Category: Sonny Gray

December 3, 2023

We hardly knew ye, Sonny, Kenta and Emilio

Two starting pitchers and one reliever are moving on from the Twins, the trio agreeing to free agent deals with the St. Louis Cardinals, Detroit Tigers and Cincinnati Reds. Sonny Gray made the biggest splash, and no doubt was helped by his runner-up finish in the AL Cy Young award, by landing a 3-year, $75... Continue Reading »

November 26, 2023

Dick Bremer is leaving. Does Cory Provus want the job?

Dick Bremer is leaving the Twins’ broadcast booth after 40 seasons, the longtime TV voice agreeing to be a special assistant and ambassador for the team. There’s some question about whether the Twins will have a TV contract for 2024 in light of the Diamond Sports Group bankruptcy, but assuming that they will, who should... Continue Reading »

November 12, 2023

Sticking with a theme: The Twins faced the ‘Spaceman’ on 10-cent beer night

Disco Demolition Night isn’t the only baseball promotion to go off the rails. Promoters have also given us Ten Cent Beer Night, a gimmick to increase attendance that had been pulled off before without incident, but that failed badly on June 4, 1974, in a game that was played in Cleveland between the Indians and... Continue Reading »

October 11, 2023

Seriously, Rocco, there’s no need to pitch to Yordan Alvarez. Walk the guy

It was over before it ever really began. The Houston Astros scored four runs in the top of the first inning and never looked back, scoring again in the fifth, sixth and ninth innings to blow out the Twins 9-1 in Game 3 of the American League Division Series on Tuesday. It’s a huge disappointment... Continue Reading »

October 5, 2023

Moving on! Twins sweep Toronto, advance to play Houston

A key hit, another great defensive play and nine innings of solid pitching carried the Twins to a 2-0 win and sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League Wild Card Series on Wednesday. The win also marked another important milestone for the Twins as they won a postseason series for the first... Continue Reading »

September 29, 2023

Winding down the season with a 2-1 loss to the A’s

The Twins are guaranteed a spot in the postseason after clinching the AL Central division, so it’s not too surprising they lost 2-1 to the Oakland A’s on Thursday, and the losing might continue in Denver where the Twins will wrap up the season with a final three-game series against the Colorado Rockies. The reason,... Continue Reading »

September 24, 2023

Twins predictably flat after clinching AL Central crown

The Twins won the division Friday night after an 8-6 win over the Los Angeles Angels. And then they partied on the field, in the clubhouse and who knows where the party took them after that, but they probably weren’t in the best of shape to take the field on Saturday. It certainly showed because... Continue Reading »

September 18, 2023

Twins take 3 of 4 games from White Sox

Rookie Eddie Julien hit a three-run homer, Jorge Polanco added a solo blast and the Twins took the series from the Chicago White Sox on Sunday and won nine of 13 contests versus the South Siders this season. The four runs is all the Twins needed because three pitchers blanked the Pale Hose on six... Continue Reading »

September 13, 2023

Twins snap 4-game losing streak to Rays with 3-2 win

The Twins finally beat the Tampa Bay Rays this season, getting a 3-2 win over the Florida club Tuesday night after being swept by them in early June and dropping Monday’s game 7-4. The win was a product of a much improved effort from the Twins bullpen. Starter Joe Ryan was not sharp, tossing 102... 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.