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RE: Former Twins News - 1/6/2021 8:47:52 AM   
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Somehow offensive upgrade and Robbie Grossman seems like a contradiction in terms.

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RE: Former Twins News - 1/6/2021 8:49:01 AM   
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Somehow offensive upgrade and Robbie Grossman seems like a contradiction in terms.

How about milepost signing for their rebuild?

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RE: Former Twins News - 1/6/2021 8:54:45 AM   
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Somehow offensive upgrade and Robbie Grossman seems like a contradiction in terms.

How about milepost signing for their rebuild?


How many years running for them now?

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RE: Former Twins News - 1/6/2021 9:00:25 AM   
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Somehow offensive upgrade and Robbie Grossman seems like a contradiction in terms.

How about milepost signing for their rebuild?


How many years running for them now?

A 31 year old guy, who walks a lot is part of a rebuilding plan? I think we are starting to see the problem.

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RE: Former Twins News - 1/6/2021 9:02:59 AM   
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The Tigers found the offensive upgrade they needed and broke their trend of one-year contracts to do it. On Tuesday, they signed outfielder Robbie Grossman to a two-year, $10 million contract.

The deal includes up to $500,000 each season in performance bonuses based on playing time -- $250,000 at 500 and 550 plate appearances, according to a source.

The deal is a milepost for the Tigers in their rebuild.


He got there and went.... "wait, I thought Gard.... uhhh, nevermind"

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RE: Former Twins News - 1/7/2021 11:48:05 AM   
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The Francisco Lindor-to-the-Mets trade is being finalized, sources tell ESPN. This is going to happen. The first mega-move of the Steve Cohen era gives the team its new face.


Trevor May: "This would make it impossible for me to face him, and I’m cool with that. Very very cool with it. #LFGM BABY."

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RE: Former Twins News - 1/7/2021 11:50:32 AM   
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The Francisco Lindor-to-the-Mets trade is being finalized, sources tell ESPN. This is going to happen. The first mega-move of the Steve Cohen era gives the team its new face.


Trevor May: "This would make it impossible for me to face him, and I’m cool with that. Very very cool with it. #LFGM BABY."




An owner who goes for it.

Awesome

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RE: Former Twins News - 1/7/2021 11:50:33 AM   
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The Francisco Lindor-to-the-Mets trade is being finalized, sources tell ESPN. This is going to happen. The first mega-move of the Steve Cohen era gives the team its new face.


Trevor May: "This would make it impossible for me to face him, and I’m cool with that. Very very cool with it. #LFGM BABY."



I love Trevor.

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RE: Former Twins News - 1/30/2021 9:16:47 PM   
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Scott Erickson apparently in some trouble

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/30807904/ex-mlb-pitcher-scott-erickson-charged-connection-sept-29-hit-run

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RE: Former Twins News - 2/18/2021 10:24:37 AM   
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Brian Dozier hanging up his cleats at age 33.

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RE: Former Twins News - 2/18/2021 12:54:25 PM   
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Brian Dozier hanging up his cleats at age 33.



I put a post in the main thread too. good career.

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RE: Former Twins News - 4/26/2021 3:38:03 PM   
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Looks like Stinky just gave the Astros a big boost by going on the IL.

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RE: Former Twins News - 5/5/2021 2:41:37 PM   
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Former Twins manager Ray Miller dead at 76.

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RE: Former Twins News - 5/5/2021 3:05:16 PM   
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Former Twins manager Ray Miller dead at 76.

Only 76? Thought he was 70 in 1985.

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RE: Former Twins News - 5/5/2021 3:18:04 PM   
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Former Twins manager Ray Miller dead at 76.

Only 76? Thought he was 70 in 1985.



Wow, same

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RE: Former Twins News - 6/3/2021 11:09:55 AM   
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Gardy threw out the 1st pitch at the Willmar Stingers game yesterday.

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RE: Former Twins News - 8/26/2021 10:07:43 AM  1 votes
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Former Twins infielder Corey Koskie making a comeback at age 48 — as a town ball designated hitter

Two of Corey Koskie's sons play for the Loretto Larks and sold their father on the idea of returning to the game. It hasn't always been easy.

AUGUST 25, 2021 — 12:04PM

His first objective was to not embarrass himself, and yet the strikeouts have piled up at times for Corey Koskie.

"I'm getting compared to what I was," Koskie said. "One college kid popped off and said, 'This guy used to play in the major leagues?'

"When you are comparing me to my 25-year-old self, yeah. Give me a little slack here."

The other objective was to not get hurt, but his body has revolted against him at times as it is revisiting baseball movements for the first time in 15 years.

"As soon as I try to do something a little too crazy, it tells me," Koskie said. "Two weeks ago, I tweaked one groin trying to sprint out of the box to beat out a base hit. That's not going to work. Last weekend I tried to tag up from second to get to third and about three-quarters of the way I tweaked the other groin.

"When you go from a sedentary lifestyle to, all of a sudden, running and swinging and trying to do something 100 percent ... not good."

No, you have not emerged from a time machine back in 2001, when Koskie was a productive third baseman for the Twins. This is happening now, for the Loretto Larks of the Minnesota Baseball Association. Koskie is their 48-year-old designated hitter.

