Category: Cleveland Indians

August 30, 2018

Perhaps Kris Johnson still wants to pitch for the Twins

After the Twins’ blowout loss to the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday, it had me seeking solace in other baseball news. I decided to look up Kris Johnson, who had a cup of coffee with the Twins in 2014, and discovered that he continues to pitch well for the Hiroshima Carp of Japan’s professional baseball league.... Continue Reading »

August 19, 2018

The Minnesota Twins? Go figure

After losing series to the Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers, the Twins won the next four games and could have tied their longest winning streak of the season at five games if they had beaten the Tigers on Saturday. That did not happen. Instead, the Tigers got to starter Kohl Stewart and reliever Tyler Duffey... Continue Reading »

August 11, 2018

Here and there, a few moments with the Twins

Perhaps I’ve been too hard on baseball writer, Roger Angell. I will admit to a growing sense of frustration as I read “Game Time,” a collection of his stories that spans at least 40 years, and wonder: All those years hanging around the diamond and he never wrote about the Twins? It turns out, at... Continue Reading »

August 6, 2018

Will the real Twins please stand up?

I can’t figure this team out: The Twins swept the Toronto Blue Jays, lost both series to the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians, and won Sunday to sweep those pesky Kansas City Royals. So, will this team put it all together or not? If this team has flipped a switch, they’ve done it at... Continue Reading »

August 4, 2018

Well, there’s always next year Twins fans

The 2018 season ended Wednesday for the Twins after they went quietly in a 2-0 loss to the Cleveland Indians. The Tribe’s Carlos Carrasco dominated Twins hitters and the Indians took two out of three games to win the series. The season, of course, isn’t over for the Twins, but for all intents and purposes... Continue Reading »

August 1, 2018

Farewell, Brian Dozier

The July 31 trade deadline has come and gone and the Twins have said goodbye to five players, including longtime second baseman, Brian Dozier, who was dealt to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday. Dozier, until Tuesday, had only known one team in his major league career: The Twins. He spent seven seasons with the... Continue Reading »

July 30, 2018

I bet it was a long flight home for the Twins

Eduardo Escobar and Ryan Pressly are gone, the Twins lost their four-game series to the Boston Red Sox, and now the team is nine games behind the Cleveland Indians in the American League Central. All of this, I’m sure, contributed to a long flight home to Minneapolis from Boston. The actual flight time is about... Continue Reading »

July 28, 2018

The Twins had it… and lost it

Once Boston ace Chris Sale stepped aside, the Twins went to work on the Red Sox bullpen. The Red Sox had a 2-0 lead to that point, but the Twins scored a run in the seventh before Eddie Rosario doubled in the go-ahead runs for a 3-2 lead in the ninth. And then the wheels... Continue Reading »

July 25, 2018

Hang on, these Twins aren’t done just yet

A three-game sweep of the Twins at the hands of the Kansas City Royals had me predicting that the season was just about over, especially if they struggled at all on their current road trip. But that has not happened. Instead, the Twins crossed the border and crushed the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday, then... Continue Reading »

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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.