The Twins are spiraling toward fall yet again. As Phil Miller wrote for Thursday's Star Tribune, Minnesota is about to finish the season hoping not for playoffs but to be spoilers. Said manager Ron Gardenhire, the plan is to "irritate the living fire out of some people."
While it might be entertaining to douse the hopes of others, it's nothing like being in contention. And that's something the Twins haven't experienced while enduring three straight 96+ loss seasons. They're on pace for 88 losses this year.
The silver lining is the Twins lose ballgames at home in a beautiful ballpark and the promise of the All-Star game helped keep fans in the seats. Especially season ticket holders. Keep your seats, get the first chance to see the game's best.
Target Field remains shiny but isn't new anymore. The All-Star game has come and gone. So now what? Well, just like the team's record it's status quo for tickets. Despite no real promise on the immediate horizon the Twins sent an e-mail to season ticket holders Thursday saying prices will not change in 2015.
The more things change the more they stay the same.
Here's a snippet of the e-mail:
The last month of the baseball season is in front of us and we want to say thank you for your support of the Minnesota Twins ballclub. As always – we are incredibly grateful for your loyalty and support and we hope you enjoy the final weeks of the 2014 baseball season at Target Field.
The Minnesota Twins are committed to ensuring season tickets remain a great value while offering unique rewards and experiences, and we will continue to offer unparalleled service to our most loyal fans, all year long. To that end, we are pleased to announce that in 2015, your season ticket package price will remain unchanged for the fourth consecutive year. And while we have plenty of Twins baseball remaining this season, we are busy preparing for 2015.
Here's the video and radio play-by-play of the collision between Twins top prospect Byron Buxton and Mike Kvasnicka during Wednesday night's Class AA game between New Britain and Bowie.
Center fielder Byron Buxton had a home run and three RBI for Class A Fort Myers on Monday night and then was promoted to Class AA New Britain.
Twins media relations director Dustin Morse confirmed the move to the web site MiLB.com.
Writer Ashley Marshall reported: "Buxton, who turns 21 in December, will become the youngest position player on the team. Only right-handed pitcher Jose Berrios, who turned 20 in May, is younger. The Eastern League average is 24 years old."
Buxton was expected to start the 2014 season in New Britain, but sprained his wrist during spring training and has been limited to 30 games in Fort Myers, in which he hit .240, with four home runs and 33 strikeouts in 134 plate appearances.
Buxton was the second overall pick in the 2012 draft and has been ranked as the top prospect in the minor leagues.
You can read the full MiLB.com report here.
More than two weeks will pass before anything becomes official. But it certainly appears Kevin Love is on his way out of Minnesota and headed for Cleveland.
This Storify collected Thursday by Clevelabd.com shows just how popular Kevin Love was on Twitter in the hours after the initial report surfaced of the deal between the two teams.
Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer believes Love will be in a Cavs uniform next season, but points out 15 reasons why a long-term deal between the two parties won't happen ... yet.
Finally, of course it's all about the money. And Love in Cleveland alongside LeBron James will generate plenty, wrote Jeremy Pelzer of Cleveland.com.
Star Tribune columnist Gail Rosenblum passed along this photo from a friend, who saw these at the Target store near Southdale on Tuesday.
According to the friend who e-mailed Rosenblum, the jerseys were hanging on at least two racks. With their NFL-licensed tags dangling, several of the rookie quarterback’s g-less souvenir jerseys hung from the rack along a highly traveled aisle in the Edina store.
"There it was, and my proofreading skills jumped to the fore,” said Phil Tippin, of Minneapolis, explaining the moment the typographic fumble caught his eye. Read more from an updated story here.
Last month, the Colorado Rockies held a giveaway of 15,000 jerseys for star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki -- and left out a letter in his name.
The Rockies ended up going through with the giveaway, but have promised fans they could exchange the flawed shirts for new ones with the correct spelling.
For an update on this story, click here.
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