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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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Sage RossIf you're heading downtown, here's a glimpse of your future.Word to the wise: if you can, stay the hell out of downtown Minneapolis tonight. Three mega-sized events, all within a half-mile radius of one another, are kicking off essentially at the same time. Public works officials are ... 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 >>
Since the no-no, the Twins haven't exactly lit up the scoreboards.So much for that. Francisco Liriano's no hitter last Tuesday was, in the minds of many, the champagne bottle smashing against the hull of the good ship Turnaround. Despite the fact that our boys squeaked out that victory, 1-0, ... More >>
Now that's a low scoring game we can live with.Last night, Francisco Liriano threw the first no-hitter of the 2011 season against the woeful Chicago White Sox. Considering that the Twins have the worst pitching in baseball, this is quite a feat. When you take into account that Liriano enter ... 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 >>
Two-for-ones on Twins home game days at the Wondrous Azian Kitchen. It's an Asian-heavy week in food, and we're not complaining. Rare is the week when we get to kick things off with sushi at Tom Pham's and wrap it up sucking down sake at Moto-i, with a visit to Sawatdee wedged safely in betwe ... More >>
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