Category: Chicago White Sox

June 8, 2024

What the doctor didn’t order: A loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates

What did the Twins need after a gut-wrenching sweep at the hands of the New York Yankees? They needed a win at Pittsburgh on Friday to get this team back on track. Instead, they were blanked by the Bucs and exited with a 3-0 loss and what is now a four-game losing streak. The Twins... Continue Reading »

May 1, 2024

Twins, summer sausage* roll on to 9th win in a row

Make it nine wins in a row for the Minnesota Twins after they beat the Chicago White Sox again on Tuesday, 6-5. The White Sox took an early lead, the Twins rallied for a 5-4 edge and then the South Siders tied the game and the Twins untied it on a go-ahead sacrifice fly from... Continue Reading »

February 12, 2024

Twins’ Jackson puts the ‘journey’ in journeyman

The Twins continue to add depth to their bullpen, announcing that they have traded (possibly disgruntled) infielder Nick Gordon to the Miami Marlins for lefty reliever Steven Okert. But before that deal was hatched, they came to terms on a free agent agreement with the well-traveled Jay Jackson, a 36-year-old righty reliever who has pitched... Continue Reading »

January 8, 2024

The Dodgers have spent $1B on 3 players. The Twins have signed Josh Staumont

If you needed another example of the haves and have nots of baseball, look no further than the Twins, who so far this offseason have announced a few minor league deals, picked up a player who had been designated for assignment by the Miami Marlins and signed Josh Staumont to a one-year agreement. Who is... Continue Reading »

December 11, 2023

The day a Twins reliever improved to 8-1

You never know when you’re going to have a Minnesota Twins moment. But when I do, it’s usually because of something I see on social media, and so it was as I discovered an old game film* of the Twins knocking off the Chicago White Sox 13-6 on Sept. 21, 1976, at Comiskey Park. The... Continue Reading »

November 5, 2023

The day before Disco Demolition Night? The Twins played the Tigers

Disco Demolition Night is back in the news because of a new PBS documentary about disco music and the backlash to it in the form of the disco sucks movement, which finally culminated in a baseball promotion that went completely haywire. On July 12, 1979, the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox met for a... Continue Reading »

October 15, 2023

‘You’re playing like the Chicago White Sox,’ said relative to Dan Gladden

Before the Twins’ Game 4 loss to the Houston Astros, there was a moment of fun between two ex-Twins and some good humor in the radio booth. Former Twins third baseman Gary Gaetti threw out the first pitch to former left fielder and recent Twins Hall of Fame inductee Dan Gladden, who also does Twins... Continue Reading »

July 24, 2023

Here comes the rooster: Twins earn sweep with walk-off win in 12th

For eight-plus innings, fans witnessed an all too familiar Twins team, one that struggled to hit with runners in scoring position and left too many men on base. But in the bottom of the ninth, the Twins finally found some offense, scoring three runs to tie the game at 3-3 and force extra innings. They... Continue Reading »

July 3, 2023

After Braves’ sweep, Twins respond with series win at Baltimore

The Twins lost on Sunday to the Baltimore Orioles, but the overall message should be this: They took two of three games from one of the better teams in baseball after one of the best — perhaps the best team in baseball, the Atlanta Braves — dispatched them with ease. The Twins responded with a... 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.