

Wed. Links: Sign Stealing, Weird Injuries & More


Truthfully, we all have Dustin Pedroia bobblehead dolls anyway. It's okay, Josh Reddick, just do what feels right.

Q&A With David Lauterbach of True Blue LA


Want to know more about the Dodgers before their interleague series with the Twins? Here you go!

Wed. Links: Announcer Rankings, Cano, and More


This weather sucks. Last year Jimmy Fallon had Matt Harvey go around the streets of New York interviewing people about Matt Harvey, without realizing they were being interviewed by the real...


GameThread: Twins at Rays, Game 20

The Twins were shut down by David Price for half the game before making a little noise, and they look to do some damage against one of the top Rays' pitching prospects.

Samuel Deduno's Fastball: Crazy No More?


Samuel Deduno's "crazy" fastball has been a hot topic as he managed to succeed in the majors despite less than desirable strikeout-to-walk rates, but it appears as though he may have finally learned to harness its movement.

Wed. Links: Maldonado, Pimping Triples, and More


Congratulations to Albert Pujols on becoming the 26th player in MLB history to hit 500 home runs. He became the first to hit two home runs in the same game to reach 500. Trivia question: Who hit...


Game 14: Blue Jays at Twins - Double Header Pt II

Twins fans are looking forward to a possible double-header sweep!

Wed. Links: Mauer, Pranks, Cheaters & More


This awful weather this week is bringing back shades of last season. I remember working three games against the Tigers where the game time temperature was in the 40s every day. That sucked. P...

A Quiet Rule Change Has Made A Loud Impact


In an attempt to clarify what defines a catch, MLB has turned a gray area into a black-and-white issue, and that's not necessarily a good thing.


GameThread: Twins vs. Athletics, Game 8

One of the newest Twins faces off against the newest Athletics starting pitcher.

Going Oppo With... Trevor Plouffe?


Trevor Plouffe can thank his newfound ability to hit to the opposite field for his hot start this season.

Wed. Links: Puig, Shorter Games, Darvish & More


I was at the home opener on Monday, and although the Twins lost, it was nice to see baseball back at Target Field. If you had told me that it would only be in the mid-50s to low-60s during the...

Twins Blow Late Lead, Lose 7-6 In 11 Innings


The Twins had a late lead against the White Sox, but several miscues in the late innings led to a loss.


GameThread: Twins @ White Sox, Game 2

The Twins were able to do a little damage against Chris Sale on Opening Day, but it wasn't enough to beat the White Sox. Today, they turn to Kevin Correia to even the series at one win apiece.

Wed. Links: Opening Day, Paternity Leave and More


The baseball season has started, and I was so excited for Opening Day that as soon as my last class was over, I was out the door and driving home. I only missed an inning and a half, and though the...

Swarzak Looks To Become Latest Bullpen Weapon


After a career year in 2013, the Twins are hoping that Anthony Swarzak can continue improving as he assumes a bigger role.

Wed. Links: Australia, Walk-Up Music, and More


Baseball has officially started, but with two games last weekend in Sydney, Australia that were broadcast locally in Los Angeles and Arizona or on the MLB Network, it didn't really feel like it....

5 Questions For The Regular Season


I look at some questions we may have about this Twins roster as the 2014 regular season approaches.

Twins May Have A Trade Partner In Houston


The Houston Astros announced that they are looking for a new first baseman, and the Twins could be a potential trade partner.

Wed. Links: Replay Advantage, Cactus Injury & More


Yesterday I had my usher training with the Twins. Most of it was fairly standard stuff (i.e. here's how I'm supposed to do my job, no fraternizing with players outside of a quick hello or "Good...

Kurt Suzuki Leading Off? No, Just No


It appears as though Ron Gardenhire's preference is to have a center field bat leadoff this year, but if Aaron Hicks, Darin Mastroianni, and Alex Presley fail to run away with the job, Gardy may have a surprise option up his sleeve: Kurt Suzuki.

Wed. Links: Pre-Arb, Phillips' Delusion, and More


The weather is finally warming up! Enjoy a picture of me on my spring break. It's almost like Florida out here! Manny Machado and Mike Trout are both disappointed with their respective...

The Future of Defensive Statistics Is Here


A revolutionary announcement was made recently regarding the ability to track defensive statistics, and I am absolutely giddy about it.

Wed. Links: Parting Words, Knuckleballs, and More


I'm giddy because it's almost spring break at my school, but alas I do not have any plans to go to spring training in Florida. Part of that may be due to me not realizing spring break was coming...

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