Twins ball-chaser: mensch or monster?
For a little less than a week, Jason Gabbert was the most hated person in Minnesota sports, based on the Star Tribune’s report of how the Minnesota Twins have banned him for a year for his aggressiveness in chasing foul balls in the nice seats behind the dugout.
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1,000 Words: Yes, Joe, there’s crying in baseball
Joe Mauer doubled in his final at bat on Sunday, then gave every indication his career with the Twins is over when he caught a single pitch in the 9th inning before exiting to the cheers of a tearful hometown crowd. Read more →
Has Joe Mauer had enough?
A few weeks ago, I wrote in this space that I thought Joe Mauer would be back next season, at reduced pay, because why not? I don’t believe that anymore.
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Why Joe Mauer won’t retire
The Twins front office made a huge mistake decades ago not keeping franchise icon Harmon Killebrew with the team. It’s a mistake those running the 2018 Twins won’t make when it comes to Joe Mauer. Read more →
No respite from early-season cold for Twins fans in ’19
The schedule-makers for Major League Baseball should come visit Minnesota. If they would, they might understand why some Minnesota Twins officials are shaking their heads after looking at the 2019 schedule, which was revealed to the rest of us today. Read more →
Changing the world one baseball at a time
You know who’s a good egg? Jana Shortal at KARE is a good egg.
Jana, the KARE 11 reporter/anchor, was at last night’s Minnesota Twins game when she spied two kids who would do anything for a baseball. Read more →
The Minnesota Twins return to Target Field tonight after a disastrous road trip. Abandon all hope, ye who enter. It’s over. Division leader Cleveland has played mediocre baseball all season, and they now have a 12-game lead over the Twins. Read more →
The rain, a baseball, and a kid with his dad
During the downpour on Saturday, probably three hours into what turned out to be a four-hour rain delay, nobody was in the entire upper deck of the outfield seating at Target Field in Minneapolis except a father and his little boy (7 or 8 years old, I’d guess), who were under the scoreboard overhang. The boy was patiently waiting, his baseball glove still on his hand. Read more →
Should baseball coddle the distraction generation?
We’re only a month into the season and yet it’s hard to ignore the troubling signs for the game’s future. Read more →
How do you like your outdoor baseball now?
Logan Morrison, the new Minnesota Twins player, has learned an important lesson.
When it comes to baseball players complaining about the weather, don’t. Read more →
Twins players criticized for complaint about bunting against ‘the shift’
The Minnesota Twins are finding themselves at the center of an ongoing debate in sports: Are baseball’s unwritten rules insanely stupid or just mildly dumb? Read more →
Are the Twins still cheap?
Forget the “Pohlads are cheap” mantra and let yourself get excited about the coming Twins season and a payroll that keeps the squad in the middle of the MLB pack. Read more →
The Twins’ biggest off-season move might be hiring a scout
John Manuel, who has been editor-in-chief and writing scouting reports and report cards for Baseball America for two decades , announced today that he’s been hired by the Minnesota Twins. Read more →
Hey Twins, win one for Jerry
Here’s your moment of bittersweetness, courtesy of Jerry Gale, of Brooklyn Park, Minn., who, like a lot of people, marks the passage of time via the game of baseball. Read more →
Minnesota Twins are baseball’s best story
The Minnesota Twins have the Cleveland Indians, currently the best team in the American League, right where they want them. Read more →