Monday, December 28, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Instead of rushing to a crowded mall, to fight someone for a parking space and then stand in line for hours, why not instead buy Minnesota Twins Tickets online? Several sites are selling Twins Tickets for next season already. With the Minnesota Twins moving to Target Field, everyone will want Minnesota Twins Tickets so that they can check out the new Twins Stadium in person. I have found the best deals for Minnesota Twins Tickets, on online sites so take it from me... skip the lines and head to your computer to buy MN Twins Tickets.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Countdown to Apr 12, 2010 3:10 PM in Minneapolis
Thursday, December 03, 2009
Lots of online ticket sites already have Minnesota Twins Tickets on sale for the coming season. So why try and fight the crowds for a parking space at the mall, just to stand in line to buy a sweater that will probably not fit the person anyway. Save yourself the hassle and Buy Minnesota Twins Tickets online this year!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Like most families, mine goes around the table at Thanksgiving Dinner and tells everyone what we are thankful for. This year I am Thankful for the Minnesota Twins, Twins Tickets, the New Twins Jerseys, and most of all I am Thankful for the new home of the Twins, Target Field!
I know it will be quite a while before we can go and sit in the seats of Target Field, I just wanted to remind everyone that we should all say a little extra Thank You to the the Thanksgiving Gods for providing us with the awesome new baseball stadium we lovingly call Target Field!
Hope your Holiday is wonderful, see you all back here at Minnesota Twins Fan next week!
Friday, November 20, 2009
The first is a 1961 throwback Twins Uniform that will be worn for special home games. The Twins Jersey is off-white with navy blue pinstripes and new lettering across the chest. The second new Twins Jersey is the primary jersey the Minnesota Twins roster will be sporting on the road. The road-jerseys for the Twins will be solid grey (no pinstripes) with Minnesota scripted across the chest. The new Twins Uniforms will not entirely replace the old ones, but players and fans alike are anticipating that we will be seeing lots of the throwback styles next spring.
Don't miss your chance to see these new jersey debut on April 12th 2010 when the Twins take on the Boston Red Sox at the first game at Target Field... Buy Twins Tickets today!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
In exactly.... 143 Days, 2 hours and 10 minutes the Minnesota Twins will be welcomed onto Target Field, the new home of the Twins! Fans are eagerly awaiting the opening of Target Field and I for one intend to be first in line at the Target Field Ticket Office when single game Twins Tickets go on sale!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
With baseball season over and no new Twins News to report, I've had some time to think about my life as a sports blogger. While I will always love this site, I think that it might be time to start a new blog... new blog for a new stadium. I wouldn't dream of leaving any of you wanting for Twins News so trust me, if and when I decide to add a new blog my loyal Twins Fans peers will be the first to know!
Thoughts? Suggestions for Blog Titles? Post ideas?
Can't wait for Target Field to open and the Minnesota Twins to start playing again. Perhaps I will start the blog early and make predictions about the food and the seats.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Rain makes me think of Spring, Spring makes me think of Baseball and Baseball makes me think of the Twins at Target Field
Rain makes me think of Spring... Spring makes me think of baseball... Baseball makes me think of the Minnesota Twins at Target Field!
I know that it may seem a little early to be thinking about the 2010 Minnesota Twins Season, but trust me its not! Target Field Tickets are going to be the hottest stocking stuffer this year, mark my words (hint, hint for anyone buying me a gift this year... I would love MN Twins Tickets!) If you aren't planning on buying tickets to Target Field for gifts but are still just a little curious about all the buzz, check out the video below of images from Target Field and think, in just a few short months we will be having warm rain that will signal the start of baseball and the opening of Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Thanks for the Memories Twins, the 2009 MN Twins Season comes to a close but fans have LOTS to look forward to!
First I want to say a big Thank You to the Minnesota Twins Roster, you guys are the best! Despite our sometimes love-hate (you love me, I hate that I can't love you because you make me mad) relationship.. you guys worked really hard this season! Joe Mauer, you deserve the MVP title and I can't wait to see you at Target Field (if you want to meet up before then, I'd be ok with that too!)
