Yesterday, an era of Twins baseball came to an end, as the organization fired Ron Gardenhire, the second-winningest manager in club history (1,068 wins, behind Tom Kelly) and the first to finish his Minnesota tenure with a record over .500 since Bill Rigney left town more than 40 years ago.As with a ... More >>
What a difference a week makes. Seven days ago this column was devoted to the notion that the Twins had too many outfielders, and that someone, particularly Josh Willingham, had to go. Well, Willingham is still out, the Twins are still waiting for Oswaldo Arcia, and while Aaron Hicks came back afte ... 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 >>
Yesterday, the Twins concluded their third-consecutive 95-losses-or-more season. Those disastrous results, combined with the fact manager that Ron Gardenhire's contract was expiring, fueled speculation Gardy might not be long for Minnesota.SEE ALSO: Dan Gladden trolls Atlanta Braves fans with Kent H ... More >>
Joe Mauer is out for the year with pneumonia.Joe Mauer's bad luck continues. Mauer is out for the rest of the season with pneumonia, bringing an early end to his worst season with the Twins. The team's on its way to its worst record in more than a decade, so Mauer's sitting out the last 23 games ... 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 >>
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 >>
Screen grab via FSNTicket please.Ordinarily when you wheel a rollerbag up to your gate at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and you you see a crowd and commotion, you brace for the worst. Is it a canceled flight? A last-minute gate-change? But not yesterday at Gates F9 and 10.
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 >>
Photo: WikiRon GardenhireThis just in from the if-at-first-you-don't-succeed department: Gardi's finally been named the American League Manager of the Year by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. He's been the runner-up in five previous elections.
The Lowes enlist celebritieslike Brett Favreat a hefty price
Getting Juiced for a Target Sales Jam
While most Minnesotans were continuing their celebrations last night, workers at the Metrodome were anxious for everyone to get off the field and out of the building so they could start their work converting the field back into a baseball diamond.
Listen close Joe Mauer-- the bell tolls for thee.
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 >>
Johan Santana throws the trickiest pitch in baseball. Does he have a third Cy Young up his sleeve?
General Manager Terry Ryan talks about the fall and rise of the 2006 Twins
The Twins (finally) discover the youth movement
Freddie Garcia hung a breaking ball to Jacques Jones leading off the Twins' half of the 8th inning and that was the ballgame. And what a ballgame. Minnesota managed one total hit, Jones's homer to dead center. Garcia kept them off balance all night, often getting ahead by throwing his slow curve o ... More >>
Why should you care? As the Twins enter a six-game homestand to finish up their tour of the National League West, you've got to ask yourself: What's the big deal? Aside from some revitalized rivalries and rare World Series rematches (does anyone really care about this, btw?), is a Giants match-up r ... More >>
Opening pitch is less than an hour away for the Twinkies, so it seems like the only time to note the remarkable pre-season hype bestowed upon the team. Just two months ago, Peter Gammons was on Sportscenter saying the number three story of the season--behind the Yankees-Sox rivalry and the steroid ... More >>
The roots of Ron Gardenhire
Suffering through the dome days of September
Lew Ford and Matthew LeCroy Provide levity and line drives
The Twins patch together a strong start
The Twins remain the class of a horrible division
It's only going to take a pulse to win the AL central, but the Twins better find one in a hurry
Twins' Fans Get Their First Look At Justin Morneau
The Twins are putting it all together in May
The Twins Are Playing Like Their Early Slump Is Behind Them. Maybe.
Five days in the life: An anguished ALCS diary
Twins/Angels game four - Cards/Giants game three
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.
After five decades in the bush leagues, Wayne Hattaway talks his way to The Show.
The Twins have sucked since clinching the division, but that doesn't matter. Does it?
Superstition and short swings serve the Twins in extra innings
The major leagues are going to hell in a handbasket, but for the time being we've still got the Twins, and the game
The Twins continue to defy conventional wisdom
The Twins' on-field dramas continue to stretch credibility
Despite balky starting pitching and an infield that collectively swings a small stick, the Twins hang in there
Jacque Jones in the leadoff hole, for better and for worse
It was a very good week
The Twins finally bring home the 2002 edition