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 >>
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 >>
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 last year and a half has surely been an extremely frustrating time for Twins first baseman and former MVP Justin Morneau. In July 2010, Morneau, 30, took a knee to the head while sliding into second base to break up a double play in Toronto. He was concussed, but the impact didn't look severe ... 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 >>
One of the Twins' biggest bats is about to return to their beleaguered lineup. Justin Morneau is set to join the team tomorrow in their opening game against the Cleveland Indians.
According to the Star-Tribune's La Velle E. Neal III, Morneau's taking some cuts today at AAA Rochester before hopp ... More >>
The first of Morneau's two homers.But the Twins still suck.
Despite scoring seven runs last night, despite--again!--leading in the 7th inning (the tenth time they've blown that kind of lead), despite Justin Morneau's cracking two powerful home runs, including a two-run dinger, the Twins fell ... More >>
Justin Morneau invokes the Killer with this towering home run.As if to invoke the offensive fireworks of dearly departed Harmon Killebrew, the Twins scored in double digits for only the second time this season, unleashing an 11-1 onslaught against the nearly woeful A's.
It was a great aftern ... 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 >>
Morneau presses the flesh.We're happy Justin Morneau is back in the Twins lineup, and not only because we expect great things out of him this season after recovering from that nasty concussion. We also think he can teach other Twin Cities jocks a thing or two about big, confident, manly hugs ... More >>