Twins Talk
  • Harmon Killebrew and Tony Olivia played together, were very close friends and continued to instruct Twins players together at spring training until Harmon's passing last year. Tony still works with the team all year.

    Now Speaking: Dave Winfield! All photos and stories by Gordy Jones. Dave Winfield, who is a St. Paul native and member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, called the other day to tell me …

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    27 Apr 12
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    Stories and Photos by Gordy Jones   Justin’s Casino Night Should Be a Full House! June 10th, after the Twins play host to the Cubs in an interleague Sunday matinee, Justin and Krista Morneau will …

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    20 Apr 12
  • Fans begin tailgating at 8 A.M. on Minnesota Day!

    The regular season is here, and I’ve been shivering at Target Field. That made me think of the perfect weather I experienced during spring training. Every day it was 87, sunny, with a light breeze …

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    13 Apr 12
  • Michael Cuddyer and his wife Claudia have won many awards for their community work.

    Lately I’ve had several Twins fans errantly ask me, “What about this guy we got for Cuddyer? Is he any good?” They are referring to Josh Willingham.   First of all, we didn’t trade Cuddyer. …

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    06 Apr 12
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    Twins Talk story and all photographs by Gordy Jones After watching some drills in the early days of this year’s spring training, I thought 2012 was going to be a continuation of the 2011 fiasco …

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    30 Mar 12
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    Twins Hey, Twins Fans! Come On Down! Beginning today, put all of your spare change and extra dollars into your cookie jar, and start planning for next March, when you’re going to take a trip …

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    23 Mar 12
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    Can you believe it? It’s almost time for Twins spring training to begin in Florida! It seems like we just closed the dismal 2011 season; then suddenly it was January and time for the team’s …

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    10 Feb 12
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    Cory Provus succeeds John Gordon On November 3rd, the Twins announced the replacement for their retiring broadcast veteran, John Gordon. When I heard the name of the new announcer, Cory Provus, it sounded familiar, but …

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    11 Nov 11