The Power Of Baseball PR

You can call me a baseball traditionalist, I suppose. Most of the time, that particular broad-sweeping label is accurate. I’m just not a big fan of interleague play. So I’m glad the Twins can return to facing American League opponents this week. Fans across the country in many markets got excited about interleague play this past…
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Baseball Loses A Character In Lima

Jose Lima is remembered for winning 21 games for the Houston Astros in 1999, earning him All-Star honors while finishing fourth in the AL Cy Young voting. Just as famously, he’s remembered for the following season, when he posted a 7-16 record with a 6.65 ERA. But he’s probably best remembered for the phrase, "It’s Lima…
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Plouffe’s Debut Coming Tonight

For a good portion of his minor league career, it didn’t look like shortstop Trevor Plouffe would ever make the big leagues. But the Minnesota Twins’ first-round pick in 2004 got called up to the big leagues after Thursday’s game and will start at shortstop tonight (Friday) against the Milwaukee Brewers. Plouffe was hitting .303 with…
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Twins Need An Interleague Bounce-back

Interleague play couldn’t come any sooner for the Minnesota Twins. The Twins lost their third straight game on Thursday, falling 6-2 to the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. The Twins have been pretty much contained the last three days by Shawn Marcum, Clay Buchholz and Jon Lester. These guys are no slouches, but with…
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Decade Passes Since Sealy’s Death

I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since former Minnesota Timberwolves guard/forward Malik Sealy died. Sealy passed away from injuries suffered in a late-night auto accident on his way home from teammate and friend Kevin Garnett’s birthday party. Here’s a recent story on Sealy from ESPN:   And here’s highlights from Sealy’s most memorable game with the…
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On The Radio Show Today

Kerry Collins and I are back on "Sports Talk" from 1-2 p.m. on 970-AM WDAY radio today. We’ll be discussing the Minnesota Timberwolves, which once again fell victim to luck at the NBA’s draft lottery. We’ll also talk some Minnesota Twins baseball and discuss the Hanley Ramirez saga in Miami with the Florida Marlins. If you…
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Ghost Of Lottery Past Visits Wolves Again

The face of the Minnesota Timberwolves at the NBA draft lottery has changed at various times during franchise history. But the results remain the same. This time, team president David Kahn had to watch as the Wolves – slotted 2nd entering Tuesday’s lottery – fell to fourth. It marks the seventh time in 13 tries that…
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Evil Empire Strikes Again

Move over, Bambino. Get lost, Billy Goat. Let’s call this one, "the Curse of L-Rod." Former Minnesota Twins infielder Luis Rodriguez hit a two-run home run in the ninth inning of a game July 4, 2007, as the Twins won that day 6-2. That game was at Yankee Stadium. It was a meaningless moon shot.…
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Radio Show Lineup Today

I’m back on "Sports Talk" on 970-AM WDAY radio from 1-2 p.m. today with Forum reporter Kerry Collins. Today, we’ll be talking about the "big" Twins-Yankees series. Do you think it’s a big series? We’ll try to break it down as best we can. Also, we plan to discuss the future of LeBron James. Will he stay in Cleveland?  We’re…
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