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Thursday, April 26, 2012

May the Odds Be EVER in Your Favor (Twins Hunger Games-6 Players Remain)

It's always tough to see one of the players get eliminated, but some confusion arose as Luke Hughes was taken by a flying hovercraft, that Oakland got functioning, and was carried away to the other team.  No cannon sounded for him however, but it brought the total of players down to 11.

Sneaky little Alexia Casilla has been jumping from tree to tree and taking out his competition.  He found Trevor Plouffe asleep in one of the trees and cut him loose setting him down to his death.  Chris Parmelee had the same fate, but he a baseball was wildly pitched at him from Matt Capps sending him to his doom, before Capps met his similar fate.  Poor Liam Hendricks was fighting so hard!  He really showed the Capital that he deserved a much better score than they had given him.  He made it down within the final 10, and came mighty close to being in the top 5.

The cannons sounded and showed the faces of the fallen in the sky.
Trevor Plouffe
Liam Hendricks
Matt Capps
Chris Parmelee
Six players remain in the Twins Hunger Games.  Who will win this ultimate fight to the death?  Make sure you support your favorite as we narrow it down to our ultimate victor.

Players still remaining: 
Willingham
Casilla
Burton
Burnett
Maloney
Gray

Happy Twins Hunger Games and may the odds be EVER in your favor.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Perk? Neau Mor. (Twins Hunger Games)

It was a tough night in the Twins Hunger Games.  Two of the highly rated tributes (and my pick to win it) were eliminated.  Justin Morneau was surprised in the middle of the night by the sneaky Alexi Casilla who swooped thru the trees undetected.  No one would have ever saw THAT one coming.  Glen Perkins set himself up to get killed.  He set a trap to catch some wild deer in the stadium and instead, he got caught and killed in his own trap.

The cannons blasted as the faces lit up the night sky.

Glen Perkins
Justin Morneau

Twelve players remaining in the Twins Hunger Games?  Who will you support? Happy Twins Hunger Games and may the odds be EVER in your favor.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

It's A Lonely World (Twins Hunger Games)

During the night we had another victim that was taken out by none other than Jeff Grey.  Brian "Deuce" Duensing was slain with a blow to the head with a curve ball eliminating him from the competition.  It was a rough day today for others suffering from injuries.  Hopefully some sponsors step up and send some medicine to people like Nick Blackburn.

Poor little Ben Revere thought he had created a alliance with Trevor Plouffe since his other alliance of Denard Span was killed, but he was wrong. Dead wrong.  Trevor gave poor little Ben Revere some berries called "Nightlock" that were actually poisonous berries.  Ben had no idea that his new alliance would turn on his so quickly.

The cannons blasted and showed the faces of the fallen tributes in the sky.
Brian Duensing

Ben Revere
Fourteen players remaining.  Which tribute will you support?  Happy Twins Hunger Games and may the odds be EVER in your favor!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Sixteen Players Remain (Twins Hunger Games)



Tonight there were no fatalities, but the last couple games were a mass murder of players.  Five players went down quickly in the middle of the night.  Two were beat with the boom sticks of Orioles and Angels players (Swarzak and Blackburn).  CJ Wilson used his hipster power turning into a hybrid dog unleashing his power and taking out Mauer and Span.  Jamey Carroll did not tend to his wounds well enough.  He dug himself into the dirt and died quietly.

The cannons sounded and their faces shined in the night sky.
Denard Span
Anthony Swarzak
Jamey Carroll
Joe Mauer
Nick Blackburn

Sixteen players remain.  Who will you support and cheer for to win? Happy Twins Hunger Games and may the odds be ever in your favor!
National Anthem during Home Opener

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter - 21 Remaining (Twins Hunger Games)


In Saturday's Twins vs Orioles game, Danny Valencia's ego got the best of him allowing his teammates to explode a bomb close enough to him to take him out.  He thought he had gotten in on the alliance with Justin and Joe, but he was dead wrong.  Justin Morneau and Joe Mauer used their big sticks to beat Francisco Liriano ending his time in the competition.

Jamey Carroll suffered some wounds from a fire that sprouted up in the woods, but thankfully for him, someone sponsored him to send him some healing balm so he would survive the night.

The competition is heating up and players seem to be falling like flies.  Who will be left in the end?  Will the Career tributes of Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau dominate the competition? Or will there be one of the underdogs that finish on top and survive the Twins Hunger Games?

It's possible that your support for a player could save them when they need help the most.  Who will you support?

The cannons blasted in the night sky and showed the faces of the tributes that were lost.
Danny Valencia
Francisco Liriano


Twenty one players now left.  Happy Twins Hunger Games and may the odds be EVER in your favor.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

And Then There Were 23


Well the position players were quick last night to take out the Twins starting picture Carl Pavano.  They all ganged up with their bats and went to town taking out one of the Career tributes.  Ryan Doumit also suffered a blow to the stomach that was not survivable.  He went quietly during the night. 

