Sunday, September 6, 2009

Doing Something Good

I have made a decision. I've decided that I like Twins' wins better than Twins' losses. Ok, that's not a recent decision, but I was reminded of this while unclinching my teeth as the Twins let yet another game slip away.

Now, I've heard that baseball players are charitable guys, and I'm aware that our boys are no different. So, with that in mind, I've decided to implement a plan to give the guys a little more incentive.

Drum roll please....

For every Twins win during the month of September, I will donate two items to a local food shelf. And not lame generic mac & cheese or cheap-o ramen noodles either -- good, nutritious food that I would eat. (Actually, for the record, I love mac & cheese and ramen noodles, but I wouldn't want to depend on them for survival. I did that in college -- which was a very long time ago.)

And since the Detroit Tigers are leading the division standings, it's kind of fun to see them lose. I want to encourage the teams playing them to keep them from clinching the division as long as possible. So, for every Tigers' loss, I will donate one food item. This part of the offer is good until if and when the Twins are eliminated from the division race.

Won't this be fun? Twins' wins = 2 donated items; Tigers' losses = 1 donated item. I invite you to join me in this plan.

So far this month:
Twins' wins: 2
Tigers' losses: 0
Total: 4 items

Ahem. We can do better than that, right? Let's go, Twins!

[Edit: A big thank you to Howard at Strib's A Fan's View Blog for the nice shout-out. Also, thanks to Betsy from For the Love of the Game for her shout-out. And thanks to everyone who is planning on participating on some level. Hey, if you want, keep track of how much food, money, or whatever you collect, and let me know (or even take a picture and send it to me if you want), I'll mention your efforts in a blog post after month end.]


Weekend Recap:
Friday: Twins 2 - Indians 5
Saturday: Twins 4 - Indians 1
Sunday: Twins 1 - Indians 3


Katie said...

This is an awesome idea! Hopefully one of the guys will see it and tell the rest of the team to get the lead out!

thrylos98 said...

This is so darn awesome.

I am taking your pledge and doubling it:

for every Twins' win in September, I will be donating 4 food items to my local food bank.

Let's see who's gonna follow. I suspect that the players, the FO, and the ownership can do better than that...

Thank you for this!

On the road with.... said...

good luck with this. I will try to find ways to make the world better thru Twins wins also.

Jason DeRusha said...

I talked about this with my two sons last night - and my 4-year-old wanted to give money (we've been learning about pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters). So we're in on the pledge, except we'll be giving $5 for every win. Thanks for the great idea! said...

Love the idea...
We're hopeful for a lot of wins this September so we'll donate $1 for every win.


Betsy said...

One of the comments from the MLB version of my blog! (below) Looks like you're starting something throughout MLB fans!

"That is a really great idea.
I know it might not seem like a huge contribution, but if each of us who reads this does the same for our home teams, it could end up being a significant contribution to all the nation's food banks and church organizations.

I think I will also do the same for every Rays win the rest of the
season. Sometimes the simplest ideas can be a grass roots interaction that promotes great things for hundreds of people.
Kudos for not only re-posting it, but reminding all of us that others
are also struggling right now.

Rays Renegade"

Tricia said...

This is a great idea! I think my family will donate a big bag of food at the end of the month too. Then during the offseason, we'll just pick a couple of extra things whenever we go grocery shopping.

Daymonster said...

great idea k-bro.

I'll see what I can get out of the people from AH!