Morneau News Finally Encouraging

Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau – out since a concussion suffered in early July – appears to be making some progress in his recovery. Morneau took batting practice and field ground balls with his teammates Thursday at Target Field prior to the Twins’ game against the Toronto Blue Jays. It’s one step in the…
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Many Managerial Mainstays Walking Away

How’s that for a tongue-twisting headline? I was watching a little bit of the Toronto Blue Jays-New York Yankees game on TV on Wednesday night, and the Blue Jays were honoring longtime manager Cito Gaston. I hadn’t realized it until then that Gaston will be managing the final game of his career against the Minnesota…
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Couple Of Surprises Among NFL’s Unbeatens

Just three weeks into the NFL season, and only three undefeated teams remain. All three could be considered surprises, but for different reasons. Figured I’d examine the 3-0 NFL teams. Pittsburgh Steelers: Initially, it’s hard to say the Steelers are a surprise, considering this is one of the NFL’s elite franchises. But with Ben Roethlisberger…
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MLB Playoff Expansion A Bad Idea

I can understand why Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig wants to explore expansion, but in my opinion it’s a bad idea. Selig said Friday he’s not afraid of upsetting the purists by developing a new system to allow more teams to reach the postseason. Here’s one quote from Selig:  “We have less teams than any…
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B Team Gets It Done As Twins Catch Yankees

One night after clinching a postseason berth, the Minnesota Twins find themselves tied with the New York Yankees for best record in the American League. The Yankees dropped a 7-2 decision to Tampa Bay on Wednesday night. During the afternoon, the Twins – featuring a lineup barely recognizable to a bandwagon fan – defeated the…
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Twins Can Clinch As Early As Tonight

It’s currently the early morning hours of Tuesday, so as early as tonight the Minnesota Twins can clinch the AL Central division. The Chicago White Sox lost a late game to Oakland on the West Coast on Monday, hours after the Twins defeated the Cleveland Indians at Target Field. So the party could be on,…
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Sorting Through A Twins Playoff Roster

The Minnesota Twins may have lost Sunday, but the Chicago White Sox also fell in extra innings. The Twins’ magic number shrunk to 4 in the process, which means they will probably clinch the AL Central division title before the weekend. And they’ll likely be the first team to clinch a playoff spot this year…
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