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Bromberg Gets Down To Details

Dave Perkin -

Over lunch at a Southern California deli, BA's Dave Perkin sat down with Twins prospect David Bromberg, the newly minted minor league strikeouts leader, and his father Mike to talk pitching drills, life in the minor leagues and Bromberg's home run prowess.

Minors | #2008#Prospect Diary

Non-Prospect Diary: Gas Attack

Dirk Hayhurst -

The gilded sign above the hotel read, "Welcome Guests" but if you ask me, the sentiment was wasted. None of us were happy to be back in this dump. The last time I was here, the air conditioner was busted, the roof leaked, and I caught a Tarantula. Not only did my suit case get wet, but now every time I try to sleep I'm afraid I'm going to wake up to something from Arachnophobia crawling around on my face. Welcome indeed.

Minors | #2008#Prospect Diary

Non-Prospect Diary: June 6

Dirk Hayhurst -

The fans are shocked, I'm shocked, it's not like this happens all the time, but I'm doing it. I make my way through them, nudging shoulders and excusing myself as I approach the boy. The other children swarming around me beg for the ball in my hand. Some attempt to pry it loose, their little fingers picking at the lock of my grip. I don't let go. I have earmarked it for someone else.

Minors | #2008#Prospect Diary

Non-Prospect Diary: Dirk Hayhurst

Dirk Hayhurst -

Travel days, they can break you down. In bed at midnight, up again at 4 a.m. to catch a bus to a plane to another town. Some of us will play on no sleep, others on just a few hours snagged between bouts of turbulence. It's hard on the mind and the body, but its part of the job and I am not complaining. Let me tell you why, about another job, one I that also had me up early in the morning...

Minors | #2008#Prospect Diary

Prospect Diary: Randy Newsom

Randy Newsom -

Indians reliever Randy Newsom has gone through a busy year. After helping Double-A Akron to the Eastern League championship series, Newsom headed west to the Arizona Fall League. There, Newsom again helped his club, the Surprise Rafters, to the championship game against Phoenix. After that league ended, Newsom headed south of the border to play for Mexicali. He updates us on life in Mexico as a stranger in an unfamiliar land.

Minors | #2007#Prospect Diary