Category: Les Straker

December 29, 2017

So I got a big box of baseball cards for Christmas…

My father is downsizing, so for Christmas I received a box filled with baseball cards from the late 1980s and early 1990s. The box contained hundreds of cards and yet very few of them were Twins players, which was surprising given that the late 80s and 90s were some of the best years for the... 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.