Andrew Walter, Author at Through The Fence Baseball

Andrew Walter

An attorney by day, and a Twins fan by night, Andrew Walter grew up near the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, but now calls suburban Hartford, Connecticut home. He's a happily married father of a rescued Black Lab and a cat. He was six when the Twins won the 1987 World Series, ten when they did it again in 1991, and still idolizes Kirby Puckett and Kent Hrbek. As a teenager, Andrew suffered through the "lean years" of Twins baseball, including threats of contraction, Marty Cordova and Pat Meares as supposed star players, and years of battles waged over the funding of a baseball only stadium, which thankfully culminated in the construction of Target Field. He also played against Joe Mauer in VFW baseball (Joe was a few years younger, though, and just a little bit better). Now, as an east coast transplant, he still loves following the Twins, and blogs about them several times per week at Twins Fan From Afar. Although Andrew appreciates Sabermetrics, he believes that an old fashioned slash line can still tell us a lot about a player, and although he loves Target Field, the Metrodome still holds many great memories. Drop me a line at twinsfanfromafar@gmail.com

By Andrew Walter On Friday, April 13th, 2012

Kirby Puckett’s legacy lives on in center field for Minnesota Twins

Kirby Puckett set a great example for Minnesota Twins center fielders who followed in his footsteps. (Jim Mone/AP) There is a proud, and somewhat rare, tradition in Minnesota Twins baseball. It started with the More...

By Andrew Walter On Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
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Targeting Zack Greinke for Target Field

Will the Minnesota Twins make a run at Zack Grienke? (Chris Carlson/Associated Press) Zack Greinke, the sometimes cantankerous misanthrope who also happens to be one of the better pitchers in baseball, is set to More...

By Andrew Walter On Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Target Field: Where homers go to die

Target Field's deep confines drain power numbers, year after year. (Target Field's deep confines drain power numbers, year after year. (photo by Michael Cuddyer) Target Field opened in 2010, and the expectations More...

By Andrew Walter On Friday, March 23rd, 2012
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Can a team with a $100 million payroll be rebuilding?

Josh Willingham brings his bat to the Twin Cities, but was his signing necessary? (David Goldman/AP) The Minnesota Twins enter 2012 with, almost on the button, a $100 million opening-day payroll. Last season, they More...

Stanford ace Mark Appel should be on the Minnesota Twins' short-list for the 2012 draft. (Zach Sanderson/Stanfordphoto.com
By Andrew Walter On Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
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2012 amateur draft presents rare opportunity for Twins

Stanford ace Mark Appel should be on the Minnesota Twins' short-list for the 2012 draft. (Zach Sanderson/ Stanfordphoto.com) The Minnesota Twins find themselves in a somewhat unfamiliar position this June when More...

By Andrew Walter On Friday, March 16th, 2012

2012 Twins will be better than you think

Tsuyoshi Nishioka won't be playing shortstop this season for the Minnesota Twins, and there was much rejoicing. (William Perlman/US Presswire) You can place a wager on almost¬†anything in Las Vegas, from the More...

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