The cannons blasted and showed the faces of the fallen tributes in the sky for the rest to see.
Carl Pavano
Ryan Doumit
Twenty-three players remain in the Twins hunger games.

Happy Twins Hunger Games and may the odds be EVER in your favor.  Make sure you support you're favorite and leave comments below.

So far the following players have the support of someone: Jamey Carroll, Josh Willingham, Glen Perkins and Trevor Plouffe?  Who do you think will win?  Leave your comments below.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Careers (Twins Hunger Games)


Good evening tributes and citizens of Twins Territory. As the regular baseball season has started the last cuts of Twins players were made.

Carl Pavano beaned Scott Baker in the head eliminating him from the competition, after that, he moved onto Kyle Waldrop and finished off with Jason Marquis realizing he doesn't need a Mario to his Luigi.

Also eliminated at the mercy of their teammates Drew Butera, Casey Fein, JR Towles, Brian Dozier and Brian Dinkelman.  The career tributes (Mauer, Morneau and Pavano), guys who have been training their whole life for this competition took most of those guys out without even breaking a sweat, Brian Dozier didn't make it through one of the cold MInnesota nights when frost hit the ground.  Guess he didn't find shelter in time.

The cannons sounded and the faces of the departed flashed in the sky.
Scott Baker
Drew Butera
Kyle Waldrop
Casey Fien
JR Towles
Brian Dinkelman
Brian Dozier


Happy Hunger Games (and Opening Day) and may the odds be EVER in your favor! Stay tuned to see who will survive the opening day of regular season.

Tune in to watch the Twins take on Baltimore tomorrow afternoon!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Golden Cornucopia of Twins Hunger Games

photo Via Geek Girl.


Earlier this month, there seemed to still be some players gathered at the Cornucopia, which resulted in a blood bath of players fighting over the spots on the major league roster.  Teammates went after each other and left the tracker jacker stings (hybrid wasps) to finish off Joe Benson.  Some of the first players to go were: Dumatrait, Lehmann, Chang, Carson, Deduno and Doyle…the hovercraft seemed to escort Doyle out of the arena before he could take his final breath.


The roster of 45 players was slashed down to 34 remaining.  Wise, Benson, Manship and Rivera were a little harder of competition to take down for the rest.  They fought up until the death.  Rivera thought he would be cleaver with the tracker jacker nest.  Sure he didn't get stung, but as soon as his feet hit the ground, Jeff Manship took a baseball to him, leaving him in the dirt.  

Before Spring Training is over, this means there are still nine more players that will get the ax leaving it to 25 players to duke it out for the title of Victor in the Twins Hunger Games.

The cannons sounded and the faces illuminated the sky.

Phil Dumatrait
Danny Lehmann
Ray Chang
Matt Carson 
Sam Deduno
Terry Doyle
Brendan Wise
Joe Benson
Jeff Manship
Rene Rivera
Pedro Florimon

34 remain.  Happy Hunger Games and may the odds be ever in your favor.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Evil Joe Mauer, Hold Me Closer, Tiny Dancer (Twins Hunger Games)


It was a wild night last night for the Twins Hunger Games.  As the regular players fight off the rookies and the other guys fighting for their spots, we are eliminating more and more players to find a victor. There were a few surprises in the killings last night, but a few people I expected to see go early on.

Evil Joe Mauer was out in full force and eliminated his potential competition in Chris Herrmann.  Joe filled the soaking tub with milk and dunked Herrmann like an Oreo cookie.  Jamey Carroll decided to finish what Nick Swisher had started by taking out Tsuyoshi Nishioka.  He attacked his other leg and then went in for the kill.   Trevor Plouffe whipped his locks around Rene Tosoni's neck and broke him leaving little competition to win his starting spot.  His recent hamstring injury surely 
didn't stop him from taking out the competition.

As the night ended, twelve cannons blasted with the pictures of the 12 players that had been eliminated from the Twins Hunger Games.  Now, 45 players remaining, which one will be victorious in the Twins Hunger Games?  Who will you support during the Twins Hunger Games?  They need your support!  Food, supplies and general support.  Leave your comments with who you think will be victorious!
Tsuyoshi Nishioka

Daryln Thompson
Rene Tosoni
Carlos Gutierrez
Chris Herrmann
Wilkin Ramirez
Luis Perdomo 
Dan Rohlfing

Aaron Bates
P.J. Walters
Esmerling Vasquez
Jason Bulger
Happy Hunger Games. May the odds be ever in your favor.