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Hey White Sox and Tiger fans! It's alive! BUWAHAHAHA!!!!!


Hey White Sox and Tiger fans! It's alive! BUWAHAHAHA!!!!!

Jon Rauch Finally Shanks Ump


No one expresses surprise. "We all knew it was going to happen, and it did" said a bystander who wishes to remain anonymous.

Young sprains right ankle, lands on DL; With Video


MILWAUKEE -- As he crashed into the left-field fence in the fifth inning, Delmon Young's spike got caught on the bottom of the wall, forcing his weight down on his right ankle. Young left Saturday's 11-1 loss at Miller Park and was carted off after suffering a right ankle sprain. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list after the game, and the Twins recalled outfielder Rene Tosoni. "I got my spike caught on the bottom of the scoreboard; the black ledge just sticks out," Young said. "Instead of my foot missing it and just hitting the ground, it got caught in there, and the rest of my weight went into it." From Jordan Schelling

Gardenhire's Furious, but not for the Reasons you Might Think


Watching a bullpen blow a 5-0, eighth-inning lead would leave any manager furious, but that's not what had Gardenhire at wit's end after the 6-5 loss to the Angels. He was more focused on the following four moments: * After taking a 1-0 lead in the first inning, the Twins had Alexi Casilla on first base with one out and failed to bring him home. Justin Morneau fouled out, and Michael Cuddyer lined out to end the inning. * In the second inning, Danny Valencia hit a two-out single. When Drew Butera lined out to end the inning, Valencia was retreating to first base after forgetting the number of outs. * In the fifth inning, Jason Kubel lined a two-run single, stretching the lead to 4-0. But standing on second base with the bases loaded, he forgot there was only one out, when Cuddyer hit what would have been a sacrifice fly to right field. Kubel ran to third, like there were three outs, and was easily doubled up at second base. That cost the Twins at least one run. * The Angels eighth-inning rally started when Alex Burnett was late covering first base, as speedster Peter Bourjos reached on an infield single. Some readers will say Gardenhire's wrath was misdirected on a night when the relievers started an eighth-inning fire and kept adding gasoline. But the bullpen is what it is. "That’s who we have. That's who we are. That’s who has to pitch," Gardenhire said. From Joe C at the Strib

Thome Almost Ready to Rejoin Twins


PHOENIX -- Twins designated hitter Jim Thome has been out all month with a left oblique strain, but there may be light. Thome is set to rejoin the team when it returns home from a seven-game western swing on Monday to face the Mariners, manager Ron Gardenhire said on Friday. From

Young Returns to Twins from Disabled List


MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins activated left fielder Delmon Young from the 15-day disabled list on Friday and optioned outfielder Rene Tosoni to Triple-A Rochester to make room on the 25-man roster. From

Liriano’s Next Start Pushed Back A Day


BOSTON (AP) — Minnesota left-hander Francisco Liriano will wait another day to follow up his no-hitter, having his next start pushed back because of flu symptoms and a sore throat. From WCCO

Mauer isn't ready to come off DL


"Twins catcher Joe Mauer probably won't be ready to come off the 15-day disabled list Thursday, the first day he's eligible to return, General Manager Bill Smith said today. "Smith doesn't have a timetable for Mauer's return but said the catcher lost about one week of recovery time with a viral infection." From Joe C. at the Strib

Selig: Expanded playoffs coming for 2012


NEW YORK (AP)—With both sides expressing support for adding two playoff teams in 2012, negotiators for baseball players and owners are considering having the new wild-card round be best-of-3 or winner-take-all. Because longer series would push playoffs deeper into cold weather, the sides are not considering have the new first round be best-of-5 of best-of-7. "I would say we’re moving to expanding the playoffs, but there’s a myriad of details to work out," Commissioner Bud Selig said Thursday at his annual meeting with the Associated Press Sports Editors. "Ten is a fair number." Via Yahoo Sports



Instead of another The-season-is-over-please-get-me-another-beer-this-one-is-too-salty-from-all-my-tears post, I want to focus on the new wall under the Batter's Eye View seats instead. In case you...

"To tell you the truth I’m not a doctor or anything but I don’t think they’re related."


Mauer on bilateral leg weakness and viral infection.

Morneau will be in Opening Day Lineup!


TORONTO -- Justin Morneau will be in the Twins lineup, playing first base and batting cleanup, when they open their season on Friday night against the Blue Jays, Manager Ron Gardenhire confirmed Thursday. From Joe C. at the Strib

Didn't like that G.B. Leighton song? At least you're not a Red Sawks fan!


Didn't like that G.B. Leighton song? At least you're not a Red Sawks fan!


Scalping is Killing Twins Baseball…

via I was tired not being able to buy tickets to some Twins games at Target Field last year without being extorted by organized scalping businesses, so I decided to buy season...


How 'Bout Them Twins? A Poll*

It's almost April! How do you think the Twins will do this year? There's already been a few, maybe a kazillion sabremetrically pessimistic fanposts written about the Twins players this spring. G...

Twins reveal fate of those distracting Target Field spruce trees


• Ten of the 14 trees will be replanted in state parks • Two will be transplanted near the entrance to the Target Field • One will be auctioned off online to benefit the Minnesota Twins Community Fund. • One will be given away in a contest for season-ticket holders. In their place will be a honeycombed aluminum panel that's punctuated with small holes. -From the Strib

MLB® 11 The Show™ "Yankee Killer" Trailer I had a wet dream like this once...or twice...or so.

MLB® 11 The Show™ "Yankee Killer" Trailer I had a wet dream like this once...or twice...or so.

Opening Day up in air as Morneau Shakes Concussion


FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Opening Day is still a question mark for Twins first baseman Justin Morneau, who reported to Spring Training Monday morning. The 29-year-old was lost for the season in July when he suffered a concussion trying to break up a double play. Setting up his locker in shorts and a T-shirt, Morneau said he'll go through the full Spring Training routine starting Tuesday, but will not play in at least the Twins' first four spring games. "Especially in the last month, it's progressed a lot. I wouldn't say it's 100 percent yet, but I think it's close as I can get," Morneau said. "It's just that final hump trying to get over." Evan Drellich at

Joe Mauer goes swimming in Cabo San Lucas in the offseason.


Joe Mauer goes swimming in Cabo San Lucas in the offseason.

Twins to Immortalize Blyleven by Retiring No. 28


MINNEAPOLIS -- Bert Blyleven's No. 28 will never be worn by a Twins player again. The Twins announced Thursday night during their annual Diamond Awards that they will retire Blyleven's uniform number to honor the pitcher who will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on July 24. No. 28, which Blyleven wore for all 11 seasons he spent with the Twins, will be retired during a pregame celebration on July 16 at Target Field when the Twins host the Royals as part of Bert Blyleven Day. From

Justin Morneau goes Bowling!


Last Thursday, Morneau and his wife, Krista, held the Justin Morneau's Charity Bowling Night in his hometown of New "Westminster, B.C. The event was held to raise money for the New Westminster Firefighters Charitable Society, and Morneau said that early estimates have the event raising over $10,000. "It was at the bowling alley that we used to go to for birthday parties when we were younger, so that made it special," Morneau said." Oh, and he feels good and vows to be ready for Spring Training, etc. From Kelly Thesier at

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