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Minnesota Twins

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Note to Phil Hughes: Stop Worrying About Your Potential

    Lost amidst the Curtis Granderson three-homer fireworks and the media aftermath last night was the fact that Phil Hughes actually won a ball game. It didn't look pretty on paper. The Yankees won 7-6 and needed the Holy Trio - Rafael Soriano, David Robertson and Mariano Rivera - to preserve the win a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Baseball Predictions Are Much Better In Hindsight

    ​Suppose you brought all the smartest baseball kids on the block together, locked them in a house for two weeks with an unlimited supply of Twinkies and beer, and asked them to pool all their statistical tools to predict the upcoming baseball season? What might the result look like? SBNation's J ... More >>

  • Film

    September 21, 2011

    The Formulas Work in Moneyball

    Field of statistically knowable dreams

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Where Have All the Yankees Fans Gone?

    photo by Neil deMause​Following last night's ten-inning loss to the Twins, the Yankees' record stands at 3-2 (good!) and the team trails Buck Showalter's undefeated Orioles by a game and a half in the AL East (bad!). But since everybody knows that early April stats don't matter (remember how t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Don't Blame the Yankees Bullpen for Last Night. Blame Nick Swisher.

    Oops.​Obviously when you have a rotation that consists of one ace and four jokers - and that's what Phil Hughes, A.J. Burnett, Ivan Nova and whoever the Yankees put in the fifth spot are - you've got to win the game in which your ace pitches. Especially when the ace pitches seven shutout innin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Yankees Post Mortem: Dissecting 2010's Corpse

    ​No point right now in looking into the Yankees chances of getting Cliff Lee -- though offhand I'd say the odds are about the same as they were for the Knicks in landing LeBron James. There's also not much point wondering what the Yankees need to do to pull themselves together next season. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Live: The Hold Steady Try Their Best To Burn Down The Beacon Theatre

    Craig Finn, taking the whole Twins thing in stride. Pics by Rob Trucks, more below.​The Hold Steady Beacon Theatre Thursday, October 7 Better than: Cirque de Soleil's Banana Shpeel or whatever usually goes on here. I'm sure some of those Allman Brothers shows get pretty rowdy, but I still ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Andy Pettite for the Hall of Fame?

    ​Andy Pettitte for the Hall of Fame? As far as I know, no one has seriously made the argument. For most of Pettitte's career, he has been considered a terrific second level pitcher -- seldom the team's ace and usually the number two guy, the man you want to pitch the second game of an importa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    The Hold Steady Are Playing At the Apple Store In A Few Hours

    "Can I get some service on this iPhone, please?" Photo by Rob Trucks.​Local bar-rock heroes and Minnesota Twins fans (sorry about that) the Hold Steady have been playing great shows in New York for so long, and with such regularity, that you occasionally start to take them for granted. Until, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Q&A: Craig Finn Of The Hold Steady Breaks Down The Twins/Yankees Series

    Twins cap not pictured, for once​The MLB Playoffs begin today, kicking off an annual tradition for many sports-minded New Yorkers: rooting against the Yankees. Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn has added motivation this year, given that his beloved Minnesota Twins once again drew the Yanks in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    C.C. Sabathia's Start Tonight: None Bigger All Year

    ​Prudence suggests that Bill Madden's pick in today's Daily News - Minnesota twins in five - is a correct one. Madden's reasoning is sound: the Yankees have been a lackluster 29-30 since July 30 and only 9-17 since September 5. "Combined," Madden writers, "with Girardi's erratic managing and t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    Download Steve Wynn And The Miracle 3's "Resolution"; Hear It Live At The Living Room Next Week

    ​"Paisley Underground" veteran Steve Wynn (the L.A. rocker, not the casino owner who puts his hand through Picasso paintings) is a permanent friend-of-SOTC for the simple reason that he once let us film him singing a song while standing in a dog park. He returns with backing band the Miracle 3 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Yankees' Biggest Loss of the Year: The Worrying Omens

    ​Apparently I wasn't the only one who watched the Yankees' hideous 10-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays last night feeling that the Bombers had just bombed in their most important game of the season. There is Filip Bondy, for instance, in today's Daily News: "This was a very big game...C.C. Sabat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Running Diary of Series Clincher

    ​CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW YORK YANKEES ON SWEEPING THE AMERICAN LEAGUE DIVISION SERIES! Instead of a straight recap, we're doing it running-diary style. Because years from now when I'm locked up and under observation for some new breed of manic psychosis, these entries will be invaluable to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Where the Wild Things Are Not

    ​Maybe I was just oblivious to it all the other years, but for some reason, it seemed like whenever booth announcers were short on talking points, they defaulted to the current Wild Card playoff system. Everyone had an idea on how to best construct the postseason process so as to best preserve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Well, well, well. Carl F%#&ing Pavano. We meet again.

    ​Previewing Game 3 of the ALDS, Yankees @ Twins, 7:07pm...Minnesota facing elimination... "Are the Twins on crack starting Pavano over Baker on full rest?" --Text message from White Sox buddy It's a fair question. I'm not really sure what the reasoning is behind this, but the only thing I ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: PAP SMEAR

    ​Karma's a cruel mistress. A bitch, even. There is something to be said for honoring the Code of War. Hnoor among thieves, etc. As much as I wanted to, I refrained from texting asinine comments to my Sox fan buddies. I doubt they would show me the same courtesy. Actually, I know they wouldn' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Walkoff Bomb, Extra Innings, Clutch Hitting, Dramatic Comeback--Yankees do it the Yankee way

    ​I cannot believe what the hell just happened. My hands are still shaking. My heart may or may not be fighting the good fight against certain cardiac arrest. The Yankees just beat the Twins in 11 innings, off the bat of Mark Teixeira--his first walkoff in pinstripes, the Yankees' 11th posts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Previewing Game 2 of the ALDS, Yanks/Twins @ 6:07

    ​(Yanks look to go 9-0 against Twins and take 2-0 lead! On 10.09.2009! More number fun! Though I may be playing it a little fast and loose with the word "fun" right now..) It doesn't get any easier from here on out.. Yeah, I don't know who I'm referring to right now--the Yankees' battle wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Bring it, Minnesota. I eat pieces of Twinkies for breakfast.

