Category: Jerry Koosman

May 5, 2024

Still tangy: Twins keep on winning, streak reaches 12 games

The Cloverdale Tangy Summer Sausage — the sausage that apparently started as a gift to Twins infielder Kyle Farmer and now has evolved into a talisman of sorts for the team — keeps delivering tangy goodness after the Twins won again on Saturday to extend their winning streak to 12 games. The Twins also won... Continue Reading »

May 4, 2024

Got sausage? Twins win again, streak stands at 11 games

The Twins ran their current winning streak to 11 games on Friday, perhaps showing the baseball naysayers that the winning is no fluke. There has been reason to wonder because a large part of their success has come at the hands of two of the worst teams in baseball: the Chicago White Sox and Los... Continue Reading »

April 26, 2023

Twins make history, win first season series against Yankees since 2001

It’s over, Twins fans. The Twins, who hadn’t won a season series over the New York Yankees since 2001, finally snapped that streak against Gotham on Tuesday with a 6-2 win at Target Field. Starting pitcher Joe Ryan gave the Twins seven strong innings and he was backed by seven extra-base hits, including five doubles,... Continue Reading »

May 23, 2022

Twins sweep Royals, improve to 25-16

The Twins almost made me eat my words. After I touted them as a “pretty good team, folks” (see previous post), the Kansas City Royals raced out to a 6-0 lead on Sunday, dashing any chances, or so it appeared, of a three-game sweep. But then the Twins scored five runs in the eighth inning,... Continue Reading »

May 27, 2021

So far, so good: Twins improve to 20-29 with sweep of Orioles

The 2021 Minnesota Twins have their first sweep and four-game winning streak of the season after they edged the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 on Wednesday. Once again they fell behind early in the game, but Michael Pineda gave the Twins another quality start, Miguel Sano hit a three-run home run and the bullpen did just enough... Continue Reading »

October 28, 2019

P.G. Wodehouse: novelist, lyricist, Mets fan

English author, Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, a widely read comic novelist of the 20th century who wrote nearly 100 books, but who also contributed lyrics to musicals and dabbled in Hollywood, became a baseball fan after he settled in the U.S. Wodehouse was essentially unwelcome in his native England after he unwittingly participated in what amounted... Continue Reading »

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.