1. The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: Minnesota Twins Record First Sweep of the Year

    The Twins have finally recorded their first sweep of the season on the last day of the month. Yes, it was just a two-game set, but it's a sweep nevertheless...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 6 years ago 485 reads 0 comments

  2. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The BOOF! We Know and Love

    Failing anything else, I've decided to go back to this format. It makes parsing the game a lot easier. So, being a Twins fan in exile (read: on the SouthSide) I don't get to watch many games...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about almost 7 years ago 258 reads 2 comments

  3. The Twins and The White Sox: Why Tonight Is Crucial For The Twins

    It may seem disingenuous to say that a two-game series is crucial, let alone a two-game series in April. That said, the Twins’ upcoming set at home against the division leaders is about as close as it gets to crucial this early in the season...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about almost 7 years ago 436 reads 0 comments

  4. Twins-Athletics: Bats Can't Support BOOF! in Oakland

    So it was pointed out to me that the usual hook for my post-game notes was a popular feature on Baseball Tonight's web page, and while I have a certain amount of love for BBTN, it isn't nearly enough to want to emulate them...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about almost 7 years ago 266 reads 2 comments

  5. Minnesota Twins Early-Season Progress Report: Offense

    Believe it or not, the season is already over 10 percent done. The Twins have now played 18 of their allotted 162 games, and while the sample size is still small, we've started to see trends form...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about almost 7 years ago 492 reads 0 comments

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

    Sorry for the late update on last night's game, expect a big one after tonight. After playing well in their two late losses, the Twins ended their three game skid, even though they didn't play particularly well...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about almost 7 years ago 207 reads 0 comments

  7. Chicago Bulls: Jim Boylan, Don't Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out

    Less than 24 hours after the end of a very disappointing season, reports have surfaced that interim coach Jim Boylan has been given his walking papers. Boylan took over for Scott Skiles, but was unable to really inspire the team...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about almost 7 years ago 1,359 reads 2 comments

  8. Why I'm Not Worried About the Twins' Bullpen

    The Twins just concluded a three-stop road trip in which they went 3-4. They took two of three from the Royals, split two games with the White Sox, and took two hard-luck losses in Detroit...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about almost 7 years ago 314 reads 0 comments

  9. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Second Verse, Same As the First

    The urge to reuse last nights column is nearly overwhelming, but I just can't bring myself to do it. The similarities between games one and two of the Twins' two game set with ...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about almost 7 years ago 257 reads 3 comments

  10. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The Bullpen Falls Again

    It is games like the game last night that make it hard to cheer for the Twins, or for any team that snatches defeat from the jaws of victory. There just isn't a whole lot to say about this one...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about almost 7 years ago 255 reads 3 comments

  11. Minnesota Twins: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly—All in One Outing

    I take full responsibility for the Twins loss today; today I was the antithesis of King Midas. Arsenal, The Twins, Tiger Woods, The Cubs, and the team I wagered on, the A's, are all losing or lost as I write this...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about almost 7 years ago 444 reads 2 comments

  12. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Kansas City Scoreless Streak Goes to 18 Innings

    In the last few years, headlines like this usually open articles that bemoan the sordid state of the Minnesota Twins offense.Not this one...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about almost 7 years ago 288 reads 0 comments

  13. Chicago Bulls Show a Glimpse of What Might Have Been

    This is certainly not the season the Chicago Bulls thought they would have. Expectations ran high for this team, which made the playoffs last year and seemed to get even better through the draft...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about almost 7 years ago 245 reads 1 comments

  14. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Part Small Ball and Part Big Bats

    The Twins have never been a team that relied on big hits to score their runs. When Justin Morneau hit 30 home runs in 2006, it was the first time in nearly 20 years that the Twins had a player hit that many...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about almost 7 years ago 341 reads 1 comments

  15. Rainy Day Dispatches

    First and foremost, a warning: Don't plan your evening around watching the Twins-White Sox finale tonight. U.S...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about almost 7 years ago 215 reads 1 comments

  16. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Twins Get Revenge on White Sox, 12-5

    One game after the bullpen gave one away to the Chicago White Sox, the Minnesota Twins' bats got their revenge, torching the Sox, 12-5. The first five Twins reached base, though Carlos Gomez was picked off, and the Twins took the early lead...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about almost 7 years ago 670 reads 2 comments

  17. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The Bullpen Lets One Slip Away

    Before you believe all the White Sox fans who are telling you that the Sox are the team to beat in the Central this year, remember this: Chicago's two major problems, a shaky rotation ...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about almost 7 years ago 369 reads 2 comments

  18. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: My Kingdom for a Clutch Hit

    Games like today’s are all too familiar to many Twins fans, especially those who paid attention at the end of last year. The old adage “Get‘em on, get ‘em over, get ‘em in” reads like a checklist for the Twins offense..

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about almost 7 years ago 365 reads 0 comments

  19. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: New Hero, Same Result for Twins

    There is ample debate about whether or not Justin Morneau really deserved his MVP award in 2006. Critics said that he wasn't even the MVP of his own team, pointing to strong seasons from batting champ Joe Mauer and Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana.

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about almost 7 years ago 447 reads 1 comments

  20. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Twins Win Another Series Opener

    For the last few years, the Twins have lacked a truly exciting player. Nick Punto was fun to watch in 2006, but was the worst hitter in the majors in 2007...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about almost 7 years ago 559 reads 3 comments