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August 7, 2023

Here comes the rooster: Wallner walks it off, Twins sweep Snakes

Poring over the Twins’ August schedule, I saw nothing but foul weather in the form of teams such as the Texas Rangers and others that just might be too much for a club clinging to a slim lead in the American League Central division. But here we are, a few games into the new month,... Continue Reading »

July 20, 2023

It’s called the Eddie and Alex show. And I’m not talking about Van Halen

French Canadian Eddie Julien and Pittsburgh native Alex Kirilloff continue to carry this Minnesota Twins team, once again coming up with key hits to pace the club to a 6-3 win on Wednesday and a 2-1 lead in the four-game series. The two had multiple hits on Monday and Tuesday, and then on Wednesday Julien... Continue Reading »

July 17, 2023

Twins sweep A’s, but Oakland gives them all they could handle

The Twins got back on track with a second-half-starting sweep of the cellar dwelling Oakland A’s over the weekend, but the three wins did not come easy. In Game 1, they nearly beat themselves. In Game 2, they coughed up a huge lead and in Game 3, the Twins had to rally from a 3-0... Continue Reading »

June 26, 2023

Payback: Twins get series win over Tigers

The Twins won 6-3 in 10 innings on Sunday to take two of three games from the Detroit Tigers in their house, which seems perfectly appropriate after the Tigers did the same to the Twins at Target Field earlier this month.   The Twins tied the game late, then scored three runs in the top... Continue Reading »

May 1, 2023

Twins take series from Royals, get ready to face woeful White Sox

The Twins couldn’t capitalize on a pitcher’s wildness on Saturday, but they certainly did against Brady Singer, scoring a run in the second inning and then jumped all over him for seven more in the third to cruise to an 8-4 win and a series victory over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday. Powering the... Continue Reading »

April 30, 2023

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the Twins have no business losing to Royals

The Kansas City Royals, one of the weakest teams in all of baseball, edged the Twins 3-2 on Saturday by hanging around just long enough to finally tie the game and then took advantage of some miscues late as served up Twins’ closer Jhoan Duran. But it never should have been that close because Royals... Continue Reading »

April 23, 2023

It’s only April, right?

After two very convincing wins over the New York Yankees earlier this month, it appeared this Twins team was on the verge of something special — so special in fact that we would soon forget about how disappointing the past two seasons were. But since then — other than one easy win over the Boston... Continue Reading »

April 14, 2023

The monkey is dead! (maybe)

The hairy old chimp wearing a New York Yankees uniform that has been standing on the shoulders of the Twins organization for the past 20 years probably isn’t dead, but he was thrown to the ground and possibly is dazed and confused after the Twins walloped their arch-rival 11-2 Thursday night at Yankee Stadium. And... Continue Reading »

April 11, 2023

Twins bats fall silent in losses to White Sox, Astros

The Twins have a grand total of six hits over their past two games and they have two losses to show for it. They dropped the finale to the Houston Astros on Sunday and were outscored by a run on Monday, losing 4-3 to the Chicago White Sox. The Twins scored three runs, although that... 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.