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  • Former Twin's slugger Jason Kubel was Rookie of the Year and won the batting title while playing for the Red Wings in 2004.

    Down on the FarmPhotos and story by Gordy Jones The Twins have extended their contract with their Triple-A affiliate in the International League, the Rochester Red Wings, for two years. I have always thought it …

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    10 Sep 12
  • 18-time All-Star Rod Carew addresses crowd at the news conference.

    An All-Star Cast Makes an All-Star Announcement!Photos and story by Gordy Jones The big “secret” was actually no secret when Commissioner Allen (Bud) Selig rolled into town August 29 to make the official announcement that …

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    31 Aug 12
  • Carl Pavano, who has been on the disabled list for most of the season, is out for the year.

    Photos and Stories by Gordy Jones
    All Five Twins Starters Are Gone!

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    23 Aug 12
  • Brian Dozier had been struggling both offensively and defensively before being sent to Rochester.

    Stories and photos by Gordy Jones The Twins Say Goodbye to a Few Friends The Minnesota Twins have announced that beginning next season, their games will no longer be heard on KSTP AM. KSTP, also …

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    17 Aug 12
  • I told Darin Mastroianni that his mannerisms reminded me of Joe Mauer's second cousin, NBA referee Kenny Mauer, (left), who is my high school pal.

    Mastroianni, Mauers, and CocktailsWhen I first met Twins outfielder Darin Mastroianni, something about him was familiar, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. Then one night I was at a fundraiser where he …

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    10 Aug 12
  • Hondo the Magician uses his cell phone as a tool in one of his illusions. Fans, as well as Brian Dozier (left top), Drew Butera (left bottom), and Denard Span (right), gather around Hondo as they listen to audio on the phone which is part of the illusion.

    Shooting the Breeze With Cole De VriesStory and Photos by Gordy Jones We all know how the original 2012 Twins pitching staff failed miserably, especially the Jason Marquis experiment. Always looking for a positive, I …

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    03 Aug 12
  • 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