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Flip27

  • joined Mar 26, 2008
  • last login Apr 17, 2014
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Born and raised in St. Paul, MN. Loves baseball, roller derby, and video games.

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Metrodome Memoir

Flip27 shares his top five memories of the Metrodome. Fantastic read.

Twins to Open 2013 Season at Target Field for the First Time

Major League Baseball announced the 2013 schedule today. For the first time, the Twins will begin the season at Target Field against the Tigers on April 1st. The Twins will also host both the Mets and Marlins in April as interleague play goes all season long in 2013. May 27-30, the Twins will play a 4-game series against the Brewers the likes of which we haven't seen before. The first 2 games will be played at Miller Park, and then the last 2 games will be at Target Field. The Twins will also host the Philadelphia Phillies in June, and the AL Houston Astros the first weekend of August.

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Poll of the Day: Worst MLB Ballpark

This series in Oakland has reminded my just how antiquated the Athletics' stadium is. Is it the worst in all of Major League Baseball? Is there another ballpark that tops it? Once upon a time...

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(Re)Building an Organization

It's interesting how the current situation for the Twins bears some similarity to the situation when Terry Ryan first became GM back in the mid 90's. Following the strike-shortened 1994 season, the...

HOF: Barry Larkin in, Jack Morris still out

The BBWAA, in their infinite wisdom, elected Barry Larkin as the only member of the 2012 class of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Jack Morris came in 2nd, with 66.7 percent of the vote. Also of note for being former Twins: Brad Radke received 2 votes. Terry Mulholland, Phil Nevin, and Ruben Sierra were all blanked.

Meet Gardy Claus!

So, yeah. This exists. Not sure if anyone has posted this yet. Even so, it's definitely worth a repost. Warning: it's excruciating.

Video: Twins Introduce Terry Ryan as Interim GM

Here's a clip from today's press conference. Terry Ryan and Dave St. Peter seem pretty adamant that they would like to keep Bill Smith in the organization in some capacity. Is this the nicest firing ever?

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Who's your closer?

It's the question on everyone's minds, and yeah, it's already been beaten to death.  So what!  Right now, I can't exactly tell who the Twins closer is.  Or if there even is one. Gardenhire seems...

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The Blame Game

Not all baseball fans need to be reactionary. Most Twinkie Town readers and contributors aren't. It's good to see one finally voice his thoughts.

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Fleeting Confidence

I know it's not terribly original to post about "doom and gloom" fan pessimism, but I don't really care at this point.  I am a notoriously optimistic fan, you see.  I'm generally the one in my...

Another Rain Out

We've now had more 2011 games at Target Field postponed due to weather than all of 2010... It's April 26th. Also, it's TWO WHOLE DAYS without any Twins games (including the off day). Withdrawl symptoms are a "go."

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Recipe for Early Season Disaster

OK, so you're looking to prepare some nice early season disaster for your favorite team, but you're not quite sure where to start.  Fear not!  Here at Twinkie Town Kitchens, we have just the...

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Game 2 Mustache Mojo

Desperate times call for desperate measures. There is no denying that we need some mighty mustache mojo tonight.  Well, I'm calling on The Tick to provide it.  Yes, this is the best quality video...

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Innocent "Pipe Dream" of a Trade Proposal

This week, the Texas Rangers come to town, and they bring with them a bevy of good, young hitters.  However, as much success as they've had scoring runs, they've struggled just as much to get...

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Liriano Getting Closer

The Pioneer Press is reporting that Francisco Liriano had a successful start for the Miracle yesterday.  After becoming a new daddy, he'll make another scheduled start on Tuesday for AAA...

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Liriano to Minors

AM 1500 KSTP is reporting that Francisco Liriano will begin the season with a start at A Fort Myers followed by a second start at AAA Rochester.  Blackburn (for now) is in the rotation.

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First Look - 2008 Schedule

No one posted this yet, so I thought I would:http://minnesota.twins.mlb.com/schedule/tentative.jsp?c_id=min&year=2008I love opening and closing at home!  It spreads out the homestands so that the...

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2008 Minnesota Twins

With all this recent talk about Gardenhire's remarks that he's leaning towards Punto at 2B to begin 2008, I thought it might be fun to take an early look the possibilities for the 25-man roster...

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Possible Hunter Replacements

At first glance, this coming offseason looks like the most difficult one so far for Terry Ryan as GM.  Torii Hunter is a free agent, and Johan Santana is going into his contract year.  There will...

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Not to get everyone too excited...

This season has been a tease.  Every time you think the Twins are out of it, they seem to stave off certain doom.  Then when you think they can jump back into the middle of the race, the Twins...

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Most Unbreakable

All this talk surrounding the home run record being "broken" by Bonds has got me thinking about baseball records.  At one time, Ruth's 714 was considered untouchable.  Now, Bonds's record seems...

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The Return of Cy-tana

Do you feel that?  It's the heat of the summer.  It feels good... like domination.  It reminds me of summers past, of unhittableness, of bitches sat down, and of regular Cy Young runs.  Yes, it...

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An Answer to Jesse's DH Crisis: Wily Mo

I was going to post this as a comment to Jesse's "DH Crisis" featured article, but oh how long it grew.  This deserves it's own diary...Anyway, I think that Ubelmann was the one who suggested this...

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Castillo and Free Agency

The more I think about it, the more I think the Twins should re-sign Lius Castillo.  It has been sort of a forgone conclusion in the Twins blogosphere that Castillo will not be a Twin come 2008....

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Almost Completely Off-Topic: Elmo

Has anyone else noticed the person in a full Elmo costume (from Sesame Street) at all the Twins home games?  He/she always sits in the left field corner, first row, just inside the foul pole.I...

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Ponson's Leash

I think it's about time to give that thing a yank.  While Sidney didn't get hammered again tonight, I think it's safe to day that it was another sub-par performance.  He was in trouble a lot, and...

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