Keith Olbermann savages Minnesota Twins marketing department [VIDEO]

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According to Keith Olbermann, the Twins marketing department is not only the worst in baseball, but the people who work for it were the absolutely most reprehensible folks in all of sports yesterday.

Olbermann sounded off after the Twins distributed an email that left fans wondering what the hell they're smoking at Target Field.

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We'll let baseball blogger/Uptown lifestyle tweeter Aaron Gleeman explain what the fuss is about: Olbermann discussed the survey debacle (and dropped Gleeman's name) during his ESPN show last night.



Here's a transcript of Olbermann's savaging:
All those cars [in the survey] run. Given that the Twins last won the World Series in 1991, last finished above .500 in 2010, and were nearly contracted out of existence in 2002, the correct answer [to] which car brand is most similar to the Twins brand is -- no, not a 1908 Morgan three-wheeler -- the Yugo.

Boxy, underpowered, tough to watch, unsuccessful on the road, and not bought by anybody in this country since 1992. The Twins marketing department -- [sarcastically] yeah, the Twins are Lexuses -- today's worst persons in the sports world.
It's hard to argue with any of that, but in the interest of being fair and balanced, here's an awesome GIF of Eduardo Escobar busting some moves during last night's (gasp!) Twins win: Send your story tips to the author, Aaron Rupar. Follow him on Twitter @atrupar.





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bradpants
bradpants

Tied for first place on my list of people not worth listening to: Olbermann, Palin, Limbaugh, and Bill Maher.

Mike Grimes
Mike Grimes

How hard is it to get basic facts correct, if this was intended to be comedy it's a good bit, but this guy is a complete jerk who has been fired from every job he's ever had because he can't treat people with any respect. Anyone that could call George Bush the worst person in the world and mean it while Osama Bin Laden was still alive doesn't deserve a forum for a silly rant about Dave St Peter.

Dana Menard
Dana Menard

I wish I could disagree with Keith Olberman, but I can't...

Brent Abbott
Brent Abbott

I am shocked by this. Keith Olbermann still has a show?

James Keith Melton
James Keith Melton

They won't fire Gardenhire, so they have to do something to sell tickets.

Rob Chapman
Rob Chapman

I have for years said our twins ads were so awful..they need fresh ideas

Shaun McTavish
Shaun McTavish

While I will say you're correct about the Pohlad's fleecing our city. We do need need management, we fans have been calling for their heads for years. However I will say this our fanbase is die hard! Win or Loss we love our damn team! Furthermore our glory years were 87 & 91, and those years we fans who lived to see them relish them. We are fortunate enough to have won a few championships seeing as there are teams who haven't... "We Minnesota tough can get old fashioned with backwoods beatin' straight boots to assess"

Jason Seracki
Jason Seracki

I hate politics, but I watch Olberman on ESPN every night.

David Lloyd
David Lloyd

Olbermann haters = Fox News devotees.

Angela Giedd
Angela Giedd

um the Twins Marketing department sent me a life sized Dozier yesterday. they pretty well rock

AugustG
AugustG

It's cute how some think blindly clapping at poor performance is being a better fan than someone questioning/criticizing the crap (like this survey) they pull from top to bottom. 

misaoudia
misaoudia

He's not lying though.  The Twins really suck..

Tammy Belka
Tammy Belka

Booing your own team is for shitheads and Philly fans

Michael Lefkowitz
Michael Lefkowitz

I have full Minnesota Twins season tickets since 2001. I support the Twins even if they win or lose.

Kenny Nelson
Kenny Nelson

I didn't say they haven't been bad the last four years. However he makes it seem like they haven't done anything sense 91.

Eric Shawn Smith
Eric Shawn Smith

Bent over by The Pohlads and Mauers. Get these terds out of here and gut this entire franchise.

Kenny Nelson
Kenny Nelson

Screw Keith. The twins won 5 division title sense nearly being contracted.

Ed Hollinger
Ed Hollinger

Definitely need new blood in GM and Manager positions. If the Pohlads are tying the hands of the GM by not giving him the green light to sign top pitchers, they should be ashamed of themselves. They were given a brand new stadium and are making a nice profit. I don't know the root of the problem, but the product they are trying to sell is rotten.

