Hear from Twins front office personnel on a variety of relevant topics! Watch Lunch and Learn sessions below.
Your (Base) Path to better Photography
Presented by Minnesota Twins Team Photographer Brace Hemmelgarn
Session Sponsored by: Pepsi
Join Twins Team Photographer Brace Hemmelgarn, as he presents some of his favorite MLB photographs that he has taken over his 10 years with the organization and shares tricks of the trade for how you can take better photos. Along with Twins Publications, Brace’s work has been published by a variety of outlets including Gatorade, Topps and Sports Illustrated. Learn valuable insight from Brace as he shares some of his secrets in helping you to get better photographic results, no matter what skill level you are. Bring your camera for this session!
60 Years of Twins History Comes to Life
Presented by Minnesota Twins Team Curator Clyde Doepner
Session Sponsored by: Thomson Reuters
From his first game on April 21, 1961 through today, nobody knows the Minnesota Twins better – or has a more expansive collection of memorabilia – than longtime team curator Clyde Doepner. For many years the only full-time curator in Major League Baseball, Clyde has had a front-row seat to chronicle the Twins’ best players, teams and moments. While fans have seen many jerseys, bats, gloves, balls and trophies displayed around Target Field, you can now join Clyde for an exclusive peek at items in the archives, while hearing some of his favorite stories from a lifetime of preserving Minnesota Twins history.
Broadcasters Roundtable – The Untold Stories About What Goes on “Off” Air
Presented by Minnesota Twins Broadcasters Dick Bremer, Jim Kaat, Cory Provus and Dan Gladden
Session Sponsored by: Ford
You’ve all enjoyed these Twins broadcasters and their on-air stories for years through TV and radio, but have you ever wondered what goes on when the microphones are turned off? Join this cast of Twins broadcasters and their engaging personalities as they share some of their favorite stories from working together through years of Twins broadcasts.
The Art of Scouting
Presented by Minnesota Twins Director of Amateur Scouting Sean Johnson and Director of Professional Scouting Brad Steil
Session Sponsored by Pentair
Every successful Major League Baseball team, and every game won at the professional level, share a common thread: The art of scouting. Indeed, a club’s scouting objectives and execution shapes everything from draft picks to Major League roster construction, all the way through to game planning. Join Minnesota Twins Director of Amateur Scouting Sean Johnson and Director of Professional Scouting Brad Steil as they give you exclusive insight into how the Twins scout for the Draft, Free Agency and the Trade Deadline, from the organization’s philosophies on building a perennial contender, to how the team grades a player’s “tools” and uses the 1-8 scouting scale.
Presented by Minnesota Twins Senior Director of Facilities, Gary Glawe
Session Sponsored by: Bonfe
As we all are spending additional hours around our homes, this time has provided us an excellent opportunity to tackle some of those home improvement projects that we have been putting off. Join Twins Operations and Maintenance expert Gary Glawe, as he walks you through a few simple maintenance tips to help address some of the issues that commonly pop up around the house. He will open up the discussion to a Q & A session for participants of the call, to tackle your household questions. A must-join session for any homeowner who hopes to improve their maintenance knowledge.
Baseball Research and Development
Presented by Minnesota Twins Assistant General Manager Daniel Adler, Director of Baseball Research Karim Kassam and Director of Baseball Systems Jeremy Raadt
Session Sponsored by: Rasmussen College
Get a behind the scenes look from three key individuals of the Minnesota Twins Baseball Operations department, as they discuss the growing trend in MLB behind data and analytics. Learn about the focus and resources the Twins are placing towards research and development, and understand how this information drives the club’s decision-making, from the draft to the Minors to the Major Leagues.
From the Field to the Front Office
Presented by Minnesota Twins Alumnus LaTroy Hawkins
Session Sponsored by: Securian Financial
LaTroy Hawkins had a long and successful 21-year career in Major League Baseball, pitching in over 1,000 games with 11 different teams, including nine seasons (1995-2003) with the Minnesota Twins. After retiring from baseball in 2015, LaTroy joined the Twins Front Office in 2016 as a Special Assistant in Baseball Operations. Hear first-hand from LaTroy about some of his favorite stories from his playing days in baseball, and the transition from the playing field to now working in the Front Office, where he continues to use his talents to improve the Twins both on and off the field.
Nutrition and Wellness
Presented by Twins Head Dietitian Rasa Troup
Session Sponsored by: Cub
Normally Twins Head Dietitian and former Olympian Rasa Troup is busy putting together meal plans and providing healthy snack options for Minnesota Twins players. Now, she’s going to be sharing some of those valuable tips with you during this Nutrition and Wellness session. Join Rasa as she provides suggestions for how to navigate your nutritional needs, especially during this time where more families and kids are eating all meals during the day at home. Bring your appetite to this session!
Mental Health Wellness
Presented by Dr. Justin Anderson, Director and Founder of Premier Sport Psychology
Session Sponsored by: Twin Cities Orthopedics and Training HAUS, Powered by TCO
During this challenging time where so many of us are isolated from family and friends, it’s extremely important to understand the impact this can have on us, and to make sure we are maintaining strong mental health. Dr. Justin Anderson will cover a variety of topics, including how to manage anxiety during this uncertain time and finding ways to keep a healthy and optimal mindset. His powerful suggestions will have a positive impact for all who join this session.
Lawn Care and Maintenance
Presented by Minnesota Twins Head Groundskeeper Larry DiVito
Session Sponsored by: TORO
Do you want your lawn looking as pristine as the grass at Target Field? Then join this session with Twins Head Groundskeeper Larry DiVito and learn what he and his staff do to prepare the field for the MLB season. Larry will also share some helpful suggestions and tips of the trade to improve the look and health of the grass in your own backyard. No green thumb necessary!
Physical Fitness from Home
Presented by Twins Strength and Conditioning Coaches Ian Kadish and Andrea Hayden
Session Sponsored by: TRIA
Learn some helpful workout tips from Minnesota Twins Strength and Conditioning Director Ian Kadish and Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Andrea Hayden, as they teach you a variety of exercises that you can do to stay active and create a workout plan that you can perform from your own home. All fitness levels, from beginner to expert, are encouraged to attend this session.