Delmon Young wasn't exactly known for his motivation or media savviness while with the Twins, but things have apparently reached new and hilarious lows in Philadelphia.SEE ALSO: Ex-Twin Knoblauch is reportedly drunkenly riding NYC subways, hitting on young chicksThis winter, the Phillies signed Delm ... More >>
One of the more bizarre stories of the spring was former Twin Delmon Young's booze-fueled arrest for yelling "Fucking Jews!" at a yarmulke-wearing man before getting into a scuffle while in Manhattan for a Tigers-Yankees series. So it's fitting that his punishment also contains a twist of the bizarr ... More >>
Last week, a strange alleged hate crime went down in Madison: A full-time volunteer for a GOP congressional candidate says he was attacked at home by a man who was apparently upset an openly gay man would work on behalf of a Republican.SEE ALSO:-- Investigators don't believe Duluth man told truth ab ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Ex-Twin Knoblauch is reportedly drunkenly riding NYC subways, hitting on young chicks-- Delmon Young allegedly yelled "F**king Jews!" at yarmulke-wearing panhandler before assault [UPDATE]-- Carlos Gomez, former Twin, blasts foul ball, takes home run trot [VIDEO]Torii Hunter booted umpir ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Delmon Young allegedly yelled "F**king Jews!" at yarmulke-wearing panhandler before assault [UPDATE]Carlos Gomez has always been an exciting, albeit flawed, player.For example, in 2008, his first of two season with the Twins, Gomez utilized his blazing speed to the tune of an MLB-leading 3 ... More >>
This morning, former Twin Delmon Young, now with the hated Detroit Tigers, is in custody in New York City after he allegedly assaulted a man outside a Midtown hotel around 2:30 a.m.Sources told the New York Post that Young was "highly intoxicated" and needed to be taken to the hospital to sober up b ... More >>
Related:Minnesota Twins phase out local music programming, amp up Top 40 hitsIn 2010, the Minnesota Twins won 94 games and were Central Division champions, but last year they slid to 63-99. Chalk this collapse up to injuries, disastrous pitching, or Delmon Young, but don't discount the role that a m ... More >>
The last time Joel Zumaya was seen in a major league game, he was crumpled behind the pitching mound at Target Field, grasping his arm and writhing in pain after one of the hardest-to-watch baseball injuries in recent memory. Zumaya hopes to create better Minneapolis memories this season, as over ... More >>
Well, it's certainly no Paul McCartney.Target Field announced this morning that their first ever public concert in the new stadium will feature co-headlining country artists Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw on July 8, 2012, news that's being met with a resounding, harmonious grump-fest from Twin Citi ... More >>
Delmon Young, left-fielder, uh, not-extraordinaire, crack RBI man, Misfits fiend, movie lover, and hero to every Twin Cities punk baseball fan, has cleared waivers and been traded to the Detroit Tigers. The Twins receive former Edina High School standout Cole Nelson, and the proverbial player t ... More >>
Jim Thome hit a pair of home runs to propel him into the magical 600 home run club, and is assured a place in baseball's Hall of Fame (albeit wearing a Cleveland Indians cap.) The blasts came in the sixth and seventh innings, and capped what might just be the craziest day the Twins have had all s ... More >>
Last night, the Twins unleashed a rare offensive lightshow, as Delmon Young and Michael Cuddyer smacked two homers apiece, in an 11-4 victory over the surging Los Angeles, California, Angels of Anaheim. Cuddyer's second dinger was a grand slam, giving the lone hero of 2011 five RBIs for the night ... More >>
As the trade deadline came and went, the Twins chose to do... nothing. This lack of news has everyone talking, almost literally--nearly every blog, every paid scribe, ESPN, etc. have weighed in on the Twins failing to move. Or successfully avoiding a trade, if that's how you choose to spin the ... More >>
Yes, the Twins have lost ten in a row to the first-place Detroit Tigers, dating back to last season. Numero ten came last night against perhaps the AL's best pitcher, Justin Verlander, who struck out nine Twins with his freaking 97-100 mph fastballs. Among other pitches. The Twins have to play t ... 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 >>
