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Twinkie Town 2014 traffic report

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What were the most popular posts on the site this year?

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Happy last day of 2014! It's been a good year for us at Twinkie Town, thanks to those of you who are as silly about us when it comes to our favorite baseball team - even in the midst of one of the worst stretches in franchise history. They say that misery loves company, but I'd also like to think that we help make it slightly less miserable for each other. As a result, visits were up by 66% and page views by 76%. Thanks, everyone!

Before I head out for the day to play games and have a few drinks with some friends, I thought I'd share with you a few things that I found interesting about our traffic this year.

I was going to list the days where we saw more than 15,000 visits, but as I did my research (thanks, Google Analytics!) I realized that our most popular days were the results of some level of viral success. Sure, the Twins removing Ron Gardenhire from his managerial post and the July 31 trade deadline and the Winter Meetings saw us do well, but our biggest days weren't any of those.

With that in mind, here are our ten most popular stories of 2014.

January 3: I was moved to first base because of my stance of milk

November 17: Twins Rumors: Justin Masterson, Peter Bourjos, Brandon McCarthy

November 19: A possible Twin in the Cards

August 22: Nick Punto's "Bucket of Live Snakes Challenge" injures hundreds

September 10: Twins succeeding with waiver claims

March 27: 2014 Twins opening day roster

July 11: Area Chilli's franchise says Pierzynski was just a bad fit

November 13: Twins notes: Ricky Nolasco, no-trade clauses, Alex Rios, coaching staff

December 22: Twins notes: Ledezma, Punto, Wilson, Rasmus, Cabrera, Kang

September 29: Twins managerial hunt: the top three internal candidates

As an honorable mention, Myjah wrote a piece in April of 2013 that was amongst the most popular stories of 2014. It's just one of those pieces that continues to be popular as a result of searches: Early batting practice fan access: what's actually common around MLB? It's still a great read now, which probably goes without saying since about 16,000 of you read it this year (many of them more than once).

2015 will be an exciting year for Twinkie Town, too. We'll be adding new writers and hopefully adding some different types of content, which should be fun. Hopefully we'll see you folks continuing to put up great FanPosts, too. So - out with the old, in with the new, Happy New Year and all that stuff. Go Twins go!