February 12, 2018

Yu Darvish, a poem

February 7, 2018

What do the Twins do now?

Despite winning 16 games last season, Ervin Santana has a way of disappointing Twins fans. When he first joined the team as a free agent, he tested positive for performance enhancing drugs and was suspended for the first half of what would become a disastrous, 103-loss 2016 season. And now the Twins have announced that... Continue Reading »

February 4, 2018


Former St. Louis Cardinals’ reliever Zach Duke, who signed a one-year deal with the Twins this offseason, said the following to MLB.com reporter Rhett Bollinger last week. “I had a couple offers out there, but after examining rosters, the way teams are put together, atmosphere, and talking to people I knew that had been in... Continue Reading »

February 2, 2018

Rob Manfred or Manfred Mann, a poem

February 1, 2018

Pace of play, a poem

January 27, 2018

Glen Perkins, a poem

Extra innings… -Sluggers Jim Thome, Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero and closer Trevor Hoffman have been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Thome likely will enter Cooperstown as a member of the Cleveland Indians, but he also spent parts of two seasons with the Twins, including in 2010 when the club last won the American... Continue Reading »

January 22, 2018

Kitty, a poem

January 20, 2018

Reminder: Jim Kaat is still not in the Hall of Fame

My plan tonight was to write about Jim Kaat, a former longtime pitcher for the Twins, and his return to the club to be a special assistant, the team recently announced. Kaat joins an increasingly long list of ex-Twins who are now working with the club in that capacity. Naturally, I was going to include... Continue Reading »

January 18, 2018

Justin Morneau, who won 2006 AL MVP award with Twins, retires

Justin Morneau, who spent 11 of his 14 seasons with the Twins and was the American League MVP in 2006, announced his retirement on Wednesday. This didn’t come as too much of a surprise because news broke last week that he was joining the team as a special assistant. During a press conference, Morneau talked... 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.