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  1. Patrick at |

    The Twins logo is not supposed to be twins. It represents the Twin Cities. The letters on the two: M for Minneapolis and the STP for St. Paul.

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    1. Alex at |

      Exactly! And I love that logo! Looks great on the throwback jersey patch! :)

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  2. Peter Boucher at |

    Does the Author of this list have a problem with Boston and Denver teams ? Or is it just a coincidence. The final score of this list is Boston 3, Denver 2

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  3. Cole at |

    That Twins logo is more than two dudes shaking hands over a river. They each represent one of the Twin Cities: Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Or, Minnie and Paul, because yes, they do have names. This is a classis logo that has even been immortalized at Target Field in the form of a massive neon sign that goes crazy after home runs and wins at the park. Check your sources for the meaning behind these kinds of things, because being a lifelong Twins fan, the logo may be ‘old timey’ as you put it, but there sure is a ton of history and pride behind that logo, and (more than likely) the other logos on this list.

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    1. Peter Boucher at |

      @ Cole. I am not a Minnesota fan, but why did it take so long for Bert Blyleven to make it into the Hall Of Fame as I feel he should have been eligible on his 1st year of being inducted. 5th on the all-time strikeout list and 60 shutouts ???!!!. C’mon people at the Hall Of Fame and shame on them. 14 years it took them ? Go on to You Tube and type in Senator Al Franken’s speech that he gave in Congress about why it took so long for Bert to finally make it. Its a great speech. Though I have never been to Minnesota and will someday love to visit. I already love it. What other state can say that they have a former cast member of Saturday Night Live as a United States Senator and having a Professional Wrestler Bad Guy (or a “heel”) Jesse Ventura as governor of your state. A good trivia question is what is the only movie ever made starring two future Governors. The movie “Commando” starring Arnold (California) and Jesse (Minnesota).

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      1. Cole at |

        To put it simply, Bert didn’t get in right away because of the W-L. His other numbers, SO’s, ERA, shutouts, and complete games are worthy of an instant call from the Hall, but all that the sports writers care about is wins. Many of his years in Minnesota came with microscopic run support. Lots of his losses in MN were 1-0, 3-2, 2-1 kind of losses. No runs= No W. As simple (and as stupid) as that. If you’re a baseball fan, Target Field is like no other. There’s a reason why many consider it the best park in the MLB. It’s very open and intimate at the same time, especially considering its literally wedged between an interstate and downtown Minneapolis. I live in Duluth (college student) but I grew up a half hour west of Minneapolis. When you get a chance, see the whole state. It’s definately worth a trip!

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        1. Peter Boucher at |

          @ Cole. I enjoyed reading your insight on Bert Blyleven. The one aspect of his career record that stands out with me, was the 60 Shutouts that he pitched. That to me is astounding !!! I was born and raised in the Boston Area, so I am a Red Sox fan (getting tickets to get into Fenway Park ? Forget it man, unless you know a person with season tickets or just hunt down a scalper) but I have lived in Arizona now for 4 1/2 years. Jim Rice made it in on his LAST year of eligibility and what I find even more baffling is why Dwight “Dewey” Evans is not in there yet. This Veterans committee should be slapped behind the ears for their decisions. Why is Phil Rizzuto in the Hall Of Fame when he only had 38 career home runs (I would say that its because he was on the Yankees team with Dimaggio, Mantle, Maris, Whitey Ford, Billy Martin, and let’s not forget Casey Stengel as his manager, etc.) Another one is Bill Mazeroski. O.K., he hit the walk-off home run in Game 7 of the 1960 World Series against, again, The Yankees, but what else did he do ? And what really boils me up is that one of the 2012 HOF inductees will be Ron Santo who knew he was dying along with being Diabetic. Well, Ron dies and one year later, and they induct him. That’s a shame. Couldn’t they have inducted him say 2 – 3 years before his death ? And last but not least, Bud Selig MUST BE FIRED. No ands, ifs, or buts about it. So long as he is Commissioner of Baseball, Pete Rose will never be inducted. Here’s a compelling figure for you. Rose ended his career with 4256 hits. If you do the math, that means a player would have to have 21 consecutive seasons of 200 hits with another 56 to spare.So he gambled, I think we all have in our lifetime. Big Deal. But in 1907, The racist Ty Cobb viciously stabbed a Bell-Hop at a hotel that he was staying at. Why ? Because the Bell-Hop was a Black man. And Cobb is in the Hall ???? Please, something ain’t right here. By the way, the Bell-Hop Thankfully survived.

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          1. Cole at |

            I couldn’t agree more. It’s, unfortunately, a pure numbers game. Take Tony Oliva for example: A spectacular career (.304 avg, 8x All Star, 220 hr,947 RBI) over a 14 year career hampered by nagging injuries. Not to mention a RoY award and countless years as a coach and mentor for the Twins. Brilliant star, but his career ended (and it wasn’t his fault). I think he deserves a call to the Hall, along with other people who put up great numbers (maybe not top 10-20) as well as the players who lived their lives as good people (unlike Ty Cobb). Numbers shouldn’t necessarily mean an entire player’s legacy. But, a few exceptions, like Rose, should be made.

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  4. John G. at |

    I think you may have to be from the city to love the team logo because I am from Milwaukee and I love the Brewers’ classic logo. That is just my opinion.

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  5. Lou at |

    @Peter: Actually, that movie was “Predator”.

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    1. Peter Boucher at |

      @ Lou. Thank You for the correction of the movies. I have a theory on movies of that genre, the less dialogue that their is, the better the movie is in my opinion. Like Stallone, Bronson, the macho vigilante movies where they are out to be a vigilant and get their revenge. Thanks Again.

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  6. FinnsWake13 at |

    I’m no expert but that Boston sock sure looks like the state of Mass too…

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  7. Russ Havens at |

    To the author: You’re clearly a cranky person. There are so many awful sports logos today, and many of these are straight up classics. Ripping the good natured Twins? The dancing miner? The Beer Barrel guy and the Swinging Friar are beloved icons of their cities. I understand fair criticism, but this was just shredding for shredding sake.

    Take on a more viable set of logos to dismantle, like 90% of minor league sports teams. Most of those were once bore wonderful artwork, but since the digital revolution designers got lazy.

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    1. TopTenz Master at |

      Hey, I know the author and he is not cranky. Just sayin’

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  8. jim at |

    I don’t care for the patriots, but I personally like their old logo.

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