Twins Talk
  • Tony Olivia posing next to the statue erected to honor him at Target Field.

    Photos and Story by Gordy Jones I often speak at schools. I tell students to set goals and to chase their dreams to the end. But sometimes, you find out, your dreams aren’t exactly what …

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    27 Jul 12
  • Scott Diamond is shown here relaxing and cooling off after a run.

    Diamond in the Rough Season The Twins certainly have had their starting-pitching woes this year, but one bright spot has come out of it: It has allowed Scott Diamond to be promoted and to shine. …

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    20 Jul 12
  • At the end of a long, hot day, Rod Carew answers the kids questions.

    The Greatest Gifts of AllStory and photos by Gordy Jones Dave St. Peter grew up in North Dakota, joined the Twins’ front office in 1990, and held a variety of positions before becoming president in …

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    13 Jul 12
  • The three for Killebrew's number 3 are from left to right: Rod Carew, Frank Quilici and Tony Oliva, shown here having a good time together.

    Photo and Story by Gordy Jones One of Harmon Killebrew’s last wishes before he passed away, last year, was that his three best friends and former teammates, Rod Carew, Frank Quilici, and Tony Oliva, ensure …

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    06 Jul 12
  • Jason Marquis should have quit after his win in New York. He was released a few weeks after.

    With Good Pitching, We Coulda Been a Contenderstory and photos by gordy jones It seems like in the blink of an eye, we have come from opening day to our approach of the All-Star break. …

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    28 Jun 12
  • Brian Dozier, who loves hunting, has been hunting for a higher batting average. He has the ability to hit the long ball, and the Twins are showing patience. They are allowing the young man to get used to major league pitching.

    Off of the Air-Waves, But On the Golf Course I talked to my friend John Gordon the other day. The former voice of the Twins is happily retired in Fort Myers, spending time with his …

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    22 Jun 12
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    Story and Photos by Gordy Jones Last week Justin and Krista Morneau hosted their fourth annual casino night, benefitting research of childhood arthritis. I have found this to be one of the most enjoyable events …

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    15 Jun 12
  • Drew Butera (left) and Joe Pohlad at Twins Fest

    Enthusiasm is a Gift! Photos and story by Gordy Jones Every now and then, a ballplayer comes along who has an extra amount of enthusiasm, making his brand of baseball a little more fun to …

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    08 Jun 12