Secondly, readers and fellow Twins Fans: TARGET FIELD and OUTDOOR BASEBALL is finally on the horizon. Now that we've paid due homage to the HHH Metrodome, we can get really excited about how outdoor baseball in the Twin Cities. I know that our weather isn't ideal and I know that you are probably thinking, what is Minnesota Twins Baseball without a Dome Dog, but I think it will be great! Baseball is meant to be outside and for as much as I LOVE the Dome, I think I'm going to LOVE Target Field that much more!
So until next season, the posts will probably slow down a little, but rest assured knowing that any breaking MN Twins news will be found here first! Also, check here as news about Twins Tickets for Target Field is released
What a season!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Thursday, October 08, 2009
You Win Some, You Lose Some... The MN Twins take the Detroit Tigers to clench the AL Central Title and then lose the Yankees in Game One
In a nail biter that went into extra innings (12 innings to be precise) the Minnesota Twins won game 163 and took the AL Central Championship. The win really came down to strong pitching (something most Twins fans didn't think they would ever see) and a couple of critical at-bats. Probably the most dramatic and crucial play was Carlos Gomez's winning run from second base ending with a face first slide into home to clench the 6-5 win for my boys!
And now for the sad and disappointing... After a "lose your voice because you were screaming so loud that we won" game on Tuesday, the Minnesota Twins ventured to New York to take on the Yankees. Lets leave it at it WAS NOT pretty. The end score was 2-7, and we played like it... I can't really fault my Twins playing off of NO ENERGY after going 12 innings the night before and then traveling to New York. Scoring both of their runs in the 3rd inning and then not being able to answer back after that really just goes to show that my boys were tired and that they need a break if we are going to have a prayer. That break is coming tonight with the next game Friday in New York at 5:00, the game will be televised on TBS.
Preview the Minnesota Twins come to the Metrodome on Sunday to play game 3... Twins Tickets are getting close to sold out, I found some seats left online but they will go fast too! Lets Go TWINKIES!!
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Things to watch for tonight...
1)Strong leadership out of Joe Mauer, fans and the coaching staff are calling for our hometown boy Joe to be this seasons MVP. A good game from Mauer would clinch that for sure
2) Crazy fans... we all thought that we already had the LAST HOME SERIES EVER, this is like extra presents on Christmas and the Minnesota Twins fans are eager to unwrap them, who doesn't want to eat one more Dome Dog?
3) The Minnesota Twins Roster to keep the rally that no one thought was possible happening. The MN Twins are the first team to be in the position of coming out of being 3 games back with 4 to play... If the Twins finish the rally, they will be the first team in Major League History to do so.
The Game starts at 4, Lets go Twins! If they twins win tonight, look for a huge rush on Minnesota Twins Tickets... my advice, buy your Twins Tickets now!
Thursday, October 01, 2009
While there hasn't been an overwhelming, WHAT WERE YOU THINKING? moment that I can point to and say.. right there, that's when we lost it, I don't think that matters. After a great win on Tuesday morning, the Minnesota Twins lost the second game on Tuesday 5-6 and Wednesday (yesterday's game) 2-7.
The Twins face the Tigers for the last time today at 12:05. What I'm looking for is the Twins to redeem themselves. I want to see the Twins Roster play hard and end up on top. The way I see it, if the Twins can win today and then sweep the Kansas City Royals in their last home series at the Metrodome and the Tigers lose the rest of their games, we could still see the post season. So I'm cutting this post short so that I can be in front of the TV for the first pitch and I intend on sending as much Twinkie Love to my boys as possible, I would like you to do the same!
Check back next week for a game re-cap and previews for the KC Royals series!
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Two Games in a row proved to be too much for the Minnesota Twins, Detroit Tigers win game 2 of the double header
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
The Minnesota Twins had a huge game. The Twins took the Detroit Tigers 3-2 in a nail biter game that went into extra innings. With Twins fans on the edge of their seats (and couches) our boys pulled it together and showed us all they are not done fighting for the post season yet! If the Minnesota Twins win again tonight and tomorrow, demand for MN Twins Tickets is going to be through the roof for their return home on Friday!
