Peter J. Nelson
With the old digs coming down, Twinsfest needed to make the move this year to their cozy confines on the other side of downtown. The crowds were limited each day, allowing fans to go places inside Target Field where most fans have never gone before.
The Twins gave the greatest closer of all-time perhaps the greatest retirement gift of all time on Tuesday.
Unless you were deep in the forest or floating in the middle of a lake you probably heard that Kyle Gibson won his major league debut on Saturday.
In an effort to make every single baseball game matter in my life, I joined three fantasy baseball leagues this season. My allegiance will and always will remain with the Minnesota Twins but sometimes the Twins aren’t playing and other teams are. Being a Fantasy Baseball Manager is my favorite, least paying part-time job ever.
The only thing I wanted to talk about last week were the Twins chances against Verlander if they knocked him out early in the game.
Francisco Liriano was traded to the White Sox. Let’s hope Denard Span doesn’t go to Cleveland or KC. All signs point that he won’t but who knew Delmon Young would be a Tiger?
No, you weren’t having a heat stroke. The Twins were the Minneapolis Millers on Saturday night.
Someone asked the question tonight, “why do we care about the draft?” That came after I sent out the Twins press release as “breaking news” about the Twins taking outfielder Byron Buxton as the 2nd pick in the MLB draft Monday night.
There was no finer pre-game sight than a bear zooming around on a four-wheeler on the floor of the Metrodome. But TC needed something that was as environmentally conscience as Target Field yet still fun to ride.
You wouldn’t have known last season happened by all the fun and excitement around Target Field Monday. The sun was shining, the beer was golden and the flags were waving.
My heart sank when I saw and heard about THE John Williams composing music for the Boston BoSux and Fenway Park’s 100th Anniversary. It felt wrong.
MLB wanted to do something different this year with the season opener. It was a game to be played hours in the future against the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics while exposing MLB Baseball to new fans a half a world away.
Everyone knows this is the month of madness for sports fans. This is when we spend hours sitting in front of our computers, TV’s and guidebooks. This month determines how the next half-year plays out…in fantasyland.
The MLB made it official today. They are expanding the playoffs to 10 teams by adding another wild card team in each league. The two wild card teams will play each in a one game play off to get to the divisional series.
This last weekend marked the beginning of Twins Baseball Season for tons of eager fans like myself.