“It's tough because you go from not picking up a bat for 12 years. You still have the expectation that you don't want to get embarrassed. It's still a competition. It surprised me how competitive these guys are. They are intense. They want to win. This is not beer league baseball.”
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He retired in 2006 as he dealt with the effects of a concussion he suffered while falling backward as he attempted to catch a pop-up while playing for the Brewers. There was a comeback attempt during spring training in 2009 that was aborted when he felt lightheaded after diving for a ball. In seven seasons with the Twins, the Canadian batted .280 with an .836 on-base-plus-slugging percentage while playing reliable defense.

Koskie has remained in the Twin Cities, where he has dabbled in various businesses. His current endeavor is selling health and life insurance to companies.

"If someone had told me I would have found my passion after baseball selling health insurance I would have told them they are nuts," he said, "but I absolutely love it because I'm just a disruptor and I'm going into this trying to save people a lot of money on health insurance. And we have."

Koskie and his wife, Shannon, are raising four sons, which is the reason for his return to the diamond.

His oldest sons Bradley, 21, and Joshua, 18, play for the Larks and sold Pops on the opportunity to return to the game with one of Minnesota's well-known town ball teams.

Without a training camp or conditioning program, Koskie dug into the batter's box again.

"It's tough because you go from not picking up a bat for 12 years," Koskie said. "You still have the expectation that you don't want to get embarrassed. It's still a competition. It surprised me how competitive these guys are. They are intense. They want to win. This is not beer league baseball.

"So they will do whatever it takes to get you out. And so you're trying to compete at that level, especially when you start facing college guys who are throwing anywhere between 85 and 90. That's a lot."

Koskie, unfortunately, raised standards by hitting a homer in his first at-bat with the Larks. Apparently, the sweet spot never goes away. Koskie hit a second homer off a 90-mile-per-hour fastball, and was surprised he was able to get the bathead around on it. Once the playoffs began, he admitted to pressing and the strikeouts accumulated. He will get more swings Friday when the Larks resume their playoff run.

Loretto plays the Dumont Saints at 7:30 p.m. at Chaska in the second round of the tournament, which runs through Labor Day.

The experience playing with his sons, he said, has been worth it. It's not a reboot. Koskie is just revisiting what he made a career of.

He has two other sons, Caleb, 16, and Samuel, 11. So Pops is going to be a Larks veteran before this next chapter is over.

"I'm glad I did this, and I'm looking forward to it again," Koskie said. "At some point, I want to play with all of them."

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RE: Former Twins News - 8/26/2021 12:36:04 PM   
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Great story.
Stupid punk questioning Koskie

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RE: Former Twins News - 8/26/2021 1:09:24 PM   
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Great story.
Stupid punk questioning Koskie

Some snot nosed punk, who has no clue how good Koskie was. He's 48 dumb shit.

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RE: Former Twins News - 8/26/2021 1:13:26 PM   
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Great story.
Stupid punk questioning Koskie

Some snot nosed punk, who has no clue how good Koskie was. He's 48 dumb shit.

Maybe it was said in jest?

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RE: Former Twins News - 8/26/2021 1:15:48 PM   
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Great story.
Stupid punk questioning Koskie

Some snot nosed punk, who has no clue how good Koskie was. He's 48 dumb shit.

Maybe it was said in jest?

Maybe it wasn't. You don't know. Koskie didn't seem to think so.

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RE: Former Twins News - 8/26/2021 1:23:35 PM   
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Great story.
Stupid punk questioning Koskie

Some snot nosed punk, who has no clue how good Koskie was. He's 48 dumb shit.

Maybe it was said in jest?

Maybe it wasn't. You don't know. Koskie didn't seem to think so.

Unless Koskie's inflection was not portrayed properly in the article.

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RE: Former Twins News - 8/26/2021 1:44:45 PM   
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Great story.
Stupid punk questioning Koskie

Some snot nosed punk, who has no clue how good Koskie was. He's 48 dumb shit.

Maybe it was said in jest?

Maybe it wasn't. You don't know. Koskie didn't seem to think so.

Unless Koskie's inflection was not portrayed properly in the article.

Shut the f*** up Donnie.

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RE: Former Twins News - 8/26/2021 1:48:27 PM   
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Great story.
Stupid punk questioning Koskie

Some snot nosed punk, who has no clue how good Koskie was. He's 48 dumb shit.

Maybe it was said in jest?

Maybe it wasn't. You don't know. Koskie didn't seem to think so.

Unless Koskie's inflection was not portrayed properly in the article.

Shut the f*** up Donnie.

I enjoy being the fly in your soup.

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RE: Former Twins News - 10/28/2021 9:53:12 AM   
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Cheyenne Woods announced on Instagram her engagement to New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks.

The couple told Golfweek in January that they first met when Woods interviewed Hicks for her podcast, “Birdies Not BS,” in early 2020 and began dating later that spring.

Woods, a longtime tour professional and niece of Tiger Woods, wrote “YESSS to forever with my best friend and my (heart emoji)” on her Instagram post that pictured Hicks proposing on bended knee.

The 31-year-old Wake Forest grad won the 2014 Volvik RACV Ladies Masters on the Ladies European Tour and played a hybrid schedule of LPGA and Symetra Tour events in 2021, along with varying roles as an analyst and on-course television reporter.


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