Check back tomorrow for an update about tonight's game and GO TWINS!
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
However if the beginning of this week and the end of last week are any indication of what we can expect from the last month of Minnesota Twins Baseball, I will eat my words. The Twins pulled off two wins against the Detroit Tigers last week and then swept the White Sox in Chicago this week! With an impressive 7-0 win on Monday and then two 8-6 games Tuesday and Wednesday the Twins proved they are not going down without a fight!
There are only 3 Minnesota Twins Games left at the HHH Metrodome, which means that Minnesota Twins Tickets are becoming one of the hottest commodities in the Twin Cities, don't miss your chance to see the Twins in action (and hopefully winning) one last time at the Dome!
Friday, September 18, 2009
Saturday's game is at 3:10 and Sunday's is at 1:10, the countdown is getting closer and closer to the end... Hope you are ready to say Adios to the Metrodome, 1 more home series left after this!
Monday, September 07, 2009
Thursday, September 03, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
After a disappointing end to July and early August, the Twins proved this week that they can be the team we all know and love. On Tuesday night in Texas the Minnesota Twins beat the Rangers 9-6 and then came back yesterday to hand it to the Rangers again with a final score 5-4. If the the Twins can pull out a third victory tonight (the play @7:05 CDT) this would be the first 3 game sweep since the played the Chicago White Sox in July.
With Mauer's batting White-Hot right now and Morneau on the mend this could be just the jump start the Twins need to take them through the rest of the season. Watch the Twins play the Rangers tonight at 7:05 Central Time.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
A large contributor to last nights win was Francisco Liriano. The left-handed pitcher who hasn't been performing very well this season stepped out of the bull pen last night relaxed and ready to play. Liriano told a reporter, "I didn't try so hard, didn't try to make perfect pitches, that's the main thing. I tried not to overthrow." Whatever he was trying worked and I for one would like to see him try it again today. GO Twins!!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
But when the WORST team in the American League not only beats you, but spanks you at home, as a fan you might as well just shut your mouth and hang your head in shame. Needless to say for anyone who watched last night's Twins game, Miguel Olivo and the Kansas City Royals handed it to us.. and then they did it again, and again, and then a few more times for good measure. Astute Twin's fans should have known that when Olivo's first 3 at-bats produced a triple, a homer and a single that we should have called it a night then. No such luck, the Twins sucked it up all night and posted a 6-14 final score against the KC Royals who have been the lowest-scoring club all season, go figure.
Lets just say that if tonight and tomorrows games don't go better, I'm one Twins fan who will be going into the fan relocation agency first thing Monday morning... GO TWINS (I guess?)
Thursday, July 30, 2009
The Los Angeles Angels have had a pretty strong season and with Bobby Abreu turning out to be a white-hot second half hitter, the Twins are going to need to put all of their past pitching issues aside and pull out some real tricks.
Although he has not on the active roster, the Los Angles Angels coming also means that Torii Hunter former Twins player will be back in town which means that this game is sure to be a busy one, Twins Tickets will go fast for the whole series so buy them now!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Thursday, July 09, 2009
White has been working with Gomez to move around in the outfield, trying to help him find where the wall is and how far he can go. "We had to do the same thing with Torii, he went through the same process trying to get him to move here" White said.
Twins fans may be starting to see the fruits of that labor. On Tuesday with the bases loaded, Gomez caught a deep fly over the fence that kept the Yankees from scoring a grand slam. And even though the game ended badly, it is encouraging to hear that Torii Hunter, the beloved former Twins centerfield, told Gomez that he has what it takes to win the Golden Glove Award. With all of the heartbreak we have had to endure, this may be exactly what we as Twins fans need to hear... there is hope.
Thursday, July 02, 2009
But times may be changing again, our Twins have managed to win 6 of the last 9 road games and are heading into a 4th of July weekend series at the Metrodome against the Detroit Tigers who lost their last on the road series against Houston. Leaving this Twins fan to wonder, have we gotten our Road Mojo back?
