2010 Homerun Derby Winner!

2010 All-Star Game Mascot Homerun Derby Champion!


Yet again, TC Bear has proven the master of the bat & ball and trounced the opposition to take the title!  Our most sincere Knuckleballs congratulations!!

Oh, and I didn’t watch that other cometition but I heard that Big Papi won that one fairly handily in the final round against Hanley Ramirez.  I’m pretty sure that they know his name well enough to pronounce it right when they gave him the trophy.

I won’t be watching the All-Star Game tomorrow – I actually have a meeting so I couldn’t even if I wanted.  However, for those of you who do want to watch it.  There is a pretty great opportunity to have some fun with the game courtesy of our own Justin Morneau!  He’s throwing a 2010 All-Star Viewing Party here in the cities.  And it’s free for all attendees.



Tuesday, July 13, 2010


6:30pm – 11:00pm


New Hope Cinema Grill


2749 Winnetka Ave N


New Hope, MN


Justin Morneau was voted by fans to start the 2010 All Star Game and JustinMorneau.com is throwing a party to celebrate! Even though Justin won’t be able to play this year, we’re going to get together anyway. And we’ll come up with some new in-game contests to make things interesting!

Join us at the New Hope Cinema Grill on Tuesday, July 13th to watch the All-Star Game with your fellow Morneau/Twins fans.

Admission to this family-friendly event is FREE and there will be giveaways and prize drawings throughout the game. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. and the game starts at 7.

The first 33 people* to arrive will receive an All-Star Gift Bag with a T-shirt, poster, movie tickets, gift certificates, and more!

The theater holds 200 and seating is on a first-come basis.

The Cinema Grill will offer a ballpark menu with food and drink specials throughout the evening.


It’s kind of shame that he won’t able to participate this year after being voted in as a starter but his party is on anyway and we all hope that he’s feeling better soon.

Spring Training Vacation Wrap Up

I’m heading out bright and early Thursday morning, but before I call it a night, I wanted to post one final “Spring Training Report.” (OK, it might not be the final one published, depending on whether a final ‘Jim Crikket Report’ makes an appearance in Howard Sinker’s “A Fan’s View From Section 219″ blog Thursday).

I can’t recommend highly enough this kind of spring vacation, if you’re a Twins fan or a fan of Major League Baseball at all. I’m sure Target Field will be terrific, but you don’t get opportunities to watch talent of this level as “up close and personal” anywhere but during spring training. And the opportunity to check out the Twins’ “future stars” on the minor league complex is a huge bonus, in my opinion.

With that, I’ll leave you with a few images from my last day at Twins 2010 Spring Training.

Outside Hammond Stadium, Spring Training home of your Minnesota Twins!
2008 first round pick Carlos Gutierrez gets some help with his change-up grip
Michael Cuddyer doing his Nick Punto impression... and he's SAFE!
Jim Thome and Jerry White doing... something... I don't think I wanna know what.
Anthony Slama... closer of the future?
Ben Revere. His time is coming... soon.
Hammond Stadium Mens Room... with "Take Me Out to The Ball Game" murals
TC Bear with a SuperSoaker... coming soon to an outdoor stadium near you!