As impolitic as it is to say, what with all the "Boston Strong" hullabaloo and the heartfelt and fortunately peaceful return of the Boston Marathon last week, one thing in baseball remains true: It's pretty difficult to like the Red Sox. Still, the Sox have one of the most exciting and respectable ... More >>
Who hasn't been there in their mid-to-late 20s? You start horseplaying with your buddies, and next thing you know, somebody ends up with broken ribs.SEE ALSO:-- New York Yankees fans really hate "American Idle" Carl Pavano [PHOTO] -- Ex-Twin Knoblauch is reportedly drunkenly riding NYC subways, hitt ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Joe Mauer has the second-worst contract in baseball, says Yahoo!-- Rock bottom? Derek Lowe shuts out Twins, admits he basically threw one pitch all game-- Twins payroll: Why in Gardy's name is it being slashed?Last night, news broke that (gasp!) the Twins had placed hometown hero Joe Mau ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Strangers at the Twins game: A blind date outing in their own tweets -- Minnesota Twins have increased in value more than any other pro sports franchise since 2000Two years from now Minnesotan baseball fans may be able to sing "Take me out to the All-Star game!"Target Field is reportedly ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Strangers at the Twins game: A blind don't-call-it-a-date in their own tweets-- Twins payroll: Why in Gardy's name is it being slashed?Don't let this season's on-field product fool you -- the past dozen years have been very good for the Minnesota Twins.According to a new study by Busines ... More >>
Second baseman Chuck Knoblauch was a four-time All-Star for the Minnesota Twins, winning both a World Series and Rookie of the Year honors during his 1991 campaign. A little less than 10 years later, he mysteriously forgot how to throw to first base and ended up washing out of pro baseball in 2002 a ... More >>
The 2012 Minnesota Twins are really frickin' awful. They're so bad that somewhere out there, Butch Huskey is watching film of last night's 6-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays and blushing.With an 8-23 record, the Twins winning percentage of .258 is almost .100 points lower than second-worst San Diego. ... More >>
Sure, a baseball season is a marathon, not a sprint. But the Minnesota Twins are like a distance runner experiencing bilateral leg weakness during the first mile.You see, through 18 games, the Twins have been bad -- really, really bad, with their struggles epitomized by an 11-2 beatdown at the hands ... More >>
Last Friday I wondered if the Minnesota Twins could possibly beat the Detroit Tigers over their remaining three games. They proved that yes, when facing the Tigers' mediocre Brad Penny, that they could, in fact, piece together enough runs to win Saturday's game. Unfortunately, that means that t ... More >>
You'd be happy too if you got paid $23 million.The Minnesota Twins are the second worst team in Major League Baseball on value-per-dollar, according to a new Forbes Magazine study. The rankings, which compare payroll and success, put the Twins 29th out of 30 teams, ahead of only the Chicago Cubs. ... More >>
Carrying the team through good times and bad
What might the Twins have in common with the San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs, and Boston Red Sox? Obviously not their win-loss records (though with the Cubs, they're damn close.) No, these are the teams who have made, or are in the midst of making, an "It Gets Better" video. The It Gets B ... More >>
MLBLiriano's got the best bat on the team. Despite what the mainstream media will tell you, the Twins actually achieved a sort-of baseball rapture this weekend, dropping three in a row to a truly resurgent Arizona Diamondbacks club, and perhaps watching the world come to an end as they fell f ... More >>
Keith AllisonNick Blackburn was one of the few bright spots this weekend. Let me sum up the Twins' futility this way: After Toronto's Jose Bautista launched his fifth home run this series on Sunday (and third that game), he came within two of matching the Twins entire team output. The Twins ... More >>
Things are far from OK for the reigning manager of the year.Ron Gardenhire is facing, or should be facing, some serious heat with his Twins in the AL Central basement. After all, the local nine were picked to walk away with the division, or at the very least get into some serious fisticuffs w ... More >>
Nathan's been demoted.The anticipated return of the Twins' closer extraordinaire has taken a turn for the worse: Joe Nathan blew yet another save to the resurgent Tampa Bay Rays, and now he's done in that role, at least for the time being. Matt Capps gets to wear that cap, and Nathan, poor ... More >>
The Twins's latest broadcast deal means the end of an era is nigh.FOX Sports North has announced that they will be showing all non-nationally televised Twins games in the 2011 season. That means for the first time ever, you can only catch one of the 150 locally broadcast games if you have ... More >>
Time for The Franchise to open the store.
Can the Twins erase their recent history against the Evil Empire?
At least one 40-year-old jock in this town is producing.
Results without the first baseman over the last two years pose some interesting questions.
Photo: marnanelESPN finds a lack of happy mealsTake a look at that that soggy half-time hamburger wrapped in foil, sitting under a heat lamp, that you're going to count as your evening meal. Forget the calorie count; is the sorry-ass looking thing even safe? ESPN is out with a nationwide surv ... More >>
If the club gets healthy, don't look for any major moves.
Let's find something that doesn't steal from the '60's Yankees.
Were you there? Reader impressions encouraged.
Local boy makes real damn good, and saves Twins' faithful from enduring the unthinkable. Blissful analysis inside.
Smoltz gave us hell back in 1991. Could he offer the same sizzle for our side 20 years later?
An interview with Vast Aire, a review and photos from Vast's show with Copywrite, and a new video from local sketch comedy group The Other Side Project. Plus more inside.
Some have said the Pioneer Press' Bob Sansevere is crazy for proposing the trade of a player who is currently a free agent. I say it is the nex ... More >>
Well, I think it's safe to say that Carlos Silva won't be winning the Cy Young award this year, either. With a 2-1 score going into the sixth inning, it looked as if the Twins were heading into yet another close loss, and another tough break for Mr. Silva, who would be having a good year were it not ... More >>
So the Minnesota Twins lost their third game in a row to the division leading Detroit Tigers. What now? 9 games out at this point, pretty much the same as last year. Unfortunately, the optimists' club is looking at one year ago, when the Twins were still 9 games behind the Tigers. Of course, they we ... More >>
The Minnesota Twins treated a packed house to a rollicking opening day victory that saw each one of the pillars of last year's success (our newfound power, our piranhas, our pitching) contributing toward a 7-4 victor ... More >>
Last night's 8-2 loss to Seattle pushed the total runs surrendered by the Twins to 41 in the past four games. Their year-to-date runs-allowed presently stand at 156--the most given up by any major league team through May 1. Only Tampa Bay is close, with 154 runs surrendered. Even the lowly Colorado ... More >>
Remember this time last year when everyone was falling all over themselves predicting a World Series trip for the beloved Twinkies? Safe to say it's been a long year since then.
THESE DAYS Senator Norm Coleman has submitted a statement into the Congressional Record denouncing a final report issued by the United Nations' Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG) suggesting that the U.N. assume global governance of the Internet. Raw Story has a piece on a forthcoming Vani ... More >>
After watching the Twins drop game one of their "we're going to turn this things around by whupping the omega-dogs of the division" series against Kansas City, I got a little curious about the odd institution we call the American League Central. Even with last night's loss the Twins are still a game ... More >>