I think that the combination of winning last week, the smell of domedogs, and the roar of the home-town crowd will be enough to pull out another winning series, something that the team and fans both need! With the record over the .500 mark (41-39) I certainly hope that the next set of games in the Dome will only help that number climb!
Tune in between 4th of July BBQ's this weekend to watch the Twins at home:
July 3rd @ 7:10, Twins vs. Detroit
July 4th @ 3:10, Twins vs. Detroit
July 5th @1:10, Twins vs. Detroit
Thursday, June 25, 2009
And then last night hit, while the Twins started strong with a 3-2 lead and no glaring errors after the top of the 8th. In the bottom of the 8th with a pitching error and poor judgement from Nick Blackburn the Twins lost their lead and the Brewers eventually winning 4-3. What makes the evening even more upsetting is that for the first time since June 1998 a Twins pitcher to throw back-to-back complete games, something that should have been means for celebration.
While there are constant changes being made in the outfield with Denard Span be reactivated on the roster and Jason Pridie being sent to Rochester to make room, it seems to me that the Twins need to be focusing on finding a pitcher that can keep it together through an entire game. With a game this afternoon time will tell if the Twins can come back from last night's blunders to finish the series on top.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
The Twins are on the road for the rest of the week. Looks like I will be spending a lot of time in front of the TV….Hope we can win these series.
Upcoming Twins Schedule
6/23 - at Milwaukee Brewers, 7:05 PM CT
6/24 - at Milwaukee Brewers, 7:05 PM CT
6/25 - at Milwaukee Brewers, 1:05 PM CT
6/26 - at St. Louis Cardinals, 7:15 PM CT
6/27 - at St. Louis Cardinals, 12:10 PM CT
6/28 - at St. Louis Cardinals, 1:15 PM CT
Thursday, June 18, 2009
"I'm real frustrated because every time I miss one pitch, it just changes the whole game," Liriano said. "I don't know what to do anymore. I think I've got to go out there and just pitch. That's all I can do."
Duh. Your job is to pitch, just do it, but do it well. Francisco Liriano needs to learn how to sustain his power – I think Ron Gardenhire and the pitching coaches are looking at as that Liriano makes one mistake and that shakes him, but I think it’s more like the one mistake mark is that Liriano can’t sustain his pitching power and then it just steadily falls after that.
Come on Twins – get it together! The AL Central is still wide open.
Monday, June 15, 2009
From the research I have done, I see you pay about $39 per person (with fees) and then you get a ticket in upper deck in section 232 which are normally $21 … but really if you sitting up there you might as well sit in the cheap seats for $8 . . . so you would need to eat about $30 worth of food to break even in my book. That’s about 3 Hot Dogs, 3 Sodas, 2 Pretzels, Peanuts and Nachos from 6pm to 9pm. That might be more than I want to eat – my stomach is begging for Pepto just thinking about it! If you can only get 2 items at a time, that is 5 trips through the line – ouch.
The next Minnesota Twins All You Can Eat Day is tomorrow vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates. You can still order tickets on-line . . . I am thinking about it . . . just so I can say I did it . . . just once.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Clearly, the Twins know they have a pitching weakness – in the MLB Entry draft, 16 of the Twins' 31 picks have been pitchers – good!
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
6/16 TUE PITTSBURGH 7:10
6/17 WED PITTSBURGH 7:10
6/18 THU PITTSBURGH 12:10
6/19 FRI HOUSTON 7:10
6/20 SAT HOUSTON 6:10
6/21 SUN HOUSTON 1:10
Wow, that has got to be a scheduling anomaly. Be sure to take advantage of your few opportunities to see Minnesota’s boys of summer the month of June.
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Twins rookie pitcher Anthony Swarzak looked terrible in the third inning. I could have hit those pitches! The Indians may be at the bottom of the American League Central, but they are still major league hitters and they showed it against the youth of Swarzak.
