In case you missed anything around here:
- What it’s like to go to a rival’s stadium in the heat of a pennant race
- We want to know your thoughts on who the Rookie of the Year for the Twins should be. I know there’s a fairly obvious answer, but still, there are some contenders.
Other Twins articles:
- Travis Sawchik took a good look at the work that Mitch Garver and Tanner Swanson put into making Garver one of the most improved players in baseball this season.
- Good news Kepler fans! He made some big steps towards coming back yesterday!
- LEN3 looks at the new strength of the Twins: the Bullpen?!? Say it ain’t so!
General Baseball stuff:
- Kansas City manager Ned Yost has announced that he will be retiring at the end of the season.
- If you’re into baseball cards, you can vote for who gets to be Topp’s number one card in 2020. There are no Twins in the running, so go vote for an NL player or something, and deny the Spiders some more joy. Or we could organize a write-in campaign for Willians Astudillo?
- There is a good profile of former Commissioner Bud Selig and how he grew up loving baseball in the Wall Street Journal. I still haven’t forgiven him for the contraction threat, but at least he didn’t keep trying to destroy the game like Rob Manfred. Still, I need to get in my obligatory Fuck Bud Selig into this post somewhere.
- At least four baseball players will have to make an interesting decision in the playoffs, as the games fall during the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Several big names you recognize, although none on the Twins, will have to choose baseball versus their religion. (Note: generalized religious discussion in this context is okay, but keep it in context please)
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What kind of interesting collections do you have to tell us about? Do you have 10,000 baseball cards, or something else to brag about? Let’s talk about your hobbies today!