Thursday, September 15, 2011
TwinsCentric Viewing Party: September 24
Mark the Date: Saturday, September 24th, TwinsCentric will be hosting a Twins get together at Manitou Station in White Bear Lake, MN. The Twins will be in Cleveland, playing two games, that day. The TwinsCentric Viewing Party will be throughout Game 1 which begins at noon. Show up starting at 11:30, and stick around throughout the game. As of now, all four TwinsCentric members (The Twins Geek John Bonnes, Nick Nelson from Nick’s Twins Blog, and Over The Baggy’s Parker Hageman, and myself) will be there. Rumor has it that an episode of Gleeman and The Geek will be recorded at the event for people to listen to, ask questions, etc.
Previous TwinsCentric Viewing parties have all been a lot of fun. Even with a down Twins season, it is a lot of fun to bring together a big group of Twins fans. That was one of the founding principles of the TwinsCentric group, to bring Twins fans together, create a community, get to know bloggers and Twins fans. To that extent, it has been very successful. This event should be a lot of fun. We will continue to update you as more details become available. There could be other guests. We do know that former White Bear Lake High School start, and highly ranked Twins prospects from the ‘90s, Jamie Ogden, will be in attendance. He is a part owner of Manitou Station. As a player, he was the Twins 3rd round pick in 1990. The outfielder/first baseman played for AAA Salt Lake from 1996-1998. He played in the Arizona Fall League. Unfortunately, some injuries forced him into retirement at the age of 27.
In his time with the Twins, he was a teammate of Brent Brede, LaTroy Hawkins, Damian Miller, Eddie Guardado, Matt Lawton, Todd Walker, Dan Serafini, Denny Hocking, Pat Mahomes, Mark Redman, Mike Trombley, David Ortiz, Torii Hunter, Corey Koskie, AJ Pierzynski. He got to play a couple of games with a rehabbing Paul Molitor. In his nine years, he hit a combined .262/.330/409 with 71 homers. He is a power hitter who is rumored to have hit the longest home run in Twins organization history. You’ll want to ask him about it, at the TwinsCentric Viewing Party at Manitou Station in White Bear Lake. It really should be a fun time. And who knows, there may be additional guests who will be there. If so, we’ll be sure to let you know!