Twins Talk
  • In March, Joe Mauer and his wife Maddie announced that they are expecting Twins

    Photos and Story by Gordy Jones   Earlier this year, Twins catcher Joe Mauer and his wife, Maddie, announced they were due to have twins in late summer/early fall. Joe is not the only Twin …

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    24 May 13
  • Rooting for a Potential Hero!

    Twins Talk Photos and Stories by Gordy Jones Rooting for a Potential Hero!   I met 23-year-old Aaron Hicks this year at spring training, and he seemed like a hard-working, happy-go-lucky guy – a little …

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    17 May 13
  • Forever Trevor

    One of my favorite characters on the Minnesota Twins is Trevor Plouffe. He is always fresh and enthusiastic, and you can tell how much fun he has with baseball. I always see Trevor rooting for others, and he’s the first to congratulate his teammates when they make a good play. He is also the guy jumping around the dugout trying to rev up his colleagues.

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    10 May 13
  • Batboy Rap

    When I last interviewed Twins batboy Dominic Frost, it was 2011 and he was a rookie in the Twins’ clubhouse. Former batboy Adam Hanson had just been promoted to clubhouse attendant. I remember asking then-17-year-old Dominic how he landed such a cool job.

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    03 May 13
  • Snow is cleared from the seating areas with hot water and steam.

    The Miami Marlins were in town to experience a blizzard-postponed game, followed by a makeup day/night doubleheader. The night of the blizzard, I drove home after 11 p.m. and was barely able to see 10 feet in front of me. It was hard to keep my car on the snow-buried road. I remember thinking

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    26 Apr 13
  • Justin and Joe taping a PSA for the people in Boston

    Brian Dozier has been playing a stellar second base — diving and showing good range, making some great plays in the field. This is how he played in Florida – and it has carried over from spring training.

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    19 Apr 13
  • During batting practice, there can be a lot of activity, including: infield practice, stretching, base running and more. Terry Steinbach is shown here hitting infield practice.

    Photos and Story by Gordy Jones Everyone makes mistakes. When a professional ballplayer goofs, millions of people might witness the blunder. The same holds true for a team’s corporate communications department, known in the old …

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    12 Apr 13
  • Safe at Home!

    Photo’s and Stories by Gordy Jones It’s no accident that many Minnesotans who have made it to professional baseball opt to play in front of their hometown fans. Joe Mauer is one; he grew up …

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    05 Apr 13