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: Opening Up

You wouldn’t have known last season happened by all the fun and excitement around Target Field Monday. The sun was shining, the beer was golden and the flags were waving.


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Twins Blog: The Music of the MLB

My heart sank when I saw and heard about THE John Williams composing music for the Boston BoSux and Fenway Park’s 100th Anniversary. It felt wrong.


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Twins Blog: Opening Preview

MLB wanted to do something different this year with the season opener. It was a game to be played hours in the future against the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics while exposing MLB Baseball to new fans a half a world away.


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Twins Blog: Fantasy Moneyball Madness

Everyone knows this is the month of madness for sports fans. This is when we spend hours sitting in front of our computers, TV’s and guidebooks. This month determines how the next half-year plays out…in fantasyland.


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Twins Blog: Playoff Changes

The MLB made it official today. They are expanding the playoffs to 10 teams by adding another wild card team in each league. The two wild card teams will play each in a one game play off to get to the divisional series.


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Twins Blog: It Begins

This last weekend marked the beginning of Twins Baseball Season for tons of eager fans like myself.


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Twins Blog: State Of The Off Season

Baseball is no monarchy but all of today’s talk was about a Prince.


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Twins Blog: Terry’s Back!

If fans ruled the sports world, today’s events would have happened a year or so ago.


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Twins Blog: It’s Tomorrow Night!

It’s been nine years since we’ve had a night like tonight. It’s going to be near impossible to follow up the ridiculous excitement that was Game 6.


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Twins Blog: Postseason Plans For Twins Players

Twitter was buzzing with the postseason plans of some of our favorite Twins players Tuesday.


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Twins Blog: The Finale

The 2011 Twins season felt like a rekindled summer relationship gone south. You want it all to end by midsummer but you hold on until the fall just so you can go to their cabin one more time.


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Twins Blog: No. 99

Some idiots are rooting for #100. They’re either nuts or Royals fans.


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Star Wars Night At Target Field

Star Wars was the first movie I saw.


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Twins Blog: For Over A Thousand Generations…

The Minnesota Twins were the guardians of peace and justice in the Central Division before the dark times … before the 2011 season.


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Twins Blog: Rock Bottom?

A year ago this wasn’t possible, but now you can get into Target Field for peanuts.





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