Archive for September, 2009

J&J Fan Jam Details

Thursday, September 17th, 2009 and are throwing a party and you’re invited!

Join fellow Twins fans at the first ever J&J Fan Jam party at Champps in Richfield (Map) on Wednesday, September 30th. Come out and watch the Twins and Tigers battle for the Central Division title.

There’s no cost to attend and “Dome” food will be provided FREE by Champps!*

The game starts at 6:05 and Fan Jam registration begins at 5:30. The first 36 people to register will receive a J&J Fan Jam gift bag valued at over $25! and are sponsoring this fan-friendly event. There will be games, trivia, and prize drawings. Win autographed items signed by Justin and Joe exclusively for this event!

  • Play AC/DC Rock Band for a chance to win a one-of-a-kind Justin Morneau autographed AC/DC “Back in Black” album
  • Stand Up and Shoot! Darts – Strike out the side for your chance to win a Joe Nathan signed “Rock Star” DVD (featuring Joe’s theme song – Stand Up and Shout!)
  • Cash for Clunkers – Trade in your old Twins t-shirts and jerseys and get Morneau or Nathan name and number t-shirts for only $5
  • Look-alike/Impression Contest – Look like Joe or Justin? Can you impersonate Joe’s mound routine or Justin’s batting stance? Show us your stuff for a chance to win
  • Trivia and Drawings – Justin Morneau and Joe Nathan trivia and prize drawings every half-inning
  • Second Chance Drawings – Visit and every day through the end of the Twins season (including the playoffs, hopefully!) to see if you’ve won a “second chance” prize
  • Charity Tables – Support Justin and Joe’s charities for your chance to win premium autographed items.
  • Merchandise Table – Pick up Joe Nathan and Justin Morneau items at very special Fan Jam prices

The J&J Fan Jam is an open-invitation party so spread the word to all of your Twins friends!

For questions about the event or to reserve a table for a group of 6 or more, click HERE.

Let’s Jam Champps with Fans and watch the Twins tame the Tigers!

See you on September 3oth!

*Free food provided through the end of the 7th inning or while supplies last
*Justin and Joe will be in Detroit with the Twins and will not be attending the Fan Jam.


Twins Unplugged

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Joe Nathan joined teammates Matt Guerrier and Michael Cuddyer at Twins Unplugged tonight at Champps in Richfield.  The trio fielded questions from fans and signed autographs.

Check out all the photos from the event in the Photo Gallery.



Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Joe Nathan reached the 40 save mark by finishing off the Cleveland Indians tonight. It’s the third time in his career Joe has recorded 40 or more saves in a season. Nathan last accomplished the feat in 2005 when he recorded 43 saves.

Ask Joe

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

Hey Joe,

I’ve been a huge fan for a few years.  My family teases me because I always will stay up to see if you will pitch the 9th inning (even west coast games, which get really late for me as a teacher!).

My son and I enjoy sitting in the home run porch during games, and part of the enjoyment for us is watching the guys in the bullpen and the fun you all seem to have.  What do you do to help pass the time?  We’ve noticed that you and Matt Guerrier seem to have a Gatorade cup soccer game going on…

Continued success this season!

Pam M.

Joe’s Response:

Pam –

I don’t get to the bullpen til the 6th inning but depending on the situation, if it’s a game we don’t think we’re getting into, we’ll flick seeds and tell jokes.  But for me there isn’t too much down time in the bullpen.  We do most of our fun stuff when we’re off the field.

Thanks for the question –


Hi Joe!!

You are my favorite Twin!!  You are the best CLOSER!  What do you like to do in the off season?


Joe’s Response:

Thanks Nick –

During the off-season I enjoy hanging with my family, playing golf, going to football games sometimes we take a vacation.


Max Effort

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Joe and Lisa Nathan were among the many Twins players and wives who joined Michael Cuddyer at his Celebrity Waiter event on August 30.  The event was held at Restaurant Max and raised money for The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities.

To check out all the photos, visit the Off the Field Photo Gallery by clicking HERE.

Thanks to Lisa Nathan for sharing the pics!


State Fair Recap

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Special thanks to Kelley E, Melissa and Jared, Jodell, Grant, Melissa Missy, BOB!, Melissa 2, Ari and Melanie “SHOW” Mohs for all their help at the Minnesota State Fair this week.  The booth was constantly crowded with people.  There’s no doubt, people love their Twins!


Joe Nathan Fan Shop