Category: Detroit Tigers

February 26, 2018

It’s just spring training, it’s just spring training, it’s just…

Spring training is underway, which means it’s time to once again fight the urge to declare every Twins win a sign of invincibility and every loss a sign that the team is doomed. Why? Well, spring training is meaningless, right? You can’t glean anything from a handful of games played over the next month or... Continue Reading »

December 24, 2017

Thinking of you and yours this holiday, Fernando Rodney

The holidays have put me in a reflective mood, and now that the Twins have signed closer Fernando Rodney, I can’t help but think of his days in the American League, including his seven seasons with the Detroit Tigers and one fateful afternoon in October 2009. That’s when the Twins and Tigers met at the... Continue Reading »

December 11, 2017

Baseball Hall of Fame doors finally open for pitcher Jack Morris

Despite some recent misgivings about whether pitcher Jack Morris deserved to be enshrined, the former pitcher for the Indians, Blue Jays, Twins and Tigers was elected Sunday to the Baseball Hall of Fame via the Modern Era committee. His former Tiger teammate, Alan Trammell, also was voted in Sunday. Yes, as a longtime Twins fan,... Continue Reading »

November 7, 2017

AL Manager of the Year finalists: Francona, Hinch, Molitor

Twins manager Paul Molitor on Monday was named one of three finalists for AL Manager of the Year, joining Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona and the Houston Astros’ A.J. Hinch. I expect Molitor to win the award for one reason: The impressive turnaround he helped orchestrate to win 85 games this past season and qualify... Continue Reading »

October 20, 2017

Gardy is back! With the Detroit Tigers, that is

Former Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire is back in the American League Central after he was announced Friday as the new skipper of the Detroit Tigers. He has agreed to a three-year contract, according to various reports. Gardenhire also was under consideration to be the manager in Boston. Gardenhire, this time with the hat and... Continue Reading »

September 29, 2017

Hungover Twins lose finale to Cleveland

After the Twins clinched the second wild card spot in the American League Wednesday night, the party started in the visitor’s locker room at Progressive Field in Cleveland. But the party didn’t stop there, according to news services. The party moved outside Progressive Field, so it wasn’t surprising that a few Minnesota players, some... Continue Reading »

September 24, 2017

Twins make it 3 straight over Tigers

The Twins’ dismal performance in New York has quickly become ancient history now that the club has taken three games from the Detroit Tigers, including Saturday’s 10-4 win. Meanwhile, the rest of the American League wild card contenders continue to lose, so the Twins now have a four and a half game lead over the... 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 24, 2017

Twins have no answer for Tigers

The Twins are in the thick of a difficult series of baseball games, but after playing relatively well against the Houston Astros and New York Yankees, I viewed the series against Detroit as an oasis — a chance for the team to secure a couple of wins before they head off to play the Los... 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.