Peter J. Nelson

petey Peter J. NelsonPeter J. Nelson is the night-side assignment editor at WCCO-TV. He started interning at the assignment desk in 2005, got a part-time desk gig later that year and was hired full-time in 2006.

When he’s not listening to police scanners, chatting with tipsters or directing news crews, he’s watching and talking about the Minnesota Twins.

Peter began contributing to the WCCO.COM’s Twinsblog during the 2007 season. He won an Upper Midwest Regional Emmy for his editing work on the blog’s videos in 2009.

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Twins Blog: All The Summer Stars Fade

A forgettable season ends in an unforgettable way. Gardenhire will be missed.

09/29/2014

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Twins Blog: Days of All-Star Game Past

Before I headed out to watch the All-Star Futures Game this afternoon, I wanted to take a glimpse into the past…

07/13/2014

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Twins Blog: Home Opener

Some folks, especially those from out of state, do not understand how Minnesota can go from a winter storm warning to a beautiful baseball opener in a matter of days. And as we sit and […]

04/09/2014

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Twins Blog: TwinsFest 2014

With the old digs coming down, Twinsfest needed to make the move this year to their cozy confines on the other side of downtown. The crowds were limited each day, allowing fans to go places inside Target Field where most fans have never gone before.

01/27/2014

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Twins Blog: Mo Honored At Target Field

The Twins gave the greatest closer of all-time perhaps the greatest retirement gift of all time on Tuesday.

07/03/2013

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Twins Blog: The Kyle Gibson Show – Video

Unless you were deep in the forest or floating in the middle of a lake you probably heard that Kyle Gibson won his major league debut on Saturday.

06/30/2013

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Twins Blog: Twins Bloggin’ 2013

In an effort to make every single baseball game matter in my life, I joined three fantasy baseball leagues this season. My allegiance will and always will remain with the Minnesota Twins but sometimes the Twins aren’t playing and other teams are. Being a Fantasy Baseball Manager is my favorite, least paying part-time job ever.

04/03/2013

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Twins Blog: A Fan Gets Too Warm At Home Opener

The only thing I wanted to talk about last week were the Twins chances against Verlander if they knocked him out early in the game.

04/02/2013

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Twins Blog: 2013 Tryouts

It might not seem like it, but the Twins are better now than last season. They will end up with three or four more wins. Baby steps. If my calculations are correct they will be contending for the division title in seven to eight years … give or take six years. Remember the 1992-2001 dry spell?

10/03/2012

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Twins Blog: Worth Waiting

One of the worst kept sports secrets in town is likely to be revealed Wednesday at 4 p.m. The Twins officially announced Tuesday they are having the news conference tomorrow to make a “major announcement.”

08/28/2012

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Twins Blog: Deflecting Attention

Francisco Liriano was traded to the White Sox. Let’s hope Denard Span doesn’t go to Cleveland or KC. All signs point that he won’t but who knew Delmon Young would be a Tiger?

07/29/2012

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Twins Blog: Throwin’ Back

No, you weren’t having a heat stroke. The Twins were the Minneapolis Millers on Saturday night.

07/02/2012

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Twins Blog: Trade Winds

Kevin Youkilis was in town today to play the Twins. He’s batting second and wearing a new pair of Sox. The Youkilis trade is likely to be the first of many before the trade deadline on July 31st at 5pm (CST).

06/25/2012

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Twins Blog: Draft Day

Someone asked the question tonight, “why do we care about the draft?” That came after I sent out the Twins press release as “breaking news” about the Twins taking outfielder Byron Buxton as the 2nd pick in the MLB draft Monday night.

06/04/2012

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Twins Blog: TC’s New Ride

There was no finer pre-game sight than a bear zooming around on a four-wheeler on the floor of the Metrodome. But TC needed something that was as environmentally conscience as Target Field yet still fun to ride.

05/09/2012

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