Category: Byron Buxton

August 13, 2017

Yes, it’s finally happening

I’ve been a Twins fan for more than 30 years. I’ve seen them (and Kirby Puckett) play exhibition games at Civic Stadium in Portland, Oregon, and I’ve seen them a number of times in Seattle to battle the Mariners, both in the Kingdome and at Safeco Field. But I’ve never seen them in Minnesota until... Continue Reading »

August 12, 2017

Twins win 6 straight to retake second place in AL Central

The Twins’ longest winning streak of the season has come at the right time. After a dreadful road trip to end July, the Twins have bounced back to win six straight games, including a four-game sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers. The win streak has lifted the team into second place in the American League Central.... Continue Reading »

July 27, 2017

That was hard — as predicted

The Twins avoided being swept by the Astros, Yankees and Tigers, but nothing went right for the Twins versus the Los Angeles Dodgers, including Wednesday’s loss, in which the Twins raced out to a 5-0 lead, only to lose the game 6-5. Against the Twins, the Dodgers picked up wins 69, 70 and 71. The... Continue Reading »

June 9, 2017

Twins salvage win in series with Mariners

After Tuesday’s blowout loss and Wednesday’s walk-off disaster, the Twins got back on track Thursday with pitching and defense to secure a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners. I, along with my father and son, also got to the see the Twins on Thursday, and see them win for a change. Over the years we... Continue Reading »

May 3, 2017

Sam Mele, who managed Twins to 102 wins in 1965, dies at 95

Sam Mele, the second manager in the history of the Minnesota Twins and who guided the team into the 1965 World Series, died Monday, according to various reports. Mele, who spent 10 years as a player in the majors, replaced manager Cookie Lavagetto during the 1961 season, the Twins’ first after previously being known as... Continue Reading »

April 20, 2017

Twins fall to .500 after loss to Tribe

I guess it was too much to ask to think that the Twins could sustain their 5-1 start and somehow win the division, the American League championship and the 2017 World Series. After all, this is essentially the same team that took the field last season and lost more than 100 games. After that great... Continue Reading »

April 16, 2017

All our hopes and dreams may be realized, Twins fans — part 2

During spring training, pitcher and newcomer Adalberto Mejia showed off his pitching potential after he struck out eight St. Louis Cardinals in three-plus innings. But the future of Twins pitching burned brighter still on Saturday after veteran Ervin Santana improved to 3-0 by pitching a complete game shutout of the Chicago White Sox. Santana went... Continue Reading »

April 14, 2017

Bats come alive as Twins down Tigers

With the exception of third baseman Miguel Sano, the Twins haven’t hit all that well during the early part of the season. That was until Thursday when the Twins banged out 11 hits and scored as many times to knock off the Detroit Tigers 11-5 and salvage the final game of the three-game series. Robbie... Continue Reading »

April 11, 2017

Did Falvey & Co. simply flip a switch?

The Twins improved to 5-1 on Sunday after their 4-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field (Ugh). It’s the best start for the Twins in years and yet the question remains: How are they doing it? Of course, I’m pleased with the results and want them to win, but this team... 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.