1. The Columnist at the All-Star Break

    One of the great aspects of the Bleacher Report is the community of readers who actively participate in the comments section of every article published on the website...

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  2. Twins Notes: All-Star Break Brings Fresh Start for Scott Baker

    The Twins got off on the right foot against the Oakland A's today by winning 6-2. Recent call-up Garrett Jones did well, going 2-4; Michael Cuddyer went 4-4 and the Twins offense was overall in good working condition...

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  3. How the Minnesota Twins Can Make the Playoffs

    Coming out of the All-Star break, the Minnesota Twins stand at 45 wins and 43 losses, putting them on pace for 83 wins by the end of the year...

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  4. Pat Neshek for the All-Star Game

    The Twins have been struggling as of late but there's one Twin who deserves some recognition. Pat Neshek is on the ballot to earn the 32nd spot on the AL All Star Team...

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  5. Twins Notes: Clemens KO's Twins

    Between Roger Clemens and Mariano Rivera the Twins were only able to muster 1 run against the Yankees tonight. Twins pitcher Boof Bonser looked pretty good through 5 innings but faltered in the 6th...

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  6. Chris Benoit Fallout: How Vince McMahon Ruined Wrestling

    Remember professional wrestling before Vince McMahon? Characters like Mad Dog Vachon, The Crusher, The Baron, Verne Gagne, Larry "The Axe" Hennig, and Haystacks Calhoun ruled the ring...

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  7. Twins Notes: Frank Thomas' 500th Not Enough to Beat Twins

    Frank Thomas normally does really well against the Twins. Of the 500 home runs Frank Thomas has hit in his career, 50 of them (10%) have come against the Twins. Carlos Silva had not faired well against Thomas either...

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  8. Twins Notes: Cirillo Hit Ends Game in 12th inning

    Scott Baker is still working at keeping a job in the Twins starting rotation. He made a strong case for his continued presence today by going 7+ innings and only gave up a single earned run...

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  9. Why the Twins Should Trade Torii Hunter

    Torii Hunter is something of an institution in the Twins organization. He was the Twins' top draft pick in 1993, and he earned an everyday spot in the outfield in 1999...

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  10. Twins Notes: Morneau Sent to Hospital

    Justin Morneau, the reigning AL MVP was sent to the hospital after a collision at the plate. Initial reports from the hospital suggest Morneau is suffering from a bruised lung but ...

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  11. Twins Notes: Baker Wins Series Finale Against Mets

    Scott Baker has been inconsistent yet can come through and show signs of absolute brilliance. In fact, he is a superb pitcher up until the 75 pitch mark...

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  12. Twins Notes: The Santana We Know

    People were worried about Johan Santana. He was off to a slow start, he didn't have his best stuff, he's no longer "Cy-Tana" at all...

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  13. Twins Notes: Mets Overpower Carlos Silva

    The Twins were left helpless against an excellent start by Mets pitcher John Maine who went 7 and 1/3 innings and only gave up 1 earned run. Carlos Silva went 6 innings for the Twins and gave up 4 runs on some long balls but was otherwise strong...

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  14. Lest Ye Be Judged: Rooting for Roger Clemens

    So Young Enthusiastic Blogger (YEB) walked into a crowded and poorly-lit bar in one of the less trendy regions of the Twin Cities...

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  15. Twins Notes: Carlos Silva Shuts Out Braves

    Carlos Silva has had a rough go of things. Last year he was terrible. This spring he was unbearable. He's been pretty consistent so far this season but he has never found the magic of his 2005 season...

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  16. Twins Notes: Small Ball Tops Braves

    The Twins collected 12 singles and one double in their win over the Atlanta Braves in interleague play tonight...

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  17. Twins Notes: Mauer Returns in Loss to Nationals

    Catcher Joe Mauer finished up a stint on the DL which lasted about a month, he was able to get a hit in his return to the lineup. Carlos Silva started the game but allowed a whole lot of hits and runs before he was finally yanked...

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  18. Twins Notes: Punto and Bartlett Slugging beats Angels

    The normally powerless (and too often this year hitless) Nick Punto was able to launch a home run today in the Twins 8-5 win over the LA Angels. It was his first homerun. Also collecting his first home run this year was Jason Bartlett...

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  19. Twins Notes: Angels Slaughter Twins 16-3

    The Angels are a good team. That still doesn't quite take the sting out of losing 16-3. Boof Bonser started the game and he was doing rather well through the fifth inning but ...

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  20. Twins' Rebound Reveals the Folly of Economic Thinking

    The Minnesota Twins have finally started to turn the corner on the 2007 season. After going 17-22 over the first six weeks, the Twins went on an 11-5 run to climb over .500 and insert themselves back into the playoff mix...

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  21. Twins Notes: Welcome to the Majors Kevin Slowey!

    Kevin Slowey has been burning his way through the Twins minor league system. This time last year he was playing "A" ball somewhere down south...

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  22. Twins Notes: Comeback Win for Twins over White Sox

    After Scott Baker gave up 6 runs in 3 innings, the Minnesota Twins were able to come back from a 5 run deficit and win the ball game in the bottom on the 9th thanks to solid offense and a spectacular performance from the Twins bullpen...

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  23. Twins Notes: Morneau shows why he is the MVP

    I hate to think what the Minnesota Twins would be like without their MVP first basemen Justin Morneau. Today he went 3 for 4 with a home run and a double and collected 4 RBIs. For the moment he leads the team in RBIs, OPS and Home Runs...

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  24. Mike Who?: In Praise of Mike Redmond

    Wedge Antilles. That name should be recognizable to a very select number of Star Wars diehards. As the franchise approaches its 30th anniversary, it would seem an appropriate time to discuss what Wedge's character means to sports fans everywhere.

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  25. Twins Notes: Cuddyer Home Run Gets It Done against Blue Jays

    Scott Baker went 5 1/3 innings and gave up 3 runs in his second start for the Twins. He didn't earn a win but it was a fairly strong outing and should be enough to relax concerns about the call up...

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