Wednesday, July 25, 2012

New Intern!

Everyone at Ticket King said their goodbyes to the communications intern, Allison, as she moves on to the next stage of her life, law school in Chicago.

And, I'm her replacement! My name is Rachel and I'm going to be a junior at The University of St. Thomas in the fall!

I'm the oldest of four, Twins fan, avid Wild fan, and Communication/Journalism major with a Minor in Spanish.

I'm really excited about working here! I mean, my boss bought me a smoothie today, so I think it'll be great. :) Don't forget to follow my blog to get all the newest deets about everything and anything! I'll be working at the St. Paul office, so come say hi!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises

WHO'S EXCITED FOR TONIGHT?! After four years of watching a super hot Christian Bale play Batman in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises is FINALLY premiering tonight! If you click here, you can see the full trailer or just go see the movie tonight at midnight! Anne Hathaway makes an appearance as Catwoman, and we'll also see other big stars like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, and Michael Caine!

Hope everyone enjoys the movie!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw Set the Stage at Target Field

Well... I failed myself.

I did not purchase Kenny Chesney Tim McGraw tickets for the FIRST EVER concert at Target Field. Looking at my friends' facebook photos, I am filled with regret:

Cole DeVries And Twins Look Good Through Seven in Loss to Rangers

If I was not a born and raised native of Minnesota and had been born in a state without a team to call mine, I think it would have been pretty easy to fall in love with the Rangers. I've always kind of liked them, but have maintained strong loyalties to the Twins, of course.

The Rangers overcame a 3-0 deficit in the 9th to win 4-3 in 13 innings over the Twins. Ian Kinsler lined a game-winning single in the 13th inning for the AL West-leading Texas Rangers.

Cole DeVries pitched seven scoreless innings on a great performance. I love seeing a Twins starting pitcher actually do well. :) Casey Fien followed up with a great performance as well.

The Twins were an out away from shutting out the Rangers at Arlington. That never happens... especially to the Twins. Minnesota had padded a 1-0 lead in the top of the ninth with two unearned runs off Joe Nathan. Then, Kinsler led off the ninth reaching on a two-base throwing error. Glen Perkins threw a wild pitch. Elvis Andrus then had an RBI groundout before Hamilton popped out to third base.

After losing five straight, the Twins managed to give the Rangers back to back 4-3 wins in extra innings. The Rangers are very easy to like. Even when you are on the other side.

 Despite my disappointment we didn't at least win the series, I am proud of the Twins for giving the Rangers a run for their money. After all, the Rangers have eight players going to the All Star game. That is almost enough for one team. The Twins have one.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Joe Mauer Makes All Star Team

Joe Mauer was selected to the American League All-Star game after finishing second in fan balloting to the Texas Rangers catcher Mike Napoli. Mauer finished with 2,922,422, while Napoli tallied 4,317,718.

Josh Willingham and Scott Diamond were potential candidates to represent the Twins. Willingham (LF) has 17 home runs and leads the Twins with 55 RBIs. Diamond has the lowest ERA among Twins starters, at 2.61. Both players were passed over as reserves.

Mauer is batting .324 with four homers and 36 RBIs.