Monthly Archives: July 2009

Minnesota’s Ten-Run Collapse Shows Vulnerability and Necessity

Monday night in Oakland, the Minnesota Twins seemed to have everything going their way, for awhile at least. This year’s de facto ace, Nick Blackburn was on the hill and the offense was firing on all cylinders. Blackburn was given … Continue reading

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Five Reasons the Minnesota Twins Will Not Make the Postseason

The Minnesota Twins have a legitimate shot at winning the American League Central this season. Going into play on Saturday they sit just two-and-a-half games behind the division leading Detroit Tigers and one-half game behind the Chicago White Sox. The … Continue reading

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Five Reasons the Minnesota Twins Will Make the Postseason

The Minnesota Twins have a legitimate shot at winning the American League Central this season. Going into play on Saturday they sit just two and a half games behind the division leading Detroit Tigers and one half game behind the … Continue reading

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Albert Pujols: Finally Becoming the Face of MLB

Since entering the league in 2001, Albert Pujols has never been “the man” in Major League Baseball. He has always played second-fiddle to the likes of Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez, and Manny Ramirez. Not in terms of talent, mind you. … Continue reading

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Ian Kinsler Still Not an All-Star

Major League Baseball announced Sunday that Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has withdrawn from Tuesday’s All-Star Game to be with his wife who is in hospital. This gave American League manager Joe Maddon of the Tampa Bay Rays … Continue reading

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30 Years Later: Disco Demolition Night

As the first-half winds to a close today, fans and players are looking forward to this week’s All-Star festivities. Fans in Chicago, however, have a reason to look back today. It was 30 years ago today, July 12, 1979, that … Continue reading

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Out of His Element? Mauer Enters Home Run Derby

It was announced Friday that Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer will participate in the 2009 State Farm Home Run Derby. Mauer, a two-time batting champion, would seem an unlikely choice for the Derby, but he has already set a career … Continue reading

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