We all know there are fewer and fewer places where smokers can light up these days, including anywhere indoors other than a private dwelling or tobacco store.Now, the Minnesota Twins are taking the smoking crackdown to the next level. Fox 9 reports that before Monday's home opener, the designed smok ... More >>
Last Friday I wondered if the Minnesota Twins could possibly beat the Detroit Tigers over their remaining three games. They proved that yes, when facing the Tigers' mediocre Brad Penny, that they could, in fact, piece together enough runs to win Saturday's game. Unfortunately, that means that t ... More >>
Yes, the Twins have lost ten in a row to the first-place Detroit Tigers, dating back to last season. Numero ten came last night against perhaps the AL's best pitcher, Justin Verlander, who struck out nine Twins with his freaking 97-100 mph fastballs. Among other pitches. The Twins have to play t ... More >>
Five games under, five games back. On June 1, when they were 20 games under and 16.5 behind of the Cleveland Indians, would you have thought it possible the Twins could close the gap this much? I certainly didn't, though I was having a blast trying to figure out a way to conveniently pigeonhole ... More >>
metstradamusAre the '11 Twins really the '62 Mets?As if someone from the Twins' PR department read yesterday's blog and saw the proverbial lightbulb shining overhead, our basement-dwelling team took a page from those beloved Mets of old and threw away a winnable game against the Detroit Tiger ... More >>
MLBLiriano's got the best bat on the team. Despite what the mainstream media will tell you, the Twins actually achieved a sort-of baseball rapture this weekend, dropping three in a row to a truly resurgent Arizona Diamondbacks club, and perhaps watching the world come to an end as they fell f ... More >>
O'Keefe's editing technique under fire once again.Surprise, surprise: It looks like James O'Keefe's big "gotcha" on National Public Radio was exaggerated by some clever video editing. This really shouldn't be too much of a shocker to anyone. After all, this is the same guy who cut scenes of ... More >>
The former "Crain Wreck" has turned into one of baseball's most dominant relievers.
How does your favorite Twin baller grade out at mid-season?
If the club gets healthy, don't look for any major moves.
My top choice for the candidate to make it happen.
The righty counted two victories over the Yanks in his 5-win May total.
Dome departure ceremonies prove premature as Detroit visits for game 163. Loser goes home; winner gets a playoff date in New York vs. the Yankees.
Baker. Blackburn. Liriano. Perkins. Swarzak. Slowey. Gabino. Pavano. Manship. Duensing. Did I forget anyone?
The hottest starter on what is suddenly one of baseball's hottest teams.
How does your favorite Twin grade out at mid-season?
Baker. Blackburn. Liriano. Perkins. Liriano. Swarzak. Make ya' famous.
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.
Philip Humber's time as a Twin may prove brief.
Baker. Blackburn. Liriano. Perkins. Slowey. Make ya' famous.
Where the Twins land in baseball's most unpredictable division.
Jesus, there's not much to say about that game, is there? 7-0, the Jays running rampant over the beleaguered Scott Baker. These things happen. If we were in a tight pennant race (division race... whatever), this day might be chalked up to luck--both the Tigers and Indians lost, and Kansas C ... More >>
First snowfall bedamned. No December event elicits that warm holiday spirit more than the annual Major League Baseball Winter General Managers' Meeting. Maybe that's just me.
On the brink of what will likely be make-or-break matchups against Chicago and Detroit, a main question mark for the Twins is--surprise!--their starting rotation.
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 >>
You know you're really in the shithouse when this is the best news you've read in a week. Three days after the baseball gods reached into Fenway Park, into center field, into Torii Hunter's ankle, wrenching tendons and destroying the last of the Twins' feeble playoff hopes, an MRI has shown that Hun ... More >>