A difficult 2011 season gave way to something far more familiar for the Twins star.
THE GAME PLAN RandBall's World Wide Web is taking a holiday break, but we'll be collecting the best of the Internet and elsewhere in this space all week.
JOLLY FELLOW Tweeted Fox Sports' @ToddBehrendt, "After one-game suspension, I'm expecting a completely different DeMarcus Cousins. #ialsostillbelieveinsanta" SO LONG NYCNow-former Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey wrote a farewell to New York and the Mets for nydailynews.com, praising both for giving him a chance. CHUCKSTRONG Chuck Pagano gave a from-the-heart news conference on the day he returned to the Colts following leukemia treatment; a full transcript is at indystar.com.
BAD IDEA With Canada's Boone Jenner suspended three games at the world juniors for an illegal hit, Don Cherry tweeted (@CoachsCornerCBC) why no-hit hockey stinks.
|Kansas City - LP: B. Chen||1||FINAL|
|Cleveland - WP: C. Kluber||5|
|Cincinnati - WP: T. Cingrani||2||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - LP: B. Cumpton||1|
|Chicago WSox - LP: J. Quintana||4||FINAL|
|Detroit - WP: M. Scherzer||7|
|St. Louis - LP: L. Lynn||1||FINAL|
|NY Mets - WP: B. Colon||4|
|Minnesota - WP: R. Nolasco||9||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - LP: E. Bedard||7|
|Arizona - WP: M. Bolsinger||5||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: E. Jackson||2|
|San Diego||1||Bottom 5th Inning|
|Baltimore||1||Top 5th Inning|
|NY Yankees||7||Top 3rd Inning|
|Oakland||2||Bottom 1st Inning|
|Philadelphia - K. Kendrick||9:10 PM|
|Los Angeles - D. Haren|
|Oklahoma City||9||1st Qtr 5:37|
|LA Clippers||9:30 PM|
|Boston||0||1st Prd 12:59|
|San Jose||9:30 PM|