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Some things never change

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Fresh off another beating by the mercenaries from New York, I was reminded of "Yankees Super-Heroes" from 2003. With Trump guest appearance and Baldelli mention.

Puckett and Costas interview - winter 1987

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Costas explains why he gave his son the second middle name "Kirby." Spoiler: When the kid was born, Kirby was hitting over .350. Something to do with a bet the previous Pizza Hut All Star Softball game relating to Kirby being slow to hit early in a season. Capped off by Puckett hitting a home run to a swarm of kids.

Milwaukee takes down Canaries 11-6

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Milwaukee defeats Sioux Falls in Game 1 of the American Association Finals. Rob Pannier and I recap the game and preview tomorrow's Game 2.

2020, a year like no other. St. Paul Saints Week in Review

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My thoughts on a real different 2020 season. A St. Paul Saints Week in Review, my Saints Players of the Week along with notes and American Association Power Rankings.

Twins' radio streams now free for remainder of regular season

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The Minnesota Twins announced via Twitter today that the live radio broadcast will be free for the rest of the regular season through the radio.com app and website. The live feed will include pre- and post-game shows by Kris Atteberry as well as the live game with Cory Provus and Dan Gladden.

WCCO 830 AM, the Treasure Island Baseball Network, and KMNB 102.9 FM "The Wolf" will continue to carry the games like normal.

On this date: RedHawks turn two triple plays in one game

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On this date in 2017, the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks executed two triple plays in one game against the Lincoln Saltdogs during a Business Day game at Newman Outdoor Field in Fargo, N.D.

The first one came in the top of the first when the leadoff batter reached on an error, the next batter walked, and the third batter singled to load the bases. F-M pitcher Will Solomon then induced a ground ball to third base to start the 5-4-3 triple play.

The second came in the fifth inning. With Solomon still on the mound and after walking a batter and then a single after that, another ground ball perfectly hit to third base started the second 5-4-3 triple play of the game.

The RedHawks beat the Saltdogs by a score of 3-2.

10th Inning Stretch Mailbag Edition

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Meaty blog with a 10th Inning Stretch Mailbag. St. Paul Saints Week in Review and American Association Power Rankings

Goldeyes turn first regular-season triple play in team history

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Although the Winnipeg Goldeyes lost to the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks last night, effectively dropping to second place in the standings, the Fish have something to be proud of: their first regular-season triple play in the teams history.

The rare feat was accomplished in the bottom of the first in a conventional 6-4-3-5-4 scoring. Interestingly, the Goldeyes did turn a triple play, but in the Northern League 2009 playoffs on September 4, also against F-M.

The voice of the Goldeyes, Steve Schuster, has the call in the Twitter link.

And down the stretch they come....

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The St. Paul Saints are in a tight race to make the American Association postseason. See what they must do to make the playoffs once again in 2020

Bryon Buxton to 10-day IL and Ryan Jeffers gets his first start!!

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Wow! Really sucks to see Buxton back on the IL when it really seemed he was hitting fine, even if the shoulder was clicking. Mine clicks all the time, but I suppose that's not really comparable. I wonder if his slide on Tuesday night aggravated it, but I wouldn't have guessed that after seeing it. But what's really exciting is Ryan Jeffers getting some playing time. He's had such a quick rise it seems like this last season and we're currently not getting a whole lot from the catcher position. Also Thorpe optioned... yeah saw that from a mile away. Too bad.