Category: Bob Allison

September 18, 2023

Twins take 3 of 4 games from White Sox

Rookie Eddie Julien hit a three-run homer, Jorge Polanco added a solo blast and the Twins took the series from the Chicago White Sox on Sunday and won nine of 13 contests versus the South Siders this season. The four runs is all the Twins needed because three pitchers blanked the Pale Hose on six... Continue Reading »

May 10, 2023

For the Twins, the math looks like this: 1 run over 2 games equals 2 losses

The Twins suddenly can’t hit or score runs, which has this fan seriously concerned after looking at the team’s remaining schedule for May. After losing back-to-back series to the Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Guardians, including Sunday’s 2-0 loss to the Guards (in which the Twins generated a grand total of one hit), they are... Continue Reading »

August 3, 2022

The Twins have no business losing to the Detroit Tigers

One would think that after a walk-off win on Monday, followed by some pre-game wheeling and dealing to bolster the lineup, that the Twins would emerge from the dugout inspired, a team ready to take on the New York Yankees, let alone the Detroit Tigers. Instead, the Twins took a 2-0 lead over the Tigers... Continue Reading »

May 25, 2022

Roll on Twins, roll on

The Twins go for their second straight sweep on Wednesday after a 5-4 win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday and a 2-0 win on Tuesday. Gio Urshela drove in the first run, Carlos Correa the next and starter Sonny Gray and two relievers did the rest, blanking Motown on five hits. Gray was certainly... Continue Reading »

April 11, 2022

Twins smash 6 home runs, get first win of 2022

After two near misses to start the season, the 0-2 Twins made Game 3 a laugher, hitting six home runs, including a grand slam, to win 10-4 over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. The Twins now have a chance to even the series on Monday. Monstruoso.#MNTwins pic.twitter.com/0Cw1BJmsux — Twins Brasil šŸ‡§šŸ‡·āš¾ (@TwinsBrasil) April 10, 2022... Continue Reading »

February 27, 2022

Billy in the bar, August 1969

As the baseball lockout rolls on, I guess it’s as good a time as any to revisit a classic Twins tale — when former Twins manager Billy Martin and pitcher Dave Boswell drained a few pops at a Detroit bar and later slugged it out in a nearby alley.   Author Bill Pennington captured the... Continue Reading »

January 18, 2022

George Harrison, Twins fan

Liverpool’s Fab Four made a tour stop in Minnesota on Aug. 21, 1965, taking the stage at Metropolitan Stadium before 30,000 fans. They would go on to play 11 songs — they opened with “She’s a woman” — in an appearance that lasted all of 35 minutes, according to Thom Henninger, author of “The Pride... Continue Reading »

September 20, 2021

Jays chase Twins’ Farrell, back Berrios with 5 runs in win

Sunday’s rubber match against the Toronto Blue Jays ended almost as quickly as it began. Reliever Luke Farrell got the nod for the Twins and his one inning of work went like this: strikeout, double, single, home run, single, single, single, single and his day was done. He allowed five runs on seven straight hits,... Continue Reading »

September 19, 2021

Twins split 2 games with Blue Jays, face Berrios Sunday

The Twins looked pretty good on Friday, hitting back to back to back home runs to knock off the Toronto Blue Jays, one of the hottest teams in baseball, 7-3. But it’s hard to keep the Blue Jays down because they also have the best offense in baseball, and they showed why on Saturday, going... Continue Reading »

Hi, Iā€™m Rolf Boone, Twins fan.

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.