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: Elvis Is A Twins Fan

My girlfriend and I are on a mini vacation from our regular lives and working on a baseball reconnaissance mission.


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Twins Blog: The Great James Thome

Monday was Jim Thome Day. Now it’s turning into Jim Thome week and rightly so.


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Twins Blog: The Great Twins Sabotage

Twins fans need something to talk about. Mr. Thome is taking his sweet time making it to #600, ranting about the bullpen is getting old and Mauer is already a first baseman (sometimes).


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Twins Blog: Win Some, Lose Some

I sat and struggled to maintain consciousness during yesterday’s late night Angel beat down. Since the Twins are playing the most heavenly of teams I thought I’d try to put a positive spin on some recent losses.


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Twins Blog: Help Convert A White Sox Fan To A Twins Fan!

Since the day after the All-Star game is typically the most boring sports day of the year, I’m putting out a plea to help out a fellow Twins fan.


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Twins Blog: Our Magical All-Star

Today is Michael Cuddyer’s day. He definitely earned the manager’s selection into tonight’s All-Star Game. He’s one of the reasons why the 2011 Twins are still grasping on hopes to make a run at the Central Division Title in the second half.


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Twins Blog: Free T.C. Hugs

After last night’s historic loss I found Twins mascot “T.C. the Bear” giving out free hugs outside our station on Tuesday.


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Twins Blog: Remembering Joe Mauer Day 2011

Everything surrounding Joe Mauer’s absence has been so damn dramatic, my gf and I decided to go to last night’s game and produce and equally dramatic video.


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Twins Blog: Good Signs

If getting back Nishi, Mauer, Thome, Span, Kubel and Perkins all within a week or so wasn’t a good sign … then this has to be.


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Twins Blog: Weather Or Not

The last game I attended it snowed. That was two weeks ago


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Twins Blog: No Jinxing!

The WCCO-TV Newsroom is more superstitious than most baseball teams.


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Twins Blog: It’s Lew Ford Appreciation Day!

It’s time to take this day away from all the slackers and haters. It’s time to focus on what is really important: Lew Ford’s contribution to the Minnesota Twins.


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Twins Blog: My Perfect Twins Moment

It didn’t happen during any of the division clinchers. It wasn’t at any of the playoff games. It wasn’t game 163. My perfect Twins moment happened last night.


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Twins Blog: Losing To New York

It always hurts a little bit more losing there. Today it hurt a lot.


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Twins Blog: Jump Back On!

Hey Minnesota Fans. The Twins won a game. It’s time to jump back on the Twins Wagon!





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