Category: Patrick Reusse

January 22, 2024

With nothing else to write about, let’s spend a few minutes with ‘The Klaw’

As I thought he might, Strib columnist Patrick Reusse produced a nice piece on former Twins manager and cut up Billy Gardner, who died earlier this month at 96. Reusse recalled some of Gardner’s better quips and mannerisms over the years, including this observation of Gardner as he watched left-handed pitcher Tom Klawitter work during... Continue Reading »

August 18, 2023

Where are the characters of the game today?

As we wind down our vacation this week in the Twin Cities (and Thursday was especially fun), I’ve had a chance to read a book by longtime local columnist and sportswriter Patrick Reusse called “Tales from the Minnesota Sports Beat: A Lifetime on Deadline.” It’s been an enjoyable read, and much more fun than the... 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.