The Curse of the Big Papi

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Ayala gone on Jun 24, 2009Sorry about my absence, but I was diverted to the land of moviemaking. But nothing will get me back faster than a story like this. Now, the fact that Luis Ayala had an ERA below 10 tells you that even...



The journey of Brendan Harris on Jun 11, 2009You see how the logic works, don't you? Bill Smith acquired Brendan Harris (when the exchange rate was very favorable in Tampa) to be a starter. But Gardenhire doesn't like to start line-drive-hitting middle infielders like Harris. He prefers to...



Twins hold on to win in Oakland on Jun 10, 2009I don't think you can really blame Scott Baker for two relievers refusing to throw strikes with an 8-run, then a 7-run, then a 6-run lead (I'm looking at you, Bert). But it sure is nice to see Joe Nathan...



A thought on Sotomayor on Jun 1, 2009Sonia Sotomayor, the nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, has been credited a few times with "saving baseball," or at least saving the 1995 season. The Twins' 1995 record: 56-88, and the Marty Cordova era was launched. This is reason...



Wild night on May 28, 2009So the modern-day record for wild pitches is tied and neither Tim Wakefield nor R.A. Dickey is involved? Add in all the walks ... and the hits ... and the Twins cruised to a ... 4-2 victory. Wait, 4? But...



Bad day to be a catcher, or the manager who employs a catcher on May 28, 2009Twins lose 3-1 Thursday, and in the 7th inning, both teams catchers and managers get tossed. I haven't seen that before. For the Twins, though, Mike Redmond's ejection meant the realization of Ron Gardenhire's worst nightmare: Losing the designated h...