Category: Boston Red Sox

May 20, 2024

Twins swept again. Where’s that damn sausage?

A 12-game winning streak has been followed by a six-game losing streak after the Twins were swept by the New York Yankees and Cleveland Guardians, who won again on Sunday in walk-off fashion, 5-2. The loss was made even more painful because the Twins had managed to tie the game at 2-2 in the ninth... Continue Reading »

May 6, 2024

Wurst alert: Twins lose, winning streak ends at 12 games

The Twins’ longest winning streak since 1991 came to an end Sunday after the club reverted to its beginning-of-the-season form in which they struggled mightily with their clutch hitting. In this case, they were 3-for-13 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base. Making things even more difficult is that the bullpen... Continue Reading »

March 12, 2024

A trip down memory lane with ex-Twin Scott Erickson

The other day I wrote about a Twins’ Billy Martin baseball card that I recently discovered. What I didn’t mention is that I also came across what I will call a Scott Erickson action pack, complete with baseball card, poster and an Erickson action figure. Unfortunately, Erickson has been in the news of late for... Continue Reading »

July 10, 2022

A classic baseball scoreboard and a 7-5 Twins win

Once again the gift that keeps on giving, otherwise known as the internet, delivered something of interest for this Twins-focused blog. Crosley Field, Cincinnati, July 30, 1967 – Pete Rose in LF under the shadow of one of the most majestic scoreboards ever with a 7-foot Longines clock perched on top. It was built in... Continue Reading »

June 19, 2022

An ugly exit for Tribune reporter Molly Ivins and a terrible month for the Twins

After three years at the Minneapolis Tribune, reporter Molly Ivins, who would go on to become a celebrated columnist/humorist in her home state of Texas, finally had a come-to-Jesus moment about her career. She was frustrated working within what she viewed as the constraints of the Tribune and increasingly wrestled with the notion that objective... Continue Reading »

April 18, 2022

It was a battle of sacrifice flies until it wasn’t

Does Kyle Garlick really need to pinch hit for Nick Gordon? OK, moving on…  Through seven innings of Sunday’s game between the Twins and Boston Red Sox, the Red Sox held a one-run lead. GET BAILEY OBER A FUCKING RUN OR TWO HOLY SHIT #MNTWINS — Minnesota Sports Fan (@realmnsportsfan) April 17, 2022 Twins starting... Continue Reading »

April 16, 2022

Twins rip Red Sox, but may have lost Buxton to yet another injury

Twins starting pitcher Joe Ryan looked great, Miguel Sano finally broke out of a long hitless streak with a home run and the Rod Carew-like Luis Arraez cracked an RBI double to pace the Twins to an 8-4 win over the Boston Red Sox on Friday. But all of that was overshadowed by what happened... Continue Reading »

March 28, 2022

Carlos Correa fine in debut, Twins bench even better

A real-deal Twins lineup took the field on Sunday against the Boston Red Sox, including shortstop Carlos Correa, who made a fine spring debut with a nice play at short and a single at the plate. The other starters were just as good: Miguel Sano singled, Gary Sanchez earned two free passes and Gio Urshela... Continue Reading »

November 12, 2021

The enduring mystery of Luis Tiant’s 1 season in Minnesota

Luis Tiant, the beloved Boston Red Sox pitcher, forever immortalized for a pitching motion that had him looking at second base before he whirled home, spent a season with the Twins in 1970. The #MNTwins released Luis Tiant 50 years ago today. Over seven seasons from 1972 to '78, Tiant averaged 243 innings pitched, 17... Continue Reading »

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Hi, I’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.