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Friday, April 27, 2012

Observations and Links

A few Friday observations:

First, I'm glad the New Britain Rock Cats have been playing good baseball. It feels like we're in for a long, long season in Minnesota, so it's nice to have something else to focus on. Chris Colabello, Aaron Hicks and especially Deolis Guerra have played well. If Guerra keeps up this pace, it's only a matter of time before he gets a promotion. Too bad he's not a starter!

Thankfully, Chris Parmelee seems to be doing ok
after this beaning. (Scott Takushi/Pioneer Press)

Attendance at Target Field has fallen off, as NoDak Twins Fan aptly noted the other day. In fact, if you're looking to go to tonight's game, you can get a ticket on StubHub for $6.95 (plus fees). Only 2 years ago, the nosebleeds at Target Field were going for a lot more than that. If you're looking for a barometer of where fans are with the team, you don't have to look much further than the fact that the secondary market for tickets has significantly dwindled.

Over on the Twins' website, there is a new, and free, Twins browser you can download. Check it out! You can automatically get scores and stats and all those great things right in front of you. 

The crew at Knuckleballs is rapidly approaching their 100,000th visitor. Pretty impressive. They are holding a contest to guess the day and time of when that milestone will take place. My guess was pretty bad.

Miguel Sano, the Twins' top prospect, has been tearing the cover off the ball in low-A Beloit, but he also has been striking out pretty often. Sean Berg, from On the Road with Sean, wonders if it's time to promote Sano to high-A Ft. Myers. It's a good read. Although I'm not in favor of rushing Sano just because he's our top prospect, it certainly would be great if he played well enough to fly through A ball.

Finally, Chris Parmelee seems to be doing OK after being drilled in the head Wednesday night with a Justin Thomas fastball. Scary stuff. And obviously ironic -- though not at all humorous -- that he is only in the majors because our real first baseman is still playing his way back to full strength from concussion issues. 

It was a busy week on the blog, and be sure to check back over the weekend for updates on the Rock Cats as they play a weekend road series against the Richmond Flying Squirrels!

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