Twins In Great Shape Entering Series With ChiSox

Kevin Slowey and the Minnesota Twins may not have gotten their no-hitter Sunday. But a win against the A’s combined with Detroit’s victory against the White Sox, and the Twins find themselves with a three-game lead in the AL Central. Slowey tossed seven no-hit innings, but combine an escalating pitch count with the fact that he…
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How Much Is Too Much?

I was surfing inforum.com today and was somewhat surprised to see among the most commented stories on the website is one written a week ago about Southern Illinois head football coach Dale Lennon. It should be noted that since revamping the AreaVoices site, recent articles aren’t allowing comments until a few kinks are worked out on…
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Future Hall Of Famer May Be Finished

Chipper Jones will undergo surgery on a season-ending knee injury he suffered earlier this week. Whether or not Jones will ever wear a big league uniform again is yet to be determined. The loss of the 38-year-old third baseman is a big blow to the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves. And at his age, there’s no…
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Twins Win This Round, But War Is Not Over

The Minnesota Twins moved into the driver’s seat in the AL Central race on Thursday night, defeating the Chicago White Sox 6-1. The Twins took 2 of 3 in the series, giving them a one-game lead in the division over the ChiSox. Encouraging to see the Twins offense take advantage of a few opportunities. Francisco…
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Brouhaha Breaks Out At Vikings Camp

Things got a little heated at Minnesota Vikings camp today. According to AP sports writer Dave Campbell, rookie running back Toby Gerhart and veteran defensive end Ray Edwards got into a bit of a tussle, which resulted in defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier getting in Edwards’ face. I haven’t heard any more about it. These types…
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Two Games In, And A Predictable Split

No big surprises after the first two games of a pivotal Minnesota Twins-Chicago White Sox series. Each team has taken a game at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago. The White Sox put up a crooked number against Twins starter Glen Perkins on Wednesday night. Perkins was making his first start in the big leagues in over a…
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On The Radio Today

Got my weekly Wednesday appearance on “Sports Talk” from 1-2 p.m. today on 970-AM WDAY. Joining me in studio will be Ben Karkela of The Forum. We’ll talk about a pair of big victories last night. The Minnesota Twins and Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks both picked up wins Tuesday to move into first place in their leagues/divisions.…
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Blog Is Still Going, But With A Few Kinks

Hope you all hang with me as we work through a few of the kinks with the new blogging software. Can’t seem to get my links to work on the right side. Anyway, that’s all I got for now. I might write something after the Twins-White Sox game tonight.

The Anatomy Of A Lopsided Trade

It’s one year to the day that the Minnesota Twins got Carl Pavano in a trade from the Cleveland Indians. And let’s face it, if Twins GM Bill Smith applies for another big league job, this trade will be at the top of his resume. On Aug. 7, 2009, the Twins acquired Pavano in exchange for…
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