Category: Detroit Tigers

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 »

August 30, 2023

Twins fall to earth, lose to Guardians 4-2

After back to back wins and back to back grand slams, the offense took the night off and the Twins lost to the Cleveland Guardians, 4-2, on Tuesday. However, the Twins’ Royce Lewis, he of the two grand slams, hit a solo shot to make it three home runs in as many games, and Michael... Continue Reading »

June 16, 2023

2-game sweep means very little after Twins lose to lowly Tigers

Twins Territory was riding pretty high after the two-game sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers. And why not? Twins hitting seems to have picked up, Carlos Correa has been hot of late and even a recent MLB.com story took note of the improvement: ‘There’s a different vibe’ as Twins sweep Crew,’ the headline reads. And then... Continue Reading »

December 5, 2022

As McGwire, Sosa captured the country’s attention, the Twins remained irrelevant

Inspiration for this blog comes in many forms. This time, of all things, I ordered some stationery via eBay and it arrived wrapped in the front page of the Sept. 16, 1998, edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Who was on the front page? Who else? Mark McGwire after he connected for his 63rd home... Continue Reading »

November 14, 2022

What’s the worst season in Twins history? 2011, says this columnist

Star Tribune columnist Patrick Reusse recently produced an interesting ditty, ranking all 62 seasons of Twins baseball from first to worst. No surprise: No. 1 was the Twins’ 1991 World Series victory. But I was puzzled at his choice for worst season of all time, thinking it might be 2016 or 1982, two seasons in... Continue Reading »

October 1, 2022

One of the few silver linings of 2022: Joe Ryan’s pitching

Joe Ryan pitched six innings of scoreless baseball, earned his 13th win of the season and set a new single-season strikeout record for a Twins rookie with 151 strikeouts, eight of them in Friday’s 7-0 win over the Detroit Tigers. It appears this was Ryan’s last start of the season so he finishes the 2022... Continue Reading »

August 17, 2022

Twins a game back in Central after 9-0 win over Royals

The Twins finally got a laugher. They scored early and poured it on late to run away from the Kansas City Royals 9-0 on Tuesday at Target Field. The Twins scored their runs on 16 hits. Luis Arraez, Jose Miranda and Gio Urshela accounted for 10 of those hits. Max Kepler played the role of... Continue Reading »

August 16, 2022

Max Kepler is back as Twins win 4-2

Twins right fielder Max Kepler all but disappeared as he struggled to connect with anything during the series against the two teams in Los Angeles. But he came roaring back on Monday at Target Field, collecting three hits in four at bats, including a double, to pace the Twins to a much-needed 4-2 win over... 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 »

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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.