Carlos Gomez and Indians pitcher Cliff Lee continued to jaw at one another all night. I say if Gomez wants to get under Lee's skin he needs to get a hit and get on base and stop the jaw jacking!
Same two teams at the Dome today, I wonder what will happen. Hopefully a Twins win. Scott Baker needs a good outing. Twins vs Indians at noon at the Metrodome. Wish I didn’t have to work.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
I am wearing my Twins jersey today – I am calling it my Twins rally jersey in hopes of an afternoon game win in Chicago White Sox land.
I am also looking forward to the Twins returning the Homerdome on Friday hosting the Milwaukee Brewers for three games and then the Boston Red Sox for four. Get your Minnesota Twins jerseys on and head out to the Metrodome and support this team in a turn around. I see local ticket companies like Ticket King have Minnesota Twins tickets for sale. I bought reserved outfield tickets, I think they call them the home run porch, but I kept calling it the home run patio – LOL! two weeks ago for under face value from Ticket King. So keep your eyes on their Twins ticket prices, if you want to get in cheap, Ticket King can help you with Minnesota Twins Tickets – they also have some of the best seats in the entire Metrodome, but trust me those don’t come cheap.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I know extra innings are exhausting, but there is something exhilarating about them as well. It's the sudden death feeling that gets my heart racing and my eyeballs scrutinizing every single pitch.
I love Twins Territory.
Thursday, May 07, 2009
"Ron Gardenhire rages after Minnesota Twins end up on short end against Baltimore Orioles"
Gardy isn’t the only one raging. I can’t believe how terrible the Twins luck has been lately. Whether it’s the conspiracy to shorten games in the home teams favor due to bad weather (Baltimore last night) or the flukey bounces of the ball lately that have caused some embarrassing fielding errors for the Twins, not to mention the terrible pitching which doesn’t look anything like it did in spring training.
It just seems nothing can go right for the Minnesota Twins lately (except for baby Jesus Mauer coming back) – Twins baseball is so frustrating….then again, I think that is just the destiny for a Minnesota sports fan in general…FRUSTRATION.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Besides I am waiting for baby jesus Mauer to get back into town.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Want to read a funny baseball blog? Check out http://morehardball.blogspot.com/
My favorite piece is their celebrity look-a-like bit with Joe Mauer:
Young Joe Maurer bears an uncanny resemblance to Tony Manero (John Travolta, Saturday Night Fever). Maybe it's in the eyes, I think it is in the ass dimpled chin.
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Monday, April 6th – TWINS OPENING DAY
What a perfect time to kick-off a blog dedicated to the boys of summer . . . and a few other things.
I haven’t decided on the new blog name yet – I really like Twins Target and Talladega, but I think it may be hard for people to spell / remember.
These are some of my other choices:
TwinsandTarget or TwinsonTarget
None of these roll off the tongue or get me as excited as Twins, Target and Talladega. I think I may have to go with that one. Blogging 101 says to pick a blog theme that you are passionate about because in order to be a successful blogger you have to have a niche and write a lot!
Check back - I will post a link to the new blog once I launch it!
Thursday, March 05, 2009
That's a rhetorical question because I have already made my mind up...what I haven't decided is what my URL name should be. If anyone has any clever ideas - let me here them!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
“My obsession with Target and Twins Baseball”
I will need a few weeks to get it rolling, but watch out other Twins Bloggers – this new blog will be fierce!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I googled Minnesota Twins blog and I didn’t even come up on the first page or the second or the third or the fourth . . . etc. There were celebrity baby blogs ahead of mine – what gives google? I am tired of working with the google powers that be – it may be time to start over. They have a Twins blog that hasn’t been updated since JULY 2008 in the top 10, but not mine. WHATEVER!
