Twins Talk
  • 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
  • Two Different Roads to Baseball

    Two Different Roads to Baseball Photos and Story by Gordy Jones Thirty years ago, spring training was a time when players would begin getting into shape and preparing for the season. Now the players come …

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    29 Mar 13
  • Joe Mauer

    I asked Joe Mauer if he might have a moment to chat for “Twins Talk.” He smiled and said, “Sure, Gordy. Immediately after batting practice.”

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    22 Mar 13
  • Morneau and the WBC

    It was great to see Justin Morneau back in camp this week after playing for Canada in the World Baseball Classic. I asked Justin about his experience and he said, “It (the WBC) is a good experience for anybody who has been through it

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    15 Mar 13
  • twins talk 4 3-5-13

    The Twins’ spring training in Florida is a great platform to build your vacation on; there’s a lot to do in Southwest Florida. Although it has been unusually chilly this year, it is still much warmer here, and there is no one shoveling snow.

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    05 Mar 13