April 26, 2018

Your day will come, a poem

 

April 24, 2018

Twins vs. Yanks: You know the result

I’m not in the mood to waste a lot of ink on the Evil Empire this week. The Twins fell to 8-9 on Monday and Jake Odorizzi took the loss. He did not pitch well, throwing 106 pitches in four-plus innings. He gave up five earned runs, three walks and two home runs. And it... Continue Reading »

April 23, 2018

Twins swept by Rays. Now, it’s on to New York. Good luck.

The Twins were swept by the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday after old friend Carlos Gomez, best known for scoring the winning run in Game 163 of the 2009 season, hit a walk-off home run to beat his old club, 8-6. It was a terrible series for the Twins. They had no business losing to... Continue Reading »

April 22, 2018

Hmm… 15 games into the season and I am underwhelmed by these Twins

On paper, this team makes a lot of sense and looks like a winner. In reality, the 2018 Minnesota Twins are a work in progress. After splitting a two-game series with the Cleveland Indians in Puerto Rico, the team flew to Tampa to take on the lowly Rays, who were 5-13 at the time and... Continue Reading »

April 19, 2018

Twins finally top Tribe 2-1 in 16 innings

If Wednesday’s 16-inning game between the Twins and Cleveland Indians is an indication of things to come, we can expect the two teams to duel all season long for bragging rights in the American League Central. And like two evenly matched teams, the Twins and Tribe split their first meeting of the season. Ace Corey... Continue Reading »

April 16, 2018

It’s times like these when playing baseball indoors makes a lot of sense

If you’re wondering why I haven’t posted anything since Friday, it’s because an April snowstorm barreled its way through the Twin Cities and laid waste to the remainder of the Twins/White Sox series. So far this season, the Twins opened in 38-degree weather, played the coldest game ever at 27 degrees and have had four... Continue Reading »

April 13, 2018

A good night for the Twins: Berrios fans 11, Mauer gets his 2,000th hit

Who had the better night in the Twins’ 4-0 win over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday? Pitcher Jose Berrios or homegrown Twin Joe Mauer? I’m going with Berrios, who struck out 11 batters in seven innings of shutout baseball. He allowed only three hits and no White Sox baserunner advanced to second base, according... Continue Reading »

April 12, 2018

Max Kepler saves Twins from embarrassing loss

Despite the Twins’ 8-1 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning, they couldn’t hold onto that lead and watched as the Houston Astros scored runs in the fifth, sixth and ninth innings to finally tie the game at 8-8. Closer Fernando Rodney entered Wednesday’s game with a two-run lead, but gave up consecutive hits... Continue Reading »

April 10, 2018

Twins lose, but Lynn pitches well in second start

Lance Lynn on Monday pitched well in his second start for the Twins, striking out nine in five innings with no runs allowed. He also slashed his ERA to 5.00 from 11.25 after a disastrous start against the Pittsburgh Pirates last week. But Justin Verlander was just as good for the World Series-winning Houston Astros... 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.