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Twinkie Town Talk: The Intentional Beaning Edition

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Fanpulse results plus your daily links

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MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Minnesota Twins Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

We have fanPulse results, and you’re a consistently optimistic bunch. By the way, if you aren’t sure SB Nation FanPulse is a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Twins fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.

98% of survey respondents are confident in the direction of the Twins. This is an all-time high, up from 95% the last couple weeks, and 89% at the outset of the season.

98% of Twins fans are also confident in the job Rocco Baldelli is doing as manager, Tying last week’s result, although that is down a couple points from the peak of 100%.

The more divisive question was asked of fanbases nationwide, and asked if it was ever ok for a pitcher to intentionally bean a batter. For clarity’s sake, the question intended “bean” as hit, but not specifically in the head. There was some confusion on that point. Nevertheless, 60% of fans nationwide believe it is never okay for a pitcher to intentionally hit a batter. 40% believe that a HBP may be justified under some circumstances.

Anyway, on to the link dump! In case you missed it yesterday...

Elsewhere in Twins Territory

  • The Twins added, at the urging of Nelson Cruz, a nap room to Target Field. Look, my day job is literally telling people how important sleep is. Just click the darn link for my sake.
  • The growing cult legend of La Tortuga is profiled by the AP. The real news here though, is that despite what the Twins tell us, Willians has not actually tried his sandwich, let alone prefer it with Ketchup. That comes as no small relief to the ketchup haters among us (right game thread folks?)

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Today’s discussion topic

Do you like to go fishing? Got any good fish stories?

Oh... and fair warning... I will be banning anyone who offers up Avengers: End Game spoilers today.