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The 1991 World Series is Still the Greatest of All-Time. Period.

After some time to really let this year's World Series sink in and hearing several fans and sports pundits gloat about 2017 being the best World Series fans had ever seen, I had to dig my heels and boast about 1991 still being the greatest display of championship baseball, ever. Sure, I'm biased. I'm from Minnesota, I'm a Twins fan -- but I'm sure most baseball experts would agree, the 1991 World Series, a championship bout which featured the Minnesota Twins and the Atlanta Braves, is still the greatest World Series of all-time. And it's not close. If you want to get some chills and remember what championships feel like, ...

2017 Minnesota Twins Season Preview

The Minnesota Twins had an awful season last year -- they finished with a record of 59-103 -- the worst in Twins franchise history and the worst record in the majors last year. This performance by the club prompted a front office overhaul with Derek Falvey hired from the Cleveland Indians as the Chief Baseball Officer and Phad Levine hired from the Texas Rangers as General Manager. Yet, most of the players that were here this past season still remain. Catcher Kurt Suzuki was not re-signed, but was replaced by Jason Castro, a free agent signing to be the Twins starting catcher.  Matt Belisle and former Twin Craig Breslow were signed...

American League Batting Title Named After Twins Hall of Famer

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Before the All Star Game at Petco Park in San Diego, it was announced the American League Batting Title was to be named in honor of former Twins great and seven-time American League Batting title holder Rod Carew. Carew, who had 3,053 hits with a .328 batting average in a career that spanned from 1967-1985 with the Twins and Angels, was honored before the game along with former San Diego Padre and eight time National League batting champion, Tony Gwynn, who died in 2014 from cancer.
“It surprised the heck out of me,” Carew, who had suffered a heart attack last November, was quoted...

How the iPhone Helps a Blind Baseball Fanatic

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There are many ways an iPhone can help a blind person like myself. You might wonder how since the device relies heavily on a touch screen. Let me share with you my experiences with my iPhone. When I got my first iPhone last December, I never dreamed of how big of a role the device would play in my baseball fandom. Initially, I had gotten the iPhone in order to have a phone that was more accessible than my flip phone. With the iPhone, I can send and receive messages and add phone numbers to my phone book, things I couldn’t do on my flip phone since I could not see the screen on it. I also wanted to be able...

Twins Pitching Coach Arrested on Suspicion of Drunken Driving

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It was reported late Thursday that Minnesota Twins Pitching coach Neil Allen was suspended indefinitely following a DWI arrest early Thursday morning. According to the report, Allen was stopped by Hennepin County Sheriff’s Officers at Sixth Street and Park Avenue at around 2 a.m. in Minneapolis. Allen refused a test and was arrested for suspicion of drunken driving. He was booked in the Hennepin County Jail around 4 a.m. and was released around 10:30 a.m. The Twins organization had this to say in a statement.  
“The Minnesota Twins are aware of the pending DWI charge...

Twins Pitcher Ervin Santana Suspended 80 Games

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Twins pitcher and major free-agent acquisition Ervin Santana has been handed an 80-game suspension by Major League Baseball for performance-enhancing drugs. The announcement can bring nothing but disappointment to the Twins. The right-hander was brought in on the largest free-agent contract in team history (4 yr/$55 M) to help a weak rotation and was looked at as a durable player. He had averaged 32 starts in the...

What To Do On All-Star Weekend

All Star Weekend This upcoming weekend will mark the third time the Twin Cities have hosted the MLB All-Star events. Tickets for the main events like the game and the Home Run Derby are still available on individual ticketing sites, for those willing to pay a price. While you may be lucky enough to find tickets to the All-Star game for around $200, most extend up to and above $2,000. Similarly, prices for the Home Run Derby extend up until the thousands. If you're not willing to pay that much for a ticket, there are other ways you can still participate in the All-Star festivities.

Friday, July 11

Movie Night:

Target Field Station will host a FREE ...

Whose First Pitch Was Worse — Carly Rae Jepsen's or 50 Cent's?

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While it isn't the most pressing debate taking place on Minnesota Connected right now, there is a bit of chatter going on in the world about which music celebrity's throw is the lousiest of them all. Last year, Carly Ray Jepson threw out what might be the worst ceremonial first pitch Major League Baseball had ever seen. The famed "Call Me Maybe" songstress took the mound in Tampa Bay and unleashed an 8-footer that seemed destined to go down in history as the WOAT (Worst of All-Time). Here is the video:

Minnesota Twins Announce "Sid Hartman Day" -- May 18

sid hartman day - may 18 - minnesota twins The Minnesota Twins will honor one of Minnesota's most renown sports journalists with bobbleheads, commemorative coffee mugs, and a pregame ceremony May 18 at Target Field. The organization just announced "Sid Hartman Day," a day shy of Hartman's 94th birthday, which is March 15. Hartman has been a popular sports columnist throughout his career with the Star Tribune. In addition to his career in journalism, Hartman became the acting general manager of the Minneapolis Lakers basketball team in 1947. The Lakers later moved to Los Angeles. And while Hartman is recognized for his mastery of the English language, he is praised for his direct comments and opinions. He was also able to build credibility with many important sources within...

Minnesota Twins Rising Prospect Miguel Sano Needs Surgery -- Out For Season

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The Minnesota Twins season got off to a turbulent start when it was announced last week Miguel Sano would be lost for the 2014 season. The 20-year-old third basemen is one of the Twins most promising prospects -- he will need Tommy John surgery on his throwing arm. He had been working to rehabilitate the injury as Twins personnel and famed surgeon Dr. James Andrews recommended rest for Sano in early November. But now it appears surgery is necessary for Sano to return to 100%. The ...