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Article: BOS 2, MIN 0: Offense Squanders Berrios’ Gem

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:01 AM
Tonight’s game featured incredible starts by Jose Berrios and Boston’s Rick Procello. The only runs of the game came in the first inning...

Article: Twins Minor League Report (6/17): Elizabethton T...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 06:59 AM
The Elizabethton Twins are coming off back-to-back Appalachian League Championships and the club has qualified for the postseason in four...

Twins Jerseys - What do you buy?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:57 AM
Finally succeeded in getting my son into the Twins! His birthday is coming up and he wants a Kepler jersey.   Do those of you who bu...

Game Thread: Twins vs Red Sox 6/17/19 7:10 PM CDT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:50 AM
  The Twins are coming! The Twins are coming!     I was sitting at the computer one afternoon, hammering away at my...

Article: Minnesota Twins 2019 MLB Draft Signing Tracker

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 02:07 AM
Now that the 2019 MLB Draft is behind us, it is time to sit back and wait for news on when each of the 41 picks will either sign or decid...

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David Ortiz shot in back

Posted by mikelink45 , 10 June 2019 · 558 views
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David Ortiz shot in back Today they announced that David Ortiz was shot in the back in the Dominican Republican. Not lethal, but lower back and there is no good gunshot. He was in the Dial Bar and Lounge and two other people were wounded. It sounds like the way that Wild Bill Hickok was killed.
The shooter, a motorcyclist, was beaten by the crowd and has to recover from his injur...


So Long Bill Buckner

Posted by mikelink45 , 28 May 2019 · 318 views
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So Long Bill Buckner A nice note from CNN:

Say the name Bill Buckner, and what do you think of? Probably a baseball rolling under his glove and through his legs. And that's just not fair. Buckner, who died yesterday at age 69, was an elite hitter, winning a batting title with the Chicago Cubs in 1980 (hitting .324), and he was an All-Star in 1981. He managed to hang around t...


Wild Bill umpires the game

Posted by mikelink45 , 27 May 2019 · 772 views
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Wild Bill umpires the game Have you ever heard of the Kansas City Antelopes? They were a baseball team before the Cincinnati club that has been give credit for being the first baseball club. They played from the end of the Civil War into the 1870s. We might not have recognized the game – the pitchers tossed underhand, they wore no gloves, and a ball caught on the first bounce was c...


Tortugas, Piranhas and Pepito

Posted by mikelink45 , 01 April 2019 · 1,548 views
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Tortugas, Piranhas and Pepito The love that the fans and now the media have for Willians Astudillo is great. It is fun, inspiring, laughable and also good baseball. Out of nowhere Astudillo has risen to mythic levels for his speed, his body, his smile, his hitting skills, and his ability to play everywhere. It got me thinking – who else has had this unique position on the Twins roster...


Minnesota Twin Home Openers - all of them.

Posted by mikelink45 , 29 March 2019 · 1,259 views
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Minnesota Twin Home Openers - all of them. The home opening games:
We have a long history of opening games now and I got to wondering what our record is. Here is the summary of games.

1961 – Our first opening game was 1961 and who did we play – the new replacement Washington Senators. Pascual pitched and went 8 innings with three runs and reliever Moore gave up two and lost the game. Mincher a...