    ​So congratulations to the Twins for being the comeback team and overcoming a 7-game deficit to not only force a one-game AL Central division playoff, but to drag it out through 12 innings and save foreclosure on the Metrodome for at least another week. Earlier this week, I purported that I'd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Previewing Game 1 of the ALDS

    ​ My hands have been shaking all day. And probably will continue to do so for the remainder of the postseason. I've been reduced to little more than a teething infant. And it's only Game 1. Sweet Christ.

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: ONE DOWN...Yankees' quest for 27 begins with 2-7 win

    ​So about 5 hours ago, I lamented that my hands have been shaking all day. And they still are. But for different reasons now. The Yanks are down 2-0 in the bottom of the 3rd, and that was around the time my manic desperation started to manifest itself full throttle. It's a crazy frenzy that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Ron Darling Achieves Broadcasting Godhood

    ​Ron Darling just made a Dag Hammarskjold reference while providing color commentary in tonight's Detroit Tigers-Minnesota Twins one-game playoff being broadcast on TBS. This should automatically and immediately put Darling into some kind of broadcaster hall of fame or Ivy League annex of bus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Baseball Doesn't Get Any Better Than This

    ​It's 9:34 pm right now and the Twins and Tigers are still playing baseball. Which wouldn't be extraordinary in most any other circumstances, except that this is one-game playoff game. And the game started at 5. It's the 12th inning, and 4 and 1/2 hours ago, these two divisional teams commence ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    Picking My Battles: Twins or Tigers in ALDS?

    ​"So who would you rather play in the ALDS?" I think the only set of 9 words I've heard more often than this is "Thank you for your submission to our publication. Unfortunately..." But in the last week, the pending ALDS opponent has been like a bag of PopSecret stuck in the penant race micro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2009

    162 Games Later, The Job(a) Gets Done Right

    ​From the Daily News: Joba Chamberlain will return to his old role today, heading back to the bullpen for the Yankees' regular-season finale against the Rays. I don't know whether I find this aggravating or amusing. I can't over the image of Girardi and Co. saying to themselves, "Hmm, you k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Jockbeat: How About Teixeira for MVP?

    Everybody knows that Albert Pujols is the favorite to win the 2009 National League Most Valuable Player award, but who in the American League? We took an informal poll this week of newspaper and online writers, and so far a consensus seems to be building that Minnesota catcher Joe Mauer is the most ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Jockbeat: Baseball's Striking Anniversary

    ​Do you remember where you were 15 years ago today?  Wherever you were, you probably woke up, like me, to the startling revelation that "There's no baseball today!"In fact, as we'll never forget, there was no baseball for the rest of the year -- none in fact until April of 1995.   A ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 6, 2009

    HOME BASE

    Where to watch the Yankees without busting your wallet

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2008

    Mets, Yankees Win, Still Suck, Say Experts

    The Mets and the Yankees won last night, but as is increasingly their custom, blog ball fans take little pleasure in it. "A win, a save, and a 'W' for Johan Santana," says Amazin' Avenue. "It could've gone a lot worse, but Santana was great outside of the first inning and the bullpen pitched two sc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2008

    Josh Hamilton Will Be Remembered When the Longest All-Star Game is Forgotten

    "How long can he keep this up!?" we asked each other, as we watched Josh Hamilton hit back-to-back-to-back home runs in the first round of the 2008 Home Run Derby Monday night. Hamilton, who had called his 71-year-old batting coach and asked him to pitch for him at the game, had been kicked out of ... More >>

  • News

    March 25, 2008

    The Mets and Yankees Seek an Armed Revolution

    How Joba Chamberlain and Johan Santana will make us forget last year's miserable baseball legacy

  • News

    September 18, 2007

    The Long Ball

    The secret to the Yanks' success? A guy named Kevin

  • News

    July 3, 2007

    Bronx Bumblers

    How can a team with four Hall of Famers fall so far?

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    October 21, 2003

    They're Still Your Idols

    Zen and the Art of New York Yankee World Championships

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    May 28, 2002
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    April 16, 2002

    Talking Trash, Backing It Up

    Watch Out, Bud! Ex-Met Prankster Gardenhire Is Now the Evil Twin.

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    April 2, 2002
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    November 13, 2001

    Send Money or We’ll Shoot This Team

    Contraction Signals That Baseball’s About to Birth Something Ugly

  • News

    May 15, 2001

    New York Exchange Rates

    Grading Brian Cashman’s Work on the Trading Floor

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    October 24, 2000
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    October 24, 2000
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    August 22, 2000
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    May 30, 2000

    Sports

    Baseball Literary Supplement

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    April 4, 2000

    Yanks: Three-peat or De-feat?

    Baseball in the Big Apple: Two Teams, One Ticket-Tape Parade

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    December 28, 1999
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    September 21, 1999

    Oh What a Relief It Is

    The Cast of Misfits in the Mets Bullpen

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    August 24, 1999
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    October 13, 1998
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