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ND native Hafner MLB career most likely finished

March 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Opening day took place for most Major League Baseball teams on Monday. And for the first time in a long time, Travis Hafner, 36, was enjoying the action from his home instead of from a dugout.
Hafner, a 12-year veteran of the big leagues f…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Twins lose on Opening Day: Minnesota falls flat, White Sox take Opening Day win

March 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

CHICAGO — Alejandro De Aza seems delighted with his new spot in the Chicago White Sox batting order.
A frequent leadoff hitter during four previous seasons in Chicago, De Aza clubbed two home runs on Monday from his No. 7 spot to help lead Chicago…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Goethe: Twins boast formidable farm system

March 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Working out under the sun in late February at the Minnesota Twins’ spring-training complex in Fort Myers, Fla., was a third baseman who hit 35 homers last season.

And there was a 6-foot-9 left-handed pitcher who posted a 2.99 ERA and st…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Goethe: Twins boast formidable farm system

March 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Working out under the sun in late February at the Minnesota Twins’ spring-training complex in Fort Myers, Fla., was a third baseman who hit 35 homers last season.

And there was a 6-foot-9 left-handed pitcher who posted a 2.99 ERA and st…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Hope for the Twins? Maybe next year

March 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

It was the summer of 2004 and the Minnesota Twins were in the midst of a season that would end with their third straight American League Central title.

My days pretty much revolved around Twins’ games at that time. I had returned home from my fr…continue reading on echopress.com

Twins’ assistant GM Antony: ‘We were trying to give money away’

March 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A week after openly criticizing Twins hitters for their meek production, assistant general manager Rob Antony on Wednesday lamented the power outage that has defined Minnesota’s spring training.
The Twins rank 28th of 30 major…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Jackie Hope: Baseball season means start of spring

March 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

Sunday night, spring officially begins. Oh, sure, there was that equinox thing last Thursday, and there was a robin mining a snow bank for something meaty the other day.
But for some of us spring begins when that first Major League baseball is tosse…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Twins have bright future with minor leaguers

January 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — The Minnesota Twins have endured three straight seasons of 95-plus losses. But the organization and its fans might get their first looks at the future this season.
The Twins farm system was lauded by a number of reputable media outlets las…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Twins caravan stops in Fargo

January 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — The Minnesota Twins Winter Caravan stop in Fargo was delayed by about 30 minutes, as the Twins contingent navigated icy roads during three previous Monday stops across the region prior to the evening program.
But Twins fans escaping the ch…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Jack Morris misses Hall of Fame in final ballot appearance

January 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Mike Berardino / St. Paul Pioneer Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. — For the 15th and final time, Jack Morris has fallen short of baseball immortality.

Morris, the St. Paul native and 1991 Twins World Series hero, received 61.5 percent of this ye…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com