Torii Hunter Melts Down, Throws Jersey After Ejection

Torii Hunter did not like the strike-two call by home-plate umpire Mark Ripperger, and let him know. He was wrong; it was a good pitch. Torii Hunter definitely did not like strike three, which was well off the plate outside. “I thought the last pitch he called a strike was revenge,” Hunter said, and let Ripperger know… » 6/11/15 8:55am 6/11/15 8:55am

Anti-Gay Bigot Torii Hunter Calls Reporter "Prick" Four Times

Torii Hunter is an anti-gay bigot. This is something he has proven with his own words on multiple occasions. Yesterday, at the press conference to announce the one-year, $10.5 million deal he signed to return to the Minnesota Twins, beat writer Mike Berardino of the Saint Paul Pioneer-Press asked him about those… » 12/04/14 2:03am 12/04/14 2:03am

A Rain Delay Cost Phil Hughes $500,000

Phil Hughes has been one of the only bright spots for the Twins, and one of the biggest surprises in baseball. After going eight innings yesterday, with five strikeouts and no walks, his K/BB ratio sits at an incredible 11.6/1—an MLB record for qualified pitchers. But if only Hughes could have gone eight and a third. » 9/25/14 8:26am 9/25/14 8:26am

Twins Rip Tigers 20-6, Get A Couple Homers Off The Shortstop

Andrew Romine came in to pitch the eighth inning for the Tigers in what was then a 17-5 thumping by the Twins. Andrew Romine is the the Tigers shortstop, but he filled in admirably and was thanked by his manager for doing so. Eating up the inning and saving a starter or Joe Nathan from having to pitch in a garbage… » 8/23/14 9:54am 8/23/14 9:54am

Minor-League Pitchers Combine To Finish Very Strange No-Hitter

Logan Darnell of the Rochester Red Wings, a Triple-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, put the finishing touches on a no-hitter against the Durham Bulls Monday night. Darnell only pitched the last six innings of the game, though, and the man who originally started the game isn't even a member of the Red Wings anymore. » 8/15/14 10:08am 8/15/14 10:08am

Twins Prospect Byron Buxton Carted Off Field After Outfield Collision

Byron Buxton, baseball's top prospect, suffered a concussion in his first start in Double-A tonight, playing center field for the New Britain Rock Cats. In the fifth inning he collided with right fielder Mike Kvasnicka and remained motionless, in a heap for several minutes immediately after. » 8/14/14 12:46am 8/14/14 12:46am

The Twins Have Apparently Found The Real-Life Sidd Finch

One of the weirdest baseball stories of the year is about Brandon Poulson, a 24-year-old pitching prospect whom the Twins just plucked from the void for the price of $250,000. Nobody's ever heard of Poulson until now, but if the early stories about him are to be believed, he's basically the non-hoax version of Sidd… » 7/30/14 10:26am 7/30/14 10:26am

We Have Another Minnesota Twins Back-Hair Jersey

It's hard to say if it's the same guy who sported the Joe Mauer hir-suit a few years back, but we have a few clues. Our first clue is: a dude with enough hair to legibly shave words and numbers into his back hair. Our second clue is: similar male pattern baldness on both men. Our third clue is: a willingness to… » 7/12/14 1:00pm 7/12/14 1:00pm