9:43 AM EDT, Wed October 21, 2020
Twinkie Town 1 hour ago
Former Twins in the World Series

Former Twins in the World Series

Photo by Tom Pennington/ Which former Twins could soon be World Champions? The World Series has finally arrived. With baseball’s grandest stage in full swing, which former Minnesota Twins find themselves competing for the Commissioner’s Trophy? Tampa Bay Rays The Tampa Bay Rays feature three former Twins, all relief pitchers. Nick Anderson- Nick Anderson was a former Twins prospect who never got his chance with the big-league squad. He was traded away for next to nothing, and has since become one of baseball’s best relievers. He had a 0.55 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 16.1 innings...
Puckett's Pond 12 hours ago

Minnesota Twins: Handing out Grades for the Outfield and DH

The 2020 Minnesota Twins season is now complete, so it’s time to pass out grades to an outfield that was banged up for most of the year. Right after midseason, I passed out grades to the Minnesota Twins, starting with their rotation and going through every single position group, finishing up with the outfield. After another crushing […] Minnesota Twins: Handing out Grades for the Outfield and DH - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Puckett's Pond 22 hours ago

Minnesota Twins: 3 Things Twins Fans can root for in the 2020 Fall Classic

Although the Minnesota Twins won’t be competing in the 2020 World Series, there is still a lot for Twins fans to root for in this year’s Fall Classic. The 2020 MLB Postseason seemed hopeful for many Minnesota Twins fans, as their team was going into a newly introduced playoff format where they wouldn’t have to […] Minnesota Twins: 3 Things Twins Fans can root for in the 2020 Fall Classic - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Five things the Twins could learn from the AL champion Tampa Bay Rays

The 2020 postseason ended for the Twins in familiarly frustrating fashion — with a sweep (this time at the hands of the Astros) that was as meek as it was disappointing. But the 2020 postseason continues for two teams Tuesday with the start of the World Series. And one of those teams in particular, Tampa Bay, should give Twins fans at least a little glimmer of hope for the future. Simply put: If the Rays can make it this far, a lot of teams can. That's obviously not to say it's easy. It is to say that there are things the Twins can learn from Tampa Bay as they attempt to shore up some of...
Twinkie Town Oct 20, 2020
“Mental Toughness” and the Twins’ playoff streak

“Mental Toughness” and the Twins’ playoff streak

An exploration into what folks think mental toughness is and how to end the worst streak in sports history A lot of theories can arise when a sports team loses eighteen straight playoff games. It could be the fault of a bad GM, or a bad coach. Perhaps a mercurial closer if we’re focusing on baseball, or even a modern day curse. Except the Twins now hold the record for playoff futility across all of American sports, so there is no longer precedent. What Twins fans want to know is why this has happened and if there is a way out. I like to get “Mad Dog” Chris Russo’s take on baseball,...