On December 16, the Twins had their first ever fan forum. Season ticket holders were invited to participate in a live telephone chat with Danny Valencia and Ben Revere, current Twins players. Twins TV announcer Dick Bremer was the moderator for the chat. It was from 7-8 P.M. I was one of around 400 season ticket holders who participated! They had the opportunity to ask Valencia and Revere questions about themselves or about the Twins. For the chat, Valencia was in Florida and Revere was in Kentucky.
Examples of questions were “What will the Twins middle infield look like this year?” and “Do you have any superstitions?” My favorite was “What are your hobbies when you’re not playing baseball?”. Danny Valencia said one of his hobbies is making balloon art! I thought that it is pretty unusual that a major league baseball player would like to do something like that! I chose to just listen and not to ask a question.
I was especially impressed with Valencia (because of the balloon art!) and because he is very smart and articulate. I liked the forum because it was a good way to get fans and players connected. The Twins should do it again next year!
Written by: Sam Graves