Category: Baltimore Orioles

July 10, 2017

Get your beauty rest, Minnesota Twins. You’re going to need it

The Twins on Sunday finished their 7-game home stand at 4-3. That’s not terrible, but it’s far from the cushion they need to withstand the start of the second half of the season. That’s when they will face the Houston Astros, New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Dodgers. They are a combined 204-147... Continue Reading »

May 25, 2017

Backed by Berrios, Twins sweep Baltimore

Jose Berrios won his third straight start and the Twins completed a three-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday. Berrios wasn’t as dominant as his last start, but he still gave the Twins six-plus innings and struck out seven to win, 4-3. Perhaps even more important, Berrios, pitching to backup catcher Chris Gimenez, showed... Continue Reading »

May 23, 2017

It’s over, Kyle Gibson. It’s over.

Kyle Gibson won his first start of the year on Monday, but it wasn’t because of anything he did. Instead, the Twins had his back and powered a 21-hit attack to come from behind and beat the Baltimore Orioles 14-7. Gibson, recently recalled from Triple-A Rochester, lasted five innings and gave up six runs, all... Continue Reading »

July 20, 2016

Twins ‘improve’ to 1-7 versus Tigers

Update: How about that? The more time I spend predicting the worst for the Twins, the better they seem to play. Now, I just have to figure out how to turn this entire season around… The Twins beat the Tigers 4-1 on Wednesday to take two of three from the Detroit-based club. Each team scored... Continue Reading »

April 12, 2016

Home cooking makes no difference as Twins lose again

Oh, boy. As if things needed to get worse, the Twins played their home opener on Monday before 40,000-plus fans, but before it was over the booing started and fans left early after the team stumbled to its seventh loss in seven games, losing 4-1 to the Chicago White Sox. That’s right: the Twins are... Continue Reading »

January 28, 2016

Inside baseball: Former Twins sponsor has ties to current team ownership

The Classic Minnesota Twins! blog has a new post about an old film discovered on YouTube. The 22-minute film is about the 1970 team, which won 98 games that year, but lost badly to the Baltimore Orioles (again) in the post-season. But what was interesting to me were the first few images of the film,... Continue Reading »

December 30, 2015

New Billy Martin biography sheds light on Martin’s time with Twins

When one thinks of Billy Martin, synonymous with the New York Yankees as a player and manager, this image doesn’t come to mind: The Martins’ Richfield neighborhood had big, old maple trees and was close to the Twins’ ballpark in Bloomington. There was a backyard for Billy Joe — Gretchen called him B.J. — and... Continue Reading »

Hi, I’m Rolf Boone and I love the Twins.

I became a fan of the Minnesota Twins after a friendly wager in the early 1980s. I survived Ron Davis, the meltdown in Cleveland, Phil Bradley at the Kingdome and then marveled at a rising generation of stars and two World Series wins in 1987 and 1991. Brad Radke made the 1990s bearable, while Kirby Puckett’s eye injury, exit from the game and eventual death made it almost too much to bear. The new century ushered in more talent — Joe Mauer, Johan Santana, Joe Nathan, Torii Hunter, Justin Morneau — and consecutive seasons of playoff baseball, followed by consecutive seasons of losing baseball. A winning season returned in 2015. So here we are. Go Twins.