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Samir Mandal

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Paul Gerst
Paul Gerst

They all deserve to be fired...every last one of them. The Twins haven't been competitive in far too long and it's embarrassing.

Kurt Vatland
Kurt Vatland

The source? Look at our win loss record moron. I love how people who dont like what they hear dismiss it as not true, no wonder Obama is still president lol

stephansonprop
stephansonprop

But remember what they told us a 100 times..."we need a new stadium to make us completive".

Kurt Vatland
Kurt Vatland

When a fan base is so apathetic to losing n doesn't even boo poor performace, with owners who fleeced the city by getting new stadium n making zero effort to win in it, or even make coaching changes n gets upset when ripped rightfully so... your in MN. How gutless is our fan base n press seriously? You put this inferior product on the field multiple seasons in NY you would be hung. Maybe thats why they have so many championships n kill the twins, even when they were any good under Gardenhire, in the play offs anyway. MN tolerates average which is embarrassing, n now tolerates less than terrible, and worst gets their panties in a bunch when called on it.

Shayne O'Neil
Shayne O'Neil

This d-bag is comparable to a yugo. F him and the people who hire him.

Grant Zinkl
Grant Zinkl

I posted a link to this on the Minnesota Twins page in the comment section. Hope someone over there at Target Field is watching. Fire the WHOLE Coaching Staff.

deanhinnen
deanhinnen

Let's see. Whatever a strident left-wing partisan like Keith Olbermann says, it's gospel. Like stone tablets engraved on Mt. Sinai. Getting fired from MSNBC for going too far in ridiculing Republicans didn't discredit him. In fact, it made him even more reliable and wonderful in the judgment of Aaron Rupar.


So why is Rupar still working for City Pages? Why don't you just copy and paste the news releases from the Democrats and eliminate the middle man?

kevkoomer85
kevkoomer85

The cut out probably has a higher batting average than DilDozier

kevkoomer85
kevkoomer85

@AugustG - Yes, it's sickening how the inbred, stale Twins organization never gets tired of patting itself on the back for abject failure.

kevkoomer85
kevkoomer85

Well douche nozzle- that makes you part of the problem. Rewarding the billionaire ownership for their failure, apathy and miserliness. Yay you!!

kevkoomer85
kevkoomer85

Well, Retardenhire did win some weak-ass Divisions (mostly on the strength of Tom Kelly's players) only to compile the worst post-season managing record in history for anyone with that many games managed. Check the record since the end of 2006, sport. It's pretty awful

kevkoomer85
kevkoomer85

Whoopie shit. They laid down like bitches for a bunch of  mediocre Yankees team and a much inferior Oakland team.

kevkoomer85
kevkoomer85

Truth is truth no matter who speaks it, moron.

kevkoomer85
kevkoomer85

It's not about Olbermann, ass hat. Tell me the Twins and their management and front office have been doing the job and deserve to be compared to any car that is running

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@deanhinnen go back to church you fucking freak - you just cited Mt Sinai and stone tablets liek a true believer would, youre a fucking fool 

deanhinnen
deanhinnen

@digitalprotocol Probably because everything is politicized these days, you fucking tool, thanks to left-wing partisans like Olbermann and Aaron Rupar. 

Rupar is a disgrace to this website. Try running a search on all of his stories, and then read them. He's a bottom feeder with a really hard left-wing slant, pretending to be a journalist. On another page he's ridiculing the late Shana Buchanan, a mother who was killed by a train and leaves behind a 14-year-old son.


Oh wait. Let me guess. You're Aaron Rupar's boyfriend. Or at the very least, a fellow tool of the Democratic Party.

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@deanhinnen so you have no answer. back to the farm you grubby hick.


you probably worship god. 


deanhinnen
deanhinnen

@digitalprotocol That's what I thought. Don't deny it. When's the wedding?

Olbermann is a disgrace, and Rupar cites him as if he was a reliable source.

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@deanhinnen this is about the MN twins baseball team not your sicko GOP gayboy fantasies


so if you have anything to say about your sexual proclivities, tell your pastor

deanhinnen
deanhinnen

@digitalprotocol LOL. Aaron's on Line 1. He wants to know if you can pick up some Sweet and Sour Chicken and egg rolls on your way home.

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@deanhinnen back to the farm church goer

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