Previously on TwinkieTown:
- Carlson_MnTwins recapped last night’s game, a joyous Easter affair that capped of a sweep of the Orioles. After losing to a really bad team, the Twins just swept a REALLY bad team. Now they’ll go face a really good team, so who knows what will happen.
- TJ told us a chillingly inspirational tale of an Easter morale boosting exercise gone wrong, gone RIGHT. 100% Factual reporting too, that.
Elsewhere in Twins Territorry
- Bat flipping is a hot issue right now. Grow men on the internet are getting mad at grown men on the internet for getting mad at grown men on the baseball field for getting mad at grown men on the baseball field showing emotion. (I think I wrote that correctly, at least.) Well here’s how some Twins players feel about bat flipping, per the Duluth News Tribune.
- Our Friends over at Twins Daily cover a chat with Twins president Dave St. Peter about concession prices, ticket prices, and attracting the 25-35 year old demographic. As a member of that demographic, my advice to Dave is to make things even cheaper because we millennials have roughly 0 dollars to our collective names. (Or y’know, make sure to put together teams that win a lot.)
- People once joked that Byron Buxton was a Byron Buston. But really it seems he’s just a Byron Buxtonion and he just needed a few seasons to peel away the layers (and leg kicks) that that were weighting him down. (No, I’m not ashamed of that joke. ) Now Buxton is performing well and its all due to “being himself.”
General Baseball Stuff:
- AAA Games are using a new ball and now everyone is hitting balls to the moon, per Baseball America.
- The Winchester Star profiles Negro Leagues star Spottswood Poles. Poles, besides being known as “The Black Ty Cobb” (presumably for his skill, not massive bigotry.) and having an amazing name, he also served in WW1 and has a really great life story.
Today’s soundtrack is from Dark Cloud, a game that largely was my childhood and I mostly just wonder if anyone else has played it. I’ll be your friend forever.