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July 11, 2024

Twins split doubleheader, but still earn series win over White Sox

It wasn’t a sweep, but the Twins still picked up their sixth straight series win by taking two of three games from the woeful Chicago White Sox, the worst team in baseball. The Twins won the first game, the second game was postponed due to rain, and then the two teams regrouped Wednesday to play... Continue Reading »

July 5, 2024

Twins beat up on an old friend, win big 12-3

Pitcher Kenta Maeda, who spent three seasons with the Twins, took the mound on Thursday for the Detroit Tigers and wasn’t around for long after Minnesota scored nine runs on nine hits en route to a 12-3 win that was shortened by rain in the seventh inning. The win gave the Twins a series win... Continue Reading »

June 26, 2024

Twins come up a little short in 5-4 loss to Diamondbacks

The Twins rallied to tie the game 4-4 on Tuesday, then watched as the bullpen coughed up an additional run late to lose to the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 in Game 1 of a three-game set in the desert. Starter Joe Ryan got into trouble early and the Twins found themselves down 4-0. But Byron Buxton... Continue Reading »

June 10, 2024

Twins blast Bucs with 7-run 10th, halt losing streak

The losing streak is over and now a new streak, the winning kind, is potentially at hand because the Twins head home to play three games against the lowly Colorado Rockies, followed by four more versus the somewhat improved Oakland A’s. At any rate, the five-game losing streak is over after the Twins pounced for... Continue Reading »

June 8, 2024

What the doctor didn’t order: A loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates

What did the Twins need after a gut-wrenching sweep at the hands of the New York Yankees? They needed a win at Pittsburgh on Friday to get this team back on track. Instead, they were blanked by the Bucs and exited with a 3-0 loss and what is now a four-game losing streak. The Twins... Continue Reading »

May 15, 2024

Say it one more time: It’s the Yankees, Twins fans

Last season the Twins won a season series over the New York Yankees for the first time since 2001. Think about that for a moment: they finally won a series for the FIRST TIME IN 22 YEARS. As much as I would like that to continue — and the Twins have two more games against... Continue Reading »

April 28, 2024

The Twins are alive and kicking

A week ago the Twins had slumped to a record of 7-13, leaving many fans, including this one, with questions about whether the club was truly up to the task of defending their division title. The team was struggling to hit and the injuries were piling up. In the glass-half-empty world of Twins fandom, many... Continue Reading »

April 24, 2024

Here comes the rooster: Twins rally for walk-off win over White Sox (thank god)

The Chicago White Sox, the worst team in baseball, were on the verge of beating the Twins Tuesday night at Target Field, but then Trevor Larnach hit a two-run blast to inch closer to the Sox, Byron Buxton hit a solo shot to tie the game and Alex Kirilloff won it in the bottom of... Continue Reading »

April 16, 2024

Not sure the Twins’ Louie Varland is a starting pitcher

As much as I want to see Twins pitcher Louie Varland succeed in the big leagues, I’m just not sure he is suited to the role of starting pitcher after he lost again Monday night to the Baltimore Orioles, 7-4. Although he didn’t walk a single batter and struck out six, he still served up... 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.