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Twins: 'Check the ball' earned Ron Gardenhire his 72nd ejection

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire insisted he never said any magic words to plate umpire Chris Segal on Monday night, earning his 72nd career regular-season managerial ejection. " 'Check the ball' should not get you thrown out," Gardenhire said. "There's other things I've said, believe me, that deserve a pitch, but not that one. Everybody has a right to...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rotation solution: Drop to four starters?

Ron Gardenhire MN Twins -Photo Credit – Keith Allison By the time they are done with their weekend series against the Oakland Athletics, the Minnesota Twins will have to look ahead to 2015, and how to fix their current woes. Despite investing heavily in the offseason in starting pitching, the team’s starters rank near the bottom of the league for the fourth consecutive year....
Via Hot Stove MLB
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Was Sunday’s outburst the future of the Twins?

Ron Gardenhire Twins -Photo Credit – Keith Allison Sunday’s 16-3 walloping of the Chicago White Sox had Minnesota Twins fans salivating over the future of the Minnesota lineup. From Danny Santana’s five-hit game to Oswaldo Arcia’s moonshot that reached the concourse beyond the right-field bleachers, the lineup was clicking on all cylinders — even absent of regular first...
Via Hot Stove MLB
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins name teen with heart condition honorary manager in ‘Little Big League’ tribute (vid)

The Minnesota Twins wanted to something special to commemorate the 20th anniversary this month of the film, “Little Big League.” To do so, the team went above and beyond simply doing something hokey and instead utilized the anniversary of the movie to lift the spirits of an ill 14-year-old baseball fan. “Little Big League” of […] The post Twins name teen with heart condition...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins offense fails to capitalize on chances in loss to Royals

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins manager Ron Gardenhire let out a deep sigh moments before addressing the media following Monday's 6-1 loss to Kansas City. It was one of those nights for Gardenhire and Minnesota. "We had chances," the skipper said. The Twins did indeed have plenty of chances to score in Monday's series opener but didn't capitalize on them. Minnesota finished...
Via Fox Sports North
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Gardenhire expresses encouragement

As the first half of the season comes gradually to a close, the Minnesota Twins are still struggling to find some sort of foothold that could possibly propel them to the near top of the AL Central Division. And June has not been a friendly month for such a case to happen. The longest win streak the Twins have had was four games, with the most recent coming off a four-game sweep of...
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Ron Gardenhire reaches 1,000 managerial wins

CLEVELAND -- Ron Gardenhire won his 1,000th game as the Twins manager on Saturday as Minnesota defeated Cleveland 7-3 at Progressive Field. Gardenhire, who is in his 13th season as manager, is the 10th in major league history to win 1,000 games with the same team. The win came in his 1,950th game. After the game, Gardenhire was doused with champagne and presented the lineup card...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins manager Gardenhire earns milestone 1,000th win

At the end of the 2013 season, Ron Gardenhire didn't know whether he'd ever get a chance to earn his 1,000th career win. He and the Minnesota Twins had just finished up their third season of 96 or more losses, and Gardenhire's future hung in the balance. Yet despite the losing, Minnesota showed a sign of faith in Gardenhire to lead a turnaround in Minnesota and brought...
Via Fox Sports North
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire teaches son finer points of eyebrow-shaving (pic)

Skills, talents and life lessons routinely are passed down from father to son, but who knew the finer points of how to maintain bushy and uncontrollable eyebrows were one of them? Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire recently was photographed by his Lindsay Gardenhire, his daughter-in-law and wife to son, Toby, demonstrating to his son how to go about shaving one’s eyebrows so...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins' Gardenhire wants to see fewer doctors

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins manager Ron Gardenhire had never seen a season quite like 2011 in regard to injuries. Heck, he even had an Achilles' injury at one point in the season. As the health of the Minnesota Twins dwindled, so too did the wins. From the first week of the season until the last game of the year, Gardenhire never had a full squad on the field as the Twins finished...
Via Fox Sports North
January 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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