Category: Chicago White Sox

January 3, 2023

The day Mary Richards confused twins with Twins

You never know when you’re going to have a Minnesota Twins moment. There I was watching re-runs of Mary Tyler Moore, the Minneapolis-based sitcom that first hit the airwaves in September 1970, when it happened. Mary Richards, trying her best to help her boss, Lou Grant, patch things up with his wife, Edie, joins Lou... Continue Reading »

December 12, 2022

Zen and the artlessness of the Minnesota Twins

Robert Pirsig, whose manuscript for a book called “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,” was reportedly rejected more than 100 times, finally found overwhelming success when it was published in 1974. Ostensibly about a motorcycle trip from Minnesota to California, the book uses the journey and motorcycles to make a philosophical exploration. Its tagline... Continue Reading »

September 29, 2022

2 Twins wins and a reminder of what might have been

The Twins have won the first two games of a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox, reminding Twins fans everywhere that if this team had been any healthier and had not sent an AL-leading 31 players to the injured list, the fortunes of this club would have been completely different.   Need an example?... Continue Reading »

September 10, 2022

Looking up at the Guardians, White Sox after rally falls short

The Twins tumbled into third place after a six-run rally fell short on Friday, the team ultimately losing 7-6 to the Cleveland Guardians at Target Field. The loss means the Twins are now looking up at the Chicago White Sox and Guards in the division because both teams won on Friday. The Guards knocked off... Continue Reading »

September 8, 2022

Forget Twins/Yankees: It’s time to look at the remainder of the schedule

Despite three ugly losses to the New York Yankees (and probably a fourth on Thursday) the Twins, surprisingly, are still very much in the hunt for a division title in the incredibly weak American League Central. OK, yes, the division is lame, but it’s ours, and it’s still ours for the taking. How are the... Continue Reading »

September 6, 2022

Twins vs. Yankees: You know the result

I’ve run out of theories as to why the Twins struggle so mightily to beat the New York Yankees, so it is what it is, folks, which means only one thing: the Twins lost again Monday by a score of 5-2. The managers occasionally change, the players a little more frequently but the results never... Continue Reading »

September 4, 2022

Twins in a jam after 3 straight losses

Thirty-one years ago, Hall of Fame broadcaster Jack Buck, whose memorable call of the 1991 World Series will never be forgotten, was clearly in his element as he described the final moments of the Twins’ Game 7 win. The Twins’ Gene Larkin was at the plate, Kirby Puckett stood at second base and Dan Gladden... Continue Reading »

August 27, 2022

Twins snap 6-game skid with 9-0 win over Giants

Maybe a healthy Twins team will be the difference in September. Outfielder Kyle Garlick returned to the lineup from the injured list on Friday and didn’t miss a beat, collecting three hits in four trips to the plate to pace a 9-0 win over the San Francisco Giants. The win — a much needed win... Continue Reading »

August 19, 2022

Twins edge Rangers to keep pace with Guardians

The Twins smacked back-to-back home runs in the first inning and that was all the runs they needed Friday after starter Dylan Bundy and four relievers made it stand for a 2-1 win over the Texas Rangers. It was the Twins’ fourth straight win, which is good because the Cleveland Guardians keep winning, too. The... 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.