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Good morning Twins Fans! I got back last night from and exhausting, but incredibly fun, trip to Detroit on the Twins Train. So today, this is going to be rather brief, but also highlight a lot of things that are going on here.
- The first thing I want to mention is that the 2010 TwinsCentric Trade Deadline Primer is now available at www.TwinsCentric.com. While there, you will notice that the Twins version of the book is just one of 24 books that TwinsCentric released late last night. We worked in conjunction with some of the top bloggers from most of the teams in baseball. The final product of this massive collaboration is something that we are very proud of. If you want a glimpse of what is included in the 165+ page e-book, you can get about ¼ of the book in a FREE sample by clicking here. Here are some of the features of the TwinsCentric book:
- A foreword by Rob Neyer of espn.com fame.
- Team Summaries for each big league team, looking at what they are trying to do at the deadline, including a Fantasy Focus to help your fantasy team.
- Over 150 easily-referenced trade targets with breakdowns
- Profiles for over 120 prospects who would impact the trade deadline or the Twins the rest of the season.
- Essays about what other teams in the AL Central may be focusing on.
- For a bunch more on the TwinsCentric Trade Deadline Primer, check out Nick Nelson’s blog about it. Or The Twins Geek’s new blog Cliff Lee Fallout: What Happened? And Now What?
For $9.95, it is a lot of great information to help you wade through the coming weeks. It’s great for the July 31 trade deadline, but remember, that the Twins acquired Ron Mahay and Jon Rauch in August as well. The Trade Deadline is one of the most exciting times during a baseball season, and this e-book should help you impress your friends with knowledge on the Twins and all of the other teams in baseball. Order your copy today, or if you’re still not sure, you can get the FREE Sample by clicking here.
- Tomorrow, I plan on writing a bunch about the incredible Twins Train ‘adventure’ to Detroit this weekend. I use the word “adventure” because calling it a “baseball trip” doesn’t do it justice. From the time the bus left in the early hours of Friday morning, through two Twins/Tigers games, driving through Detroit, and then Chicago on the drive home, right up until the bus brought us home last night, there were a ton of great experiences. To have been able to follow the Twins was a huge part of the trip, no question, and Comerica Park is very nice. In fact, bringing together over 30 Twins fans and being able to discuss our favorite team was an experience of a lifetime. But there was so much more, and I hope I can even partially chronicle the trip to illustrate how much I really enjoyed it. Twins Train is a first-year business. They have already taken bus trips to Chicago, Cleveland, Kansas City, Milwaukee and now Detroit. They have now added two trips in August to Cleveland and Chicago, and a little birdy tells me that they are working on a trip to Detroit in September too. How much fun would it be to go back to Detroit in the season’s final weeks, especially if the Twins could take the series? And, if you’re a big Vikings fan, the Twins Train is set to go to Green Bay on Sunday, October 24, for a Vikings/Packers game. If you’re interested, be sure to contact Scott at Twins Train now. If you’re not sure, go to www.TwinsTrain.com, and just check out the site, the itineraries, the Frequently Asked Questions and more.
- When I got home last night, I was about 48 minutes late for a scheduled SethSpeaks.net Weekly Minnesota Twins podcast. I decided that, rather than get an e-mail from BlogTalkRadio about skipping a scheduled event, I would do a quick 10 minute podcast. I talked about some things as it relates to the Twins Train trip, and about the TwinsCentric Trade Deadline Primer. It’s definitely not my most professional of shows, but if you are interested in hearing a very shortened version of the show, that’s cool.
- Tonight, I will be hosting this week’s SethSpeaks.net Weekly Minnesota Twins Podcast. One guest will be Cody Christie. He writes the blog North Dakota Twins Fan. He was on the Twins Train with several of his friends. They were there are part of his bachelor party, so we’ll get his thoughts on the trip and on what’s going on with the Twins. I will have a couple of other guests as well, so hopefully you can join the discussion.
- After my quick podcast, I was then a guest on Fanatic Jack’s All Star Break podcast and we discussed many Twins related topics in the show’s second half.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them here. Hopefully tomorrow we’ll be back to our regular schedule.