Category: Kevin Slowey

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 »

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 »

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.