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Monday Morning Minnesota: Never spend money

Monday Morning Minnesota: Never spend money

Hoard it all so you can cross the river styx. This is science. It’s Monday again and that means me not knowing what to write for this little opening paragraph thing! I really like pizza, do you guys like pizza? Follow me on Twitter and I’ll pretend to send you a pizza quietly to myself. Here’s some links! Will Willians Astudillo break Joe DiMaggio's hit streak? No! But that won’t stop fangraphs from analyzing the chances of it. I think someone linked this earlier but I’m contractually obligated to mention Astudillo every Monday or Myjah will put me back in the basement. I...
Twinkie Town Jan 12, 2019
Minnie And Paulcast, Episode 2: Cruz Control

Minnie And Paulcast, Episode 2: Cruz Control

Hayden A is joined by TJ Gorsegner on episode 2 of Minnie and Paulcast. Welcome back to Minnie and Paulcast! For this episode, I was joined by Twinkie Town’s own TJ Gorsegner. Do you enjoy Willians Astudillo? Well, my friend, you are in luck, because there is a lot of Willians Astudillo in this episode! Topics discussed: Willians Astudillo, and what makes him so special. Nelson Cruz and what he brings to the Twins. Joe Mauer (duh) and Kirby Puckett How the game of baseball has changed profoundly over time, and how nostalgia can affect some people’s ability to enjoy the modern...
Twinkie Town Jan 11, 2019
Twins announce more Joe Mauer themed promotions

Twins announce more Joe Mauer themed promotions

What else could those clever marketing folks have up their sleeve? The Twins have announced an additional six Joe Mauer themed promotions, to go along with the bobble-head nights announced the other day. Here are the official descriptions and dates for those promotions. The passing of the sideburns: April 25, 2019 In an unprecedented pre-game experience, Joe Mauer will be ceremonially removing sideburns from his own face, and sticking them on Willians Astudillo to signify his official status as the new fan-favorite. Lets just hope Astudillo is in the majors for it, otherwise this might be...
Call to the Pen Jan 9, 2019

Minnesota Twins Willians Astudillo steps up home run celebration

When it comes to home run celebrations, the MLB and its fans have mixed feelings. But, after seeing the latest one from Minnesota Twins rookie Willians Astudillo on social media, it is clear they are here to stay. Minnesota Twins rookie Willians Astudillo just took the home-run celebration to an entirely new level during a game in […] Minnesota Twins Willians Astudillo steps up home run celebration - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Watch: Twins catcher Willians Astudillo wins more hearts with home run

I've been somewhere between intrigued and fascinated with Willians Astudillo ever since the Twins called him up last year and I realized he barely ever walks or strikes out. As in: 3,238 minor league or winter plate appearances, with just 115 walks and 99 strikeouts. And: 97 plate appearances with the Twins last season, and just 2 walks and 3 strikeouts (plus a hefty .355 batting average and .516 slugging percentage). I desperately want the Twins to find a way to have him on the 25-man roster at the start of 2019. Just look at this: If his one-man pace of play initiative and exhausting sprint...
Lookout Landing Jan 9, 2019
Mariners Moose Tracks, 1/9/19: Aaron Northcraft, Willians Astudillo, and Jonny Gomes

Mariners Moose Tracks, 1/9/19: Aaron Northcraft, Willians Astudillo, and Jonny Gomes

Some links to get your Wednesday morning started. Good morning everyone! Oddly, it was a pretty slow news day in baseball yesterday, but here’s what we know. In Mariners news... The Mariners have agreed to a minor league deal with right-hander Aaron Northcraft. Around the league... Willians Astudillo continues to have fun in the Venezuelan Winter League. Willians Astudillo doing his best Adrián Beltré impression. (via @mlb_agent) pic.twitter.com/hDR8lhT8fM— MLB (@MLB) January 9, 2019 I didn’t even know that he had retired. The D-backs announce they have hired Jonny Gomes...
Twinkie Town Jan 8, 2019
Willians Astudillo hits clutch home run from his knee in Venezuelan Winter League

Willians Astudillo hits clutch home run from his knee in Venezuelan Winter League

Just put him in the Hall of Fame now. It may be the dead of the off season for MLB, but no one has forgotten about Twins 2018 breakout star Willians Astudillo — nor should they. The guy is like a walking bouncy house everywhere he goes. On Wednesday, Astudillo hit a clutch home run in the Venezuelan Winter League playoffs like this: Your Willians Astudillo winter ball update. pic.twitter.com/trmIDIZLHW— Parker Hageman (@ParkerHageman) January 9, 2019 For all of the blind Twinkie Town readers out there reading this, Astudillo fell to his knee, hit the dinger, then stayed on one knee...
Twinkie Town Dec 31, 2018
Monday Morning Minnesota: Old Year’s Day

Monday Morning Minnesota: Old Year’s Day

Astudillo is still weird, more Cruz takes, and much much more Today is the day the current year grows too old and prepares to pass the reigns to a new year, arbitrarily based upon the time it takes for some rock to orbit some hot ball. Seeing as I still write here, apparently, here’s some links! Fangraphs is re-upping the best pieces from 2018, which of course means it is time to remember just how one-of-a-kind special teen-heartthrob Willians Astudillo is! With Joe, Dozier, and our beloved Eduardo gone, I guess he’s the face of the franchise now? According to MLB.com, a website I’m...

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