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MINNEAPOLIS -- Torii Hunter can't remember who the Twins were playing -- or even if they won, for that matter -- but there was a moment in 2002 that has stuck with Hunter to this day as he talks about his former manager and current Minnesota skipper Ron Gardenhire.
With the Twins losing by seven runs in the sixth or seventh inning, Gardenhire stood up and, out of nowhere, told what Hunter calls a "hell of a joke." Whatever the joke was (it likely wasn't fit to print), it got the entire Minnesota dugout laughing. Soon, Gardenhire's team was joking around and loosening up. The Twins started to play better, too, and began to rally.
Hunter isn't certain if Minnesota won that game, but that's not what was important. The importance of that one joke was that it helped Gardenhire earn the respect of his team's key players such as Hunter, Jacque Jones, Corey Koskie, David Ortiz and A.J. Pierzynski. That bond Gardenhire formed with his players was a sign of...
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Dick Bremer who is the play-by-play voice for the Minnesota Twins got a little frisky during Thursday’s Twins game. The ‘kiss-cam’ at Target Field ended up focusing on the play-by-play booth and Dick took the opportunity to land a surprise kiss on the cheek to former Twins pitcher Bert Blyleven. The reaction from both guys are great. [@CJZero] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
MINNEAPOLIS -- Sunday marks the last day of Major League Baseball's regular season. For the players on teams not in the postseason, that means a bit of downtime -- finally -- after a long 162-game season.
Not for Chris Herrmann.
The Twins catcheroutfielder will head to the Dominican Republic early next month to report to his winter ball team, Estrellas de Oriente. That means...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Adversity has been something Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey has become accustomed to over the last few years. So a flu bug was nothing more than a mere annoyance Monday against Detroit as the right-hander made what turned out to be his final start of the season.
Admittedly not feeling well as he dealt with the flu, Pelfrey took the mound against the Tigers in the Twins...
Minnesota Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia was a late scratch from the team's lineup yesterday. Arcia was deemed unable to suit up after bruising his right knee during batting practice, according to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com.
Arcia sustained his injury while running into a wall during batting practice. The circumstances surrounding the injury aren't clear, but fielders...
With a 1-0 win over the hapless Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night at Target Field, the Detroit Tigers clinched the team’s third-straight American League Central title. And as the champagne and beer flowed and showered the division champs, skipper Jim Leyland first got emotional, then he got down. And I mean he really got down. […]The post Shoulda done ‘The Charleston’: Jim...
For the Minnesota Twins, barreling their way to a third straight 90-loss season, it's about the little things - like not watching another team celebrate a playoff berth.
They had their noses rubbed in it Sunday in Oakland, where the Athletics beat Minnesota 11-7 to complete a four-game sweep and clinch their second straight AL West title.
The Twins are trying to avoid the same...
To finish the regular season, your Cleveland Indians (88-70) head off to dreaded Target Field to take on the struggling Minnesota Twins (66-92). To begin the year, the Twins were one of the more surprising teams in the American League; that hasn’t been the case for the last three months.
Overall, the Indians are just 14-19 (.424) at Target Field, which opened as the new home for...
The Minnesota Twins are going down swinging.
The Twins struck out another 14 times in a 4-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night, the 61st time this season they have fanned at least 10 times in a game.
Josh Willingham and Clete Thomas each struck out three times, and the Twins' final six outs of the game came on whiffs as they failed to keep the Tigers from clinching...
Josmil Pinto hit an RBI single in the 11th inning and the Minnesota Twins overcame 12 strikeouts by Justin Verlander to beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Monday night.
The Tigers led 3-0 in the eighth, but Jose Veras gave up RBI doubles to Eduardo Escobar and pinch-hitter Ryan Doumit. Brian Dozier led off the ninth with a tying homer against previously perfect closer Joaquin Benoit...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Josmil Pinto hit an RBI single in the 11th inning and the Minnesota Twins overcame 12 strikeouts by Justin Verlander to beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Monday night.
The Tigers led 3-0 in the eighth, but Jose Veras gave up RBI doubles to Eduardo Escobar and pinch-hitter Ryan Doumit. Brian Dozier led off the ninth with a tying homer against previously perfect closer...
Ron Gardenhire is running out of chances to reach another career milestone.
The former American League Manager of the Year who has led the Minnesota Twins to six AL Central Division titles is two victories shy of 1,000.
After the Twins lost 6-5 to the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night, he has three games remaining in Minnesota's disappointing 66-93 campaign.
The Twins realized there probably would be a celebration at Target Field during this series with Detroit. Even without champagne they enjoyed the party a lot more than they expected.
Brian Dozier launched a Joaquin Benoit fastball into the Tigers bullpen to tie the score in the ninth inning Monday night then raced home with the winning run on a Josmil Pinto single in the 11th and...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Torii Hunter couldn't help but peek at the out-of-town scoreboard at Target Field, glancing toward the LED board in right-center field. When Cleveland trailed Chicago by a run in the bottom of the ninth, the Tigers outfielder felt his team had a chance to clinch the American League Central on Tuesday night with a win over Minnesota.
Not long after, the score in...