Category: New York Yankees

June 6, 2024

It’s Twins/Yankees: You know the drill by now

The Twins lost again to the New York Yankees on Wednesday for the six-millionth time, which is an exaggeration, of course, but for Twins fans it might as well be the truth because we have suffered loss after loss to this team for way too long. In fact, the unbelievable lopsided nature of this rivalry... Continue Reading »

June 3, 2024

Twins get series win, face Kryptonite Tuesday

It’s a good thing the Twins earned a series win over the Houston Astros on Sunday because there’s a better than average chance they are going to get swept in the Bronx when they start a three-game set Tuesday versus Gotham, also known as the New York Yankees. The Twins were swept at home by... Continue Reading »

March 17, 2024

Rod Carew, 1970

Another addition to my growing collection of Twins memorabilia is a Rod Carew baseball card from 1970, which appears to show him on the road at Yankee Stadium, if I’m not mistaken. Carew’s career numbers versus the Yankees, like most teams he faced, were sensational. He slashed .331/.396/.447 against the Pinstripers with 222 hits. But... Continue Reading »

March 6, 2024

Billy Martin, baseball player

You never know when you’re going to have a Minnesota Twins moment. There I was, along with my son, at a baseball card shop in Centralia, Washington, over the weekend where under the counter glass I spotted what appeared to be a card of Billy Martin. But it wasn’t a card of him as a... 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 »

October 23, 2023

The not-so-secret stylings of ex-Twin Robbie Grossman

How many major league players have parlayed a .244 batting average with limited power into a career that stands at 11 seasons and counting? Not many, I suspect, but that is precisely what Texas Rangers outfielder Robbie Grossman has accomplished, perhaps prompting many to lift their caps, scratch their heads and ask: What’s so special... Continue Reading »

August 10, 2023

On second thought …

Despite the series win over the St. Louis Cardinals and the sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks, I am going to stick with my original prediction that August is going to present some real challenges for the Twins. I feel more confident in saying that after the team, which should really (by now) be able to... Continue Reading »

April 16, 2023

Twins drop game to Yanks under cloud of controversy

New York Yankees starter Domingo German struck out 11 over six-plus innings on Saturday, leading the Bronx Bombers to an easy 6-1 win over the Minnesota Twins in Game 3 of their four-game series at Yankee Stadium. But in the minds of some Twins players, German made it look too easy. That’s according to MLB.com,... 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 »

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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.