The Bambino Hits Fargo

On Nov. 8, 1926, Calvin Coolidge was President of the United States. The average lifespan of an American male was just 55 years old. Prohibition was still entrenched in American policy, yet the Roaring Twenties were still very much roaring. And on Nov. 8, 1926, the most famous baseball player who ever lived stepped onto…
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The Time Was Right To Part Ways With Gardy

For just the second time since 1986, the Minnesota Twins are looking for a new manager. And after four straight 90-plus loss seasons, who can blame them? Is Ron Gardenhire to blame for the lack of talent? No. When given pitching staffs in recent years with Carl Pavano, Scott Diamond and Ricky Nolasco as aces,…
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Hicks, Arcia Are Keys To Respectability For Twins

After three straight seasons with 90-plus losses, the uphill climb that the Minnesota Twins face entering today’s season opener has become very steep. There is hope for the future, which I touched on in our season preview in today’s paper. The Twins farm system is highly ranked by a number of sources, including Baseball America.…
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Twins Caravan Leftovers

Nothing really beats talking baseball on a cold January night like we endured in Fargo-Moorhead last night. The Minnesota Twins Winter Caravan stop at The Hub couldn’t have come at a better time. Third baseman Trevor Plouffe, reliever Anthony Swarzak, Twins broadcaster and Baseball Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven, bench coach Terry Steinbach and Twins…
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