1. Minnesota Twins: Ron Gardenhire Makes Good

    Ron Gardenhire is one of the most enigmatic figures in sports. Outsiders look at Gardy and see a top-flight manager, a real players' coach, and a coach that will fight for his players (he's been ejected 38 times in his career)...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 508 reads 4 comments

  2. Minnesota Timberwolves: Dealing After The Draft?

    ESPN is reporting that the Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to trade O.J. Mayo, Marco Jaric, Antoine Walker, and Greg Buckner to Memphis for Kevin Love, Mike Miller, Brian Cardinal, and Jason Collins...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 382 reads 1 comments

  3. Minnesota Twins: What Just Happened?

    It isn't enough to say that the Twins have been hot and cold this season; every team goes through hot or cold streaks. No, this season has been more akin to the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 486 reads 3 comments

  4. The Netherlands Vs. The Russians: Euro 2008 at Its Finest

    With a little over half an hour to go before the kick-off of the third quarterfinal game in Euro 2008, I couldn't be more excited. It seems to me that it is this type of match which typifies the tournament as a whole...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 525 reads 5 comments

  5. Michael Jordan Or Pele: Who Had The Greatest Impact?

    In an article I published earlier, I took a beating for insinuating that Pele had a greater impact on world sports than Michael Jordan. Jordan has a lot going for him, most of which doesn't need to be rehashed...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 4,771 reads 11 comments

  6. Open Mic: What If the U.S. Was Like the Rest of the World?

    The United States has produced some of the world's most recognizable athletes, even while playing almost none of the world's most popular games...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 359 reads 22 comments

  7. Minnesota Twins: Perception Versus Reality

    At 36-36, the Twins are back to .500 once again. They won their last series, and they will win their current set with the Nats, regardless of today's outcome...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 363 reads 3 comments

  8. Congratulations to the Minnesota Celtics

    As the final minutes and seconds of the NBA season wound down, commentators and fans alike began to talk about how great this must feel for the Boston Three-Party...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 3,937 reads 32 comments

  9. Minnesota Twins: Two Prospects Appear in Rochester

    Francisco Liriano goes again today in Rochester, and while I doubt that another start like his last (6IP, 1ER, 6H, 1BB, 7K) would merit him a call up, it seems like we're getting close ...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 251 reads 2 comments

  10. Minnesota Twins: Round One Reflections

    The Twins had three first round picks: 14, and two comp picks for losing Torii Hunter—27 and 31. At 14, the Twins took Aaron Hicks out of Woodrow Wilson HS in Southern California...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 296 reads 1 comments

  11. US Soccer: Outclassed, But Not Beaten Down

    Through two matches, the US haven’t had the success they would have liked during the run of three international friendlies...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 507 reads 8 comments

  12. Minnesota Twins: Draft for Today, Draft for Tomorrow

    Zander threw a couple questions my way, and while I am no draft-expert, I've decided to answer them here What are the biggest positional needs for this team, both on the farm and at ...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 454 reads 2 comments

  13. Livan Hernandez: Time to Trim the Fat from the Twins Rotation?

    When I first heard that the Twins had signed Livan Hernandez, I was less than ecstatic about it. The more I thought about it, the better an idea it seemed. Until now...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 596 reads 2 comments

  14. Twins-Yankees: a Disapointing Series Split for the Minnesota

    It was not so long ago that a split in a four-game series against the New York Yankees was a very good showing for the Minnesota Twins. What a difference a few years make...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 413 reads 1 comments

  15. The Dayton Game: Minnesota Twins

    Joe Posnanski played an interesting game in his blog yesterday, which if you aren’t already reading, you should be...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 349 reads 2 comments

  16. Minnesota Twins Defeat Failing Royals—Still, a Sweep Is a Sweep

    Critics will tell you that the Twins' sweep of the reeling Kansas City Royals was the least they could have done, and on some level they are right...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 317 reads 2 comments

  17. Twins-Royals: A Deserved Win for Minnesota, a Bit Later than Expected

    For 11 and one-third innings the Twins dominated the Royals, but for two terrible thirds of an inning, the game was up for grabs...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 460 reads 1 comments

  18. Minnesota Twins: Best Lineup May Not Be Most Intuitive

    The Twins are one of the slowest teams when it comes to wholesale lineup changes, but these are the Twins, not the Mariners, Rockies, or Padres, massive changes aren't really necessary...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 322 reads 4 comments

  19. Minnesota Twins: Minor-League Arms to the Rescue?

    The Twins are a franchise that loves its pitching. This offseason, the Twins lost three starters from last season and reloaded with nary a blink...or so they thought...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 812 reads 1 comments

  20. Tigers-Twins: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

    This one was as ugly as they come. After Alexi Casilla tied the game with his second home run of the year in the top of the third inning, the much ballyhooed Tigers' offense took over...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 377 reads 1 comments

  21. Minnesota-Texas: Twins Win Despite Serious Mistakes

    Whew. It took 12 innings to get the job done, but the Twins finally finished off the Texas Rangers. Both teams had their chance to end it in the 11th, when each loaded the bases with ...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 459 reads 0 comments

  22. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Whatever It Takes for the Twins

    Stopping a losing streak can be one of the most difficult things for a mediocre team to do. Every team will hit a skid at some point during their year: the good ones end it quickly, ...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 408 reads 0 comments

  23. Minnesota Twins: Know When to Hold 'Em, Know When to Fold 'Em

    Let me start by saying I'm sorry for my absence these last few days. Here's what I've been working on http://scavhunt1.uchicago.edu/index.html I was the Captain of Audacity of Pope, it was a down year for us, but still a ton of fun...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 608 reads 2 comments

  24. Minnesota Twins: Headed West to Find Consistency in Denver

    The Twins wrapped up a frustrating week yesterday afternoon, and it was a perfect microcosm for how the team has been playing over the last few games...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 442 reads 0 comments

  25. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Three in a Row for the Twins

    The day off didn't stop the Twins' momentum in the AL central. They clubbed the Tigers 11-1, repaying the team who stunned them twice in mid-April. The majority of the damage was done to the Tigers' bullpen...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 422 reads 1 comments