Impact Of Nishioka’s Addition To Twins Would Be Tough To Predict

I blogged last week about the Minnesota Twins being awarded exclusive negotiating rights with Japanese middle infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka. I mentioned in that post how it was unusual to see a Midwest team win the bidding, since seemingly the majority of well-known Japanese imports (Hideki Matsui, Ichiro, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Hideo Nomo, etc.) have ended up…
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Why I Can’t Stand The BCS

It’s too easy to argue against the Bowl Championship Series. That’s because it’s mere existence is so absurd to begin with that I imagine 100 years from now, historians will look back on the BCS and laugh at our creative little system. It’s like sitting here now and thinking back to helmetless hockey. What a…
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Gardenhire Earns National Respect Despite Local Angst

Major League Baseball’s Manager of the Year awards are for regular-season only. And considering that, it’s pretty surprising it’s taken Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire this long to win one. He finally picked up the American League honor on Wednesday, with 108 total points in the voting system. Texas Rangers skipper Ron Washington finished second…
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