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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 »

December 2, 2017

Is Johan Santana a Hall of Fame pitcher? Yes, he is

Former Twins ace Johan Santana, who last pitched in 2012, is on the 2018 Hall of Fame ballot for the first time. Since the ballot was released, a number of Twins bloggers have argued that Santana deserves to be enshrined due to similarities between his and Sandy Koufax’s Hall of Fame career. Yes, there are... Continue Reading »

November 26, 2017

No, the Twins do not need Shohei Ohtani

Shohei Ohtani, the hard-throwing right-handed pitcher from Japan who also hits with power, is all the rage this offseason, with many speculating about which team will sign him and at what cost. As for the Twins, they should take a pass. I think Falvey & Co. already know better, but in case they need a... Continue Reading »

November 15, 2017

Your 2017 AL Manager of the Year: Paul Molitor

Twins manager Paul Molitor is the 2017 AL Manager of the Year, an award I thought the third-year skipper would win. Molitor beat out the Houston Astros’ A.J. Hinch and the Cleveland Indians’ Terry Francona for one reason: Neither of those teams lost 100 games in 2016. But the Twins did. They lost a franchise-worst... Continue Reading »

October 19, 2017

Glen Perkins’ tenure with the Twins at a crossroads

Closer Glen Perkins, a Minnesota native who also has spent his entire major league career with the Twins, is a free agent after the club on Wednesday declined to pick up his option for 2018. Instead, he will receive a $700,000 buyout and be free to sign with any team, according to MLB Trade Rumors.... Continue Reading »

September 27, 2017

A step closer: Twins top Tribe, 8-6

Brian Dozier hit a dramatic three-run home run and the Twins came from behind Tuesday to beat the red-hot Cleveland Indians, 8-6. The Twins have won five straight and improved to 83-74. Every team that was in contention for the second wild card spot in the American League has been eliminated, except for the Los... Continue Reading »

September 25, 2017

Closer to the goal: Twins sweep Tigers

The Twins made up for their disappointing effort in New York by routing the Tigers in four games, outscoring the Detroit-based team 39-12, including another double-digit, 10-4 victory on Sunday. The Twins now have a four and a half game lead over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim with six games left in the season.... 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 »

September 21, 2017

Your day will come, a poem

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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.