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 >>
This past year has been a coming out party for gay-friendly professional athletes. In Minnesota, Vikings punter Chris Kluwe became the NFL's most aggressive straight ally, and a spokesman for the campaign to a defeat a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. In our October cover story on Klu ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Twins fan crafts Joe Mauer "jersey" out of bushy back hair-- Joe Mauer is 29th highest-paid athlete in world, according to Forbes-- Joe Mauer should dump T.I.'s "What You Know"Joe Mauer remains an undeniably productive player, ranking second in the American League in on-base percentage t ... More >>
Former Twins centerfielder Torii Hunter learned the hard way last night that his home security system works really well. Hunter, who now plays for the Angels, started tweeting about a not-so-friendly run in with Newport police around 5:20. According to Hunter, he accidentally set off his alarm w ... 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 >>
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 >>
The guard has been reprimanded, but still works at the stadium.Taylor Campione and Kelsi Culpepper -- two lesbian women from Minneapolis -- were recently scolded by a Target Field security guard for what they call a "brief kiss." After seeing the quick peck on the lips, the guard told the wo ... More >>
Things are far from OK for the reigning manager of the year.Ron Gardenhire is facing, or should be facing, some serious heat with his Twins in the AL Central basement. After all, the local nine were picked to walk away with the division, or at the very least get into some serious fisticuffs w ... More >>
Results without the first baseman over the last two years pose some interesting questions.
My top choice for the candidate to make it happen.
The southpaw looks to extend his 15 inning scoreless streak vs. Detroit tonight.
TheYankees they're not: The Minnesota Twins are worth $356 million, according to some new numbers from Forbes magazine. That's up from $44 million when Carl Pohlad bought the team in 1984. Sound like a lot of money? Consider this: The Yankees top the Forbes rankings with a value of $1.6 bill ... More >>
This logo coming to a midriff near you.
Video scrapbook of fan memories at the Dome.
History dictates that getting down 0-2 in a best-of-five series ain't good.
The vet shortstop of 13 postseasons stated his presence with authority in New York's 7-2 win over the Twins.
They're the Evil Empire to the Twins' scrappy rebels
We're gonna win Twins, we're gonna score. We're gonna win Twins watch that baseball soar. Knock out a homerun shout a hip-hooray, cheer for the Minnesota Twins today.
Bad vibes in a 16-1 ass-whooping to the A's. Up next on the Coast: the first-place Angels.
Why don't the Twins ever sport any Asian dudes on the roster?
With bats ablaze, the Minnesota Twins erupted for two whole runs today in Anaheim Stadium, losing a close game 6-2. As if awoken from a deep, deep, deep, deep slumber, our Twins, once written off, once derided for their inability to score, actually blasted two runs per game--you read that right--in ... More >>
I hate the Los Angeles, California Angels of Anaheim. If you've never visited Angel Stadium, it sits surrounded by highways and tract homes, in the faceless suburb of Anaheim. Anaheim, of course, was royally screwed over something as small as a name: The Angels Baseball Corporation agreed to call ... More >>
The greatest moments of the hometown team's season (so far)
Rod Carew: Sometimes it's best not to swing for the fences
Remember this time last year when everyone was falling all over themselves predicting a World Series trip for the beloved Twinkies? Safe to say it's been a long year since then.
Sid Hartman's Strib column remains a tragicomic must-read for any self-respecting sports fan who isn't already living with a crotchety grandpa barking inanities and spraying food over on the davenport. Nearly every day you can unearth something in Sid's column that is either a diamond or a really ha ... More >>
It's no secret that the Twins need a hitter (and are still looking for one). What no one seems to agree on is why, exactly, the plane has crashed into the fucking mountain. But it hasn't; not yet. The Twins lost a string of one-run games to the Angels, and half of Twins Territory is ready to pack ... More >>
The Twins patch together a strong start
Despite midseason doldrums, the twins reward the faithful with a second straight pennant
Five days in the life: An anguished ALCS diary
Twins/Angels Game 3
Twins/Angels Game 1
Twins/Angels Game 5
The Twins rookie manager deserves all the credit in the world
The Twins stack up just fine against the A's--if you ignore a few nagging details.
This writer's season might be over. But what a season it was!
Superstition and short swings serve the Twins in extra innings
And save your bile for Major League Baseball
The major leagues are going to hell in a handbasket, but for the time being we've still got the Twins, and the game
Despite balky starting pitching and an infield that collectively swings a small stick, the Twins hang in there
It was a very good week
Handicapping the races in baseball's first full season since 1993.