A new season of the Midwest Music Showcase will hit Target Field during Minnesota Twins games this year. Introduced last year, the format brought a range of local artists -- P.O.S., Trampled by Turtles, the 4onthefloor, and more -- out to the ball game to perform during pitching changes and between ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Tsuyoshi Nishioka brutal error: Twins megabust botches first play back in bigs [VIDEO]At one time in the past, Tsuyoshi Nishioka was pretty good at professional baseball. Now, his results are comparable to what would happen in Twins manager Ron Gardenhire decided to give me a shot at secon ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Joe Mauer has the second-worst contract in baseball, says Yahoo!-- Minnesota Twins have increased in value more than any other pro sports franchise since 2000It didn't take Tsuyoshi Nishioka long to remind Twins fans why he spent the first four months of the 2012 season in the minor leag ... More >>
The Twins open their 2012 campaign this afternoon in Baltimore. Coming off last year's injury-plagued last-place finish, there's less optimism about the team's chances this year than any season since Ron Gardenhire took over as manager in 2002.Only two years removed from an AL Central-winning campai ... More >>
The Twins lost 99 games last season, then followed that dismal compaign with a relatively quiet offseason where management cut the team's payroll from $115 million to about $100 million. As Jim Souhan writes: "As [the Angels and Tigers] have invested a combined $454 million on two players, Alber ... More >>
Jim Thome cranked yet another home run last night, as the Minnesota Twins took two of three from the first place Detroit Tigers in an exciting, 6-5 win, decided in the last inning. With the bases loaded in the ninth, Justin Morneau smacked a solid single off normally reliable closer Jose Valver ... More >>
Five games under, five games back. On June 1, when they were 20 games under and 16.5 behind of the Cleveland Indians, would you have thought it possible the Twins could close the gap this much? I certainly didn't, though I was having a blast trying to figure out a way to conveniently pigeonhole ... More >>
...at least for the month of June. With the sweep of the lowly San Diego Padres this weekend, the Twins have gone 14-3 for June, the best record in both leagues during that time. On May 31, we were 17-36 and a seemingly insurmountable 15.5 games behind. Today? Still 8 games under .500, but ... More >>
After yesterday's commanding 6-1 victory over the Texas Rangers, our beleaguered Minnesota Twins have won three straight series, and are 9-3 thus far in June. This after taking only three series in the first two full months, and two of them were against a pair of the weakest-hitting clubs i ... More >>
Twins fans may be forgiven if they're scratching their heads after this weekend's sweep of the now-playing-like-they-usually-do Kansas City Royals. After all, since when did this dude Alexi Casilla start getting hits and winning games? Casilla, never known for his hot bat, smacked four hits ... More >>
Photo by UCInternational, WikipediaThe Internet loves athletes' dicks pics.Just ask Old What's His Name: Athletes' dongs and cell phones are a bad combination. Cleveland Indians' Grady Sizemore learned this last year when sexts meant only for the eyes of his girlfriend, Playboy model Britta ... More >>
Who's the top threat to unseat the Twins as Central Division champs? Welcome back to baseball!
So long, Old Dog.
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Where the Twins land in baseball's most unpredictable division.
Jesus, there's not much to say about that game, is there? 7-0, the Jays running rampant over the beleaguered Scott Baker. These things happen. If we were in a tight pennant race (division race... whatever), this day might be chalked up to luck--both the Tigers and Indians lost, and Kansas C ... More >>
On the brink of what will likely be make-or-break matchups against Chicago and Detroit, a main question mark for the Twins is--surprise!--their starting rotation.
The first half of the 2006 baseball is behind us, and while it hasn't exactly been a winning season per se for our dear Twinks (in any other division it might have been), it certainly has been one hell of an interesting ride.
Tigers first baseman Chris Shelton, a 25-year-old from Salt Lake City, hit his major league-leading ninth homerun today off Cleveland pitcher Paul Byrd. Shelton is now on pace to hit 108 homers this year, and he's hitting a ridiculous .479. Oh yeah, and he's also on my fantasy team (suckaz!).
Snapshots of a long-shot season to come
Anyone wondering why the Cleveland Indians are going to blow up this year should note that their ninth batter--Casey Blake--just hit a grand slam against Kyle Lohse. Meanwhile, the Twins' nine-man is Juan Castro. That just about sums it up.
THE LINEUP Shannon Stewart, LF: Like his new teammate Rondell White, he's a pretty good player on the downhill side of a career marked by extraordinary physical wear and tear. Stewart's 32 now, and last year he dropped 60 points apiece from his on-base (.380-.323) and slugging (.447-.388) percenta ... More >>
The Cleveland Indians' thrilling come-from-behind victory over the White Sox last night--the team's sixth win in a row--pulls them to just two and a half games behind Chicago. Remember, just a few weeks ago the White Sox seemed untouchable; now they might be watching those Wild Card standings like t ... More >>
That headline doesn't refer to the ten-ton shit-gorilla from south Chicago that the Twins are tailing (with increasing desperation; this buzz-kill even puts Cleveland's Wild Card chances well ahead of Minnesota's). No, I'm talking about my own to-do list, having spent the last week on the North Dako ... More >>
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