Imgur via RedditAt least someone appreciates Joe.After going 15-3 in June, easily the best record in the majors' in that time, our gimpy Twins have fallen back to earth in a big way, dropping the last five games, including a three game sweep at the hands of the red-hot Milwaukee Brewers. The ... 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 >>
WikiOzzie's pissed that the Twins 'midgets' beat his Sox again.It was a busy day in Twins Territory: our boys edged the White Sox in a 1-0 victory yesterday afternoon, their fourth in a row over the Chicago nine, and seven straight dating back to last season. The Japanese press was in full ... More >>
metstradamusAre the '11 Twins really the '62 Mets?As if someone from the Twins' PR department read yesterday's blog and saw the proverbial lightbulb shining overhead, our basement-dwelling team took a page from those beloved Mets of old and threw away a winnable game against the Detroit Tiger ... More >>
Gardy pops.We wuz robbed. And with the utterly awful Twins scrounging for every run they can this season, is it any wonder Ron Gardenhire went crazy on the umps for allowing the Tigers' a double off Alex Avila's bat in the eighth? Avila knocked the ball off the ground-level stands on the lef ... 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 >>
WikipediaIf you dig long odds, bet it all on the Twins to hit the playoffs.Feeling lucky? When you're gambling, do you dig long odds? Well, then the Minnesota Twins are the team for you. According to the geniuses at the online Baseball Prospectus (and I'm not being snarky--those guys are sh ... More >>
Maybe Pavano should hit in the number four spot.It could be worse: Tornadoes could have ripped through Target Field. Baseball-wise, however, it literally could not be worse: The Twins finish the month of cruelty with a 9-17 record, giving this year's club the dubious honor of having lost mor ... More >>
Keith AllisonJoe Mauer's got more issues than just a bum knee. By now, you should know that the Twins' franchise player, Joe Mauer, is not yet recovered from his "bilateral leg weakness". Many folks have asked me, "what's up with Mauer's legs"? I don't honestly know, except to say that a 6 ... More >>
City PagesThe Twins need to win so a Wayzata couple can afford to tie the knot.It's a simple law of baseball economics: No matter how new the stadium, the prices of a ticket on the black market--legal or otherwise--increases or decreases with the team's fortunes. When the Twins are doing we ... More >>
For the home opener, I could drone on about the new scoreboard, the new salty snacks, the lack of trees, or my take on whether or not the Twins have figured out their Target Field home run problems. Instead, I'm going to focus on the thing that bothered me most of last season: What is that ... More >>
Photo: Bree McGeeThere's a million stories in the naked stadium.Allow me to introduce myself: I'm Peter Schilling, a local sportswriter, and author of the novel, The End of Baseball. You may recall my writing about the Twins for the "Balls" blog in 2007, arguably the worst season of the last ... More >>
The Twins now try to become the fifth LDS team to come back from 0-2.
Game 1 impressions and Game 2 Preview.
At least one 40-year-old jock in this town is producing.
Portrait of the hitter
The former "Crain Wreck" has turned into one of baseball's most dominant relievers.
Young led all of baseball with a monster .434 average in July.
Delmon Young made us all proud with his four-run ninth inning against the White Sox' Bobby Jenks yesterday. The Twins were pretty excited too. Especially Carl Pavano, whose public fisting display was quite touching.
Power extends from the upper-lip to the right arm.
The surging left fielder is still the youngest at his position in all of baseball.
Which Twin-mannerisms do you most enjoy (or abhor) over the course of the season?
How does your favorite Twin grade out at mid-season?
The shortstop with the Poli Sci degree now eschews rhetoric for result.
No General Manager in the history of the Twins has been given the pink slip.
Yesterday's fireworks aside, the boys still have the worst road record in baseball. Road Warriors we are not.
It appears -- from this distance here in Mexico -- that our favorite ballclub is playing akin to my golf game earlier this morning. That is, all over the damn place.
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.