16 March 2011
What better way to liven up a monotonous spring than be participating in an NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge?
For vast riches (hardly) and worldwide fame (probably not), be sure to enter your picks into this custom CBS Sportsline group. The details and prizes are given after the jump...
Click here to find out more!
Group name: TwinsTarget.com
Group password: joemauer
Prizes: The three highest-scoring entries will be awarded a copy of Alex Halsted's new book, "100 Things Every Twins Fan Should Know or Do Before They Die." Triumph Books has given me a few copies to hand out, so be sure to drop by and say thanks.
Three simple steps are standing between you and a free copy of "100 Things":
1. Visit this page.
2. Log into your CBS Sportsline account.
3. Enter your picks!
Below you'll find some information about the book:
Most Minnesota Twins fans have taken in a game or two at Target Field, have seen highlights of a young Kirby Puckett, and have heard the story of why Calvin Griffith moved the franchise to the Twin Cities back in 1961. But only real fans have visited Cretin-Derham Hall, know the origin of the Homer Hanky, or can recite all the lyrics to “We’re Gonna Win Twins!”
In 100 Things Twins Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, author Alex Halsted reveals the most critical moments and important facts about past and present players, managers, and teams that are part of this illustrious history. Scattered throughout the pages, you’ll find some of the most famous games, players, traditions, and Twins lore to test your knowledge including:
§ Numbers with a huge impact, such as 34, 163, and 1987
§ Why the glove outside Target Field is exactly 520 feet from home plate
§ What Tony Oliva did before any other DH in MLB history
§ The origin of “Minnie and Paul”
§ Exclusive memorabilia collecting tips from Clyde “the Collector” Doepner
Whether you’re a die-hard booster from the days of Mudcat Grant or a recent supporter of Joe Mauer and the 2010 AL Central champions, these are the 100 things every fan needs to know and do in their lifetime. If you want to call yourself a true Twins aficionado, increase your knowledge of the franchise, and experience the full extent of Minnesota baseball, then100 Things Twins Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is a must read.
About the Author:
Alex Halsted has written for publications including GameDay Magazine and Twins Magazine amongst others. Born in Mason City, Iowa, he first started writing at Twins-Territory.com. This is his first book.
What are you waiting for! Get your picks in before it's too late!