Thursday, June 21, 2012

Dave Boswell: March, 1966 Baseball Digest Twins Feature

(Update, Feb. 23, 2013: )
Hope you enjoy some old school writing above, plus this LIFE magazine story (hit next 1x, see contents, go to Sain story!) from Sept., 1965, about renowned Twins pitching coach Johnny Sain - cool piece on the man, so far ahead of his times! He pointedly mentions Dave Boswell and Jim Merritt. Fascinating guy! Former Twins star right hander Dave Boswell passed away on Monday, June 11. I hope to piece on the greatest game he ever pitched.


As the old broadcaster ended his post games:
"So long, everybody!" (Herb Carneal)
- TT

Friday, June 15, 2012

An Outsider's View Of The Twins Logo

Jason Iannone produced this assessment of the hallowed Twins logo in a hilarious piece, "Top 10 Ridiculous Old-Timey Sports Logos" at Love it, laugh at it, lambast it, but in any event, it proves an interesting take on our Minnesota Twins choice of logo. His bits on other teams in the list are even funnier, in my humble opinion (see San Diego Padres, Boston Celtics). What follows is a direct lift from that site:

9. Minnesota Twins, 1961-1969

"Talk about dedication to a name; the logo for the Twins used to actually be freakin’ twin brothers. Well, theoretically anyway. Stare for more than five seconds and you’ll realize the two look nothing alike besides being white; their faces and shape of their heads are completely different from one another. And why do they feel the need to shake hands over the river? It’s the tiniest river of all-time, and either of them could just crush that bridge and step over the water at any time. No need to reach over like it’s a sacred border of some sort."
As our Hall Of Fame broadcaster ended his postgames:
"So long everybody!" (Herb Carneal)
- TT

Monday, June 11, 2012

Social Networking: Twins Vs. Cubs

As that great old Twins announcer used to say:
"So long, everybody!" (Herb Carneal)
- TT

Monday, June 4, 2012

My Twins Shrine (Video)

For your consideration: a lifetime's accumulation of Twins memorabilia.
I'm rather embarassed by it, was just creating a video to send to family
members. I decided to share it with civilization anyway.

It's heavy on Harmon Killebrew, Tony Oliva & Rod Carew stuff. Thoughts? If you're in my hometown, gimme a call, perhaps we can line up a quick tour.

To spin the song lyric: "You can check in anytime you like, but you (may) never leave," - no tiffany-twisted chicks, the bane of Don Henley and The Eagles, but lots of good stuff to feast your eyes on. Perhaps if I let you, you can go through the adjacent closet, and find Jarvis Brown, for example, encased in bubble, mothballs. Pretty much any & everything!

As our very own Hall-Of-Fame broadcaster would end his broadcasts:
"So long, everybody!" (Herb Carneal)