I want my new Twins baseball blog to be more than just baseball, though and I want it to have a clever theme . . . way in on these:
“My obsession with Target and Twins Baseball” (I spend a lot of my time shopping at Target and they are sponsoring the new ballpark)
“Just Another Twins Baseball Girl” (I could incorporate more girly stuff in my blog entries like make-up tips and game day fashion advice)
“Baseball and Bologna” (two of my favorite things – and really a Dome Dog is just a big piece of bologna in a cylinder shape)
Thursday, February 05, 2009
EXCEPT, I was at Menards yesterday and they are giving away a Twins Spring Training trip! Airfare, Hotel and game tickets – hooah! I was pumped, it is my DREAM to go to Spring Training. The game tickets are for the Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays games. It would be waaaaay more exciting if the tickets were for the NY Yankees or Boston Red Sox games, but hey – a trip to Florida in March? I am not complaining. I hope I win!
Thursday, January 29, 2009
I found it interesting that Delmon Young was absent from most of the planned activities. I read in the paper that he had the stomach flu. Hmmm, “Sick” – huh? I am betting the Twins are sick of him. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Twins work out a deal to trade him.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
The Twins are expecting to sell almost 11,000 season tickets (a franchise record) for the 2009 season due to the fact that the seat-selection process for Target Field begins with Twins season ticket holders. I am guessing that you will be able to buy cheap single game tickets this year from ticket brokers like Ticket King, then because there will be an excess of “purchased” tickets on the market.
I will want to see a few games at the Metrodome this season (the Twins 28th), but I won’t go out of my way to see more games than I usually do. Are other fans? It will be interesting to see what the season holds.
I was surprised that you couldn’t buy Twins Tickets at TwinsFest last weekend – what was up with that? The Twins Schedule is out and ticket brokers already have tickets for sale. Weird – I think the Twins missed out on potential ticket money from single game fans (like me!)
Friday, January 23, 2009
I know if he needs a nurse, my friend Nicole would love to volunteer! I think he will be at Twins Fest this weekend Nicole, you should put on a nurses outfit and go to the Dome!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Here’s the deal: Target Field will have 6 different types of seats – apparently that is very unusual – I have only been to 3 MLB ballparks and I have to admit I didn’t look around to count the seat types so we will have to take the official word of the Twins that this is unusual and newsworthy. There will be bleachers with backs, plushy suite seats and most of the stadium (80%) will be filled with the standard folding ballpark seats we are all used to.
What will be new to us is that the Target Field seats will be 1 inch wider than the Metrodome seats and offer more leg room – I think that is fitting in the state that is home to Paul Bunyan and the Green Giant!
The folding ballpark seats will be a Northwood green color to give Target Field an old time ballpark feel and of course are touted as fade resistant. The club level will have wood back seats which look pretty cool. You can try the new seats out at Twins Fest this weekend…for some of us poorer baseball fans, it may be the only time we get to sit in the seats.
Friday, January 16, 2009
What I think is weird or funny – It’s not like Bert Blyleven’s accomplishments change – he hasn’t thrown a strike since 1988 – why do some voters choose to vote for him now and not 10 years ago? Maybe next year, Bert?
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I was sad that I didn’t get my invite and even sadder that my dreams of marrying Justin Morneau are over, but no worries I won’t be pulling a Madonna anytime soon - ha ha.
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
I am sure everyone heard that Twins owner Carl Pohlad died Monday. As with any pro sports team owner, us fans have enjoyed (endured?) a love/ hate relationship with Pohlad. I am sure we will experience more of the same with Pohlad’s sons taking over the top level decision making. My guess is regular fans will not even notice the difference. We will still be frustrated with lack of spending especially if the team doesn’t make it to the playoffs in ’09 and even more frustrated if the team isn’t World Series ready when we open the fancy new stadium in ’10.
Part of me feels sad that Carl Pohlad won’t get to sit in the stands and see the first pitch thrown at Target Field in 2010, but then again he didn’t want to pay for that stadium any way – I am still bitter he wouldn’t ante up more money especially for a retractable roof – come on, Carl – you lived in Minnesota, you know the weather! And that fact that there are plenty of fair-weather fans. Every time a game is cancelled due to rain or cold, I will think of Carl.
Carl Pohlad may be gone, but he will not be forgotten as his next generation take over the Minnesota Twins.