When Joe Mauer finally announced in the off-season that he would no longer be manning the plate for the Minnesota Twins, fans and pundits alike who had been clamoring for such a move felt a sense of vindication. But then the next cleat dropped: Who the hell was going to catch? Mauer's natural athle ... More >>
The most pressing question surrounding your 2014 Minnesota Twins, after three consecutive seasons with more than 95 losses, is: Things can't get worse, can they? The general feeling in the off-season among most die-hard supporters and close observers was, "Of course not." Certainly not all the piec ... More >>
The Twins' big-league club may be struggling through a third consecutive mediocre-to-terrible season, but the future is bright.SEE ALSO: Dan Gladden trolls Atlanta Braves fans with Kent Hrbek jersey [PHOTO] [VIDEO]One of the biggest reasons for optimism is outfielder and mega-prospect Byron Buxton. ... More >>
Summer un-officially began this month as pitchers and catchers reported to Florida to mark the start of another season of trying to survive in Twins territory. Even though about 12 inches of snow covers Target Field, we can still daydream of April 1 when the skies will be blue, and Joe Mauer and Jus ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Strangers at the Twins game: A don't-call-it-a-date in their own tweetsWant to show up at the Twins game showing support for your hometown team, but too cheap to shell out $30 for a jhirt? ("jhirt" = jersey-shirt)Well, If you've got enough back hair to carpet an apartment or two, here's an ... 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 >>
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 >>
A year ago at this time, the Twins were coming off a rousingly successful inaugural year at Target Field, and the future looked bright.As the old saying goes, what a difference a last-place season makes. After 99 losses and more injuries than you can shake a Punto at, it appears the young-talent- ... 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 >>
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 >>
Wal-MartSee your face (and your flavor) here.What do you and Joe Mauer have in common? Well, probably not a whole heck of a lot, but that could all change. The Twins All-Star catcher has flashed his pearly whites in commercials, on billboards, and even on ice cream cartons for local dairy giant K ... More >>
A role reversal is needed for the Twins to extend their season.
Jim Thome and Target Field star on the new cover of Sports Illustrated.Jim Thome and Target Field are the stars of the latest Sports Illustrated cover, in a beautiful wide shot capturing the leftie DH downtown on his home turf. Now let's just hope the SI cover jinx doesn't hold true, as the ... More >>
You voted for your favorite people, places and things in the Twin Cities, and now you can see the result. Here are City Pages' Best of the Twin Cities Readers' Choice Award winners.
Were you there? Reader impressions encouraged.
So long, Old Dog.
These folks did well in the Aughts, and you can't have them, Hollywood. At least not for keepsies.
Video scrapbook of fan memories at the Dome.
The hometown heroes will play three consecutive nights in October.
Francisco Liriano gathered his first win of the season last night. It should come as no surprise that said victory coincided with Joe Mauer's return.
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 >>
"They don't want to have anything out there that's cartoony, so all the proportions are accurate to what a dinosaur would look like. Though obviously a real dinosaur wouldn't look like Joe Mauer..."
The greatest moments of the hometown team's season (so far)
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.
His name isn't the answer to a trivia question—not yet
Snapshots of a long-shot season to come
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 Twins remain the class of a horrible division
Another year, another playoff collapse
It's only going to take a pulse to win the AL central, but the Twins better find one in a hurry
The Twins are putting it all together in May