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MINNEAPOLIS LaTroy Hawkins still remembers the call he got from manager Tom Kelly after the Twins' 2001 season.
Minnesota finished the year with an 85-77 record, good for second in the American League Central. Despite the Twins' success that season, however, Kelly called to tell Hawkins that he wasn't returning as Minnesota's manager for 2002.
"I felt bad. I was like, 'Did we do something wrong?'" said Hawkins, now a reliever with the Los Angeles Angels, who are in town this week to face the current-day Twins. "We had no inclination that he wasn't coming back."
In Kelly's place stepped a young Ron Gardenhire, who inherited a team that was slowly on the rise after plenty of lean years in the 1990s -- and a team that was nearly contracted in 2001.
Terry Ryan, the Twins' general manager, knew the team had to hire a new manager with the 2002 season quickly approaching. Minnesota chose Gardenhire, who had previously served as t...
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MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins entered this season hoping right-hander Scott Baker would be starting their home-opener today. Instead, Baker was preparing to travel to New York to get a second opinion on his troublesome right elbow from Dr. David Altchek.
A recent MRI showed the same flexor strain that bothered Baker at times last season, and the Twins are worried about the continual...
MINNEAPOLIS Twins manager Ron Gardenhire talked before his team's home opener Monday about Minnesota's lack of offense through its first three games. The Twins scored just five total runs in the season-opening series against the Baltimore Orioles and failed to score more than two runs in a game.
Gardenhire delivered a similar message following Monday's 5-1 loss to the...
Ten years ago, the Minnesota Twins were nearly eliminated as part of baseball's plan to fold two franchises for financial reasons.
The court intervened, and the Twins came together to win their division and reach the American League championship series on a bargain budget with a bunch of scrappy young players that came up together in the minors.
The Twins will honor that popular...
In the marathon that is a 162-game baseball season, a three-game losing streak is barely reason to panic. But after Minnesota was swept in their three-game season-opening series against the Baltimore Orioles, Twins fans seem to believe that not much has changed from last year's 99-loss season.
Indeed, it was a rough opening series for the Twins, who scored just five runs in...
One of my favorite movies of all-time has to be the Big Lebowski and I have to say that when I heard about this Minnesota Twins ad parodying it, I was quite excited.
The commercial features former Twins pitcher Kent Hrbek as "The Big Hrboswski" and it is an instant classic:
- Sources within WWE and outside of WWE have confirmed that as of now, The Bella Twins are scheduled to leave the company when their contracts expire at the end of April. Speculation is that they just want to move on to other things. The Twins wrote the following last night during RAW:
“Don’t believe what you hear #! Tune into WWE Superstars this week you won’t be disappointed...
Minnesota Twins right-hander Liam Hendriks remained hospitalized
Sunday with an apparent case of food poisoning.
The Orioles have already won their first series of 2012, and go for the sweep today. The Twins (2012 stats):